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

Educational Background

  • Doctor of Philosophy, petroleum engineering, University of Texas at Austin - 1992
  • Master of Science, petroleum engineering, University of Texas at Austin - 1985
  • Bachelor of Science, 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

  • Streamline Simulation: Theory and Practice , Akhil Datta - Gupta and M. J. King, Textbook Series #11, Society of Petroleum Engineers, Richardson, TX , ISBN 978-1-55563-111-6 (Nov. 2007).
  • Editor, History Matching and Conditioning Geologic Models to Dynamic Data, Society of Petroleum Engineers Reprint Series, ISBN 978-1-55563-210-6 (April, 2009).
  • Bhark, E., Jafapour, B. and Datta-Gupta, A. 2011. A Generalized Grid-Connectivity-Based Parameterization for Subsurface Flow Model Calibration. Water Resources Research, 47, W06517. doi:10.1029/2010WR009982 (2011).
  • Rey, A., Datta-Gupta, A., and Ballin, P. 2011. Assisted history matching in the presence of frequent well interventions using generalized travel time inversion. Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering, 78 (2); 415-30, August 2011.
  • Yin, J., Park, H-Y, Datta-Gupta, A., and King, M. J. 2011. A hierarchical streamline-assisted history matching approach with global and local parameter updates. Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering, 80 (1); 116-30, December 2011