Thomas A. Blasingame

Professor

Robert L. Whiting Professor

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Office: RICH 821A
Phone: 979.845.2292
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Research Interests

His areas of specialization include:

  • Unconventional reservoirs
  • Production data analysis
  • Pressure transient data analysis
  • Petroleum reservoir engineering
  • Technical mathematics

His current research efforts include:

  • Well testing/analysis of reservoir performance
    • Specialized analysis techniques for well test and production data
    • Model-based analysis of production data
    • Software for the analysis, interpretation, and modeling of well test and production data
  • Unconventional Reservoirs: (Ultra-low permeability sands/shales)
    • Rate-time (decline curve) analysis for unconventional reservoir systems
    • Rate-time-pressure analysis for unconventional reservoir systems
    • Modeling of ultra-low permeability reservoirs
  • Field studies:
    • Performance analysis of tight gas/shale gas reservoir systems
    • Completion production correlation studies (correlation of performance with completion parameters)

Awards & Honors

  • SPE Honorary Member (SPE's highest honor), Society of Petroleum Engineers, 2015.
  • SPE Technical Director for Reservoir Description and Dynamics, Society of Petroleum Engineers, 2015-2018.
  • SPE Distinguished Achievement Award for Petroleum Engineering Faculty, Society of Petroleum Engineers, 2014
  • SPE DeGolyer Distinguished Service Medal, Society of Petroleum Engineers, 2013
  • SPE Lucas Award (SPE's preeminent technical award), Society of Petroleum Engineers, 2012

Education

  • PhD, Petroleum Engineering, Texas A&M University, 1989
  • MS, Petroleum Engineering, Texas A&M University, 1986
  • BS, Petroleum Engineering, Texas A&M University, 1984

Selected Publications

Pitakbunkate, T., Balbuena, P., Moridis, G.J., and Blasingame, T.A.: "Effect of Confinement on PVT Properties of Hydrocarbons in Shale Reservoirs," paper SPE 170685 presented at the 2014 SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition held 27–29 October 2014 in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. (SJ-0315-0059, accepted for publication on 06 May 2015).

Odunowo, T.O., Moridis, G.J., Blasingame, T.A., Olorode, O.M., & Freeman, C.M. (2014, January 1). "Evaluation of Well Performance for the Slot-Drill Completion in Low- and Ultralow-Permeability Oil and Gas Reservoirs," Society of Petroleum Engineers. doi:10.2118/164547-PA.

Collins, P.W., Ilk, D., and Blasingame, T.A.: "Practical Considerations for Forecasting Production Data in Unconventional Reservoirs — Variable Pressure Case," paper SPE 170945 presented at the 2014 SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition held 27–29 October 2014 in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

Pitakbunkate, T., Balbuena, P., Moridis, G.J., and Blasingame, T.A.: "Effect of Confinement on PVT Properties of Hydrocarbons in Shale Reservoirs," paper SPE 170685 presented at the 2014 SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition held 27–29 October 2014 in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.