Curriculum Vitae

Education

Ph.D., Engineering Geoscience, University of California, Berkeley, May 1991, Dissertation under Professor H. Frank Morrison, on Continuous Magnetotelluric Profiling, 4.0/4.0 GPA

M.Sc., Electrical Engineering, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas, May 1985, Thesis under Professor Francis X. Bostick, Jr. on Implications of the Born Approximation for the Magnetotelluric Problem in Three- Dimensional Environments, 4.0/4.0 GPA

B.S., Geophysical Engineering, National Polytechnic Institute of México, February, 1983, 3.94/4.0 GPA

Departments

Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering

Institute for Computational Engineering and Sciences

Continuing Education

Attended Workshop, Engineering Ethics, Center for Lifelong Engineering Education, College of Engineering, The University of Texas at Austin; Austin, Texas, March 10, 2005.

Attended Workshop, New Faculty Teaching/Orientation Seminar, UT Austin Center for Teaching Effectiveness, Austin, Texas, August 16-18, 1999.

Professional Registration

Mexico, Registered Professional Engineer

Current and Previous Academic Positions

Professor (Zarrow Centennial Professorship in Petroleum Engineering and Frank W. Jessen Professorship in Petroleum Engineering), Department of Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering, The University of Texas at Austin, September 2008 – present.

Associate Professor, Department of Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering, The University of Texas at Austin, September 2004 – August 2008.

Assistant Professor, Department of Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering, The University of Texas at Austin, September 1999 – August 2004.

Teaching Assistant, Department of Materials Science and Mineral Engineering, University of California, Berkeley, Spring 1989.

Graduate Research Assistant, jointly with the Department of Materials Science and Mineral Engineering, and Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory, University of California, Berkeley, Spring 1986-1991.

Graduate Research Assistant, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, The University of Texas at Austin, 1984-1985.

Other Professional Experience

July 1997 to August 1999. Reservoir Specialist and Technology Champion (Special Projects) at YPF, S.A., The largest domestic and international Argentine oil company. The work included the technical leadership of a reservoir geophysics group aimed at assisting in the development of producing reservoirs. This group was responsible for the petrophysical evaluation of well logs and cores, interpretation and inversion post-stack 3-D seismic data, outcrop studies, geostatistics, data integration, and well completion and perforation practices. In so doing, a successful integrative methodology was developed for the detection, delineation, and petrophysical evaluation of thin sands. Several wells were drilled and evaluated by different asset teams as a result of our recommendations.

November 1991 to June 1997. Research Scientist at Schlumberger-Doll Research, Ridgefield, Connecticut, USA. The work involved the numerical simulation of electromagnetic propagation in rock formations via integral and partial differential equations with applications to the deep probing of rock formations, induction logging and cross-well electromagnetic tomography. A large part of this effort involved the development and field testing of mathematical and physical procedures for the inference of physical properties of rocks from electromagnetic measurements, including the interpretation of data acquired in producing hydrocarbon reservoirs. Some of this work was adapted to the numerical simulation of elastic wave scattering in heterogeneous rock formations. On a different project, work was performed to sense and numerically simulate fluid movements (e.g. water-oil contacts) in producing hydrocarbon reservoirs by means of permanently deployed electric and pressure sensors. This latter subject included the development of numerical methods for the inference of permeability variations in reservoirs jointly from dynamic in-situ pressure and electrical resistivity measurements.

September 1991 to October 1991. Research Scientist at Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory of the University of California, Berkeley. The work involved the development of computer codes for the imaging and inversion of electrical properties of the earth from natural and controlled-source surface electromagnetic measurements.

June 1991 to July 1991. Geophysical Consultant for the company Electromagnetics Instruments, Inc., of El Cerrito, CA. During this time, field, technical and interpretative assistance was provided to the Italian exploration company, Geoinvest of Piacenza, in the different phases of an exploration project aimed at evaluating the hydrocarbon potential of mountainous geological provinces in Umbria and Basilicata, Italy.

January 1987 to May 1991. Graduate Student Research Assistant, University of California, Berkeley, CA. Research activities included the development of new procedures for the sampling, processing and interpretation of electromagnetic data acquired in the form of one- and two-dimensional surface arrays.

January 1989 to June 1989. Consultant Research Engineer for the company Mintech Geosciences of Concord, CA., on the application and evaluation of the EMAP (Electromagnetic Array Profiling) technique in the exploration of geothermal reservoirs in Japan.

July 1987 to August 1987. Consultant Engineer for the company Electromagnetic Instruments, Inc., (EMI) of El Cerrito, CA., on the development of a magnetotelluric data acquisition system.

January 1986 to December 1986. Graduate Student Research Assistant, Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory, CA. Duties included (a) Processing and three-dimensional interpretation of a electromagnetic data set for the geologic evaluation of the Long Valley Caldera, Mammoth, CA.

January 1984 to December 1985. Graduate Student Research Assistant. Geomagnetics Research Laboratory, The University of Texas at Austin. Research activities included analytical and numerical studies in electromagnetic theory concerning a novel adaptation of the magnetotelluric method known as Electromagnetic Array Profiling (EMAP).

December 1982 to August 1983. Research Engineer, Department of Applied Geophysics of the Instituto Mexicano del Petroleo (Mexican Institute for Petroleum). Tasks included the development of computer algorithms for the processing and interpretation of gravity, magnetic, and seismic data.

December 1982 to March 1983. Consultant Engineer in charge of the interpretation of Schlumberger DC resistivity soundings for groundwater exploration and dam foundation studies.

Computer Skills

Systems/Machines: UNIX, SGI, SUN, VAX/VMS, Macintosh, Windows 
Languages: C, FORTRAN, Matlab, Latex, Several Graphics Packages. 
Geophysical Software: Landmark, Geoframe, Jason Geosystems

Consulting

Hilcorp Corporation, 2013, 2014
Quantum Reservoir Impact (QRI), 2012 – present
BHP Billiton, 2012
Tecpetrol, 2011
Anadarko Petroleum Corporation, 2007 – present
ConocoPhillips, 2010 – present
Novatek, 2010
BP, 2009 – 2013
Petrobras 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2014
Pluspetrol, 2007 – 2010, 2012
Fugro-Jason, 2007
CAPSA-CAPEX, 2005, 2009, 2013
Apache Corporation, 2005
ExxonMobil Upstream Research Company, 2005
PEMEX: 2001 – present
The Round Table Group: 2003, 2004
The ARC Group LLC: 2003
Innovative Petrotech Solutions, Inc.: 2001 – 2002
Pan-American Energy, Inc.: 2001, 2004, 2012
Jason Geosystems: 2000, 2001, 2006
Repsol-YPF: 1999 – 2009

Patents

Torres-Verdín, C., and Schneider, E., “Tracers for formation analysis,” US Patent Application, Docket No. 10046-075PV1, filed on June 26, 2014 on behalf of the Regents of The University of Texas System.

Malinverno, A., Rossi, D. J., Karakas, M., Spies, B., Torres-Verdin, C., Bryant, I., and Chen, Min-Yi, “Methods and apparatus for dynamically estimating the location of an oil-water interface in a petroleum reservoir,” Assignee – Schlumberger Technology Corporation, US Patent No. 6,182,013 B1, January 30, 2001.

Torres-Verdin, C., Fang, S., Druskin, V., Bryant, I, and Karakas, M., “Method for sensing and estimating the shape and location of oil-water interfaces,” Assignee – Schlumberger Technology Corporation, US Patent No. 5,767,680, June 16, 1998.

Journals Refereed

AAPG Bulletin
Computers and Geosciences
Geofísica Internacional
Geophysical Journal International
Geophysical Prospecting
Geophysics
IEEE Transactions of Antennas and Propagation
IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing
IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques
IEEE Signal Processing Letters
IBM Journal of Research and Development
International Journal of Imaging Systems and Technology
Journal of Applied Geophysics
Journal of Electromagnetic Waves and Applications
Journal of Geomagnetism and Geoelectricity
Journal of Geophysical Research
Journal of Petroleum Geoscience
Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering
Petrophysics
Physics of the Earth and Planetary Interiors
Radio Science
SPE Journal
SPE Reservoir Evaluation and Engineering
The Log Analyst
Water Resources Research

Industry Courses Taught

Fundamentals of Well Logging. Course given to ConocoPhillips technical personnel, May 6–8, 2013, Houston, Texas, USA.

