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Paolo MACINI

Paolo Macini (1961) received his MS Degree in Mining and Petroleum Engineering from the University of Bologna (1986). He is a Registered Professional Engineer in Italy. He worked (1987-1992) for a Service Company supplying tools and services to the oil and gas industry, with experiences in Italy, North Sea, Africa and USA.

 

He joined the University of Bologna in 1992 as Research Associate, and later he served here as Assistant Professor (1995 – 2002). His present appointment is Associate Professor at the Civil, Environmental and Materials Engineering Department. Prof. Paolo Macini has taught a number of classes at the University of Bologna. Principal among them are “Underground Fluid Mechanics”, “Drilling Engineering”, “Reservoir Engineering”, “Petroleum Production Engineering” and “Oil and Natural Gas Engineering”. Here are the teaching assignments for the current academic year.

 

His main research interests are in the field of Petroleum Engineering and fluid flow in porous media, where he has authored or co-authored more than 100 papers and several books. Prof. Macini is a member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE), where he serves as Board Member of the Italian Section (former Chairman of the Ravenna Subsection), of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) and of the Italian Society of Mining Engineers (ANIM). He is member of the Editorial Committee, Bulletin of Zagreb University (Croatia). Prof. Paolo Macini was an invited lecturer at the University of Zagreb, at the University of Miskolc and at The University of Texas at Austin.

 

Have a look at his page concerning the History of Mining and Petroleum Engineering.

 

SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY

P. MACINI, E. MESINI, The Petroleum Upstream Industry: Hydrocarbons Exploration and Production, in “Petroleum Engineering – Upstream”, edited by P. Macini & E. Mesini, in “Encyclopaedia of Life Support Systems (EOLSS)”, Developed under the Auspices of the UNESCO, Eolss Publishers, Oxford, UK, http://www.eolss.net. (2011).

 

P. Macini, E. Mesini, R. ViOLA, Laboratory measurements of non-Darcy flow coefficients in natural and artificial unconsolidated porous media, Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering 77 (2011) 365–374. Elsevier doi:10.1016/j.petrol.2011.04.016.

 

P. MACINI, Drilling Engineering, in “Petroleum Engineering – Upstream”, edited by P. Macini & E. Mesini, in “Encyclopaedia of Life Support Systems (EOLSS)”, Developed under the Auspices of the UNESCO, Eolss Publishers, Oxford, UK, http://www.eolss.net. (2010).

 

P. Macini, E. Mesini, G. BRIGHENTI, Considerations on Strategies of Sustainable Management of Oil and Gas Fields in Italy. Published in the book Land Subsidence, Associated Hazards and the Role of Natural Resources Development, IAHS Publication 339 (peer reviewed), Eds. D. Carreon-Freyre, M. Cerca, D.L. Galloway, IAHS Press, CEH Wallingford, Oxfordshire, UK, 2010 (ISBN 978-1-907161-12-4, ISSN 0144-7815).

 

P. Macini, E. Mesini, G. Bitelli, L. Vituari, F. Bonsignore, A. Chahoud, B. Villani, P. Severi, Recent Extensometric Data for the Monitoring of Subsidence in Bologna (Italy). Published in the book Land Subsidence, Associated Hazards and the Role of Natural Resources Development, IAHS Publication 339 (peer reviewed), Eds. D. Carreon-Freyre, M. Cerca, D.L. Galloway, IAHS Press, CEH Wallingford, Oxfordshire, UK, 2010 (ISBN 978-1-907161-12-4, ISSN 0144-7815).

 

V. BORTOLOTTI, P. FANTAZZINI, M. GOMBIA, P. MACINI, E. MESINI, F. SRISURIYACHAI, Probing Wettability Reversal in carbonatic rocks by Resolved and Non-resolved 1H-NMR Relaxation Analysis, Paper SPE 133937, SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition, Florence, Italy, 19-22 Sept. 2010.

 

G. Cau, G. Girardi, P. Macini, E. Mesini, S. Persoglia, The Italian Contribution to the European Initiative for the Capture, Transport, and Storage of CO2, Paper SPE 134083, SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition, Florence, Italy, 19-22 Sept. 2010.

 

P. Macini, E. Mesini, F. MOIA, R. Guandalini, D. SAVOCA, Assessing the Underground CO2 Storage Potential in a Highly Populated and Industrialized Area: The Case of Lombardia Region (Italy), Paper SPE 133941, SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition, Florence, Italy, 19-22 Sept. 2010.

