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 Expert  715085

Expert in Petroleum Production Engineer

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Texas (TX)
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ACIDIZING. Expert has been conducting research on oil well acidizing for the past 20 years. He has emphasized experimental and theoretical modeling of this process of flow with reaction in porous media. A major result of his work has been the development of computer simulators used for designing acidizing treatments.

HYDRAULIC FRACTURING. Expert's work on hydraulic fracturing has included modeling the temperature and pressure behavior in the well, the fracture, and the surrounding formation. It has also included studies of fracture conductivity. For several years, he has been developing new techniques for experimentally evaluating the conductivity of acid fractures (hydraulic fractures which have been etched by acid).

MULTICOMPONENT FLOW. Expert's interest in multicomponent flow stems from studies of production logging. He explains that this is a type of well logging aimed at locating where oil, water, and gas enter wells. His experience includes the development and application of correlations for flow regimes and pressure gradient predictions, and studies of metering techniques for multiphase flow.

MULTIPHASE FLOW MEASUREMENT. Expert has evaluated, both experimentally and theoretically, the characteristics of metering devices that are used for multiphase flow measurement in oil and gas wells. In recent years, he has been working on the development of ultrasonic techniques for multiphase flow metering.

PETROLEUM PRODUCTION ENGINEERING. Expert has been active in teaching and research in this area of petroleum engineering for the past 15 years. He has recently co-authored a textbook on the subject of petroleum production engineering. His emphasis in production engineering has been in well performance diagnosis and well stimulation.

WELL STIMULATION. Well stimulation is presently Expert's primary research focus. For the past eight years, he has directed a large industrially-funded research program aimed at all major aspects of well stimulation. His group's work in this area has led to the development of numerous computer models being used for well stimulation design.




hydraulic mining


multicomponent flow


multiphase flow measurement


multiphase flowmetering


petroleum production engineering


well stimulation

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Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Houston, Texas;  Austin, Texas;  Pasadena, Texas;  Waco, Texas;  Killeen, Texas;  College Station, Texas;  Baytown, Texas;  Bryan, Texas;  Sugar Land, Texas;  and Round Rock, Texas.

Often requested
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Oil and Gas Exploration, Production, Construction and...
Offshore: Deep & Ultra Deepwater, Exploration, Appraisal &...
Gas and Oil Pipeline Safety Codes and Standards
Drilling Fluids

Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
1978   PhD   Chemical Engineering   University of Texas  
1976   MS   Chemical Engineering   University of Texas  
1974   BS   Chemical Engineering   Texas A & M University  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title  

2005 to


(Undisclosed University)


Petroleum Engineering


Associate Department Head


1982 to 2004


University of Texas





1978 to 1982


Marathon Oil Research Center



Research Engineer and Advanced Research Engineer


Career Accomplishments:

Expert is a member of the AIChE, the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) of the AIME, the Society of Professional Well Log Analysts, and five honor societies, including Sigma Xi.


He received the University of Texas Petroleum Engineering Department Teaching Award in 1988. He is listed in the 1990 "Who's Who Among Rising Young Americans" and "Who's Who in the South and Southwest."

Publications and Patents Summary

Expert has authored and co-authored many technical publications and five patents. He is the author of the monograph, "Production Logging - Theoretical and Interpretive Elements," published by the Society of Petroleum Engineers in 1990. He has also presented many invited lectures and seminars in the U.S. and around the world. As a 1988-89 SPE Distinguished Lecturer, he presented the lecture "Production Logging in Deviated Wells" at over 30 locations worldwide.

Selected Publications and Publishers  
 - Prentice Hall  
 - Society of Petroleum Engineers  
 - Journal of Petroleum Technology  

Consulting Services:
Recent Client Requests:
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Expert Witness:
Recent Litigation Client Requests:
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