• Professor
  • George and Joan Voneiff Professor in Unconventional Resources
George Moridis

Educational Background

  • Doctor of Philosophy, reservoir engineering, Texas A&M University - 1987
  • Master of Science, agricultural engineering, Texas A&M University - 1982
  • Master of Engineering, chemical engineering, National Metsovion Technical University - 1980
  • Bachelor of Science (honors), chemical engineering, National Metsovion Technical University - 1979

Research Interests

    • Visiting Senior Scientist and Faculty Associate in the Energy Geosciences Division of the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
    • ExxonMobil Chair Professor for in the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, National University of Singapore
    • Visiting Professor in the Guangzhou Center for Gas Hydrate Research of the Chinese Academy of Sciences
    • Adjunct Professor in the Chemical Engineering Dept. at the Colorado School of Mines
    • Adjunct Professor in the Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering Dept. of the Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey

Certifications & Memberships

  • Distinguished Member, Society of Petroleum Engineers - 2010

Awards & Honors

  • Director's Award for Exceptional Achievement, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory - 2012
  • Secretarial Honor Award, U.S. Department of Energy - 2011
  • Distinguished Lecturer, Society of Petroleum Engineers - 2009-2010
  • Outstanding Reviewer Award, Editorial Board of Water Resources Research - 2007

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.