 

V. BORTOLOTTI, P. MACINI, F. SRISURIYACHAI, Wettability Index of Carbonatic Reservoirs and EOR: Laboratory Study to Optimize Alkali and Surfactant Flooding, Paper SPE 131043, CPS/SPE International Oil & Gas Conf. and Exhib. in China., Beijing, 8-10 June 2010.

 

P. MACINI, E. MESINI, Risorse di idrocarburi e mezzogiorno, in Energia e Mezzogiorno, a cura di A. Cl˘ e R. Patern˛, Ernst & Young Business School Ricerche, Il Mulino, Bologna, 2009, pp. 119-144 (ISBN 978-88-15-13357-1).

 

V. BORTOLOTTI, P. FANTAZZINI, M. GOMBIA, P. MACINI, E. MESINI, F. SRISURIYACHAI, Combined Spatially Resolved and Non-resolved 1H-NMR Relaxation Analysis to Assess and Monitor Wettability Reversal in Carbonate Rocks, Paper IPTC 13443, International Petroleum Technology Conference, Doha, Qatar, 7-9 December 2009.

 

V. BORTOLOTTI, P. MACINI, F. SRISURIYACHAI, Laboratory Evaluation of Alkali and Alkali-Surfactant-Polymer Flooding Combined with Intermittent Flow in Carbonatic Rocks, Paper SPE 122499, SPE Asia Pacific Oil and Gas Conf. and Exhib., Jakarta, Indonesia, 4-6 Aug. 2009.

 

V. BORTOLOTTI, G. GOTTARDI, P. MACINI, F. SRISURIYACHAI, Intermittent Alkali Flooding in Vertical Carbonate Reservoirs, Paper SPE 121832, SPE Europec/EAGE Annual Conf. & Exhib., Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 8-11 Jun. 2009.

 

P. MACINI, E. MESINI, History of Petroleum and Petroleum Engineering, in “Petroleum Engineering – Upstream”, edited by P. Macini & E. Mesini, in “Encyclopaedia of Life Support Systems (EOLSS)”, Developed under the Auspices of the UNESCO, Eolss Publishers, Oxford, UK, http://www.eolss.net. (2009).

 

V. BORTOLOTTI, P. FANTAZZINI, M. GOMBIA, P. MACINI, E. MESINI, F. SRISURIYACHAI, A Novel Procedure to Locally Assess Wettability Reversal in Carbonate Rocks by Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Proc. International Conference “OMC ‘09, Offshore Mediterranean Conference”, Ravenna, March 25-27, 2009.

 

P. MACINI, E. MESINI, Petrophysics and Reservoir Characteristics, “Petroleum Engineering – Upstream”, edited by P. Macini & E. Mesini, in “Encyclopaedia of Life Support Systems (EOLSS)”, Developed under the Auspices of the UNESCO, Eolss Publishers, Oxford, UK, http://www.eolss.net. (2008).

 

R. VIOLA, P. MACINI, E. MESINI, M. TULLER, Non-Darcy flow: correlation between inertial coefficient and particle size distribution of unconsolidated porous media, 2008 Joint Annual Meeting of the Geological Society of America (GSA), Houston, Texas, October 5-9, 2008.

 

G. BRIGHENTI, P. MACINI, History of the Upstream Industry, Encyclopedia of Hydrocarbons, Istituto della Enciclopedia Italiana Treccani, Vol. V, 525-548, 2008.

 

P. MACINI, E. MESINI, R. VIOLA, Non-Darcy Flow: Laboratory Measurements in Unconsolidated Porous Media, Paper SPE 113772, SPE Europec/EAGE Annual Conf. & Exhib., Rome, Italy, 9-12 Jun. 2008.

 

P. Macini, M. Magagni, G. DA DALT, P. Valente, Bit Performance Evaluation Revisited by Means of Bit Index and Formation Drillability Catalogue, Paper SPE 107536, IADC/SPE Middle East Drilling Technology Conf. & Exhib., Cairo, Egypt, 22–24 Oct. 2007.

 

G. BRIGHENTI, P. MACINI, Producing electrical energy from Hot Dry Rocks, Proc. Symp. on thermal and mineral waters in hard rock terrains, AIH-GP, Lisbon, Portugal, 2007, 171-185 (ISBN 978-989-95297-1-7, Marques J.M., Chambel, A. & Ribeiro L. Eds.).

