|Dr. Hossein Kazemi
Chesebro' Distinguished Chair
in Petroleum Engineering
phone: (303) 384 2072
|Dr. Erdal Ozkan
phone: (303) 273 3188
Dr. Yu-Shu Wu
Dr. Xiaolong Yin
Office: (303) 384-2449
Dr. Philip H. Winterfeld
Dr. Luis E. Zerpa
Tingting ChenFacutly Mentor: Vaughan Griffiths and Hossein Kazemi
Education: Ph.D. candidate, Civil and Environmental Engineering, geotechnical specialty, in the Reservoir Characterization Project, Geophysics, Colorado School of Mines. M.S. Geological Engineering, Tongji University. B.S. Exploration Techniques and Engineering, Hefei University of Technology.
Research Interests: Member of Delhi Field project, her engineering role is constructing a reservoir model based on available geophysical and geological data. Research areas include numerical simulation and modeling, and laboratory tests on soils and rocks. Dynamic reservoir characterization by integrating geoscience and engineering information. An example to illustrate the dynamic reservoir characterization can be found in AOGR's September 2014 Editor's Choice-featured article by Tingting Chen, Dr. Hossein Kazemi and Dr. Thomas L. Davis titled, "Dynamic Reservoir Model Supports Reservoir Management."
Younki ChoFaculty Mentors: Xiaolong Yin and Hossein Kazemi
Education: B.Sc. 2009, M.Sc. 2011, and Ph.D. candidate in Petroleum Engineering from Colorado School of Mines.
Research Interests: Younki is originally from the Republic of Korea. He's research focuses on experimental and numerical study of multiphase flow in liquid-rich shales. He designed and built core flooding apparatus, and is currently performing core flooding experiments on unconventional cores such as Middle Bakken. These measurements will be used to validate a new modeling approach using Lattice Boltzmann model (LBM). Younki has been involved as a teaching assistant in several graduate and undergraduate level courses. He worked in a joint CSM-Exaro Energy study as a reservoir engineer conducting diagnostic fracture injection tests (DFIT), hydraulic fracture modeling, and production data analysis for Jonah field in Wyoming. Prior to joining the PhD program, he worked for Austin Exploration as a petroleum engineer doing well planning and completion design for Niobrara formation in Colorado."
Erdinc EkerFaculty Mentors: Hossein Kazemi
Education: Ph.D. candidate, Petroleum Engineering, Colorado School of Mines. B.S. and M.S., Petroleum Engineering, METU. Member of SPE and SEG.
Research Interests: Currently working as a reservoir engineer on the Reservoir Characterization Project (RCP). Focusing on dynamic reservoir characterization by integrating the seismic data with reservoir simulation model in unconventional reservoirs in Niobrara Formation. Erdinc research concentrates on hydraulic fracture modelling and future development strategies for the optimum production from the field.
Ilkay EkerFaculty Mentors: Hossein Kazemi
Ilkay is a PhD candidate at Colorado School of Mines in Petroleum Engineering Department. Her PhD research is focused on primary production analysis via multi-phase rate transient analysis and compositional modeling of enhanced oil recovery techniques to understand the flow mechanism at matrix-fracture interface in unconventional reservoirs. Ilkay holds BS and MS in Petroleum Engineering from Middle East Technical University. Prior to her study at CSM, Ilkay worked for Schlumberger as a reservoir engineer for five years focusing on Well Testing in North Sea and Continental Europe. While pursuing her PhD studies at CSM, Ilkay was instructor for undergraduate level course; Well Testing course for two semesters and she is teaching assistant of graduate level courses; reservoir simulation, naturally fractured reservoirs, improved and enhanced oil recovery processes and field applications and advanced well testing courses.
Andrew JohnsonFaculty Mentors: Hossein Kazemi
Program: MSc. Candidate, Petroleum Engineering, in the Reservoir Characterization Project
Education: Bachelor of Applied Science in Mechanical Engineering in 2012 from Queen's University in Kingston, Canada.
Work Experience: I worked with Devon Energy as a field production engineer in Lloydminster, Canada and facilities engineer in Calgary, Canada working in heavy oil and shallow gas. During my bachelor degree, I interned with Encana Corporation working on two unconventional gas and/or light oil projects in developing shale assets in the Liard Basin (Fort Nelson, Canada) and coalbed methane (Calgary, Canada).
Research Interest: My research interests include rate transient analysis, dual-porosity/dual-permeability reservoirs, pressure transient analysis of fractured reservoirs, and temperature transient analysis from producing fluids in fractured reservoirs. My desire is to take a fully integrated, life-cycle approach of reservoir engineering.
Personal Interest: When I am not passionately working on the reservoirs of the world, my wife and I have fun with: DIY house projects, rock climbing, hiking, mountain biking, skiing, fishing, music, art and travel.
Somayeh KarimiFaculty Mentors: Xiaolong Yin and Hossein Kazemi
Education: Ph.D. candidate, Petroleum Engineering, Colorado School of Mines.