Formation Evaluation and Well-Log Interpretation. Course given to Hilcorp Corporation’s technical personnel, March 12 – 14, 2014, Houston, Texas.

Formation Evaluation of Conventional and Non-Conventional Reservoirs. Course organized by the local SPE Chapter in Argentina, November 18–21, 2013, Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Fundamentals of Well Logging. Course given to ConocoPhillips technical personnel, October 2–5, 2013, Houston, Texas, USA.

Formation Evaluation and Well-Log Interpretation. Course given to Anadarko Petroleum Corporation technical personnel, September 16 – 20, 2013, The Woodlands, Texas, USA.

Formation Evaluation and Well-Log Interpretation. Course given to Hilcorp Corporation’s technical personnel, August 26 – 30, 2013, Anchorage, Alaska.

Advanced Well-Log Interpretation. Course given to Anadarko Petroleum Corporation technical personnel, July 15 – 19, 2013, The Woodlands, Texas, USA.

New Concepts in Petrophysical Interpretation. One-day course open to attendants of the Society of Petrophysicists and Well Log Analysts (SPWLA) 54th Ann. Logging Symposium, New Orleans, Louisiana, June 23, 2013. Co-instructors: David Kennedy and David Herrick.

Formation Evaluation and Well-Log Interpretation. Open course given to technical personnel, June 11 – 15, 2013, Bogotá, Colombia.

Fundamentals of Well Logging. Course given to ConocoPhillips technical personnel, April 17–19, 2013, Houston, Texas, USA.

Post- and Pre-Stack Seismic Amplitude Inversion. Course given to Pan-American Energy, Inc. technical personnel, December 17 – 21, 2012, Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Formation Evaluation and Well-Log Interpretation. Open course given to technical personnel, December  10 – 14, 2012, Bogotá, Colombia.

Fundamentals of Well Logging. Course given to ConocoPhillips technical personnel, October 10–12, 2012, Houston, Texas, USA.

Formation Evaluation and Well-Log Interpretation. Course given to Anadarko Petroleum Corporation technical personnel, September 10 – 14, 2012, Denver, Colorado, USA.

Formation Evaluation and Well-Log Interpretation. Open course given to technical personnel, June  12 – 15, 2012, Bogotá, Colombia.

Interactive Modeling of Resistivity, Nuclear, and Sonic Logs. Course given to BHP-Billiton technical personnel, March 12–16, 2012, Houston, Texas, USA.

Fundamentals of Well Logging. Course given to ConocoPhillips technical personnel, February 23–24, 2012, Houston, Texas, USA.

Interactive Modeling of Resistivity and Nuclear Logs for Improved Assessment of Porosity and Hydrocarbon Saturation. Course given to BP technical personnel, February 20–22, 2012, Houston, Texas, USA.

Formation Evaluation and Well-Log Interpretation. Open course given to technical personnel, November  28 – December 2, 2011, Bogotá, Colombia.

Formation Evaluation and Well-Log Interpretation. Course given to Anadarko Petroleum Corporation technical personnel, November 14 – 18, 2011, The Woodlands, Texas, USA.

Interactive Modeling of Resistivity and Nuclear Logs for Improved Assessment of Porosity and Hydrocarbon Saturation. Course given to BP technical personnel, November 7–9, 2011, Houston, Texas, USA.

Fundamentals of Well Logging. Course given to ConocoPhillips technical personnel, October 19 – 21, 2011, Houston, Texas, USA.

Interactive Modeling of Resistivity, Nuclear, and Sonic Logs for Improved Assessment of Static and Dynamic Petrophysical Properties. Course given to Petrobras technical personnel, June 6–17, 2011, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Formation Evaluation and Well-Log Interpretation. Open course given to technical personnel, March  14 – 18, 2011, Bogotá, Colombia.

Interactive Modeling of Resistivity and Nuclear Logs for Improved Assessment of Porosity and Hydrocarbon Saturation. Course given to BP technical personnel, February 21–23, 2011, Houston, Texas, USA.

Formation Evaluation and Well-Log Interpretation. Course given to Anadarko Petroleum Corporation technical personnel, October 24 – 28, 2010, The Woodlands, Texas, USA.

Post- and Pre-Stack Seismic Amplitude Inversion. Course given to PEMEX technical personnel, October 4 – 8, 2010, Villahermosa,Tabasco, Mexico.

Fundamentals of Well Logging. Course given to ConocoPhillips technical personnel, September 29 – 30, 2010, Houston, Texas, USA.

Interactive Modeling of Resistivity Logs for Improved Assessment of Hydrocarbon Saturation. Course given to BP technical personnel, February 4 – 6, 2010, Houston, Texas, USA.

Formation Evaluation and Well-Log Interpretation. Course given to Anadarko Petroleum Corporation technical personnel, July 13 – 17, 2009, Denver, Colorado, USA.

Post- and Pre-Stack Seismic Amplitude Inversion. Course given at the 2009 Mexican Petroleum Congress, June 7 – 9, 2009, Boca del Rio, Veracruz, Mexico.

Basic Well-Log Interpretation. Course given to PEMEX technical personnel, May 27 – 29, 2009, Mexico City, Mexico.

Formation Evaluation and Well-Log Interpretation. Course given to Anadarko Petroleum Corporation technical personnel, May 18 – 22, 2009, The Woodlands, Texas, USA.

Methods for the Static and Dynamic Characterization of Hydrocarbon Reservoirs. Course given to YPF S.A. technical personnel, March 16-20, 2009, Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Advanced Well-Log Interpretation. Course given to Anadarko Petroleum Corporation technical personnel, October 6 – 10, 2008, The Woodlands, Texas, USA.

Methodologies for the Static and Dynamic Characterization of Hydrocarbon Reservoirs. Course given to Pluspetrol technical personnel, August 25-29, 2008, Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Inverse Theory Applied to Formation Evaluation Problems. Course given to Petrobras technical personnel, June 16 – July 3, 2008, Austin, Texas.

Advanced Concepts on Well Logging and Formation Evaluation. Course given to Petrobras technical personnel, July 7 – 25, 2008, Austin, Texas.

Formation Evaluation and Well-Log Interpretation. Course given to Anadarko Petroleum Corporation technical personnel, May 5 – 9, 2008, The Woodlands, Texas, USA.

Methodologies for the Static and Dynamic Characterization of Hydrocarbon Reservoirs. Course given to Panamerican Energy LLC technical personnel, January 7-11, 2008, Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Formation Evaluation and Well-Log Interpretation. Course given to Anadarko Petroleum Corporation technical personnel, October 1 – 5, 2007, Denver, Colorado, USA.

Methodologies for the Static and Dynamic Characterization of Hydrocarbon Reservoirs. Course given to Pluspetrol technical personnel, July 2-6, 2007, Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Formation Evaluation and Well-Log Interpretation. Course given to Anadarko Petroleum Corporation technical personnel, June 18 – 22, 2007, The Woodlands, Texas, USA.

Methodologies for the Static and Dynamic Characterization of Hydrocarbon Reservoirs. Course organized by the local SPE Chapter in Argentina, May 14–18, 2007, Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Inverse Theory Applied to Formation Evaluation Problems, Part II: Nonlinear Inverse Problems. Course given to Petrobras technical personnel, August 20-25, 2006, Austin, Texas.

Inverse Theory Applied to Formation Evaluation Problems, Part I: Linear Inverse Problems. Course given to Petrobras technical personnel, July 31-August 4, 2006, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Methodologies for the Static and Dynamic Characterization of Hydrocarbon Reservoirs: Managerial Aspects. Course organized by Repsol-YPF and the local SPE Chapter in Argentina, August 5, 2005, Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Methodologies for the Static and Dynamic Characterization of Hydrocarbon Reservoirs. Course organized by Repsol-YPF and the local SPE Chapter in Argentina, August 1–4, 2005, Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Feasibility Analysis and Quality Control of Pre-Stack Seismic Amplitude Inversion. Course given to PEMEX technical personnel, July 18 – 22, 2005, Reynosa, Tamaulipas, México.