 

P. MACINI, E. MESINI, R. VIOLA, Aquifer protection: a combined study of microstructure and transport properties in clay-sand mixtures, IAH-SP Vol. 10 “Aquifer Systems Management: Darcy's Legacy in a World of Impending Water Shortage”, London, 2007, 435-444 (ISBN 978-0-415-44355-5, Chery, L. & de Marsily, G., Eds.).

 

G. BRIGHENTI, P. MACINI, Non-Darcy two-phase flow in fractured rocks, IAH-SP Series, Vol. 9, “Groundwater in Fractured Rocks”, London, 2007, 189-202 (ISBN 978-0-415-41442-5, Krasny J. & Sharp J.M. Eds.).

 

P. Macini, M. Magagni, G. DA DALT, P. Valente, Bit performance evaluation by means of bit index and formation drillability catalogue, OMC 2007, Offshore Mediterranean Conference, Ravenna, Italy, 28-30 Mar. 2007.

 

P. Macini, M. Magagni, G. DA DALT, P. Valente, How Minimum Interval Concept Can Improve Bit Performance Evaluation, Paper SPE 103590, IADC/SPE Asia Pacific Drilling Technology Conf. & Exhib., Bangkok, Thailand, 13–15 Nov. 2006.

 

G. Brighenti, P. MACINI, E. MESINI, Sustainable Management of Hydrocarbon Reservoirs in Italy, Proc. 10th Congress of the International Association of Engineering Geology, Nottingham, UK, Sept. 6-10, 2006.

 

P. Macini, M. Magagni, P. Valente, Recent evolution of drill bits for hard and abrasive formations, Proc. 15th Intl. Symp. on Mine Planning & Equipment Selection (MPES 2006), Turin, Sept. 20-22, 2006, Vol. 2, 1255-1260 (ISBN 88-901342-4-0).

 

P. Macini, M. Magagni, P. Valente, Bit Performance Evaluation in Southern Italy, Proc. 15th Intl. Symp. on Mine Planning & Equipment Selection (MPES 2006), Turin, Sept. 20-22, 2006, Vol 2, 1261-1266 (ISBN 88-901342-4-0).

 

P. MACINI, E. MESINI, R. VIOLA, Aquifer protection: a combined study of microstructure and transport properties in clay-sand mixtures, Proc. IAH Intl. Symp. “Aquifer System Management”, Dijon, May 30 – June 1, 2006.

 

P. MACINI, E. MESINI, Compaction of water/gas bearing formations: experiences in Northern Italy, Proc. IAH Intl. Symp. “Aquifer System Management”, Dijon, May 30 – June 1, 2006.

 

P. MACINI, E. MESINI, V. SALOMONI, B. SCHREFLER, Casing influence while measuring in situ reservoir compaction. Joun. of Petroleum. Science & Engineering, 50, 2006, 40-54.

 

P. MACINI, Drilling Rigs and Technology, Encyclopedia of Hydrocarbons, Istituto della Enciclopedia Italiana Treccani, Vol. I, Cap. 3.1, 303-336, 2005.

 

P. MACINI, Offshore Drilling, Encyclopedia of Hydrocarbons, Istituto della Enciclopedia Italiana Treccani, Vol. I, Cap. 3.4, 373-384, 2005.

 

P. MACINI, E. MESINI, The petrophysical properties of reservoir rock, Encyclopaedia of Hydrocarbons, Enciclopedia Italiana Treccani, Vol. I, Cap. 4.1, 453-486, 2005.

 

P. MACINI, E. MESINI, V. SALOMONI, B. SCHREFLER, Effects of drilling-induced disturbance to estimate reservoir compaction through radioactive marker technique. Proc. Seventh Int. Symp. On Land Subsidence (SISOLS 2005), Shanghai, R.P. China, Oct. 23-28, 2005.

P. MACINI, M. MAGAGNI, P. VALENTE, Drill-Bit Catalog and Bit Index: a New Method for Bit Performance Evaluation, Paper SPE 94798, 2005 SPE Latin American and Caribbean Petroleum Engineering Conference, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, June 20-23, 2005.

P. MACINI, E. MESINI, V. SALOMONI, B. SCHREFLER, Effects of drilling-induced disturbance to estimate reservoir compaction through radioactive marker technique. Proc. Seventh Int. Symp. On Land Subsidence (SISOLS 2005), Shanghai, R.P. China, Oct. 23-28, 2005.