Research Interests: As part of her Ph.D., she learned to develop reservoir simulation models parallel to using commercial software (Eclipse) to study reservoirs. She is also heavily involved in the experiments on Middle Bakken reservoir rock samples. Her focus in laboratory experiments is on capillary pressure, contact angle, resistivity and NMR.
Yanrui Daisy NingFaculty Mentors: Hossein Kazemi
Education: Ph.D. candidate, Petroleum Engineering, Colorado School of Mines.
Research Interests: Minor in Geophysics. Her PhD project is about integrating reservoir simulation and 4D microseimic for enhanced oil recovery (EOR) in the Wattenberg field. The objective of her work is to determine whether the well spacing, fracture spacing and well performance of the wells in the Wishbone Section of the Wattenberg field are optimal. To achieve this objective, she needs to use production data, well completion information, and reservoir description data based on geology, petrophysics, and microseismic. In addition, she will evaluate the effectiveness of the current artificial lift methods. The ultimate goal is to select an appropriate EOR method, such as CO2 injection, to enhance oil production.
Mehmet A. TorcukFaculty Mentor: Hossein Kazemi
Education: Ph.D. candidate, Petroleum Engineering, Colorado School of Mines. M.S. Petroleum Engineering, Colorado School of Mines. B.S. Petroleum Engineering, Istanbul Technical University.
Research Interests: Pore scale physics of fluid flow in unconventional reservoirs, pressure and rate transient analyses, reservoir simulation and enhanced oil recovery. Mehmet is a teaching assistant of three graduate level courses including reservoir simulation and compositional modeling. Mehmet is the recipient of 2014 SPE Nico van Wingen Memorial Graduate Fellowship Award.
|Tadesse Weldu Teklu||PhD - 2015||Experimental and Numerical Study of Carbon Dioxide Injection Enhanced Oil Recovery in Low Permeability Reservoirs|
|Caglar Yesiltepe||MS - 2015||Accessed Drainage Volume and Recovery Factors of Fractured Horizontal Wells Under Transient Flow|
|Andreas M. Lumban Gaol||MS - 2015||Inference Test Analysis with Two Fractured Horizontal Wells|
|Goksu Akoglu Somyurek||MS - 2015||CO2 Injection to Improve Oil Recovery Using Zipper Hydraulic Fractures|
|Waleed Alameri||PhD - 2015||Low-Salinity Waterflooding in a Low-Permeability Carbonate Formation of a Giant Middle East Field|
|Najeeb S. Alharthy||PhD - 2015||Compositional Modeling of Multiphase Flow and Enhanced Oil Recovery Prospects in Liquid-Rich Unconventional Reservoirs|
|Jusdon T. Greenwood||MS - 2015||An Analytical Investigation of Boundaries in Naturally Fractured Unconventional Reservoirs|
|Mehdi Izadi Kamouei||PhD - 2015||Assessing Productivity Impairment of Surfactant-Polymer EOR using Laboratory and Field Data|
|Filiz Geren||MS - 2014||Modeling Flow in Nanoporous, Membrane Reservoirs and Interpretration of Coupled Fluxes|
|Caglar Komurcu||MS - 2014||Effect of Viscosity - Compressibility Product Variation on the Analysis of Fracture Well Performances in Tight Unconventional Reservoirs|
|Ozlem Ozcan||MS - 2014||Fractional Diffusion in Naturally Fractured Unconventional Reservoirs|
|Jeffrey S. Brown||PhD - 2014||A compositional Simulation Model for Carbon Dioxide Flooding with Improved Fluid Trapping|
|Basak Kurtoglu||PhD - 2013||Integrated Reservoir Characterization and Modeling in Support of Enhanced Oil Recovery for Bakken|
|Juan Carlos Carratu||MS - 2013||Sensitivity of Fractured Horizontal Well Productivity to Reservoir Properties in Shale-Gas Plays|
|Tuba Firincioglu||PhD - 2013||Bubble Point Suppression in Unconventional Liquids Rich Reservoirs and Its Impact on Oil Production|
|Mahmood Ahmadi||PhD - 2012||Laplace Transform Deconvolution and its Application to Perturbation Solution of Non-Linear Diffusivity Equation|
|Mehmet Torcuk||MS - 2013||Analytical Solutions for Multiple-Matrix in Fractured Reservoirs: Application to Conventional and Unconventional Reservoirs|
|Osman Apaydin||PhD - 2012||New Coupling Considerations Between Matrix and Fracture in Unconventional Resource Reservoirs|
|Younki Cho||MS - 2012||Effects of Pressure-Dependent Natural-Fracture Permeability on Shale-Gas Well Production|
