MERGE Group is pleased to welcome Mohamed Ezzat as KAUST visiting student for one week. Mohamed Ezzat is a 4th-year Ph.D. candidate in Geothermal Energy and Geofluids Group at ETH Zurich. His Ph.D. investigates the physics underlining the Plasma-Pulse Geo-Drilling technology using numerical modeling and lab experiments under ambient and deep wellbore conditions.

Challenging wells require an accurate hydraulic model to achieve maximum performance for drilling applications. This work was conducted with a simulator capable of recreating the actual drilling process, including on-the-fly adjustments of the drilling parameters.

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