Department of Petroleum Engineering

Mohabbat Ahmadi

Mohabbat Ahmadi

Associate Professor

Petroleum Engineering

Duck 411

Research Interests:

  • conventional and unconventional gas resources development
  • supercritical CO2 EOR/sequestration
  • enhanced oil recovery

Vahid Atashbari

Vahid Atashbari

Affiliate Professor

Petroleum Engineering

Duck 417

Research Interests:

  • origin of overpressure and pore pressure prediction
  • carbonate reservoir characterization
  • business models and business plans
  • oil price models and forecasting

Obadare Awoleke

Obadare Awoleke

Associate Professor

Petroleum Engineering

Duck 407

Research Interests:

  • experimental and theoretical investigation into propped fracture conductivity in low and high permeability environments
  • heavy oil reservoirs (production, completion and stimulation related challenges)
  • data analysis using statistical and virtual intelligence techniques
  • the incorporation of uncertainty into the models used by petroleum engineers to predict oil and gas well productivity using time series analysis methods.
  • application of Monte Carlo techniques and stochastic differential equations to modeling uncertainty in petroleum production or reservoir engineering

Curriculum vitae
Abhijit Dandekar

Abhijit Dandekar

Department Chair | Professor

Petroleum Engineering

Duck 419

Research Interests:

  • gas-to-liquids
  • gas hydrates
  • CO2 sequestration
  • effect of wettability on oil recovery

Bio

Nicole Dufour

Office Manager

Department of Mechanical Engineering | Department of Petroleum Engineering

Duck 337

Santanu Khataniar

Santanu Khataniar

Professor

Petroleum Engineering

Duck 421

Research Interests:

  • water-flood and enhanced oil recovery
  • reservoir simulation
  • gas-to-liquid (GTL) transportation through pipeline
  • well log analysis

Samson Ning

Adjunct Associate Professor

Petroleum Engineering

  • enhanced oil recovery
  • pressure transient analysis
  • reservoir management

Brent Sheets

Acting PDL Director

Petroleum Development Laboratory

Research Interests:

  • unconventional reservoirs development
  • reservoir simulation and optimization
  • enhanced oil recovery
  • application of nanotechnology in petroleum engineering

Yin Zhang

Yin Zhang

Associate Professor

Petroleum Engineering

Duck 413

Emeriti
Shirish Patil

Shirish Patil

Professor Emeritus, Petroleum Engineering