Duane A. McVay


Interim Department Head

Albert B. Stevens Chair Professor in Petroleum Engineering


Office: RICH 507
Phone: 979.845.2278
Fax: 979.862.6579
Email: mcvay@tamu.edu

Curriculum Vitae
Google Scholar Profile

Research Interests

  • Risk and uncertainty assessment
  • Unconventional resource assessment
  • Petroleum reservoir simulation
  • Integrated reservoir characterization and management

Awards & Honors

  • 2015-2016 SPE Distinguished Lecturer
  • TAMU Petroleum Engineering Academy of Distinguished Graduates, 2015
  • Albert B. Stevens Chair Professor in Petroleum Engineering
  • Distinguished Member, Society of Petroleum Engineers, 2007.
  • 2006 Practice Award from the Decision Analysis Society of the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS), co-recipient


  • PhD, Petroleum Engineering, Texas A&M University, 1994
  • MS, Petroleum Engineering, Texas A&M University, 1982
  • BS, Petroleum Engineering, Texas A&M University, 1980

Selected Publications

Dong, Z., Holditch, S.A., McVay, D.A., Ayers, Jr., W.B., Lee, W.J., and Morales, E. 2015. Probabilistic Assessment of World Recoverable Shale-Gas Resources. SPE Economics & Management, Vol. 7, No. 2, pp. 72-82.

McVay, D.A. 2015. Industry Needs Re-Education in Uncertainty Assessment. Journal of Petroleum Technology, Vol. 67, No. 2, pp. 72-76.

Gong, X., Gonzalez, R., McVay, D.A. and Hart, J.D. 2014. Bayesian Probabilistic Decline-Curve Analysis Reliably Quantifies Uncertainty in Shale-Well-Production Forecasts. SPE Journal, Vol. 19, No. 6, pp. 1047-1057

McVay, D.A., and Dossary, M.N. 2014. The Value of Assessing Uncertainty. SPE Economics & Management, Vol. 6, No. 2, pp. 100-110.

Liu, C. and McVay, D.A. 2010. Continuous Reservoir Simulation Model Updating and Forecasting Improves Uncertainty Quantification. SPE Reservoir Evaluation & Engineering, Vol. 13, No. 4, pp. 626-637.