Ruud Weijermars



Office: RICH 501M
Phone: 979.845.4067

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Research Interests

  • Petroleum economics and decision making
  • Reservoir models and production forecasting
  • Geothermal reservoir models
  • Wellbore stresses and hydraulic fracturing

Awards & Honors

  • SPE Distinguished Member


  • Habilitation, University of Uppsala, Sweden, 1991
  • PhD, Geodynamics from the Hans Ramberg Tectonic Laboratory, University of Uppsala, Sweden, 1987
  • MS, Structural Geology, University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands, 1981
  • BS, Geology from the Faculty of Mathematics, University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands, 1977

Selected Publications

Weijermars, R., Sorek, N., Seng, D., and Ayers, W. 2017. Eagle Ford Shale Play Economics: U.S. versus Mexico. Journal of Natural Gas Science and Engineering, vol. 38, p. 345-372.

Yu, W., Xu, Y., Weijermars, R., Wu, K., Sephernoori, K. 2017. Impact of Well Interference on Shale Oil Production Performance: A Numerical Model for Analyzing Pressure Response of Fracture Hits with Complex Geometries. SPE 184825 presented at SPE Hydraulic Fracturing Conference, Woodlands, Texas, 24-26 January.

Weijermars, R. and Van Harmelen, A. 2016. Advancement of Sweep Zones in Waterflooding: Conceptual Insight and Flow Visualizations of Oil-withdrawal Contours and Waterflood Time-of-Flight Contours using Complex Potentials. Journal of Petroleum Exploration and Production Technology, Vol. DOI 10.1007/s13202-016-0294-y.

Weijermars, R., van Harmelen, A., and Zuo, L. 2016. Controlling flood displacement fronts using a parallel analytical streamline simulator. Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering, vol. 139, p. 23-42.

Weijermars, R. 1997. Principles of Rock Mechanics. Alboran Science Publishing. ISBN 90-5674-002-4