|Ali M. Al-Sumaiti||PhD - 2011||Numerical and Experimental Modeling of Double Diplacement Oil Recovery in Fractured Carbonate Reservoirs|
|Baharak B. Alamdari||PhD - 2011||Viability of Matriz-Fracture Transfer Functions for Dilute Surfactant-Augmented Waterflooding in Fractured Carbonate Reservoirs|
|Mojtaba Kiani||PhD - 2011||Field Pilot Testing of EOR Surfactant in Dual-Porosity Naturally Fractured Reservoirs: Single-Well vs. Multiple-Well Approach|
|Ayyoub E. Heris||PhD - 2011||Integrated Flow Simulation and Time-Lapse Seismic Reservoir Characterization in Conjunction with an Enhanced Oil Recovery Project, Postle Field, Texas County, Oklahoma|
|Vladimir Petunin||MS - 2011||Laboratory Study of Permeability Change with Radially Applied Pressure|
|PhD - 2011||Compositional Modelling of Naturally Fractured Reservoirs Using Control Volume Mixed Finite Element Method|
|Waleed Alameri||MS - 2010||Use of Horizontal Wells To Improve Pattern Waterflood In Fractured Carbonate Reservoirs - simulation of horizontal wells|
|John Akinboyewa||MS - 2010||Compositional Thermal Simulation of Expanding Solvent-Steam Assisted Gravity Drainage (ES-SAGD) in Heavy Oil/Bitumen Reservoirs|
|Mohammed Al-Kobaisi||PhD - 2010||Multiphase multiscale simulation of water-oil flow in single- and dual-porosity reservoirs - Comparison of different finite difference and finite element formulations; multiscale simulation|
|Ajab Al-Otaibi||PhD - 2010||Pressure Transient Behavior of Vertical Wells Accounting for Non-Darcy Flow in Hydraulically Fractured Wells and Naturally Fractured Reservoirs|
|Benjamin Ramirez||PhD - 2010||Mulstiscale Compositional Simualtion of Naturally Fractured Reservoirs|
|Najeeb Salim Alharthy||MS - 2009||Energy Gain Efficiency Using Steam Assisted Gravity Drainage (SAGD)|
|Ali A. Albinali||MS - 2009||Finite Difference Formulation of Coupled Geomechanics and Fluid-Flow for Reservoir Engineering Applications||Margaret "Peggy" Brown||MS - 2009||Analytical Trilinear Pressure Transient Model for Multiply Fractured Horizontal Wells in Tight Shale Reservoirs|
|Marathon Oil Company|
|Basak Kurtoglu||MS - 2008||Semi-Analytical Representation of Wells and Near-Well Flow Convergence in Numerical Reservoir Simulationr|
|Marathon Oil Company|
|Osama Raba||MS- 2008||The Effects of Small Conductivity Near-Wellbore Natural Fractures on Three-Phase Performance of Long Horizontal Wells|
|Arjun Bathija||ME - 2008|
|Mohamed Elhage||ME - 2008|
|Can " Jon" Yetkin||MS - 2007||Simulation of Permeability Anisotropy to Reduce Grid orientation Effects|
|MS - 2007||Gas Condensate Non-Darcy Flow Effects in Dual-Porosity, Dual-Permeability Naturally Fractured Reservoirs|
|Flavio Medeiros Junior||PhD - 2007||Semi-Analytical Pressure Transient Model for Complex Well-Reservoir Systems|
|Safian Atan||PhD - 2007||Multiscale Multimesh Numerical Simulation for Two-Phase Flow in Highly Heterogeneous Reservoirs|
|Marathon Oil Company|
|Mohammad Al-Matrook||PhD - 2006||Multi-Scale Formulation and Simulation of Three-Phase Flow with Interphase Mass Transfer|
|Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research||MS - 2002||An Improved Two-Component Simulation of Black Oil, Volatile Oil, and Gas Condensate Reservoirs|
|Adetayo Balogun||MS - 2005||An Improved Water-Oil Transfer-Function for Dual-Porosity/Dual-Permeability System|
|Christian Aguilar||MS - 2005||Simulation of Pressure Transient Response of Single and Dual-Lateral Wells|
|Victor Salazar Indij||MS - 2005||Improved Heavy Oil Recovery in a Foamy Heavy Oil Reservoir Using SAGD Technology|
|Apex Petroleum Engineering|
|Nasser Al-Mohannadi||PhD - 2004||Simulation of Horizontal Well Tests|
|Juergen Dreier||MS - 2004||Pressure-Transient Analysis of Wells in Reservoirs with a Multiple Fracture Network|
|Jose Martinez -Val||ME - 2004|
|Jaime Moreno||MS - 2004||Streamline Simulation of Counter-Current Water-Oil Flow in Dual-Porosity Naturally Fractured Reservoirs|
|Carlos Pereira||MS - 2003||Combined Effect of Non-Darcy Flow and Formation Damage on Gas Well Performance in Dual-Porosity/Dual-Permeability|
|Mohammad Al-Matrook||MS - 2002||An Improved Two-Component Simulation of Black Oil, Volatile Oil, and Gas Condensate Reservoirs|