Professor, Petroleum Engineering
Erdal Ozkan is a professor of Petroleum Engineering. He has BS and MS degrees from Istanbul Technical University and a Ph.D. degree from the University of Tulsa, all in Petroleum Engineering. He has over twenty years of teaching and research experience at Istanbul Technical University, The University of Tulsa, and Colorado School of Mines. His main research interests are horizontal and multilateral well technology, pressure-transient analysis, modeling fluid flow in porous media, and unconventional reservoirs. He joined the PE Department at Colorado School of Mines in 1998 and he is a co-director of Marathon Center of Excellence for Reservoir Studies (MCERS). Dr. Ozkan is a Distinguished Member of SPE and the recipient of the SPE Formation Evaluation Award (2007). He is also a member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, ASME, and The Mathematical Association of America.
Erdal Ozkan has published and presented over 100 papers in prestigious refereed journals and technical meetings, co-authored a book, and contributed to several others. Dr. Ozkan is also actively involved in the organization of technical conferences; some examples include the Steering Committee of the SPE Forum on Reservoir Engineering Aspects of Multilateral and Advanced Wells (1999), Chair of the Organizing Committee for the SPE Advanced Technology Workshop on Unconventional Gas (2006), Steering Committee of the SPE Advanced Technology Workshop on Advances in Performance Diagnostics for Fractured and Horizontal Wells (2007), and Co-Chair of the Organizing Committee of the SPE Technical Conference on Shale Gas Production (2008 and 2010).
Dr. Ozkan serves in the editorial boards of the key technical journals. He was the Executive Editor of the SPE Reservoir Evaluation and Engineering, Chief Editor of Elsevier Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering, and Associate Technical Editor of ASME Journal of Energy Resources Technology. He also serves as a referee for several US and international research foundations. He is a member of the SPE Reservoir Description and Dynamics Advisory Committee and a Technical Director of the SPE Research and Development Technical Section.
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