Interpretation and Quality Control of Well Logs With Emphasis on the Correlation of Elastic and Petrophysical Properties. Course given to PEMEX technical personnel, July 4 – 8, 2005, Reynosa, Tamaulipas, México.

Interpretation of Magnetic Resonance and Borehole Image Logs. Course given to Mexican Institute for Petroleum’s technical personnel, March 14 – 17, 2005, México City, México.

Basic Well-Log Interpretation. Course given to Schlumberger Field Engineers in Training, Schlumberger Kellyville Training Center (KTC), December 27 – 30, 2004, Kellyville, Oklahoma, USA.

Petrophysics, Formation Evaluation, and Interpretation of Well Logs. Course given to PEMEX Petroleum Engineering Master’s Students, National Autonomous University of México (UNAM), August 2 – 6, 2004, México City, México.

Geostatistical Inversion: hands-on training workshop on the construction of high-resolution acoustic impedance volumes for the delineation of thin fluvial sands. Course given to Repsol-YPF technical personnel, July 12 – 16, 2004, Comodoro Rivadavia, Chubut, Argentina.

Inversion of Post-Stack 3D Seismic Data and Petrophysical Interpretation of Acoustic Impedance: deterministic and stochastic approaches. Course given to Repsol-YPF technical personnel, July 6 – 8, 2004, Comodoro Rivadavia, Chubut, Argentina.

Petrophysical and Seismic Feasibility of Pre-Stack Seismic Inversion: hands-on training workshop for the assessment of the added value of pre-stack seismic data. Course given to Pan American Energy LLC technical personnel, March 15 – 19, 2004, Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Geostatistical Inversion: hands-on training workshop on constructing an integrated petrophysical model for the description and evaluation of hydrocarbon reservoirs. Course given to PEMEX technical personnel, August 4 – 8, 2003, Villahermosa, Tabasco, México.

Pre-Stack Seismic Inversion, PART II: hands-on training workshop for the estimation, interpretation and visualization of P- and S-wave impedances, and bulk density. Course given to PEMEX technical personnel, July 7 – 11, 2003, Villahermosa, Tabasco, México.

Pre-Stack Seismic Inversion, PART I: hands-on training workshop for the estimation, interpretation and visualization of P- and S-wave impedances, and bulk density. Course given to PEMEX technical personnel, May 26 – June 4, 2003, Villahermosa, Tabasco, México.

Post-Stack Seismic Inversion, PART III: hands-on training workshop for the estimation, interpretation and visualization of acoustic impedance. Course given to PEMEX technical personnel, April 7 – 11, 2003, Villahermosa, Tabasco, México.

Post-Stack Seismic Inversion, PART II: hands-on training workshop for the estimation, interpretation and visualization of acoustic impedance. Course given to PEMEX technical personnel, March 10 – 14, 2003, Villahermosa, Tabasco, México.

Post-Stack Seismic Inversion, PART I: hands-on training workshop for the estimation, interpretation and visualization of acoustic impedance. Course given to PEMEX technical personnel, February 24 – 28, 2003, Villahermosa, Tabasco, México.

Post-Stack Seismic Inversion: hands-on training workshop for the estimation, interpretation and visualization of acoustic impedance. Course given to PEMEX technical personnel, August 12 – 16, 2002, Villahermosa, Tabasco, México.

Feasibility Studies for the Inversion of Pre-Stack Seismic Data. Course given to Repsol-YPF technical personnel, August 2, 2002, Comodoro Rivadavia, Chubut, Argentina.

Trace-Based Inversion of Post-Stack 3D Seismic Data: estimation of reflection coefficients and acoustic impedances, integration with well-log data, and petrophysical interpretation. Course given to PEMEX technical personnel, June 3 – 5, 2002, Villahermosa, Tabasco, México.

Wireline Measurements of Nuclear Magnetic Resonance: petrophysical interpretation and integration with conventional wireline logs and core data. Course given to PEMEX technical personnel, May 20 – 23, 2002, Ciudad del Carmen, Campeche, México.

Trace-Based Seismic Inversion: hands-on training workshop for the estimation, interpretation and visualization of acoustic impedance data. Course given to PEMEX technical personnel, March 11 – 15, 2002, Reynosa, Tamaulipas, México.

Wireline Measurements of Nuclear Magnetic Resonance: petrophysical interpretation and integration with conventional wireline logs and core data. Course given to PEMEX technical personnel, December 10 – 12, 2001, Reynosa, Tamaulipas, México.

Trace-Based Inversion of Post-Stack 3D Seismic Data: estimation of reflection coefficients and acoustic impedances, integration with well-log data, and petrophysical interpretation. Course given to PEMEX technical personnel, September 1 – 4, 2001, Reynosa, Tamaulipas, México.

Basic Geostatistics and Geostatistical Inversion: constructing an integrated petrophysical model for the description and evaluation of hydrocarbon reservoirs. Course given to Pan American Energy LLC technical personnel, July 17 – 19, 2001, Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Basic Geostatistics and Geostatistical Inversion: constructing an integrated petrophysical model for the description and evaluation of hydrocarbon reservoirs. Course given to Repsol-YPF technical personnel, March 14 – 16, Comodoro Rivadavia, Chubut, Argentina.

Honors and Awards

2014   Best Presentation Award, Society of Petrophysicists and Well Log Analysts (SPWLA) for the paper: Ijasan, O., Torres-Verdín, C., Preeg, W. E., Rasmus, J., and Stockhausen, E. J., 2014, Inversion-based interpretation of LWD resistivity and nuclear measurements: Field examples of application in high-angle and horizontal wells (Expanded Abstract): Society of Petrophysicists and Well Log Analysts (SPWLA) 55th Ann. Logging Symposium, Abu Dhabi, UAE, May 20-22.

Gold Medal for Technical Achievement Award, Society of Petrophysicists and Well Log Analysts (SPWLA), presented at the SPWLA’s 55th Annual Logging Symposium in Abu Dhabi, UAE on May 19, 2014.

Designated Associate Editor of the Technical Journal Geociencias Aplicadas Latinoamericanas, published by the European Association of Geoscientists and Engineers (EAGE), May 2014 to present.

Editor, Special Section entitled Seismic Amplitude Data and Well Logs, published in The Leading Edge (Society of Exploration Geophysicists, SEG), May 2014, v. 33, no. 5, pp. 494-534.

2013-2014 Distinguished Technical Speaker, Society of Petrophysicists and Well Log Analysts (SPWLA).

Associate Editor (with Tad Smith and Ezequiel González), Special Section entitled Unconventional Resources Technology, published in The Leading Edge (Society of Exploration Geophysicists, SEG), December 2013, v. 32, no. 12, pp. 1476-1519.

Lead Editor, Special Section entitled Geohazards, published in The Leading Edge (Society of Exploration Geophysicists, SEG), October 2013, v. 32, no. 10, pp. 1212-1233.

Invited Keynote Speaker , Society of Petrophysicists and Well-Log Analysts (SPWLA) 2013 Spring Topical Conference on High-Angle Well Placement and Evaluation, Santa Rosa, California, April 29 – May 1st, 2013, with the talk The role of modeling and inversion in the placement and petrophysical evaluation and high-angle and horizontal wells.

Lead Editor and Organizer of the Special Section entitled Multiphysics Borehole Geophysical Measurements, Formation Evaluation, Petrophysics, and Rock Physics, published in Geophysics (Society of Exploration Geophysicists, SEG), May-June issue, v. 77, pp. WA1-WA2 (co-edited with André Revil, Michael Oristaglio, and Tapan Mekerji).

Designated Member of the Editorial Board of the journal The Leading Edge, published by the Society of Exploration Geophysicists (SEG), March 2012 to present.

Invited Keynote Speaker, 35th Brazilian Congress of Particle Systems (XXXV Congresso Brasileiro de Sistemas Particulados), Vassouras, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, October 23- 26, 2011, with the talk Recent advances in the pore-scale modeling of macroscopic rock properties.

Designated "Most Outstanding Graduate" from the Department of Geophysics, School of Earth Sciences of the National Polytechnic Institute of México (IPN) during the events commemorating the 40th anniversary of the Department of Geophysics at the IPN , México City, México, November 26, 2010.

