Berna Hascakir

Assistant Professor

Stephen A. Holditch Faculty Fellow

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Office: RICH 401N
Phone: 979.845.6614
Email: hascakir@tamu.edu

Research Website
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Research Interests

  • Heavy Oil and Oil Shale Recovery with Enhanced Oil Recovery Methods
    • In-Situ Combustion
    • Hot Fluid Injection; Steam/hot water/hot gas Flooding, Steam Assisted Gravity Drainage (SAGD), Cyclic Steam Injection (CC)
    • Chemical/Thermal EOR applications: Solvent flooding, Solvent-steam injection, Solvent-SAGD, Surfactant flooding, Surfactant-steam injection, Surfactant-SAGD
    • Thermal Stimulation: Electrical, Microwave, and Radio Frequency heating
  • Diagnostic Studies on Reservoir Rock and Fluids
    • X-Ray computed tomography, X-Ray diffraction (XRD), Fourier transform infrared (FTIR), Scanning electron microscopy (SEM), and X-Ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS)
    • Analyze reaction kinetics with thermogravimetric analysis (TGA) and differential scanning calorimetry (DSC)
  • Produced Water Management

Awards & Honors

  • Stephen A. Holditch Faculty Fellow 2015
  • SPE Innovative Teaching Award (2015)
  • Top 10 Associate Editors, 2014 Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering, Elsevier
  • Recipient of SPE Junior Faculty Research Grant, September 2014-August 2016

Education

  • PhD, Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering, Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey, 2008
  • MS, Environmental Technology, Dokuz Eylul University, Izmir, Turkey, 2003
  • BS, Environmental Engineering, Dokuz Eylul University, Izmir, Turkey, 2001

Selected Publications

Banerjee, S., Abdulsattar, Z.R., Agim, K., Lane, R.H., Hascakir, B., Adsorption Mechanism of the Water-Based Fracturing Fluids on Shale Surface, Petroleum, 3 (2017) 384-390.

Hascakir, B., Editorial: Introduction to Thermal Enhanced Oil Recovery (EOR) special issue, Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering, SI:Thermal EOR, 154 (2017) 438-441. Q1, IF: 1.655, SJR: 4902, H: 61.

Aleksandrov, D., Kudryavtsev, P., Hascakir, B., Variations in In-Situ Combustion Performance due to Fracture Orientation, Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering, SI:Thermal EOR, 154 (2017) 488-494. Q1, IF: 1.655, SJR: 4902, H: 61.

Kar, T., Hascakir, B., In-Situ Kerogen Extraction via Combustion and Pyrolysis, Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering, SI:Thermal EOR, 154 (2017) 502-512. Q1, IF: 1.655, SJR: 4902, H: 61.

Prakoso, A., Punase, A., Hascakir, B., A Mechanistic Understanding of Asphaltene Precipitation from Varying Saturate Concentration Perspective, SPE Production & Operation, 32, 01, 86-98 (2017), SPE-177280-PA. Q1, IF0.818, SJR: 5341, H: 31.