• Professor
  • Assistant Department Head, Staff Administration
  • Energi Simulation Chair in Robust Reduced Complexity Modeling
  • LeSuer Chair in Reservoir Management
Michael King

Educational Background

  • Doctor of Philosophy, physics, Syracuse University - 1980
  • Master of Science, physics, Syracuse University - 1977
  • Bachelor of Science, physics and mathematics (summa cum laude), The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art - 1976

Research Interests

    • 3D reservoir modeling and characterization
    • Pressure and rate transient analysis for unconventional reservoirs
    • Upscaling of geologic models for flow simulation
    • Streamline-based simulation and flow analysis

Industry Experience

    • Co-Director, Model Calibration and Efficient Reservoir Imaging joint industry project - 2009 to present
    • Leadership, management and technical advisory positions, BP America/BP Amoco E&P Upstream Technology Group - 1999-2009
    • Senior reservoir engineer and consultant, BP Exploration Operating Co, Ltd. - 1996-1999
    • Reservoir engineering research positions, BP Research and BP Exploration, UK - 1991-1995
    • Reservoir engineering research positions, Sohio/Standard Oil/BP Research - 1982-1990

Certifications & Memberships

  • Distinguished Member, Society of Petroleum Engineers - 2013

Awards & Honors

  • 25 Year Volunteer Recognition Award, Energistics RESQML SIG - 2015
  • Karen and Larry A. Cress '76 Excellence in Teaching faculty award, College of Engineering - 2014
  • Reservoir Description and Dynamics Award, Society of Petroleum Engineers - 2011

Selected Publications

  • Akhil Datta-Gupta and Michael J. King, 2007, Streamline Simulation: Theory and Practice. SPE Textbook Series, Vol. 11. ISBN: 978-1-55563-111-6
  • Jimenez, E., King, M.J. and Datta-Gupta, A. 2010. Full Field Streamline Tracing in Complex Faulted Systems With Non-Neighbor Connections. SPE paper 113425, SPE Journal, Volume 15, Number 1, March 2010.
  • Jimenez, E., Sabir, K., King, M.J. and Datta-Gupta, A. 2007. Spatial Error and Convergence in Streamline Simulation. SPE Reservoir Evaluation & Engineering, Vol. 10, No. 3, pp. 221-232, June 2007
  • King, M.J. 2007. Recent Advances in Upgridding. Oil & Gas Science and Technology - Rev. IFP, Vol. 62, No. 2, pp. 195-205
  • Cheng, H., Osako, I., King, M.J., and Datta-Gupta, A. 2006. A Rigorous Compressible Streamline Formulation for Two- and Three-Phase Black-Oil Simulation. SPE Journal, Vol. 11, No. 4, pp. 407-417, December 2006