Faculty

Our team has many years of professional experience in the oil and gas industry and enjoys a worldwide reputation and recognition in their areas of teaching and research:

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The PE Faculty back on campus for the start of a new semester.

Department Head

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Erdal Ozkan
F.H. “Mick” Merelli/Cimarex Energy Distinguished Department Head Chair
Room 206A Marquez Hall
Golden, Colorado 80401 USA
Office: (303) 273-3188
Fax: (303) 273-3189

Marathon Center of Excellence for Reservoir Studies
e-mail: eozkan@mines.edu

Research Interests: Well test analysis, fluid flow in porous media, horizontal well technology, well performance evaluation, and water and gas coning.

Faculty

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Hazim H. Abass
Professor
Room 209 Marquez Hall
Golden, Colorado 80401 USA
Office: (303) 273-3965
Fax: (303) 273-3189

email: habass@mines.edu

Research Interests: Hydraulic and waterless fracturing of unconventional oil/gas wells, well completion (perforation, matrix acidizing, acid/proppant fracturing, sanding tendency), applied rock mechanics in petroleum engineering.

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Mohammed Taha Al-Murayri
Adjunct Professor
Golden, Colorado 80401 USA
Office: (303) 273-3740
Fax: (303) 273-3189

email: almurayri@mines.edu

Research Interests: Enhanced Oil Recovery (EOR) involving chemical and gas injection, hybrid thermal-solvent recovery processes and is-situ combustion.

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Linda Battalora
Teaching Professor
Room 319 Marquez Hall
Golden, Colorado 80401 USA
Office: (303) 273-3903
Fax: (303) 273-3189

email: lbattalo@mines.edu

Research Interests: HSSE-SR, sustainable development, and community health

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Rosmer Brito
Assistant Professor
Room 315 Marquez Hall
Golden, Colorado 80401 USA
Office: (303) 273-3749
Fax: (303) 273-3189

email: rmbritojurado@mines.edu

Research Interests: Production system optimization, well modeling, experimental and modeling studies of multiphase flow systems, transient flow, severe slugging, liquid loading, artificial lift systems, downhole and surface liquid-gas separation, liquid-liquid separation, and solids deposition.

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Elio Dean
Teaching Assistant Professor
Room 312 Marquez Hall
Golden, Colorado 80401 USA
Office: (303) 384-2419
Fax: (303) 273-3189

email: eldean@mines.edu

Research Interests: Field development, EOR application, numerical simulation, petroleum economics, and reservoir characterization.

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Alfred William (Bill) Eustes III
Associate Professor
Room 213 Marquez Hall
Golden, Colorado 80401 USA
Office: (303) 273-3745
Fax: (303) 273-3189

email: aeustes@mines.edu

Research Interests: Drilling operations, drillstring dynamics, wave propagation, tubular design, horizontal drilling, drill bit analysis, computerized drilling simulations, artificial lift, completions and workovers.

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Mansur A. Ermila
Teaching Associate Professor
Room 313 Marquez Hall
Golden, Colorado 80401 USA
Office: (303) 384-2377
FAX: (303) 273-3189

email: mermila@mines.edu

Research Interests: Well stimulation, well completion, production and workover operation, artificial lift optimization, well testing analysis, multidisciplinary research and using of magneto-rheological fluid in drilling, well completion and other petroleum applications.

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William (Will) Fleckenstein
Adjunct Professor
Room 206A Marquez Hall
Golden, Colorado 80401 USA
Office: (303) 384-2030
FAX: (303) 273-3189

email: wflecken@mines.edu

Research Interests: Well completions, stimulations, tubular and wellbore design, workover operations.

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Ramona M. Graves
Professor and Dean of CERSE
Room 201 Marquez Hall
Golden, Colorado 80401 USA
Office: (303) 273-3746
Fax: 303-273-3189

Laser/Rock Interaction | CEMMC
email: rgraves@mines.edu

Research Interests: Reservoir characterization, dynamic and static mechanical rock properties, in-situ stress evaluation, sand control, subsidence control, laser/rock interaction, and multidisciplinary research.

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Hossein Kazemi
Professor, Chesebro' Distinguished Chair in Petroleum Engineering
Room 217 Marquez Hall
Golden, Colorado 80401 USA
Office: (303) 384-2072
Fax: 303-273-3189

Marathon Center of Excellence for Reservoir Studies
email: hkazemi@mines.edu

Research Interests: Transient testing in wells, petroleum reservoir simulation, improved/enhanced oil recovery.

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Carrie McClelland
Teaching Associate Professor
Golden, Colorado 80401 USA
Office: (303) 273-3367
Fax: 303-273-3189

email: cmcclell@mines.edu

Research Interests: Engineering education; Teaching pedagogy; Reuse and optimization of drilling, completion and fracturing fluids; Produced water handling; Well integrity.

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Mark G. Miller
Teaching Associate Professor
Room 303 Marquez Hall
Golden, Colorado 80401 USA
Office: (303) 273-3187
Fax: (303) 273-3189

email: mmiller@mines.edu

Research Interests: Specialties include computer applications, numerical simulation, drilling, air drilling, directional drilling, artificial lift, phase behavior, field automation, and computer software design.

