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Professor

Kenji Furui

Research Areas:

  • Rock Mechanics
  • Drilling and Completions
  • Well Stimulation
  • Unconventional Resources
  • Computational Geomechanics

Educational Qualifications:

  • Ph.D., Petroleum Engineering, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas, 2004
  • M.S., Petroleum Engineering, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas, 2001
  • B.S., Resources and Environmental Engineering, Waseda University, Tokyo, Japan, 1999

Courses Taught:

  • Rock Mechanics
  • Numerical Rock Mechanics
  • Advanced Petroleum Production Engineering
  • Advanced Numerical Rock Mechanics

Research:

    Dr. Furui's current research interests include time-dependent borehole stability, sand control and volumetric sand rate prediction, injection-induced earthquakes, high-rate matrix acidizing in carbonate reservoirs, hydraulic fracturing and fluids diversion technology, well completion performance evalution, and coupled reservoir and geomechanics simulation. He has published more than 40 journal articles and conference proceedings.

Awards & Honors:

  • SPE Cedric K. Ferguson Medal, 2013
  • SPE Young Engineer of the Year Award (Gulf Coast Section), 2012
  • Technology Achievement Award (ConocoPhillips), 2011
  • Outstanding Young Scientist Award (ConocoPhillips), 2009
  • SPE Young Professional Paper Certificate Recipient, 2nd Annual YP Paper Contest, best paper written primarily by a YP in the Well Completions category, 2009
  • Yoshizawa Graduate Scholarship (Waseda University), 1999

Contact Information:

    Email: furui@waseda.jp
    Phone: 03-5273-5078
    Office Location: 51-12-08

Doctor

Vaya Candida Putra


Research Areas
Geothermal System
Hydraulc Fracturing

M2

Keito Ikebata


Research Areas
Shale Development
Hydraulic Fracturing

Tomoki Onishi


Research Areas
Shale Development
Hydraulic Fracturing

Mina Sato


Research Areas
Induced Seismicity

Koki Nakamura


Research Areas
Lost Circulation

Yudai Maeda


Research Areas
Sand Production

Takahiro Watanabe


Research Areas
Acid Stimulation

Ruoxuan Liu


Research Areas
Acid Stimulation

Goshi Sakaida


Research Areas
Sand Production

M1

Yujin Arita


Research Areas
Stress-Strain Curve
Machine Learning

Keiju Takahashi


Research Areas
Methane Hydrate

Kensuke Warashina


Research Areas
Induced Seismicity

B4

Hirohumi Ayakawa


Research Areas
Undecided

Mizuho Ido


Research Areas
Hydraulic Fracturing

Koki Katayama


Research Areas
CCS

Mana Kobayashi


Research Areas
Acid Stimulation

Ryoma Kusakabe


Research Areas
Acid Stimulation

Tetsu Sata


Research Areas
Wellbore Stability Analysis

Keisho Sen


Research Areas
Hydraulic Fracturing
Machine Learning

Alumni

2018 2019 2020 2021
Masataka Aoki Youichiro Iijima Shu Seisyo Tatsuro Abe
Shun Kanazawa Yuki Ihara Masato Aoki Ken Sato
Kento Kaneko Yasutaka Ono Takahiro Gondo Yu Shigeta
Shohei Sakaida Kentaro Kimura Youta Takahashi Jinyu Setsu
Kazuyuki Terada Tohoko Tajima Masahiro Nagao Kensuke Maeda
Asuka Miyao Hideaki Matsuoka Yasuyuki Hamanaka Genta Miki
Kenta Yamada Ryotaro Matsunaga Ai Matsuo Aya Murai
Shiho Matsuno Seishiro Watase Goshi Sakaida
Kenji Shinohara
Stina Marie Soraas Haga
Xue Runhua

Place of Employment (alphabetical)

Industry Place
Energy CNPC(China National Petroleum Corporation)
Idemitsu Kosan Co., Ltd.
INPEX
ITOCHU Oil Exploration CO., Ltd.
JAPEX
J-power
JX Nippon Oil & Gas Exploration
K&O Energy
Schlumberger Norge
Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings, Inc.
Tokyo Gas Co., Ltd.
Other ABeam Consulting Ltd.
JFE
Kao Corporation
KEYENCE CORPORATION
Mitsui Ocean Development and Engineering Co.
Mitsui Sumitomo Insurance Company, Limited
NHK(Japan Broadcasting Corporation)
Nomura Research Institute, Ltd.
NTT Communications Corporation
Primemetals Technologies
Shiseido Company, Limited
THE BANK OF FUKUOKA., LTD.
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The University Of Tokyo