G. BRIGHENTI, P. MACINI, E.MESINI, Sustainable management of oil and gas industry: environmental strategies in Italy, SWEMP 2004, Environmental issues and waste management in energy and mineral production, A.G. Pasamehmetoglu, A Ozgenoglu & A.Y Yesilay Eds., Atilim University, Ankara, Turkey, 2004.

P. MACINI, E. MESINI, Hydraulic Pumps of Agricola’s De Re Metallica (1556), Journal of Hydraulic Engineering, 130 (11), 2004, 1051-1054. (ISSN: 0733-9429)<>

P. MACINI, E. MESINI, Darcy’s law from water to the Petroleum industry: when and who, Henry P.G. Darcy and other pioneers in hydraulics, G.O. Brown, J.D. Garbrecht, W. H. Jager Eds., ASCE special publication, Reston, Virginia, 2003, 78-89.

G. BRIGHENTI, P. MACINI, E. MESINI, Environment and sustainable management of oil and gas reservoirs in Italy, Paper SPE 80608, SPE/EPA/DOE Exploration and Production Environmental Conference, San Antonio, Texas, U.S.A., March 10–12, 2003.

P. MACINI, E. MESINI, Measuring reservoir compaction through radioactive marker technique, Journal of Energy Resources Technology, 124, 2002, 269-275.

G. BRIGHENTI, P. MACINI, E. MESINI, Rock compressibility measurements help the EIA of gas production in the Adriatic Sea, Proc. 9th Congress of the International Association of Engineering Geology, Durban, Sept. 16-20, 2002.

P. MACINI, E. MESINI, Probing the effects on Hydraulic conductivity of grain size distribution and porosity of soils, Proc. 9th Congress of the International Association of Engineering Geology, Durban, Sept. 16-20, 2002.

P. MACINI, E. MESINI, Radioactive marker technique applications to evaluate compaction in environmentally sensitive areas, Paper SPE 74411, SPE International Petroleum Conference and Exhibition, Villahermosa (Mexico), Feb. 10-12, 2002.

G. BRIGHENTI, P. MACINI, E. MESINI, Underground fluid withdrawals and subsidence in coastal and urban areas of Northern Italy, Proc. Int. Symp. “EngGeolCity-2001, Engineering Geological Problems of Urban Areas”, Ekaterinburg, Jul. 30-Aug. 1, 2001.

G. BRIGHENTI, P. MACINI, E. MESINI, A. RIZZO, Subsidence induced by underground fluid production in coastal areas of the Northern Adriatic Sea, Proc. FGR 2001, Future Groundwater resources at Risk, Lisboa, June 25-27, 2001.

G. BRIGHENTI, P. MACINI, E. MESINI, Subsidence induced by offshore gas production in the Northern Adriatic Sea, Paper SPE 66571, SPE/EPA/DOE Exploration and Production Conference, S. Antonio (Texas), Feb. 26-28, 2001.

P. MACINI, E. MESINI, Environmental management of land subsidence: compaction evaluation through radioactive marker technique, Proc. ETCE 2001, Engineering Technology Conference on Energy, Houston, Feb. 5-7, 2001.

G. BRIGHENTI, P. MACINI, E. MESINI, Reservoir compaction: a parametric study on in-situ measurements, Sixth Int. Symp. On Land Subsidence, Vol. II, 17-29, Ravenna, Sept. 24-29, 2000.

P. MACINI, E. MESINI, Compaction monitoring from radioactive marker technique, Sixth Int. Symp. On Land Subsidence, Vol. II, 43-55, Ravenna, Sept. 24-29, 2000.

P. MACINI, E. MESINI, Preliminary investigations on glycol-enhanced water-base drilling fluids, Mineral Processing & Extractive Metallurgy Review, 20, 1999, 301-309.

N. BEVILACQUA, G. CASSIANI, P. MACINI, E. MESINI, Compaction monitoring in Adriatic gas fields, Proc. 10th International Scientific and Technical Conference “New methods and technologies in petroleum geology, drilling, reservoir and gas engineering”, 103-112, Krakow, June 24-25, 1999.

P. MACINI, E. MESINI, Static and dynamic reservoir rock compressibility at high pressure, Paper SPE 49549, Proc. 8th Adipec (Abu Dhabi Petroleum Conference), 813-820, Abu Dhabi, Oct. 11-14, 1998.