Eric Edelman

Postdoc Research Associate


Phone: (801) 581-5126
Fax: (801) 585-3540
  • Carbon sequestration

  • Reservoir analysis

  • Porous media flow

  • Geomechanics

  • Ph.D. in Civil Engineering from the University of Utah

  • M.S. in Petroleum Engineering from the University of Utah

  • B.C. in Civil Engineering from Brigham Young University

  • Best paper, 2021 International Geomechanics Symposium

  • Henri Doll Prize for Innovation, Saudi Arabia (2015) – “A Novel Application of Broad Band Sequence in a Vertical Openhole Completion to Unlock the Qassim Formation in Saudi Arabia.” Roberto Tineo, Andrew Boucher, Ziad Al-Jalal, Dominic Brady, Gallyam Aidagulov, Eric Edelman, and Timofey Yakovlev

Aidagulov, E., Edelman, E., Brady, D., Gwada, D., Al Tammar, M.J., Alruwaili, K.M., *(2021). Notching as a Novel Promising Technique to Reduce Fracture Initiation Pressure in Horizontal Openhole Wellbores. ARMA/DGS/SEG 2nd International Geomechanics Symposium.

Bao, T., Burghardt, J., Gupta, V., Edelman, E., McPherson, B., & White, M. (October 01, 2021). Experimental workflow to estimate model parameters for evaluating long term viscoelastic response of CO2 storage caprocks. International Journal of Rock Mechanics and Mining Sciences, 146.

Edelman, E., Burghardt, J., McPherson, B. (2018) Experimental Investigation of Time-Dependent Deformation of Fluid Disposal Reservoir Caprocks, America Proceeding of 52nd US Rock Mechanics / Geomechanics Symposium, ARMA-2018, Seattle, WA, USA, 17-20 June 2018. Paper ARMA-18-620.

Xiangdong, Q., Aidagulov, G., Ghommem, M., Edelman, E., Brady, D., Abbad, M. (2018) Towards a Better Understanding of Wormhole Propagation in Carbonate Rocks – Linear vs. Radial Acid Injection, Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering 171, doi:10.1016/j.petrol.2018.07.075.

Edelman, E., Aidagulov, G., and Brady, D. (2016) Acoustic Analysis as a Means for Detecting Early- Stage Hydraulic Fracture Initiation in Open and Notched Wellbores, 12th Middle East Geoscience Conference and Exhibit, Manama, Bahrain, March 2016.

Stanchits, S., Surdi, A., Gathogo, P., Edelman, E. and Suarez-Rivera, R. (2013). Monitoring the Early Onset of Hydraulic Fracture Initiation by Acoustic Emission and Volumetric Deformation Measurements. Proceeding of 47th US Rock Mechanics / Geomechanics Symposium, ARMA-2013, San Francisco, CA, USA, 23-26 June 2013. Paper ARMA-13-664.

Suarez-Rivera, R., Behrmann, L., Burghardt, J., Stanchits, S., Edelman, E., Surdi, A., Green, S. (2013) Defining Three Regions of Hydraulic Fracture Connectivity, in Unconventional Reservoirs, Help Designing Completions with Improved Long-Term Productivity. Proceedings – SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition, 7, Conference Paper, pp. 5049-5062. 166505-MS SPE.

Suarez-Rivera, R., Burghardt, J., Stanchits, S., Edelman, E., Surdi, A. (2013) Understanding the Effect of Rock Fabric on Fracture Complexity for Improving Completion Design and Well Performance. Society of Petroleum Engineers – International Petroleum Technology Conference 2013, IPTC 2013 – Challenging Technology and Economic Limits to Meet the Global Energy Demand, 6, pp. 4518-4526.

Stanchits, S., Surdi, A., Edelman, E. and Suarez-Rivera, R. (2012). Monitoring Hydraulic Fracturing of Tight Shale by Acoustic Emission and Ultrasonic Transmission Techniques. Proceeding of 74th EAGE Conference & Exhibition incorporating SPE EUROPEC 2012, Copenhagen, Denmark, 4-7 June 2012, Extended Abstract P065.

Suarez-Rivera, R., Edelman, E.,Handwerger, D., Hakami, A., & Gathogo, P. (2012). Improving Geologic Core Descriptions and Heterogeneous Rock Characterization via Continuous Profiles of Core Properties. Society of Petrophysicists and Well-Log Analysts. 2012, June 16, paper SPWLA-2012-236.

Morales, R.H., Suarez-Rivera, R., Edelman, E. (2011) Experimental evaluation of hydraulic fracture impairment in shale reservoirs. 45th US Rock Mechanics / Geomechanics Symposium, 6 p, ARMA-11- 380.

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