• Professor
  • Rob L. Adams '40 Professor in Petroleum Engineering
  • William Keeler Fellow
I. Yucel Akkutlu

Educational Background

  • Doctor of Philosophy, petroleum engineering, University of Southern California, Los Angeles - 2002
  • Master of Science, petroleum engineering, University of Southern California, Los Angeles - 1995
  • Bachelor of Science, chemical engineering, Hacettepe University, Ankara - 1992

Research Interests

    • Shale gas and oil resource assessment and characterization
    • CO2-enhanced shale gas and oil recovery
    • Shale oil recovery using surfactants and micro-emulsions
    • Digital rock physics and pore-network modeling
    • Compositional reservoir flow simulation coupled with geo-mechanics
    • Natural gas hydrates

Certifications & Memberships

  • Distinguished Member, Society of Petroleum Engineers - 2018

Awards & Honors

  • Distinguished Achievement Award in Teaching — College Level, Texas A&M University Association of Former Students - 2017
  • Distinguished Achievement Award — Individual Student Relationship, Texas A&M University Association of Former Students - 2016
  • Rossiter W. Raymond Memorial Award, American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical, and Petroleum Engineers - 2014
  • Distinguished Lecturer Award, Society of Petroleum Engineers - 2014-15

Selected Publications

  • Kim, B.Y., Akkutlu, I.Y., Martysevich, V. and Dusterhoft, R. 2019. Monolayer Microproppant-Placement Quality Using Split-Core-Plug Permeability Measurements under Stress. SPE Journal 24 (4) 1790-1808.
  • Baek, S and Akkutlu, I.Y. 2019. Produced Fluid Composition Re-Distribution in Source Rocks for Hydrocarbon in-Place and Thermodynamic Recovery Calculations. SPE Journal 24 (3) 1395-1414
  • Feng, F. and Akkutlu, I.Y. 2019. A Simple Molecular Kerogen Pore-Network Model for Transport Simulation in Condensed Phase and Digital Rock Physics. Journal of Transport in Porous Media, 126 (2) 295-315.
  • Baek, S. and Akkutlu, I.Y. 2019. CO2-Stripping of Kerogen Condensates in Source Rocks. in SPE Journal 24 (3) 1415-1434
  • Alafnan, S.F.K. and Akkutlu, I.Y. 2018 Matrix-Fracture Interactions during Flow in Organic Nanoporous Materials under Loading. Journal of Transport in Porous Media, 121 (1) 69-92