Matthew George

Matthew George


I am obtaining an M.S. degree in Petroleum Engineering at the University of Oklahoma. I am also a registered Professional Engineer in the state of Oklahoma (#25184) (Texas - pending).



  • AADE Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition, 04/2011 -  Rheological Properties of Fiber Containing Drilling Sweeps at Ambient and High Temperature Conditions
  • JPSE Journal, 12/2011 - Settling Behavior of Particles in Fiber Containing Drilling Fluids
  • Rheology textbook (InTech Publishing) - Chapter: Stability and Flow-Behavior of Fiber-Containing Drilling Sweeps    ISBN: 979-953-307-367-4
  • SPE Deepwater Drilling & Completions Conference, 05/2012 (pending)
  • Offshore Technology Conference, 05/2011 - University R&D Showcase participant (see Portfolio for posters)



  • Work in an environment that will constantly challenge me.
  • Drilling & Completions
  • Fluid Mechanics and Rheology
  • Continue to publish and present articles on State-of-the-Art technology and projects


  • Spending time with my family
  • Traveling
  • Motorcycles
  • Wood Working / Carpentry
  • Physical Fitness


I seek to gain employment as an Engineer in the Oil & Gas industry, particularly in Drilling & Completion operations, where my experience with Contractors, advanced technical knowledge, and proven work ethic will bring value to the company.



Work History

Work History
Jan 2010 - Present

Graduate Research Assistant

University of Oklahoma
  • Primary research assistant for project funded by U.S. Dept. of Energy.
  • Researching Fiber-Containing Sweep Fluids for Wellbore Cleaning.
  • Developing a model for optimum fiber concentration in horizontal wells.
  • Conducting literature review, bench top experiments, flow-loop experiments, quarterly progress reports & presentations, and preparing proposals for future research grants.
  • Research requires a in-depth understanding of the state-of-the-art technology, specifically in the drilling fluid industry, as well as horizontal drilling in offshore applications.
Jul 2007 - Present

Construction Project Manager

Cobb Engineering Co., Inc.
  • Increased Tulsa's Construction Management gross income by 200%.
  • Coordinate and supervise multiple inspectors for heavy highway and municipal construction projects, totaling $45 million in contracted work.
  • Responsible for marketing and growing the Construction Management division in Tulsa, interfacing with all private and municipal clients.
  • Inspected waterline and highway construction projects, and performed concrete lab tests.
  • Currently performing administration work for municipal and ODOT projects.
Jan 2006 - Jul 2007

Design Engineer

Professional Engineering Consultants, P.A.
  • Responsible for producing plans and contract documents for every roadway project in office, increased production output by 300%.
  • Designed new highway alignments for multiple ODOT projects.
  • Performed Hydraulic and Hydrologic Analyses for multiple rivers in Oklahoma.
  • Conducted land surveys for future roadway and site design projects.



NOV Deepwater Drilling Simulator




Microsoft Office



May 2011 - Feb 2012

Professional Engineer

State of Oklahoma



Dr. Fred Growcock

Industry advisor on research and publications

Brian Glover

Direct Supervisor

Rick Bond

Direct supervisor

Dr. Ramadan Ahmed

Research and Thesis Advisor


Transportation Security Administration (TSA)