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Jennifer L. Miskimins
Associate Professor
Golden, Colorado 80401 USA
Office: 303-384-2607
Fax: 303-273-3189

Director: Fracturing, Acidizing, Stimulation Technology (FAST)
CEMMC
email: jmiskimi@mines.edu

Research Interests: Stimulations/hydraulic fracturing, well completions, rock mechanics, unconventional reservoirs, multidisciplinary research, economics and property evaluation.

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Manika Prasad
Professor
Room 215 Marquez Hall
Golden, Colorado 80401 USA
Office: (303) 273-3457
Fax: (303) 273-3189

Center for Rock Abuse
Bakken Research Consortium
e-mail: mprasad@mines.edu

Research Interests:  Multidisciplinary research:  rock, sediment and fluid properties, quantitative nano- and microscale characterizations, flow zone mapping, non-destructive materials characterization, e.g., tubing, cement and concrete characterization.

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Jorge Sampaio
Associate Professor
Room 211 Marquez Hall
Golden, Colorado 80401 USA
Office: (303) 273-2370
Fax: (303) 273-3189

e-mail: jsampaio@mines.edu

Research Interests:  Drilling Engineering; Drillstring Mechanics; Smart Drilling Fluids; Directional Drilling; Drilling Hydraulics; Well Planning; Well Design; Engineering Modeling and Simulation; DEM.

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Bill Scoggins
Former Professor and President Emeritus
Golden, Colorado 80401-1887

email: scoggins@mines.edu

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Azra N. Tutuncu
Professor
Harry D. Campbell Chair
Room 205 Marquez Hall
Golden, Colorado 80401 USA
Office: (303) 273-3747
Fax: (303) 273-3189

Director, Unconventional Natural Gas and Oil Institute (UNGI)
email: atutuncu@mines.edu

Research Interests: include rock-fluid interactions, integrated borehole stability, geomechanics, conventional and unconventional reservoir characterization, formation damage detection, mitigation and removal.

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Craig W. Van Kirk
Professor Emeritus
Golden, Colorado 80401 USA
Office: (303) 273-3740
Fax: (303) 273-3189

email: cvankirk@mines.edu

Research Interests: Numerical simulation, reservoir characterization.  Field development and management, and supplemental recovery.  Multidisciplinary research.

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Philip H. Winterfeld
Research Associate Professor
Room 114A Marquez Hall
Golden, CO 80401 USA
Office: (303) 384-2366
Fax: (303) 273-3189

Energy Modeling Group
email: pwinterf@mines.edu

Research Interests: Numerical simulation, flow and transport phenomena in porous media, and computer software development.

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Yu-Shu Wu
Professor
Room 221 Marquez Hall
Golden, Colorado, 80401 USA
Office: (303) 384-2093
Fax: (303) 273-3189

Energy Modeling Group
email: ywu@mines.edu

Research Interests: Reservoir dynamics and simulation, flow and transport phenomena in porous media; coupled processes of multiphase fluid flow, chemicals transport, heat transfer, and rock deformation in EOR/IOR processes; and well testing analysis.

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Xiaolong Yin
Associate Professor
Room 207 Marquez Hall
Golden, CO 80401 USA
Office: (303) 384-2449
Fax: (303) 273-3189

Multiphase Fluid Dynamics and Fluid Properties
Energy Modeling Group
email: xyin@mines.edu

Research Interests: Numerical simulation of single- and multi-phase flows in fractured rocks, micro-channel networks, and fibrous media. Dynamics of liquid-solid and gas-solid suspensions that feature particle size distributions. Novel numerical method for gas-solid suspension flows and transient analysis of porous media flows.

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Luis E. Zerpa
Assistant Professor
Room 307 Marquez Hall
Golden, CO 80401 USA
Office: (303) 384-2627
Fax: (303) 273-3189

email: lzerpa@mines.edu

Research Interests: Reservoir engineering, fluid flow in porous media, enhanced oil recovery, flow assurance and multiphase flow modeling, natural gas hydrates as potential energy source.

Staff:

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Alireza (Al) Sami
Laboratory Coordinator III
Room 311 Marquez Hall
Golden, Colorado 80401 USA
Office: (303) 273-3966
FAX: (303) 273-3189

email: asami@mines.edu

Research interests: Laboratory Data Measurement Methodology & Application of Cryogenics in Laser Drilling and Well Stimulation.

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Joe Chen
Laboratory Coordinator II
Room 004 Marquez Hall
Golden, Colorado 80401 USA
Office: (303) 273-3291
FAX: (303) 273-3189
email: jychen@mines.edu

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Rachel McDonald
Program Assistant/Fiscal Manager
Room 206 Marquez Hall
Golden, Colorado 80401 USA
Office: (303) 273-3321
Fax: (303) 273-3189

email: rmcdonald@mines.edu

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Debra Marrufo
Administrative Assistant III
Room 206 Marquez Hall
Golden, Colorado 80401 USA
Office: (303) 384-2656
Fax: (303) 273-3189

email: dmarrufo@mines.edu

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Denise Winn-Bower
Research Administrator -UNGI/UREP/FAST/MCERS/EMG
Room 112B Marquez Hall
Golden, Colorado 80401 USA
Office: (303) 273-3945
Fax: (303) 273-3189

email: dwinnbow@mines.edu

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Terri Snyder
Undergraduate Program Advisor
Room 223 Marquez Hall
Golden, Colorado 80401 USA
Office: (303) 273-3827
Fax: (303) 273-3189

email: tsnyder@mines.edu

 

 

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