Michael King


Assistant Department Head-Staff Administration

Energi Simulation Chair in Robust Reduced Complexity Modeling

LeSuer Chair in Reservoir Management


Office: RICH 401E
Phone: 979.845.1488
Email: mike.king@tamu.edu

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Research Interests

  • 3D reservoir modeling and characterization
  • Pressure and rate transient analysis for unconventional reservoirs
  • Upscaling of geologic models for flow simulation
  • Streamline-based simulation and flow analysis​​

Awards & Honors

  • 2015 Energistics RESQML SIG 25 Year Volunteer Recognition Award
  • 2014 Karen and Larry A. Cress '76 Excellence in Teaching faculty award
  • 2013 SPE Distinguished Member Award
  • 2011 SPE Reservoir Description and Dynamics Award


  • PhD, Physics, Syracuse University, Syracuse, New York 1980
  • MS, Physics, Syracuse University, Syracuse, New York 1977
  • BS, Physics and mathematics (summa cum laude), Cooper Union, New York, NY 1976

Selected Publications

“Streamline Simulation: Theory and Practice”, SPE Textbook #11 (2007) (With Akhil Datta-Gupta)

“Full Field Streamline Tracing in Complex Faulted Systems With Non-Neighbor Connections," SPE 113425, SPE Journal, Volume 15, Number 1 (March 2010) (with Eduardo Jimenez and Akhil Datta-Gupta).

“Spatial Error and Convergence in Streamline Simulation,” SPE Reservoir Evaluation & Engineering, Volume 10, Number 3, pp. 221-232 (June 2007) (with Eduardo Jimenez, Kamran Sabir, and Akhil Datta-Gupta)

“Recent Advances in Upgridding” in Oil & Gas Science and Technology - Rev. IFP, Vol. 62, No. 2, pp. 195-205 (2007).

“A Rigorous Compressible Streamline Formulation for Two- and Three-Phase Black-Oil Simulation,” SPE Journal, Volume 11, Number 4, pp. 407-417 (December 2006) (with Hao Cheng, Ichiro Osako, and Akhil Datta-Gupta)