Designated "Outstanding Faculty", in the Department of Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering, and awarded the Faculty Appreciation Award by the UT Student Engineering Council of The University of Texas at Austin, March 2, 2010. This award, voted on by students, is given out to one professor in each engineering department.

Designated Associate Editor of the Scientific/Technical Journal Geophysicspublished by the Society of Exploration Geophysicists (SEG), March 2009 to present.

Elected Member of the Technical Committee of the Society of Petrophysicists and Well Log Analysts (SPWLA), November 2008 (3-year tenure will expired in 2011).

2008 Formation Evaluation Award, Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE), presented at the SPE’s 2008 Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition, Denver, CO, September 21-24.

Designated Member of the Technical Committee of the Society of Petrophysicists and Well Log Analysts (SPWLA), September 2008 – present.

Zarrow Centennial Professor in Petroleum Engineering, College of Engineering, The University of Texas at Austin, September 2008 – present.

2007 Best Paper Award, Society of Petrophysicists and Well Log Analysts (SPWLA) for the paper: Jin, G., Torres-Verdín, C., Devarayan, S., Toumelin, E., and Thomas, E. C., 2007, Pore-scale analysis of the Waxman-Smits shaly-sand conductivity model: Petrophysics, v. 48, no. 2, pp. 104-120.

2007 Best Poster Award, Society of Petrophysicists and Well Log Analysts (SPWLA) for the poster: Mendoza, A., Torres-Verdín, C., and Preeg, W. E., 2007, Rapid simulation of borehole nuclear measurements with approximate spatial flux-scattering functions (Expanded Abstract): Society of Petrophysicists and Well Log Analysts (SPWLA) 48th Ann. Logging Symposium, Austin, Texas, June 3-6.

2006 Best Paper Award, Society of Petrophysicists and Well Log Analysts (SPWLA) for the paper: Salazar, J. M., Torres-Verdín, C., Alpak, F. O., Habashy, T. M., and Klein, J. D., 2006, Estimation of permeability from borehole array induction measurements: application to the petrophysical appraisal of tight-gas sands: Petrophysics, v. 47, no. 6, pp. 527-544.

2006 Best Presentation Award, Society of Petrophysicists and Well Log Analysts (SPWLA) for the paper: Devarayan, S., Toumelin, E., Torres-Verdín, C., and Thomas, E. C., 2006, Pore-scale analysis of the Waxman-Smits shaly sand conductivity model (Expanded Abstract): Society of Petrophysicists and Well Log Analysts (SPWLA) 47th Ann. Logging Symposium, Veracruz, Mexico, June 4-7.

2006-2007 Distinguished Technical Speaker, Society of Petrophysicists and Well Log Analysts (SPWLA).

Fellow to the Zarrow Centennial Professorship, College of Engineering, The University of Texas at Austin, September 2006 - present.

2006 Distinguished Technical Achievement Award, Society of Petrophysicists and Well Log Analysts (SPWLA), presented at the SPWLA's 47th Ann. Logging Symposium in Veracruz, Mexico on June 6, 2006.

2004 Best Paper Award, Society of Petrophysicists and Well Log Analysts (SPWLA) for the paper: George, B. K., Torres-Verdín, C. , Delshad, M., Sigal, R., Zouioueche, F., and Anderson, B., 2004, Assessment of in-situ hydrocarbon saturation in the presence of deep invasion and highly saline connate water : Petrophysics, v. 45, no. 2, 141-156 .

Chevron Centennial Teaching Fellow, College of Engineering, The University of Texas at Austin, September 2004-present.

2003 Best Student Conference Paper Award, Society of Exploration Geophysicists (SEG) for the paper: Varela, O. J., Torres-Verdín, C., and Sen, M. K., 2003, Joint stochastic inversion of pre-stack seismic data and well logs for high-resolution reservoir delineation and improved production forecast (Expanded Abstract): Society of Exploration Geophysicists (SEG) 73th Ann. Internat. Mtg., Dallas, TX , October 26-31. Omar Varela also received the Society of Exploration Geophysicists' Dan Lowenthal Award for original technical contributions in the field of Geophysics. The two awards were presented to Omar Varela during the 2004 SEG conference held in Denver Colorado on October 10-15, 2004.

2003 Best Paper Award, Society of Petrophysicists and Well Log Analysts (SPWLA) for the paper: Alpak, O. F.,Dussan V., E. B., Habashy, T. M., and Torres-Verdín, C., 2003, Numerical simulation of mud filtrate invasion in horizontal wells and sensitivity analysis of array induction tools: Petrophysics, v. 44, no. 6, 396-411.

Third Best Poster Presentation, Society of Petrophysicists and Well Log Analysts (SPWLA) 45th Ann. Logging Symposium, Galveston, Texas, June 22-25, 2003, for the paper: Fast 3D modeling of borehole induction data in dipping and anisotropic formations using a novel approximation technique , authored by Gao, G., Torres-Verdín, C. , and Fang, S.

Elected Member of the Technical Committee of the Society of Professional Well Log Analysts (SPWLA), November 2003.

Third Best Poster Presentation, Society of Professional Well Log Analysts (SPWLA) 44td Ann. Logging Symposium, Galveston, Texas, June 22-25, 2003, for the paper: Fast 3D modeling of borehole induction data in dipping and anisotropic formations using a novel approximation technique, authored by Gao, G., Torres-Verdín, C., and Fang, S.

Dean's Fellow, College of Engineering, The University of Texas at Austin, January-May, 2003.

Designated Review Chairman of the Scientific/Technical Journal SPE Journal, published by the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE), December 2002 to present.

Second Best Poster Presentation, Society of Professional Well Log Analysts (SPWLA) 43rd Ann. Logging Symposium, Oiso, Japan, June 1-5, 2002, for the paper: Analysis of NMR diffusion coupling effects in two-phase carbonate rocks: comparison of measurements with Monte Carlo simulations, authored by Toumelin, E., Torres-Verdín, C., and Chen, S., and Fischer, M.

Departmental Teaching Award, Department of Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering, The University of Texas at Austin, April 29, 2002.

Engineering Foundation Award, College of Engineering, The University of Texas at Austin, September 21, 2001.

Elected Member of the Technical Research Committee of the Society of Exploration Geophysicists, July 2001.

Best Poster Presentation, Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) 2000 Ann. Internat. Mtg., Dallas, Texas, October 1- 4, for the paper: A comparison between geostatistical inversion and conventional geostatistical simulation practices for reservoir delineation (Expanded Abstract), authored by Grijalba-Cuenca, A., Torres-Verdín, C., and Debeye, H.

Designated Associate Editor of the Scientific/Technical Journal Petrophysics, published by the Society of Professional Well Log Analysts (SPWLA), May 2000 to present.

Recognized as "Reviewer of the Month" by the journal Geophysics. A note appeared in the November 1999 issue of the Leading Edge.

Elected Member-at-Large, Log Characterization Industry Consortium (LRC), Society of Professional Well Log Analysts, 2000.

Designated Associate Editor of the Scientific Periodical Journal of Electromagnetic Waves and Applications, August 1995 to present.

Invited Guest Editor of the Scientific Periodical Radio Science, Special Section on Fast Forward and Inverse Scattering Methods, published in the July-August Issue, 1994 (v. 29, no. 4).

Jane Lewis Graduate Fellowship, Department of Materials Science and Mineral Engineering, University of California , Berkeley, 1986-1987.

Honorary Member, Pi-Epsilon-Tau, National Petroleum Engineering Honor Society.

Member, Phi-Kappa-Phi, National Academic Honor Society.

Member, Tau-Beta-Pi, National Engineering Honor Society.

Awarded the "Lázaro Cárdenas" medal, highest academic honor bestowed to a B.Sc. student of the Instituto Politécnico Nacional de México (National Polytechnic Institute of México).

Membership in Professional and Honorary Societies

American Geophysical Union (AGU) 
American Society of Engineering Educators (ASEE) 
Asociación Mexicana de Geofísicos de Exploración (AMGE) 
Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) 
Phi Kappa Phi National Graduate Engineering Honor Society 
Pi Epsilon Tau Petroleum Engineering Honor Society 
Society of Exploration Geophysicists (SEG) 
Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) 
Society of Professional Well Log Analysts (SPWLA) 
Tau Beta Pi National Engineering Honor Society

Academic/Industrial/Government/Other Panels

Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI), reviewer of research proposals, 2014.

