I. Yucel Akkutlu

Associate Professor

Flotek Industries, Inc. Career Development Professor

William Keeler Fellow

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Office: RICH 619
Phone: 979.845.4069
Email: akkutlu@tamu.edu

Curriculum Vitae
Google Scholar Profile

Research Interests

  • Shale gas and oil resource assessment and characterization
  • CO2-enhanced shale gas and oil recovery
  • Shale oil recovery using surfactants and micro-emulsions
  • Digital rock physics and pore-network modeling
  • Compositional reservoir flow simulation coupled with geo-mechanics
  • Natural gas hydrates

Awards & Honors

  • TAMU Association of Former Students Distinguished Achievement Award in Teaching — College Level, 2017
  • TAMU Association of Former Students Distinguished Achievement Award — Individual Student Relationship, 2016
  • Flotek Industries, Inc. Career Development Professor, 2016
  • AIME Rossiter W. Raymond Memorial Award, 2014
  • SPE Distinguished Lecturer Award, 2014-15

Education

  • 2002 Ph.D. Petroleum Engineering, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, USA
  • 1995 M.S. Petroleum Engineering, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, USA
  • 1992 B.S. Chemical Engineering, Hacettepe University, Ankara, Turkey

Selected Publications

Kou, R. Alafnan, S.F.K. and Akkutlu, I.Y. 2017. Multi-scale Analysis of Gas Transport in Kerogen, Journal of Transport in Porous Media, 116 (2) 493-519.

Bui, K. and Akkutlu, I.Y., Silas, J., Zelenev, A., H. Saboowala, and Gilles, J.R. 2016. Insights into Mobilization of Shale Oil using Micro-emulsions. SPE Journal, 21 (2): 613-620.

Riewchotisakul, S. and Akkutlu, I.Y. 2016. Adsorption Enhanced Transport of Hydrocarbons in Organic Nanopores. SPE Journal, 21 (6): 1960-1969.

Wasaki, A. and Akkutlu, I.Y. 2015. Permeability of Organic-rich Shale. SPE Journal, 20 (6): 1384-1396.

Fathi E. and Akkutlu, I.Y. 2014. Multi-component Gas Transport and Adsorption Effects during CO2 Injection and Enhanced Shale Gas Recovery. International Journal of Coal Geology, 123: 52-61.