REI is using UB CCR resources to validate a cloud-based simulation-optimization framework for shaped-charge well completion. Designing cost-effective shaped-charges can significantly increase the yield of a give well (20-50%), thereby generating additional revenue for the petroleum industry and better utilizing the country’s natural resources.
This collaboration has allowed for support of engineers and developers performing the research. One of the primary engineers on the project is a former UB graduate. REI is working with a former employee and current independent contractor on this project who is now based in New York State.