Member of the Technical Committee of the Society of Petroleum Engineers’ (SPE) 2014 Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition (ATCE), Discipline of Formation Evaluation, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, October 27-29.

Member of the Steering Committee of the Society of Petrophysicists and Well Log Analysts’ (SPWLA) 2014 Spring Topical Conference on “Educating the Petrophysicist,” San Diego, CA, March 23 – 27, 2014.

Member of the Technical Committee of the Society of Petrophysicists and Well Log Analysts (SPWLA) 2013 Fall Topical Conference on "Seismic Petrophysics," Taos, NM, October 27 – 30, 2013.

Member of the Technical Committee of the Society of Exploration Geophysicists' (SEG)2013 International Conference and Exhibition, Houston, Texas.

Chairman of the poster technical session "Borehole Geophysics," Society of Exploration Geophysicists' (SEG) 2012 International Conference and Exhibit, Las Vegas, Nevada, November 4-9, 2012.

Member of the Technical Committee of the Society of Exploration Geophysicists' (SEG)2012 International Conference and Exhibition, Las Vegas, Nevada.

Member of the Steering Committee of the Society of Petrophysicists and Well Log Analysts (SPWLA) and the Society of Core Analysts (SCA) 2012 Spring Topical Conference on "Black Shale Petrophysics," Pittsburgh, PA, April 15 – April 18, 2012.

Chairman of the technical session "Single-Well and Cross-Well Measurements," Society of Exploration Geophysicists' (SEG) 2011 International Conference and Exhibit, San Antonio. Texas. San Antonio, Texas, September 19-23, 2011.

Member of the Technical Committee of the Society of Exploration Geophysicists' (SEG)2011 International Conference and Exhibit, San Antonio. Texas.

Chairman, Formation Evaluation session, Society of Petrophysicists and Well Log Analysts' (SPWLA) 51th Ann. Logging Symposium, Perth, Australia, June 19-23, 2010.

Member of the Technical Program Committee of the Society of Exploration Geophysicists (SEG) Development and Production Forum, Manama, Bahrain, April 10-15, 2009.

Member of the Technical Committee of the Society of Petrophysicists and Well Log Analysts (SPWLA) 2009 to 2011.

Member of the Technical Program Committee of the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE)/ American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG) Joint Workshop “LWD Sonic,” San Antonio, Texas, May 12-13, 2008.

Chairman of the technical session “Physics and Numerical Modeling,” Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE)/American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG) Joint Workshop “LWD Sonic,” San Antonio, Texas, May 12-13, 2008.

Member of the Steering Committee of the Society of Petrophysicists and Well Log Analysts (SPWLA) 2008 Spring Topical Conference on “Well Placement and 3D Petrophysics in High-Angle and Horizontal Wells,” Taos, New Mexico, March 30 – April 2, 2008

Chairman, Borehole Acoustics session, Society of Exploration Geophysicists' (SEG) 2007 International Conference and Exhibit, San Antonio, Texas, September 23-28.

Member of the Team "Unconventional Gas Reservoirs-Tight Gas, Coal Seams, and Shales" (Team leader: Dr. Stephen A. Holditch, Technology Work Group) designated by the National Petroleum Council to prepare a special Global Oil and Gas Supply and Demand Study for the US Department of Energy, August 2006 - August 2007. Report completed on August 2007.

Co-Organizer of the Minisymposium "Non-Invasive Sensing of Subsurface Properties"(with Dr. David Pardo), 9 th US National Congress on Computational Mechanics (USNCCM), San Francisco, CA, July 23-26, 2007. Member of the Technical Committee of the Society of Exploration Geophysicists' (SEG) 2007 International Conference and Exhibit, San Antonio, Texas.

Member of the Technical Committee of the Society of Exploration Geophysicists' (SEG) 2007 International Conference and Exhibit, San Antonio, Texas.

General Co-Chairman, 48th Annual Symposium of the Society of Petrophysicists and Well Log Analysts (SPWLA), 2007, June 3 - 6, Austin, Texas.

Member of the Steering Committee of the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) Applied Technology Workshop “Advanced Formation Testing and Sampling, are we meeting the challenges?” Paphos , Cyprus , April 23-25, 2007.

Member of the Long-Range Steering Committee of the Society of Petrophysicists and Well Log Analysts (SPWLA), 2006 - present.

Invited Participant of the 3rd Schlumberger Study Group on Applied Mathematics, Schlumberger Sugar Land Product Center , Sugar Land , Texas , January 11-13, 2006 .

Member of the Steering Committee of the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) Applied Technology Workshop "NMR Petrophysics," Marakesh , Morocco , November 13-16, 2005.

Chairman, Acoustics session, Society of Petrophysicists and Well Log Analysts' (SPWLA) 46th Ann. Logging Symposium, New Orleans, LA, June 26-29, 2005.

Member of the Organizing Committee of the 2005 Society of Exploration Geophysicists (SEG) Development and Production Forum, Austin, Texas, May 15-19, under the technical subject "Attenuation: What's to Gain from Seismic Loss."

U.S. Civilian Research and Development Foundation (CRDF), reviewer of research proposals, 2005.

Panel Member, Society for Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS), 2004 National Conference, Session "Issues facing minority scientists in graduate school," Austin, Texas, October 21-24.

US Mine Safety and Health Administration, reviewer of research proposals, 2004.

Member of the Annual Director's Technical Review Committe of the Geophysics Department of the Earth Sciences Division of Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL), April 7-8, 2004.

Member of the Technical Committee of the Society of Professional Well Log Analysts (SPWLA), 2003 to 2006.

Panel Member, Women in Technology Forum 2003, organized by Schlumberger, Quito, Ecuador, November 21 and 22.

Chairman, Inversion and H. Frank Morrison's Honorarium sessions, Society of Exploration Geophysicists' (SEG) 2003 International Conference and Exhibit, Dallas, Texas, October 26-31.

National Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada, reviewer of research proposals.

National Science Foundation, reviewer of research proposals.

Chairman, Borehole Geophysics I session, Society of Exploration Geophysicists' (SEG) 2001 International Conference and Exhibit, San Antonio, Texas, September 9-13.

Member of the Technical Research Committee of the Society of Exploration Geophysics (SEG), 2001 to present.

Member of the Technical Committee of the Society of Exploration Geophysicists' (SEG) 2001 International Conference and Exhibit.

Member-at-Large, Log Characterization Industry Consortium (LRC), 1999 to present.

Member of the PIERS (Progress in Electromagnetics Research Symposium) 2000 International Advisory Committee.

National Council for Science and Technology of Chile, reviewer of research proposals.

US Department of Energy, reviewer of research proposals.

University Committee Assignments

Chairman, Promotion and Tenure Committee, Cockrell School of Engineering, 2013 – 2014. 
Chairman, PGE Chairman Chair Committee, Cockrell School of Engineering, 2012. 
Member, Promotion and Tenure Committee, Cockrell School of Engineering, 2011 – 2013. 
Member, Interdisciplinary Research Space Committee, for the planning of the EERC Building, Cockrell School of Engineering, 2010. 
Member, Strategic Planning Committee, Space and Earth Engineering, Cockrell School of Engineering, 2009 – present. 
Member, FIC/ITR Committee, College of Engineering, 2006-2007. 
Member, Graduate Studies Committee, Energy and Earth Resources Graduate Program, 2007 – present 
Member, FIC/ITR Committee, College of Engineering, 2006-2007. 
Member, PGE Chairman Chair Committee, College of Engineering , 2005. 
Member, Graduate Studies Committee, Computer and Applied Mathematics Program, College of Engineering, 2003-present. 
Member, Equal Opportunity in Engineering Committee, College of Engineering, 2002-present. 
Member, Mathematics Curriculum Committee, College of Engineering, 2001-present. 
Marshall, May 2001 Graduation Ceremony, College of Engineering. 
Member, PGE Chairman Chair Committee, College of Engineering, 2001

Department Committees or Other Assignments

Chairman, Laboratory and Space Committee, 2010 – present. 
Member, Budget Council, 2009 – present. 
Member, Strategic Planning Committee, 2009 – present. 
Associate Chairman, 2008 – present. 
Chairman, Ad Hoc Recruiting Committee, 2008 – present. 
Member, Remote Graduate Program Committee, 2006 - present. 
Chairman, Staff Awards Committee, 2005 - 2006. 
Chapter Faculty Advisor, SPE: Society of Petroleum Engineers Student Chapter, 2004 - 2005. 
Chairman, Computer Committee, 2004 to 2008. 
Member, Laboratory and Space Committee, 2003 to 2006. 
Minority Liaison, 2002 to present. 
Member, Graduate Studies Committee, 1999 to 2010. 
Chairman, Remote Graduate Program, August 2003 to December 2004. 
Member, Graduate Admissions Committee, 2001 to 2002. 
Chapter Faculty Advisor, Pi-Epsilon-Tau: The Honor Society of Petroleum Engineers, 2001 - 2003. 
Member, Faculty Search Committee, 2002. 
Chairman, Ph.D. Qualifying Exam (2001, 2002 - Mathematics). 
Member, Computer and World-Wide-Web Applications Committee, 2000 to 2002. 
Chairman, M.Sc. Program in PGE, Formation Evaluation and Reservoir Characterization Area, 2001. 
Faculty Meeting Recorder, 1999 to 2001.

