• Associate Professor
  • Flotek Industries, Inc. Career Development Professor
Berna Hascakir

Educational Background

  • Doctor of Philosophy, petroleum and natural gas engineering, Middle East Technical University, Ankara - 2008
  • Master of Science, environmental technology, Dokuz Eylul University - 2003
  • Bachelor of Science, environmental engineering, Dokuz Eylul University - 2001

Research Interests

    • Heavy oil and oil shale recovery with enhanced oil recovery methods
      • In-Situ combustion
      • Hot fluid injection; steam/hot water/hot gas flooding, steam assisted gravity drainage (SAGD), cyclic steam injection (CC)
      • Chemical/Thermal EOR applications: solvent flooding, solvent-steam injection, solvent-SAGD, surfactant flooding, surfactant-steam injection, surfactant-SAGD
      • Thermal Stimulation: Electrical, Microwave, and Radio Frequency heating
    • Diagnostic studies on reservoir rock and fluids
      • X-ray computed tomography, X-ray diffraction (XRD), fourier transform infrared (FTIR), scanning electron microscopy (SEM), and X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS)
      • Analyze reaction kinetics with thermogravimetric analysis (TGA) and differential scanning calorimetry (DSC)
    • Produced water management

Certifications & Memberships

  • Distinguished Member, Society of Petroleum Engineers - 2018

Awards & Honors

  • Stephen A. Holditch Faculty Fellow, Texas A&M University - 2015
  • Innovative Teaching Award, Society of Petroleum Engineers - 2015
  • Top 10 Associate Editors, Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering, Elsevier - 2014
  • Junior Faculty Research Grant, Society of Petroleum Engineers - 2014-2016

Selected Publications

  • Banerjee, S., Abdulsattar, Z.R., Agim, K., Lane, R.H., Hascakir, B., Adsorption Mechanism of the Water-Based Fracturing Fluids on Shale Surface, Petroleum, 3 (2017) 384-390.
  • Hascakir, B., Editorial: Introduction to Thermal Enhanced Oil Recovery (EOR) special issue, Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering, SI:Thermal EOR, 154 (2017) 438-441. Q1, IF: 1.655, SJR: 4902, H: 61.
  • Aleksandrov, D., Kudryavtsev, P., Hascakir, B., Variations in In-Situ Combustion Performance due to Fracture Orientation, Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering, SI:Thermal EOR, 154 (2017) 488-494. Q1, IF: 1.655, SJR: 4902, H: 61.
  • Kar, T., Hascakir, B., In-Situ Kerogen Extraction via Combustion and Pyrolysis, Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering, SI:Thermal EOR, 154 (2017) 502-512. Q1, IF: 1.655, SJR: 4902, H: 61.
  • Prakoso, A., Punase, A., Hascakir, B., A Mechanistic Understanding of Asphaltene Precipitation from Varying Saturate Concentration Perspective, SPE Production & Operation, 32, 01, 86-98 (2017), SPE-177280-PA. Q1, IF0.818, SJR: 5341, H: 31.