• Professor, Petroleum Engineering
  • L.F. Peterson '36 Chair I
  • University Distinguished Professor
  • Regents Professor
  • Department Head, Petroleum Engineering
  • Affiliated Faculty, Chemical Engineering
  • Member, National Academy of Engineering
Akhil Datta-Gupta

Educational Background

  • Ph.D., Petroleum Engineering, University of Texas at Austin - 1992
  • M.S., Petroleum Engineering, University of Texas at Austin - 1985
  • B.S., Petroleum Engineering, Indian School of Mines, Dhanbad - 1982

Research Interests

    • Rapid flow simulation techniques, reservoir optimization, large-scale parameter estimation via inverse methods, and uncertainty quantification and assessments
    • Streamline simulation and applications
    • Inverse modeling and multi-scale data integration
    • Geostatistics and stochastic reservoir characterization
    • Modeling and scale-up of enhanced oil recovery

Certifications & Memberships

  • Member, National Academy of Engineering
  • Honorary Member, Society of Petroleum Engineers

Awards & Honors

  • John Franklin Carll Award, Society of Petroleum Engineers
  • Outstanding Contributions to Basic Research in Geosciences, U.S. Department of Energy, Basic Energy Sciences Division
  • Lester C. Uren Award, Society of Petroleum Engineers

Selected Publications

  • Mishra, S., Schuetter, J., Datta-Gupta, A., and Bromhal, G. 2021. Robust Data-Driven Machine-Learning Models for Subsurface Applications: Are We There Yet?. Journal of Petroleum Technology 73 (2021): 25–30. doi: https://doi.org/10.2118/0321-0025-JPT.
  • Sen, D., Chen, H., and Datta-Gupta, A. 2021. Inter-well connectivity detection in CO2 WAG projects using statistical recurrent unit models. Fuel, 122600.
  • Sen, D., Chen, H., Datta-Gupta, A., Kwon, J., and Mishra, S. 2021. Machine Learning based Rate Optimization Under Geologic Uncertainty. Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.petrol. 2021.109116.
  • Applied Statistical Modeling and Data Analytics, Srikanta Mishra and Akhil Datta-Gupta, Elsevier Inc. (October 2017). ISBN: 978-0-12-803279-4.
  • Subsurface Imaging and Fluid Flow, D. W. Vasco and Akhil Datta-Gupta, Cambridge University Press (August 2016). ISBN: 978-0-521-51633-4.