Funded Grants and Contracts

Torres-Verdín., and Peters, E., Estimation of Capillary Pressure Curves that Honor Low-Field NMR Measurements,March 2001, Burlington Resources Foundation, 2000

Torres-Verdín, C., Interactive Media Laboratory for Well Logging Applications, March, 2000, Teaching Grant from College of Engineering, UT Austin, 2000.

Torres-Verdín, C., and Sen, M. K., Integrated Approach for the Petrophysical Interpretation of Pre-Stack 3D Seismic Data,Well-Log Data, Core Data, Geological Information, and Reservoir Production Data via Bayesian Stochastic Inversion, June 2000, US Department of Energy (Mrinal K. Sen is with UT Austin's Institute for Geophysics).

Torres-Verdín, C., Unrestricted grant to perform research in formation evaluation: YPF S.A., August 2001.

Wheeler, M., Dawson, C., Peszynska, M., Sen, M., Torres-Verdín, C., Stevens, R., Papka, M., Saltz, J., Sussman, A., Parashar, M., and Haines, B., Data Intense Challenge: The Instrumented Oilfield of the Future: National Science Foundation. September 2001.

Torres-Verdín, C., Numerical simulation studies for the integration of low-field NMR and dielectric measurements of porous rocks: American Chemical Society, Petroleum Research Fund. January 2002.

Torres-Verdín, C., and Bostick, F. X., Jr., Numerical Simulation of Subsurface Electrical Currents in the Presence of Steel Casing: Shell International Exploration and Production Inc. January 2002.

Torres-Verdín, C., Numerical Simulation of Mud-Filtrate Invasion in Boreholes: Anadarko Oil Company. January 2002.

Torres-Verdín, C., Java-based Interactive Utility for the Instruction of Fundamentals of Well Logging, Teaching Grant from College of Engineering, UT Austin, March 2000.

Torres-Verdín, C., Development of an Interactive Instructional Facility for Well Logging and Integrated Reservoir Characterization, Academic Development Grant from College of Engineering, UT Austin, May 2002

Torres-Verdín, C., Development of a computer code for the forward modeling of pre-stack seismic data with an efficient interface for cooperative inversion: Sandia National Laboratories and Lawrence Berkeley Laboratories. January 2003 - May 2003

Torres-Verdín, C., and Bostick, F. X., Jr., Numerical Simulation of Subsurface Electrical Currents in the Presence of Steel Casing, Part II: Shell International Exploration and Production Inc. January 2003.

Torres-Verdín, C., Joint Industry Research Consortium on Formation Evaluation: Anadarko Petroleum Corporation, and Halliburton Energy Services. January 2003.

Torres-Verdín, C., Joint Industry Research Consortium on Formation Evaluation, Anadarko Petroleum Corporation, Baker-Atlas, ConocoPhillips, Halliburton Energy Services, Mexican Institute for Petroleum, TOTAL, and Schlumberger: January 2004 - December 2004.

Torres-Verdín, C., Research on Formation Evaluation , ExxonMobil: January 2004 - December 2004.

Demkowicz , L., and Torres-Verdín, C. , Goal-Oriented hp Adaptivity of 2D Maxwell's Equations for Borehole Electromagnetic Logging, Baker Atlas: February 2004 - February 2007.

Torres-Verdín, C., Unrestricted Grant to Perform Research on Formation Evaluation, Shell International Exploration and Production Inc.: October 2004-December 2005.

Sharma, M., Torres-Verdín, C., Bryant, S., and Hirasaki, G., Integrated, Mulit-scale Characterization of Imbibition and Wettability Phenomena Using Magnetic Resonance and Wide-Band Dielectric measurements, US Department of Energy (M. Sharma and S. Bryant are with UT Austin's Department of Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering, and G. Hirasaki is with Rice University): October 2004-September 2007.

Torres-Verdín, C., Combined borehole seismic and electromagnetic inversion for high-resolution petrophysical assessment of hydrocarbon reservoirs, US Department of Energy: January 2005-December 2007.

Torres-Verdín, C., Research on Formation Evaluation , ExxonMobil: January 2005- December 2005.

Torres-Verdín, C., Research on Formation Evaluation , TOTAL: January 2005- December 2005.

Torres-Verdín, C., Joint Industry Research Consortium on Formation Evaluation, Baker-Atlas, BP, ConocoPhillips, Halliburton Energy Services, ENI E&P, Mexican Institute for Petroleum, Occidental Petroleum Corporation, Petrobras, Precision Energy Services, Schlumberger, and Statoil: January 2005- December 2005.

Demkowicz, L., and Torres-Verdín, C., Goal-Oriented hp Adaptivity of 3D Maxwell's Equations for Borehole Electromagnetic Logging, Baker Atlas: August 2005 - February 2007.

Torres-Verdín, C., Research on Formation Evaluation , ExxonMobil : January 2006 - December 2006.

Torres-Verdín, C., Research on Formation Evaluation, TOTAL: January 2006 - December 2006.

Torres-Verdín, C., Joint Industry Research Consortium on Formation Evaluation , Aramco, Baker Atlas, BP, British Gas, ConocoPhillips, Chevron, Halliburton Energy Services, ENI E&P, Marathon, Mexican Institute for Petroleum, Norsk-Hydro, Occidental Petroleum Corporation, Petrobras, Schlumberger, Shell International Exploration and Production Inc., Statoil, and Weatherford: January 2006 - December 2006.

Torres-Verdín, C., Joint Industry Research Consortium on Formation Evaluation , Anadarko, Aramco, Baker Atlas, BP, British Gas, ConocoPhillips, Chevron, Halliburton Energy Services, ENI E&P, ExxonMobil, Marathon, Mexican Institute for Petroleum, Norsk-Hydro, Occidental Petroleum Corporation, Petrobras, Schlumberger, Shell International Exploration and Production Inc., Statoil, TOTAL, and Weatherford : January 2007 - December 2007.

Torres-Verdín, C., Special Research on Formation Evaluation, Statoil: June 2007 - December 2007.

Torres-Verdín, C., Unrestricted Grant to Perform Research on the Numerical Simulation and Inversion of Formation-Tester Measurements, Schlumberger: July 2007 - August 2008.

Torres-Verdin, C., Joint Industry Research Consortium on Formation Evaluation, Anadarko, Aramco, Baker Atlas, BHP, BP, BG, ConocoPhillips, Chevron, Halliburton Energy Services, ENI E&P, ExxonMobil, Marathon, Mexican Institute for Petroleum, Petrobras, Schlumberger, Statoil-Hydro, TOTAL, and Weatherford: January 2008 – December 2008.

Torres-Verdin, C., 2.5-D hp-Adaptive, Finite-Element Simulation of Marine CSEM Measurements: Chevron Energy Technology Company: May 2008 – December 2008.

Torres-Verdin, C., Joint Industry Research Consortium on Formation Evaluation , Anadarko , Aramco, Baker Hughes, BHP Billiton, BP, BG , ConocoPhillips, Chevron, Halliburton , Hess, ENI E&P, ExxonMobil, Marathon, Mexican Institute for Petroleum, Nexen, Petrobras, Schlumberger, StatoilHydro, TOTAL, and Weatherford : January 2009 – December 2009.

