William D. McCain, Jr.

Visiting Professor


Office: RICH 501N
Phone: 979.845.8401
Email: w-mccain01@tamu.edu

Research Interests

  • Reservoir engineering and reservoir management
  • Reservoir fluid properties
  • Reservoir rock properties
  • Reservoir simulation, especially compositional simulation
  • Production of volatile oils and gas condensates

Awards & Honors

  • ConocoPhillips Non-Tenured Track Excellence in Teaching Faculty Award, 2014
  • SPE Distinguished Member Award, 2009
  • U.S. Patent 6,945,327, "Method for Reducing Permeability Restriction Near Wellbore," September 20, 2005
  • U.S. Patent 2,942,619, "Feed Injector for Coking for Chemicals," September 13, 1960
  • U.S. Patent 2,943,994, "Chemicals Coking Quenching System," July 5, 1960


  • PhD, Chemical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, 1964
  • MS, Chemical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, 1961
  • BS, Chemical Engineering, Mississippi State University, 1956

Selected Publications

Dr. McCain has written three editions of the textbook The Properties of Petroleum Fluids and authored and co-authored more than 65 professional articles.

McCain, W., Spivey, J. and Lenn, C. 2011. Petroleum Reservoir Fluid Property Correlations, first edition: PennWell Books, 2011