George A. Cooper
Professor of GeoEngineering Emeritus,
Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, University of California, Berkeley
- University of Cambridge (Trinity Hall)
Undergraduate. Sat the Natural Sciences Tripos, Parts I & II Specialized in Metallurgy and Materials Science. Graduated with FIRST CLASS HONORS. Awarded a COLLEGE PRIZE, and elected SCHOLAR OF TRINITY HALL.
Post-Graduate study leading to the PhD, awarded in 1967.
Thesis: "The Fracture of Fiber-Reinforced Materials."
Supervisor: Dr. A Kelly, FRS.
Post-Doctoral research in the Department of Metallurgy, University of Cambridge.
Graduated 1967 with a PhD in Materials Science from the University of Cambridge, UK. Spent 21 years in industrial research and research management with the UK National Physical Laboratory (UK), Union Carbide (Belgium), Atlas Copco (Switzerland), Castolin (Switzerland) and Schlumberger (UK and France). Since August 1988, head of the Petroleum Engineering Program at UC Berkeley, and Senior Petroleum Engineer at the DOE Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory.
R Suarez-Rivera, N G W Cook, G A Cooper and Z Zheng. "Indentation by pore collapse in porous rocks" Proc 31st US Rock Mechanics Symposium, Golden, CO, 18 - 20 June 1990. Publ. as "Rock mechanics contributions and challenges" ed Hustrulid and Johnson, Balkema, Rotterdam, 1990, pp 671 - 678.
Sanjit Roy and G A Cooper "The effect of electro-osmosis on the indentation of clays" Proceedings of the the 32nd US Rock Mechanics Symposium, Norman, OK, 10 - 12 July 1991. Published in "Rock mechanics as a multidisciplinary science" ed Roegiers, Balkema, Rotterdam, 1991. pp 335 - 344.
E E Andersen, G A Cooper, W C Maurer and P A Westcott. "An analysis of relative costs in drilling deep wells" SPE Paper 22574, Proceedings of the the SPE 66th Annual technical conference and exhibition, Dallas TX, 6 - 9 Oct 1991. pp 355 - 364.
Zhong Liu & G A Cooper "An analysis of field-worn TSD cutting elements". Proceedings of the ASME Energy Sources Technology Conference, Houston, TX, 26 - 29 Jan 1992.
Sanjit Roy and G A Cooper " Prevention of bit-balling in shales - some preliminary results" IADC Paper 23870, Proceedings of the SPE/IADC Drilling conference, New Orleans LA, 18 - 21 Feb 1992. pp 259 - 268. Also publ. in SPE Drilling and Completion, Sept 1993
Tze-Pin Lin, Michael Hood, George A Cooper and Xiaohong Li "Wear and Failure Mechanisms of polycrystalline diamond compact bits" Wear, 156, pp 133 - 150, 15 July 1992.
G A Cooper, M Gondouin and M S Zeyrek "Deep heavy oil recovery by steam injection using twin horizontal boreholes" SPE Paper 24088, Proceedings of the SPE Western Regional Meeting, Bakersfield, CA, 30 March - 1 April 1992.
Sanjit Roy and G A Cooper "Studies on stability of a simulated borehole in compacted clay". Proceedings of the 33rd U S Symposium on rock mechanics, Santa Fe NM 3 - 5 June 1992. ed J R Tillerson and W R Wawersik, Balkema, Rotterdam, 1992. pp 355 - 364.
G A Cooper "Education challenges and opportunities" Invited "Keynote " speech at 24th Annual A I Ch E Engineering and Construction Contracting Conference, San Francisco 14 - 15 Sept 1992
Tze-Pin Lin, George A Cooper and Michael Hood "Fatigue test on polycrystalline diamond compacts" Mats Sci and Eng. A, 163, 23 - 31, May 1993.
T P Lin, M Hood, G A Cooper and R H Smith "Residual stresses in polycrystalline diamond compacts" J Amer Ceram Soc. 77, 6, 1562 - 1568, June 1994.
Simon, Rafael. and G. A. Cooper. (1994). "Use of Cryogenic Fluids for Environmental Drilling in Unconsolidated Formations". ASME Energy Sources Technology Conference - Drilling Technology, New Orleans, LA, 23-26 Jan., 1994. pps. 199-206
G A Cooper, Z Liu and M Yang "Wear of thermally stable diamond during rock cutting" Energy-sources Technology Conference and Exhibition, New Orleans, LA 23 - 26 Jan 1994. Also published in Trans. ASME 116, 4, pp 268 - 272 Dec 1994.
G A Cooper, M Yang, J Cohen and P A Westcott "Comparison of the performance of thermally stable diamonds when operating as single cutters with their behavior when mounted on field drill bits" Energy-sources Technology Conference and Exhibition, New Orleans, LA 23 - 26 Jan 1994. Also published in Journal of Energy Resources Technology, 116, Dec 1994, pp 273 - 277.
S H Hickman, L W Younker M D Zoback and G A Cooper. "The San Andreas fault zone drilling project: scientific objectives and technological challenges". Energy-sources Technology Conference and Exhibition, New Orleans, LA 23 - 26 Jan 1994.
