"Advancements in Drilling" With Dr. Bill Eustes on the Mineral Rights Podcast

September 2, 2022

In this episode of The Mineral Rights Podcast, host Matt Sands and co-host Justin Williams chat with Dr. Bill Eustes - a professor emeritus with the Petroleum Engineering Department at the Colorado School of Mines and an instructor with the TOP Energy Training consortium.

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The Mineral Rights Podcast is a show where you can learn how to manage mineral rights and royalties. We provide actionable tips, we break down the latest mineral rights news for you, and interview mineral owners and experts in the industry so that you can learn from them.

In this episode...

Matt, Justin, and Dr. Eustes discuss high-level steps that go into drilling a well, the safety and environmental considerations with drilling, as well as what the future holds around advancements in drilling technology, and how what we’ve learned in oil and gas drilling can be applied to things like geothermal energy and CO2 sequestration.


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About Dr. Bill Eustes

After 25 years as a faculty member of the Petroleum Engineering Department at the Colorado School of Mines, Dr. Alfred William Eustes III retired and was granted emeritus faculty status. Prior to that, he was an ARCO Oil and Gas field drilling engineer. His recent drilling research work has involved NASA robotic drills for the Moon and Mars, NSF Antarctic deep ice drilling and coring, lost circulation studies, geothermal drilling, and other drilling projects. He is a DOE National Renewable Energy Lab Joint Appointee developing geothermal drilling improvements.

Dr. Eustes has a BSME (78) from Louisiana Tech, MSME (89) from the University of Colorado, Boulder, and a PhD-PE (96) from the Colorado School of Mines and is registered as a Professional Engineer in the state of Colorado.

Dr Eustes is also an instructor for the TOP Energy Training consortium. I am really excited for this conversation because we talk about the high level steps that go into drilling a well, the safety and environmental considerations with drilling, as well as what the future holds around advancements in drilling technology and how what we’ve learned in oil and gas drilling can be applied ot things like geothermal energy and CO2 sequestration.

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About TOP Energy Training

TOP Energy Training is the authority for oil and gas training, trusted by industry regulators, educators, and employers. We are an educational consortium that is composed of Colorado School of Mines, Penn State University, and The University of Texas at Austin. Together, we design and create online courses for oil and gas professionals, focusing on the fundamental technology, science, and engineering of oil & gas operations.

Since 2012, we have delivered more than 42,000 hours of content to professionals as part of our flagship program for field inspectors and regulatory personnel. Now we make these high-quality online courses available to professionals, educators, & students who would like a better understanding of the ever-changing technology in the industry.

We’ve brought together instructors, subject matter experts, and industry professionals to create online courses that include professional video and interactive multimedia to visualize complex oil and gas principles and equipment. We're thrilled to be able to share the knowledge of our subject-matter experts with students, industry professionals, and companies who are looking for ways to expand their comprehension of the oil and gas industry.


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