Jennifer L. Miskimins

Department Head and Professor, Petroleum Engineering, F.H Mick Merelli/Coterra Energy Distinguished Department Head Chair, Director, Fracturing, Acidizing, Stimulation Technology (FAST)

Jennifer MiskiminsDr. Jennifer L. Miskimins is a Professor and the Department Head of the Petroleum Engineering Department at the Colorado School of Mines, where she holds the F.H. Mick Merelli/Coterra Energy Distinguished Department Head Chair. Dr. Miskimins has over 30 years of experience in the petroleum industry, starting with Marathon Oil Company as a production/completions engineer and production foreman. Dr. Miskimins started teaching at Mines in 2002 and has held various appointments since then. From 2013-2016, she had a part-time appointment at Mines, while working for Barree & Associates, where she specialized in hydraulic fracture design and post-treatment analysis. In 2016, she returned full-time to the university.

Dr. Miskimins specializes in well completions, stimulation, hydraulic fracturing, and associated production issues. She is the founder and Director of the Fracturing, Acidizing, Stimulation Technology (FAST) Consortium. Her research interests focus on the optimization of stimulation treatments and the importance of such on associated recovery efficiencies.

Dr. Miskimins served as the first Completions Technical Director on the SPE International Board of Directors from 2015-2018. She was an SPE Distinguished Lecturer in 2010-2011 and 2013-2014 on hydraulic fracturing in unconventional reservoirs. In 2014, she was awarded the SPE International Completions Optimization and Technology Award, and in 2022, she received the SPE International Distinguished Achievement Award for Petroleum Engineering Faculty.

Dr. Miskimins serves on a variety of conference organizing committees and as a technical editor for various journals. She was the Editor-in-Chief for the recent SPE Monograph update Hydraulic Fracturing: Fundamentals and Advancements. Dr. Miskimins is a registered Professional Engineer in the State of Colorado (License #36193).


  • B.S. Petroleum Engineering 1990, Montana College of Mineral Science and Technology
  • M.S. Petroleum Engineering 2000, Colorado School of Mines
  • Ph.D. Petroleum Engineering 2002, Colorado School of Mines

Research Interests

Stimulation and completions; hydraulic fracturing; unconventional reservoirs; treatment diagnostics; multidisciplinary research; geothermal well applications


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