• Professor
Ruud Weijermars

Educational Background

  • Doctor of Philosophy, geodynamics, University of Uppsala - 1987
  • Master of Science, structural geology, University of Amsterdam - 1981
  • Bachelor of Science, geology, University of Amsterdam - 1977

Research Interests

    • Petroleum economics and decision making
    • Reservoir models and production forecasting
    • Geothermal reservoir models
    • Wellbore stresses and hydraulic fracturing

Certifications & Memberships

  • Distinguished Member, Society of Petroleum Engineers

Selected Publications

  • Weijermars, R., Sorek, N., Seng, D., and Ayers, W. 2017. Eagle Ford Shale Play Economics: U.S. versus Mexico. Journal of Natural Gas Science and Engineering, vol. 38, p. 345-372.
  • Yu, W., Xu, Y., Weijermars, R., Wu, K., Sephernoori, K. 2017. Impact of Well Interference on Shale Oil Production Performance: A Numerical Model for Analyzing Pressure Response of Fracture Hits with Complex Geometries. SPE 184825 presented at SPE Hydraulic Fracturing Conference, Woodlands, Texas, 24-26 January.
  • Weijermars, R. and Van Harmelen, A. 2016. Advancement of Sweep Zones in Waterflooding: Conceptual Insight and Flow Visualizations of Oil-withdrawal Contours and Waterflood Time-of-Flight Contours using Complex Potentials. Journal of Petroleum Exploration and Production Technology, Vol. DOI 10.1007/s13202-016-0294-y.
  • Weijermars, R., van Harmelen, A., and Zuo, L. 2016. Controlling flood displacement fronts using a parallel analytical streamline simulator. Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering, vol. 139, p. 23-42.
  • Weijermars, R. 1997. Principles of Rock Mechanics. Alboran Science Publishing. ISBN 90-5674-002-4