• Professor, Petroleum Engineering
  • Robert L. Whiting Chair in Petroleum Engineering
George Moridis

Educational Background

  • Ph.D., Reservoir Engineering, Texas A&M University - 1987
  • M.S., Agricultural Engineering, Texas A&M University - 1982
  • M.Eng., Chemical Engineering, National Metsovion Technical University - 1980
  • B.Sc. (honors), Chemical Engineering, National Metsovion Technical University - 1979

Research Interests

    • Numerical simulation and advanced numerical methods
    • Analytical, semi-analytical and hybrid-analytical numerical models
    • Unconventional gas resources
    • Gas production from natural hydrate deposits
    • Thermal operations
    • Enhanced oil recovery processes
    • High performance computing coupled processes (flow, thermal, geomechanical, geochemical, geophysical)

    Dr. Moridis is a Visiting Senior Scientist and Faculty Associate in the Energy Geosciences Division of the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.

Certifications & Memberships

  • Honorary Member, Society of Petroleum Engineers - 2021
  • Distinguished Member, Society of Petroleum Engineers - 2010

Awards & Honors

  • Karen E. Olson '87 and Louis H. Turner Excellence in Research Faculty Award, Harold Vance Department of Petroleum Engineering - 2019
  • John Franklin Carll Award, Society of Petroleum Engineers - 2019
  • George and Joan Voneiff Professor in Unconventional Resources, College of Engineering Texas A&M University - 2017-2019
  • Director's Award for Exceptional Achievement, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory - 2012
  • Secretarial Honor Award, U.S. Department of Energy - 2011

Selected Publications

  • Rutqvist, J. and G.J. Moridis, Coupled Multiphase Fluid Flow and Wellbore Stability Analysis Associated with Gas Production from Oceanic Hydrate-Bearing Sediments, Paper PETROL3753R1, In Press, Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering
  • Cossio, M., G.J. Moridis, and T. Blasingame, A Semi-Analytic Solution for Flow in Finite-Conductivity Vertical Fractures Using Fractal Theory, Paper SPE 153715, In Press, SPE Journal (doi: 10.2118/153715-PA)
  • Kim, J., G.J. Moridis, and J. Rutqvist, Coupled Flow and Geomechanical Analysis for Gas Production in the Prudhoe Bay Unit L-106 Well Unit C Gas Hydrate Deposit in Alaska, Paper PETROL3889R1, In Press, Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering, electronically available from http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.petrol.2012.04.012 (doi: 10.1016/j.petrol.2012.04.012)
  • Kim, J., G.J. Moridis, D. Yang, and J. Rutqvist, Numerical Studies on Coupled Flow and Geomechanics in Hydrate Deposits, Paper SPE 141304, SPE Journal, 17(2), 485-501, 2012 (doi: 10.2118/141304-PA)
  • Kim J., and G.J. Moridis, Gas Flow Tightly Coupled to Elastoplastic Geomechanics for Tight and Shale Gas Reservoirs: Material Failure and Enhanced Permeability, SPE Paper 155640, Proceedings, Americas Unconventional Resources Conference, 5-6 June 2012, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.