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Research

Enhanced oil recovery (EOR) involves using complex and expensive methods to recover oil and gas from a conventional or unconventional reservoir that still has much to give but has issues, such as pressure depletion, that make hydrocarbon recovery difficult.

Focus Areas

Specialties include:

  • Experimental studies
  • Modeling
  • Regulation and reporting for EOR projects
  • Scale-up and design of enhanced oil recovery processes
  • Screening

Faculty Researchers

Below is a list of petroleum engineering faculty members who perform research in one or more EOR focus areas.

Sara Abedi

  • Associate Professor, Petroleum Engineering
  • Stephen A. Holditch Faculty Fellow
  • Affiliated Faculty, Civil & Environmental Engineering
Sara Abedi

Akhil Datta-Gupta

  • Professor, Petroleum Engineering
  • L.F. Peterson '36 Chair I
  • University Distinguished Professor
  • Regents Professor
  • Interim Department Head, Petroleum Engineering
  • Affiliated Faculty, Chemical Engineering
  • Member, National Academy of Engineering
Akhil Datta-Gupta

Berna Hascakir

  • Associate Professor, Petroleum Engineering
  • Flotek Industries, Inc. Career Development Professor
Berna Hascakir

Jihoon Kim

  • Associate Professor, Petroleum Engineering
  • Larry A. Cress '76 Faculty Fellow
Jihoon Kim

Michael King

  • Professor, Petroleum Engineering
  • LeSuer Chair in Reservoir Management
Michael King

W. John Lee

  • Professor, Petroleum Engineering
  • Kelly L. '87 and William D. '87 Von Gonten, Jr. DVG Chair in Petroleum Engineering
  • Regents Professor
  • Member, National Academy of Engineering
W. John Lee

George J. Moridis

  • Professor, Petroleum Engineering
  • Robert L. Whiting Chair in Petroleum Engineering
George J. Moridis

Hadi Nasrabadi

  • Associate Professor, Petroleum Engineering
  • Aghorn Energy Career Development Professor
  • Affiliated Faculty, Multidisciplinary Engineering
Hadi Nasrabadi

Rita Esuru Okoroafor

  • Assistant Professor, Petroleum Engineering
Rita Esuru Okoroafor