• Professor
  • George K. Hickox, Jr. Professor in Petroleum Engineering
John Killough

Educational Background

  • Doctor of Philosophy, math sciences, Rice University
  • Master of Science, chemical engineering,, Rice University
  • Bachelor of Arts, chemical engineering (Phi Beta Kappa), Rice University

Research Interests

    • Unconventional reservoir simulation/high performance computing
    • Coupled surface/sub-surface reservoir models
    • Upscaling and multiscale reservoir simulation
    • Hysteresis and relative permeability

Certifications & Memberships

  • Distinguished Member, Society of Petroleum Engineers

Awards & Honors

  • George K. Hickok, Jr. Professorship of Petroleum Engineering
  • Teaching Excellence Award, Harold Vance Department of Petroleum Engineering - 2016
  • Reservoir Description and Dynamics Award, Society of Petroleum Engineers - 2013
  • Halliburton Technology Fellow for Reservoir Simulation

Selected Publications

  • Tang, H., Killough, J.E., Heidari, Z., and Sun, Z., “A New Technique to Characterize Fracture Density Using Neutron Porosity Logs Enhanced by Electrically-Transported Contrast Agents”, SPE Journal, April, 2017.
  • B. Yan, Y. Wang, H. Nasrabadi, and J.E. Killough, “Accelerating Flash Calculations Using Compositional Space for Reservoir Simulation”, Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering, March, 2017.
  • B. Yan, Y. Wang, and J.E. Killough, “A Fully-Compositional Model Considering the Effect of Nanopores in Tight Oil Reservoirs”, Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering, January, 2017.
  • B. Yan, M. Alfi, C. An, Y. Cao, Y Wang, JE Killough, “General Multi-Porosity simulation for fractured reservoir modeling”, Journal of Natural Gas Science and Engineering, 33(1), 777-791, July, 2016.
  • Yan, B., Wang, Y., and Killough, J.E., “Beyond dual-porosity modeling for the simulation of complex flow mechanisms in shale reservoirs”, Computational Geosciences 20 (1), 69-91, 2016.