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Andrew K. Wojtanowicz

Texaco Chair in Environmental Engineering and Professor

Graduate Advisor

Craft & Hawkins Department of Petroleum Engineering

Louisiana State University

3212A Patrick F. Taylor Hall

Baton Rouge, LA 70803

Phone: 225-578-6049 / Fax: 888-965-9518

awojtan@lsu.edu

 

Educational Background

  • B.S., Technical University of Mining & Metallurgy - Krakow, Poland, Geology - Specialization in Geophysics, 1968.
  • B.S., Technical University of Mining & Metallurgy - Krakow, Poland, Mining - Specialization in Petroleum Engineering, 1965.
  • M. Sc., Technical University of Mining & Metallurgy - Krakow, Poland, Mining - Specialization in Petroleum Engineering, 1967.
  • Ph.D., Technical University of Mining & Metallurgy - Krakow, Poland, Petroleum Engineering, 1973.

 

Employment History

  • Technical University of Mining and Metallurgy, Assistant Professor, Krakow, Poland, 1973-1978.
  • General Water Authorities, Drilling Engineering Supervisor, Tripoli, Libya, 1978-1980 NL Baroid Petroleum Services, Inc., Drilling Fluids Technologist, London, England, 1980-1982.
  • New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology, Visiting Assistant Professor, Socorro, New Mexico 1983-1984.
  • Conoco, Environmental Fellow, Ponca City, Oklahoma, 1991-1992.
  • Louisiana State University, 1984-present.

 

Research Interests

  • Borehole Mechanics
    • near-well zone effects and their diagnosis
    • drilling bit models
    • borehole friction
    • temperature effects in drilling mechanics
    • wellbore circulation cleaning
  • Well Design and Production Optimization
    • drilling cost optimization
    • casing programs
    • coning control
  • Environmental Control Technologies for Petroleum Engineering
    • drilling fluid solids control
    • downhole control of produced waters
    • dewatering of drilling fluids
    • external integrity of wells
    • subsurface injection of waste slurries

 

Research Projects

  • Leak-off testing of shallow marine sediments (US MMS)
  • Gas/water flow after cementing (US MMS)
  • Environmental Control Technology (self)
  • Downhole Water Sink Technology (Joint Industry Project)