Drilling Technology Laboratory

Group description:

  • Developed from 2008 to now as part of a University-Industry Partnership funded by Atlantic Innovation Fund, Research and Development Corporation, Husky Energy, and Suncor Energy
  • Mission to investigate and develop technologies and processes for drilling and related activities, targeting oil and gas, mining, construction, and environmental industries.
  • Includes experimental, numerical and theoretical investigations, technology development, and field trials.
  • Led by Principal Investigator, Dr. Steve Butt and multiple faculty members from several engineering disciplines and earth sciences, approximately 20 graduate students, 15 undergraduate students, 31 work term students, 2 visiting scientists and 4 project engineers to date.

 Contact Information: 

Stephen Butt
Professor and Principal Investigator
Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science
Memorial University of Newfoundland
St. John's, NL  A1B 3X5

Phone: 709-864-8955
Fax: 709-864-4042
Email: sdbutt@mun.ca
King of the Drill






230 Elizabeth Ave, St. John's, NL, CANADA, A1B 3X9

Postal Address: P.O. Box 4200, St. John's, NL, CANADA, A1C 5S7

Tel: (709) 864-8000