Torres-Verdin, C., Joint Industry Research Consortium on Formation Evaluation , Anadarko, Aramco, Baker Hughes, BHP Billiton, BP, BG, ConocoPhillips, Chevron, Halliburton, Hess, ENI E&P, ExxonMobil, Marathon, Mexican Institute for Petroleum, Nexen, Pathfinder, Petrobras, Repsol-YPF, RWE, Schlumberger, Statoil, TOTAL, and Weatherford: January 2010 – December 2010.

Torres-Verdin, C., Joint Industry Research Consortium on Formation Evaluation , Anadarko, Apache, Aramco, Baker Hughes, BHP Billiton, BP, BG, ConocoPhillips, Chevron, Halliburton, Hess, ENI E&P, ExxonMobil, Maersk, Marathon, Mexican Institute for Petroleum, Nexen, ONGC, Petrobras, Repsol, RWE, Schlumberger, Statoil, TOTAL, and Weatherford: January 2011 – December 2011.

Torres-Verdin, C., High-resolution mineral, fluid and in-situ geopressure quantification from well logs and core data at Haynesville , Chevron Energy Technology Company: march 2011 - April 2012.

Torres-Verdin, C., Joint Industry Research Consortium on Formation Evaluation, Anadarko, Apache, Aramco, Baker Hughes, BHP Billiton, BP, BG, ConocoPhillips, Chevron, COSL, Halliburton, Hess, ENI E&P, ExxonMobil, Maersk, Marathon, Mexican Institute for Petroleum, Nexen, ONGC, Petrobras, Repsol, RWE, Schlumberger, Shell, Statoil, TOTAL, Weatherford, and Woodside: January 2012 – December 2012.

Torres-Verdin, C., Joint Industry Research Consortium on Formation Evaluation, Afren, Anadarko, Apache, Aramco, Baker-Hughes, BG, BHP Billiton, BP, Chevron, ConocoPhillips, COSL, ENI, ExxonMobil, Halliburton, Hess, Maersk, Marathon Oil Company, Mexican Institute for Petroleum, Nexen, ONGC, OXY, Petrobras, PTT Exploration and Production, Repsol, RWE, Schlumberger, Shell, Statoil, TOTAL, Weatherford, Wintershall, Woodside Petroleum Limited: January 2013 – December 2013.

Torres-Verdin, C., Investigation of Fundamental Dynamic Petrophysical Properties of Gas-Bearing, American Chemical Society, January 1, 2013 – August 31, 2015.

Torres-Verdin, C., Shell - UT Unconventional Research (SUTUR) Task 09, Shell International Exploration $production, Inc., September 10, 2012 – September 10, 2013.

Torres-Verdin, C., Joint Industry Research Consortium on Formation Evaluation, Afren, Anadarko, Apache, Aramco, Baker-Hughes, BG, BHP Billiton, BP, Chevron, China Oilfield Services LTD., ConocoPhillips, Det Norske, ENI, ExxonMobil, Halliburton, Hess, Maersk, Mexican Institute for Petroleum, ONGC, OXY, Petrobras, PTT Exploration and Production, Repsol, RWE, Schlumberger, Shell, Southwestern Energy, Statoil, TOTAL, Weatherford, Wintershall and Woodside Petroleum Limited. January 2014 – December 2014.

Courses Taught

PGE-383 (Unique No. 20050), Fall 2014 Semester, Inverse Problems in Subsurface Geophysics and Petroleum Engineering. Total enrollment = 12 students. Web site: Canvas. Course Evaluation Average: N/A

PGE-368 (Unique No.), Spring 2014 Semester, Fundamentals of Well Logging. Total enrollment = students. Web site: Blackboard. Course Evaluation Average: N/A

PGE-385M (Unique No. 19923), Fall 2013 Semester, Advanced Well Logging and Correlation. Total enrollment = 17 students. Web site: Blackboard. Course Evaluation Average: N/A

PGE-368 (Unique No. 19355), Spring 2013 Semester, Fundamentals of Well Logging. Total enrollment = 159 students. Web site: Blackboard. Course Evaluation Average: 4.6/5.0

PGE-383 (Unique No. 19640), Fall 2012 Semester, Inverse Problems in Subsurface Geophysics and Petroleum Engineering. Total enrollment = 21 students. Web site: Blackboard. Course Evaluation Average: 4.6/5.0

PGE-368 (Unique No. 19395), Spring 2012 Semester, Fundamentals of Well Logging. Total enrollment = 169 students. Web site: Blackboard. Course Evaluation Average: 4.3/5.0

PGE-368 (Unique No. 19570), Spring 2011 Semester, Fundamentals of Well Logging. Total enrollment = 167 students. Web site: Blackboard. Course Evaluation Average: 4.4/5.0

PGE-385M (Unique No. 19455), Fall 2010 Semester, Advanced Well Logging and Correlation. Total enrollment = 28 students. Web site: Blackboard. Course Evaluation Average: 4.5/5.0

PGE-368 (Unique No. 19290), Spring 2010 Semester, Fundamentals of Well Logging. Total enrollment = 156 students. Web site: Blackboard. Course Evaluation Average: 3.9/5.0

PGE-385M, Spring 2009 Semester at the University of Trinidad and Tobago, Trinidad, West Indies, Advanced Well Logging and Correlation. Total enrollment = 20 students. Web site: Blackboard. Course Evaluation Average: N/A

PGE-383 (Unique No. 19707), Fall 2009 Semester, Inverse Problems in Subsurface Geophysics and Petroleum Engineering. Total enrollment = 11 students. Web site: Blackboard. Course Evaluation Average: 4.7/5.0

PGE-368 (Unique No. 19160), Spring 2009 Semester, Fundamentals of Well Logging. Total enrollment = 137 students. Web site: Blackboard. Course Evaluation Average: 4.2/5.0

PGE-385M, Spring 2009 Semester at the University of Trinidad and Tobago, Trinidad, West Indies, Advanced Well Logging and Correlation. Total enrollment = 9 students. Course Evaluation Average: N/A

PGE-368 (Unique No. 19710), Fall 2008 Semester, Fundamentals of Well Logging. Total enrollment = 133 students. Web site: Blackboard. Course Evaluation Average: 4.4/5.0

PGE-385M, Spring 2008 Semester at the University of Trinidad and Tobago, Trinidad, West Indies, Advanced Well Logging and Correlation. Total enrollment = 20 students. Course Evaluation Average: N/A

PGE-385M (Unique No. 19513), Spring 2008 Semester, Advanced Well Logging and Correlation. Total enrollment = 14 students. Web site: Blackboard. Course Evaluation Average: 4.4/5.0

PGE-385M (Unique No. 19513), Spring 2007 Semester , Advanced Well Logging and Correlation. Total enrollment: 15 students. Web site: Blackboard. Course Evaluation Average: N/A

PGE-368 (Unique No. 19770), Fall 2007 Semester , Fundamentals of Well Logging. Total enrollment: 128 students. Web site: Blackboard. Course Evaluation Average: 3.9/5.0

PGE-383 (Unique No. 18937), Spring 2007 Semester , Inverse Problems in Subsurface Geophysics and Petroleum Engineering. Total enrollment: 5 students. Web site: Blackboard. Course Evaluation Average: 4.9/5.0

PGE-385M Spring 2007 Semester at the University of Trinidad and Tobago , Trinidad, West Indies, Advanced Well Logging and Correlation. Total enrollment: 13 students.Course Evaluation Average: N/A

PGE-368 Fall 2006 Semester at the University of Trinidad and Tobago , Trinidad, West Indies, Fundamentals of Well Logging. Total enrollment: 11 students. Course Evaluation Average: N/A

PGE-385M (Unique No. 19513), Fall 2006 Semester, Advanced Well Logging and Correlation. Total enrollment: 6 students. Web site: Blackboard.
Course Evaluation Average: 4.3/5.0

PGE-368 (Unique No. 19350), Fall 2006 Semester, Fundamentals of Well Logging. Total enrollment: 60 students. Web site: Blackboard.
Course Evaluation Average: 3.9/4.0