G A Cooper and Sanjit Roy "Reduction of bit-balling in PDC and roller cone bits by use of a negative electric potential" SPE 1994 Western Regional Meeting, Long Beach California, 23 - 25 March 1994.
G A Cooper "Directional Drilling" Scientific American, 270, 5, 82 - 87. May 1994. This article also appeared as :
- "Perforazione Direzionale" Le Scienze, 53, No 311, July 1994
- "Richtbohrungen" Spektrum der Wisssenschaft" July 1994
- "Perforacion direccional" Investigacion y Ciencia, No 214, July 1994.
- "Wiercenia kierunkowe" Swiat Nauki, 35, 7, July 1994. and in French and Arabic translations
- A Argon, N G W Cook, G A Cooper et al "Drilling and Excavation Technologies for the Future", National Research Council, National Academy Press, Washington, DC, August 1994.
T P Lin, G A Cooper and M Hood, "Fracture toughness tests on polycrystalline diamond compacts using the double torsion test" J Materials Science 29, 4750 - 4756, 1994.
Cooper, G.A. and Rafael Simon (1995). "Field Test of the Cryogenic Drilling Method for Environmental Well Installation". ASME Energy Sources Technology Conference - Drilling Technology, Houston, TX, 31 Jan-2 Feb., 1995. pps.57-66
G A Cooper, A G Cooper and G Bihn "An Interactive Simulator for Teaching and Research" presented at the SPE 10th Petroleum Computer Conference, Houston, TX 11 - 14 June 1995.
R D Simon and G A Cooper "Cryogenic Drilling: a new method for environmental remediation" Ground Water Monitoring and Remediation, Summer 1996, pp 79 - 85.
G A Cooper, J F Mota and A G Cooper "Integrated Petroleum Engineering Simulation and Decision Making Teaching Program" SPE Paper 36660, presented at the SPE 71st Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition, Denver, 6 Oct 1996.
P R Hariharan, A H Hale and G A Cooper "A new test method for measurement of bit/stabilizer balling phenomenon in the laboratory and its prevention using electro-osmosis. Presenterd at the 1996 SPE Eastern Region Meeting, Columbus, Ohio, 23 - 25 October 1996.
A J Dick and G A Cooper, "Optimization of drill string electrode geometry for bit balling prevention by electro-osmosis" Presented at the 1997 Energy Week Symposium, Houston, TX, 28 - 30 Jan 1997.
L Restorick and G A Cooper "Preliminary experiments on a long life drill bit" Presented at the 1997 Energy Week Symposium, Houston, TX, 28 - 30 Jan 1997.
P Cavagnaro, R D Simon and G A Cooper "A successful borehole drilled by cryogenic drilling in an unconsoolidated soil with boulders" Presented at the 1997 Energy Week Symposium, Houston, TX, 28 - 30 Jan 1997.
P R Hariharan, A H Hale and G A Cooper "Reduction of bit or tool wear using electro-osmosis" Presented at the 1997 Energy Week Symposium, Houston, TX, 28 - 30 Jan 1997.
G A Cooper, J F Mota and A G Cooper "Novel Training Simulator Integrates Disciplines" Petroleum Engineer International, 70, 1, 89 - 95, Jan. 1997.
Joseph Lee and George A Cooper "An investigation of the relative wear resistance of polycrysytalline diamond and polycrystalline cubic boron nitride when cutting cement containing iron pyrites" Berkeley Scientific, 1 , 2, pp 59 - 63, Spring 1997.
P R Hariharan, A H Hale and G A Cooper "Further evidence of reduction in tool wear by electro-osmosis in various rocks" Presented at the SPE 1997 Western Region Meeting, Long Beach, CA 25 - 27 June 1997.
G A Cooper "Cryogenic Drilling: a new method for accessing and sampling unconsolidated soils" Geodrilling International, 5, No. 6 (August) pp. 12-16, 1997.
R. Wrixon and G A Cooper "In situ casing consolidation by electrokinetic methods" Presented at the 72nd SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition, San Antonio, TX 1997.
- Also published in shortened form in the Jour. of Petr. Technology, 50, 2, pp 51 - 53, February 1998.
A J Dick and G A Cooper "Field tests of electro-osmosis to reduce bit balling" Presented at the 1998 Energy Technology Conference and Exhibition, Houston, TX 2 - 4 Feb 1998.
P R Hariharan, A H Hale and G A Cooper, "Decrease in coefficient of friction between rock and metal by electro osmosis" Presented at the 1998 Energy Technology Conference and Exhibition, Houston, TX 2 - 4 Feb 1998.
Peringandoor R Hariharan, George A Cooper and Arthur H Hale "Further experiments with electro-osmosis on reducing bit balling in shales" Presented at the 1998 Energy Technology Conference and Exhibition, Houston, TX 2 - 4 Feb 1998.
R Wrixon and G A Cooper "Theoretical and practical guidelines for using electrokinetics to improve casing support in soft marine sediments" SPE/IADC Paper 39299, Presented at the 1998 SPE / IADC Drilling Conference, Dallas TX 3-6 March 1998.
P R Hariharan and G A Cooper "Bit balling reduction by electro osmosis while drilling shale using a model BHA (Bottom Hole Assembly)" Presented at the 1998 SPE / IADC Drilling Conference, Dallas TX 3-6 March 1998.