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Christopher Hawkes BSc, PhD, P. Geo., E.I.T. Associate Professor

Room 2B24 Engineering Building

Research Area(s)

  • Rock Mechanics
  • Petroleum geomechanics
  • Reservoir mechanics
  • Carbon sequestration
  • Geology
  • Petrophysics
  • Site characterization
  • Wellbore stability
  • Caprock integrity
  • Well integrity


Education and Experience

B.Sc., Ph.D.(N.B.) 

Specialization: Geological Engineering: Petroleum Geomechanics, Rock Mechanics, Numerical Modeling

Current and Past Projects

Borehole Stability Analysis for Drilling in Weak Shales; Sand Production Risk Analysis; Caprock Integrity Analysis for Greenhouse Gas Storage Reservoirs; Laboratory Analysis of Rock Mechanical Properties, Numerical and Analytical Modelling of Stresses, Deformations and Fluid Flow in Porous Media; Experimental and Numerical Investigation of Multi-Phase Flow in Natural Fractures and Caprocks