Department of Geological and Mining Engineering and Sciences

Senior Design Projects 2017-18

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2017-2018 Senior Design Presentation Day Schedule of Events

Senior Capstone Design presentation day schedule of events in Dow 610 on May 2, 2018


Petroleum Resource Map Drawing

Petroleum Resource Evaluation for a Gulf of Mexico Lease Block

Sponsor
Private. Details subject to nondisclosure agreement.

Scope
Evaluate well logs and seismic surveys to estimate oil and gas potential of reservoir, develop a plan for drilling and estimate production costs, recommend whether to develop resource

Table of volumes from isochore maps showing total hydrocarbons, gas cap, and oil.


Historical gold mine image of Knob Hill Mine and Mill

Gold Mine Design—Phase II

Sponsor
Private. Details subject to nondisclosure agreement.

Scope
Evaluate gold deposit value and design a mine plan. Develop plans for processing and permitting.


Production Water Well

Production Water Well Rehabilitation

Sponsor
Keweenaw Bay Indian Community Natural Resources Department

Scope
Diagnose cause of reduced production rates and increased energy consumption, develop and test remedial options to rehabilitate the wells to improve performance.

Final Presentation


Map of Military Hill showing latitude, longitude, and distance scale.

Stability Analysis on Clay Slopes Impacting US Highway 45 near Military Hill, Ontonagon, MI

Sponsor
None

Scope
Performing geotechnical site characterization, evaluating the stability of the slopes, developing regional slope stability model, and designing and estimating the cost for slope mitigation measures.
Evaluate the stability of slopes along the I-45 near Military Hill and design mitigation measures.
Evaluate the slope failures occurring along the Ontonagon River and characterize the susceptibility of the river for future slides.

Final Presentation


Historical gold mine image of Knob Hill Mine and Mill

Gold Mine Design

Sponsor
Private, facilitated by Global Resources Engineering. Details subject to nondisclosure agreement.

Scope
Estimate resource value and design mining operations to develop the resource. Optimize operation to minimize cost and potential environmental impacts, develop plans to engage community in the design of the mining operations