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Catalin Teodoriu

Catalin is currently the Mewbourne Chair in Petroleum Geology at The University of Oklahoma.

Catalin has more than 15 years of experience in the petroleum industry and academia, with key qualifications and research in drilling and production equipment, drilling technology, integrated computer aided analysis, well completion, testing of OCTG (Oil Country Tubular Goods) , design of downhole and surface equipment, software development, EOR and geothermal wells, and in the design of laboratory specific equipment (i.e. high pressure testing, large scale testing equipment for multiphase flow and drilling process simulation). He is specialized in developing new threaded connections for OCTG as well as expert on drilling problems and failure analysis. At Oklahoma University he is building a unique testing facility for threaded connections and OCTG under complex loads.

Dr. Teodoriu is also an experienced instructor in drilling engineering, drilling facilities, casing and drill-string mechanics, workover and drilling technologies topics, holding courses on Stuck Pipe, Drilling Hydraulics, Casing Design, Directional and Horizontal Drilling, Drill-string Mechanics for the industry. His consulting work is focused on casing and tubing inspection and third-party running inspection for difficult well conditions. He has expertise in failure and accident investigations on threaded connections, drilling components and equipment. He also has experience in the development of new premium connection and design of special testing equipment especially from HP-HT conditions.

He teaches courses on drilling, completion, workover and production, including two distance-learning courses on-line and has graduated more than five PhD students and sixty graduate students. Catalin is the author of more than 150 publications, from which more than 30 are peer-review and two book chapters.


Ph.D., Petroleum and Mechanical Engineering, Clausthal University of Technology, 2005.
Master’s Degree, Mechanical Engineering for Oilfield Equipment, Universitatea Petrol-Gaze din Ploiesti, 1991-1996