George J. Moridis

Professor

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Office: RICH 407L
Phone: 979-458-4470
Email: moridis@tamu.edu

Research Interests

George Moridis is a

  • Visiting Senior Scientist and Faculty Associate in the Energy Geosciences Division of the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL);
  • ExxonMobil Chair Professor for in the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, National University of Singapore;
  • Visiting Professor in the Guangzhou Center for Gas Hydrate Research of the Chinese Academy of Sciences;
  • Adjunct Professor in the Chemical Engineering Dept. at the Colorado School of Mines; and
  • Adjunct Professor in the Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering Dept. of the Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey.

He is in charge of the Hydrocarbon Resource Program at LBNL, and is in charge of research programs on unconventional resources, including gas hydrates.

Awards & Honors

  • Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, California, May 2012: LBNL Director’s Award for Exceptional Achievement
  • U.S. Department of Energy: 2011 Secretarial Honor Award
  • 2010 Society of Petroleum Engineers Distinguished Member (Fellow Grade)
  • Society of Petroleum Engineers Distinguished Lecturer 2009-2010
  • Editorial Board of Water Resources Research: Outstanding Reviewer Award 2007

Education

  • PhD, Reservoir Engineering, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas, 1987
  • MS, Agricultural Engineering, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas, 1982
  • ME, Chemical Engineering, National Metsovion Technical University, Athens, Greece, 1980
  • BS (Honors), Chemical Engineering, National Metsovion Technical University, Athens, Greece, 1979

Selected Publications

Rutqvist, J. and G.J. Moridis, Coupled Multiphase Fluid Flow and Wellbore Stability Analysis Associated with Gas Production from Oceanic Hydrate-Bearing Sediments, Paper PETROL3753R1, In Press, Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering

Cossio, M., G.J. Moridis, and T. Blasingame, A Semi-Analytic Solution for Flow in Finite-Conductivity Vertical Fractures Using Fractal Theory, Paper SPE 153715, In Press, SPE Journal (doi: 10.2118/153715-PA)

Kim, J., G.J. Moridis, and J. Rutqvist, Coupled Flow and Geomechanical Analysis for Gas Production in the Prudhoe Bay Unit L-106 Well Unit C Gas Hydrate Deposit in Alaska, Paper PETROL3889R1, In Press, Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering, electronically available from http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.petrol.2012.04.012 (doi: 10.1016/j.petrol.2012.04.012)

Kim, J., G.J. Moridis, D. Yang, and J. Rutqvist, Numerical Studies on Coupled Flow and Geomechanics in Hydrate Deposits, Paper SPE 141304, SPE Journal, 17(2), 485-501, 2012 (doi: 10.2118/141304-PA)

Kim J., and G.J. Moridis, Gas Flow Tightly Coupled to Elastoplastic Geomechanics for Tight and Shale Gas Reservoirs: Material Failure and Enhanced Permeability, SPE Paper 155640, Proceedings, Americas Unconventional Resources Conference, 5-6 June 2012, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.