• Associate Professor
  • Flotek Industries, Inc. Career Development Professor
  • William Keeler Fellow
I. Yucel Akkutlu

Educational Background

  • PhD, petroleum engineering, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California, USA, 2002
  • MS, petroleum engineering, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California, USA, 1995
  • BS, chemical engineering, Hacettepe University, Ankara, Turkey, 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

Awards & Honors

  • TAMU Association of Former Students Distinguished Achievement Award in Teaching — College Level, 2017
  • TAMU Association of Former Students Distinguished Achievement Award — Individual Student Relationship, 2016
  • Flotek Industries, Inc. Career Development Professor, 2016
  • AIME Rossiter W. Raymond Memorial Award, 2014
  • SPE Distinguished Lecturer Award, 2014-15

Selected Publications

  • Kou, R. Alafnan, S.F.K. and Akkutlu, I.Y. 2017. Multi-scale Analysis of Gas Transport in Kerogen, Journal of Transport in Porous Media, 116 (2) 493-519.
  • Bui, K. and Akkutlu, I.Y., Silas, J., Zelenev, A., Saboowala, H., and Gilles, J.R. 2016. Insights into Mobilization of Shale Oil using Micro-emulsions. SPE Journal, 21 (2): 613-620.
  • Riewchotisakul, S. and Akkutlu, I.Y. 2016. Adsorption Enhanced Transport of Hydrocarbons in Organic Nanopores. SPE Journal, 21 (6): 1960-1969.
  • Wasaki, A. and Akkutlu, I.Y. 2015. Permeability of Organic-rich Shale. SPE Journal, 20 (6): 1384-1396.
  • Fathi E. and Akkutlu, I.Y. 2014. Multi-component Gas Transport and Adsorption Effects during CO2 Injection and Enhanced Shale Gas Recovery. International Journal of Coal Geology, 123: 52-61.