• Visiting Professor
William D. McCain, Jr.

Educational Background

  • Doctor of philosophy, chemical engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology - 1964
  • Master of Science, chemical engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology - 1961
  • Bachelor of Science, chemical engineering, Mississippi State University - 1956

Research Interests

    • Reservoir engineering and reservoir management
    • Reservoir fluid properties
    • Reservoir rock properties
    • Reservoir simulation, especially compositional simulation
    • Production of volatile oils and gas condensates

Certifications & Memberships

  • Distinguished Member, Society of Petroleum Engineers - 2009

Awards & Honors

  • ConocoPhillips Non-Tenured Track Excellence in Teaching Faculty Award, Texas A&M University - 2014

Selected Publications

  • Dr. McCain has written three editions of the textbook The Properties of Petroleum Fluids and authored and co-authored more than 50 professional articles.
  • McCain, W., Spivey, J. and Lenn, C. 2011. Petroleum Reservoir Fluid Property Correlations, first edition: PennWell Books, 2011