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Effective Caprock Determination for SAGD Projects  (2011) Collins, P.M., D.A. Walters, T. Perkins, J.D. Kuhach, and E. Veith, CSUG/SPE 149226-PP, November 15-17, Calgary, 9pp.  645 kb 

Implementing CHOPS in the Karazhanbas Heavy Oil Field, Kazakhstan (2008) Collins, P.M., M.B. Dusseault, D. Dorscher, E. Kueber, paper 2008-500,  World Heavy Oil Congress 2008, March 10-12, Edmonton, 17pp.  1544 kb

Geomechanical Effects on the SAGD Process (2007) Collins, P.M., SPE Reservoir Evaluation & Engineering, August 2007, pp. 367-375  1517 kb

The False Lucre of Low-Pressure SAGD (2007) Collins, P.M., Journal of Canadian Petroleum Technology, January 2007, Volume 46, No. 1, pp. 20-27 286kb

Geomechanical Effects on the SAGD Process (2005) Collins, P.M., SPE/PS-CIM/CHOA 97905 PS2005-97905, proc. joint SPE/CIM/CHOA 2005 SPE International Thermal Operations and Heavy Oil Symposium, 13 November, Calgary, Alberta, 11pp  669kb

The False Lucre of Low-Pressure SAGD (2004) Collins, P.M., CIPC2004-031, proc. 5th Canadian International Petroleum Conference (55th Annual Technical Meeting), June 8 10, 2004, Calgary, Alberta, 12pp.  342kb

Geomechanics and Wellbore Stability Design of an Offshore Horizontal Well, North Sea (2002) Collins, P.M., SPE/CIM/CHOA 78975, proc. joint SPE/CIM/CHOA International Thermal Operations and Heavy Oil Symposium and International Conference on Horizontal Well Technology, 47 Nov., Calgary, Alberta, 14pp.    529kb

Injection Pressures for Geomechanical Enhancement of Recovery Processes in the Athabasca Oil Sands (2002) Collins, P.M., SPE/CIM/CHOA 79028, proc. joint SPE/CIM/CHOA International Thermal Operations and Heavy Oil Symposium and International Conference on Horizontal Well Technology, 4-7 Nov., Calgary, Alberta, 13pp.   414kb

Geomechanical and Thermal Reservoir Simulation Demonstrates SAGD Enhancement Due to Shear Dilation (2002) Collins, P.M., Carlson, M.R., Walters, D.A. and Settari, A., SPE/ISRM 78237, proc. SPE/ISRM Rock Mechanics Conf. Irving, TX, 20-23 Oct. 7pp.  197kb

Drilling fluid programs can reduce hole erosion and minimise hole problems:  case histories offshore Vietnam (1995) Twynam, A.J., Collins, P.M., Jackson, M.D. and Forman, P. SPE30153, Petrol. Abstr. 613600, proc. 1995 SPE Tech. Conf. PetroVietnam 95,  Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, March 1-2, 12pp.   1099kb

Cost Reduction through Drilling Optimization (1995) Parker, E.J., Collins, P.M., Pelli, F., Brancato, C., and De Manna, D.  Offshore Mediterranean Conference, Ravenna, Italy.

Design of the Monitoring Program for AOSTRA's Underground Test Facility, Phase B Pilot (1994) P.M.Collins; JCPT, March, V33 N3, pp. 46-53   1376kb

Geotechnical Monitoring of the AOSTRA Underground Test Facility (1992) D.H. Madsen, R.H. Hammett and P.M. Collins; Proc. 94th CIM Annual General Meeting, Montreal, Quebec; April 26-30

The AOSTRA Underground Test Facility's Integrated Approach to Geomechanical Monitoring (1991) P.M. Collins and A.W. Stokes, presented at the CIM District 6 Annual Meeting, Ft. McMurray, Alberta, September.

The Geotechnical Program at the AOSTRA Underground Test Facility (1991) J.D. Scott, R.J. Chalaturnyk, A.W. Stokes, P.M. Collins; Proc. 44th Canadian Geotechnical Conference, Calgary, Alberta; Oct. 1

Geotechnical Instrumentation and Monitored Insitu Behaviour of Oil Sands During Steaming at the AOSTRA UTF Phase A Trial (1991) J.M. Laing, J.P. Graham, A.W. Stokes, P.M. Collins; Proc. 44th Canadian Geotechnical Conference, Calgary, Alberta; Oct. 1

Design of the Monitoring Program for AOSTRA's Underground Test Facility, Phase B Pilot (1991) P.M.Collins; paper 91-87, Proc. Joint CIM/AOSTRA Technical Conference, Banff, Alberta; April  1703kb

Experiences with In Situ Monitoring Instrumentation at AOSTRA's Underground Test Facility (1990)  J.C. Suggett, P.M. Collins, A.W. Stokes; Proc. 7th Annual Heavy Oil and Oil Sands Technical Symposium, Calgary; March 14

Influence of Ground Ice Variability on Settlement in Thawing Permafrost (1988) P.M. Collins and N.R. Morgenstern; Proc. of the Fifth Int'l. Conf. on Cold Regions Engineering/TCCE/ASCE, University of Minnesota, October, pp. 297-307.   370kb

Deformations Around Arctic Pipelines (1987) M.Sc. thesis, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Kevlar Reinforced Concrete (1980) B.A.Sc. thesis, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada


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