• Professor of Engineering Practice, Petroleum Engineering
Ibere Alves

Educational Background

  • Ph.D., Petroleum Engineering, Tulsa University - 1991
  • M.S., Petroleum Engineering, Federal University of Ouro Preto - 1987
  • B.S., Mechanical Engineering, Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro - 1979

Research Interests

    • Gas and oil production
    • Two phase flow modeling
    • Artificial lift
    • Flow assurance
    • Intelligent fields
    • Deep water petroleum production

Industry Experience

    • Senior Petroleum Eng. Consultant at Petrobras America Inc., 2012-2014
    • Senior Petroleum Engineer - Senior Consultant Petrobras, 2011-2012
    • Seconded to CMG – Computer Modelling Group Ltd, 2007–2011
    • Manager of Technical Support group at Petrobras Rio de Janeiro, 2000-2007
    • Manager at Petrobras of the Artificial Lift, Flow Assurance group, 1992-2000
    • Production Engineer at Petrobras, 1980-1991

Certifications & Memberships

  • Member, Society of Petroleum Engineers

Awards & Honors

  • Distinguished Achievement Award in Teaching — University Level, Texas A&M University Association of Former Students - 2021
  • Distinguished Achievement Award in Teaching — College Level, Texas A&M University Association of Former Students - 2020
  • Instructional Faculty Teaching Award, Texas A&M University College of Engineering - 2018-19
  • Professor of the Year Award, Texas A&M University Society of Petroleum Engineers Student Chapter - 2018
  • ConocoPhillips Non-Tenured Track Faculty Award for Excellence in Teaching, College of Engineering Texas A&M University - 2018

Selected Publications

  • Weijermars, R., Alves, I.N., Rowan, M. G., Flores, D. B. 2017. Benchmark of deepwater field development projects in the Perdido foldbelt: Evaluating fiscal impacts (Mexico, and US) using a nodal analysis production model. Energy Policy 109, pp. 898–915.
  • Alves, I.N.,Shoham, O., and Taitel, Y. 1993. Drift Velocity of Elongated Bubbles in Inclined Pipes. Chemical Engineering Science, Vol. 48, No. 17, pp. 3063-3070.
  • Alves, I.N., Alhanati, F.J.S., and Shoham, O. 1992. A Unified Model for Predicting Flowing Temperature Distribution in Wellbores and Pipelines. SPE Production Engineering Journal, pp. 363-367, Nov 1992.
  • Alves, I.N., Caetano, E.F., Minami, K., and Shoham, O. 1991. Modeling Annular Flow Behavior for Gas Wells. SPE Production Engineering Journal, pp. 435-440, Nov 1991.