PGE-385M Spring 2006 Semester at the University of Trinidad and Tobago , Trinidad, West Indies, Advanced Well Logging and Correlation. Total enrollment: 5 students.Course Evaluation Average: N/A

PGE-383 (Unique No. 18410), Spring 2006 Semester , Inverse Problems in Subsurface Geophysics and Petroleum Engineering. Total enrollment: 11 students. Web site: Blackboard. Course Evaluation Average: 4.5/5.0

PGE-368 (Unique No. 18710), Fall 2005 Semester, Fundamentals of Well Logging. Total enrollment: 76 students. Web site: Blackboard. Course Evaluation Average: 4.0/5.0

PGE-385M (Unique No. 18090), Spring 2005 Semester, Advanced Well Logging and Correlation. Total enrollment: 20 students. Course Evaluation Average: 4.5/5.0

PGE-368 Spring 2005 Semester at the University of Trinidad and Tobago , Trinidad, West Indies, Fundamentals of Well Logging. Total enrollment: 7 students. Course Evaluation Average: N/A

PGE-368 (Unique No. 18485), Fall 2004 Semester , Fundamentals of Well Logging. Total enrollment: 84 students. Course Evaluation Average: 4.2/5.0

PGE-368 (Unique No. 18485), Spring 2004 Semester, Fundamentals of Well Logging. Total enrollment: 87 students. Course Evaluation Average: N/A

PGE-310 (Unique No. 17235), Spring 2004 Semester, Formulation and Solution of Geosystems Engineering Problems. Total enrollment: 36 students. Course Evaluation Average: 4.4/5.0

PGE-383 (Unique No. 17852), Fall 2003 Semester, Inverse Problems in Subsurface Geophysics and Petroleum Engineering. Total enrollment: 14 students. Course Evaluation Average: 4.5/5.0

PGE-368 (Unique No. 17805), Fall 2003 Semester, Fundamentals of Well Logging. Total enrollment: 62 students. Course Evaluation Average: 4.2/5.0

PGE-383 (Unique No. 17805), Fall 2002 Semester , Inverse Problems in Subsurface Geophysics and Petroleum Engineering. Total enrollment: 9 students. Course Evaluation Average: 4.9/5.0

PGE-368 (Unique No. 18105), Fall 2002 Semester, Fundamentals of Well Logging. Total enrollment: 47 students. Course Evaluation Average: 3.9/5.0

PGE-385M (Unique No. 17490), Spring 2002 Semester, Advanced Well Logging and Correlation. Total enrollment: 23 students. Course Evaluation Average: 4.8/5.0

PGE-383 (Unique No. 17875), Fall 2001 Semester, Inverse Problems in Subsurface Geophysics and Petroleum Engineering. Total enrollment: 15 students. Course Evaluation Average: 4.6/5.0

PGE-368 (Unique No. 17800), Fall 2001 Semester, Fundamentals of Well Logging. Total enrollment: 58 students. Course Evaluation Average: 4.4/5.0

PGE-310 (Unique No. 17135), Spring 2001 Semester, Formulation and Solution of Geosystems Engineering Problems. Total enrollment: 24 students. Course Evaluation Average: 4.4/5.0

PGE-368 (Unique No. 17845), Fall 2000 Semester, Fundamentals of Well Logging. Total enrollment: 53 students. Course Evaluation Average: 4.6/5.0

PGE-385M (Unique No. 17160), Spring 2000 Semester, Advanced Well Logging and Correlation. Total enrollment: 20 students. Course Evaluation Average: 4.5/5.0

PGE-383 (Unique No. 17390), Fall 1999 Semester, Special Problems in Well Logging. Total enrollment: 7 students. Course Evaluation Average: 4.2/5.0

Ph.D.s in Progress

Students Admitted to Candidacy

Ajayi, Oyinkansola
Huang, Shan
Misra, Siddharth
Sayar, Paul
Kelly, Shaina

Students to be Admitted to Candidacy

Escobar, Juan Diego
Maalouf, Elsa
Luycx, Mathilde
Vinegar, Eva
Bautista-Anguiano, Joshua

Ph.D. Supervisions Completed

Frooqnia, Amir, Numerical Simulation and Interpretation of Borehole Fluid-Production Measurements, Department of Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering: August 2014.

Ortega, Edwin Y., Inversion-Based Petrophysical Interpretation of Multi-Detector Logging-While-Drilling Sigma Measurements, Department of Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering: May 2014.

Torskaya, Tatyana S., Pore-Scale Analysis of Grain Shape and Sorting Effects on Fluid Transport Phenomena in Porous Rocks, Department of Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering: December 2013.

Hadibeik Nishaboori, Abdolhamid, Streamlined-Based Modeling and Interpretation of Formation-Tester Measurements, Department of Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering: December 2013.

Shabro, Vahid, Pore-Scale Numerical Modeling of Petrophysical Properties with Applications to Hydrocarbon-Bearing Shale, Department of Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering: December 2013.

Ijasan, Olabode, Inversion-Based Petrophysical Interpretation of Logging-While-Drilling Nuclear and Resistivity Measurements, Department of Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering: August 2013.

Xu, Chicheng, Reservoir Description with Well-Log-Based and Core-Calibrated Petrophysical Rock Classification, Department of Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering: August 2013.

Abdollah Pour, Rohollah, Equation-of-State, Compositional, One-Dimensional radial Flow Method to Simulate Invasion and Fluid Withdrawal in the Presence of Oil- or Water-Base Muds, Department of Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering: December 2011.

Heidari, Zoya, Estimation of Static and Dynamic Petrophysical Properties from Well Logs in Multi-Layer Formations, Department of Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering: May 2011.

Mallan, Robert K., Interpretation of Multi-Component Induction and Sonic Measurements Acquired in High-Angle Wells and Joint 1D Radial Inversion of Resistivity and Sonic Logs, Department of Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering: May 2010.

Mendoza-Chavez, Alberto, Rapid Numerical Simulation and Inversion of Nuclear Borehole Measurements Acquired in Vertical and Deviated Wells, Department of Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering : May 2009.

Angeles-Boza, Renzo M., Simulation and Interpretation of Formation-Tester Measurements Acquired in the Presence of Mud-Filtrate Invasion, Multi-Phase Flow, and Deviated Wellbores, Department of Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering: December 2008.

Lee, Hee Jae (co-adviser with Dr. Kamy Sepehrnoori), Simulation and Interpretation of Formation-Tester Measurements Acquired in the Presence of Mud-Filtrate Invasion and Geomechanical Deformation, Department of Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering: May 2008.

Malik, Mayank (co-adviser with Dr. Kamy Sepehrnoori), Numerical Simulation and Interpretation of Formation-Tester Measurements Acquired in the Presence of Mud-Filtrate Invasion, Department of Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering: May 2008.

Salazar, Jesus M., Department of Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering: Simulation and Inversion of Borehole Electromagnetic Measurements for the Estimation of Petrophysical Properties in the Presence of Mud-Filtrate Invasion, May 2008.

Toumelin, Emmanuel, Department of Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering: Pore-Scale Petrophysical Models for the Simulation and Combined Interpretation of Nuclear Magnetic Resonance and Wide-Band Electromagnetic Measurements of Saturated Rocks, May 2006.

Contreras, Arturo J. (co-adviser with Dr. William L. Fisher, Jackson School of Geosciences) Department of Geological Sciences: Spatial Delineation, Fluid-Lithology Characterization, and Petrophysical Modeling of Deepwater Gulf of Mexico Reservoirs Through Joint AVA Deterministic and Stochastic Inversion of 3D Partially-Stacked Seismic Amplitude Data and Well Logs, May 2006.

Gao, Guozhong, Department of Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering: Simulation of Borehole Electromagnetic Measurements in Dipping and Anisotropic Rock Formations and Inversion of Array Induction Data, July 2005.

Alpak, Faruk O. (co-adviser with Dr. Kamy Sepehrnoori), Department of Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering: Algorithms for numerical modeling and inversion of multi-phase fluid-flow and electromagnetic measurements , May 2005.

Gambus-Ordaz, Maika, Department of Petroleum and geosystems Engineering: A Field Study to Assess the Value of 3D Post-Stack Seismic Data in Forecasting Fluid Production from a Deepwater Gulf-of-Mexico Reservoir, January 2005.

Wu. Jianghui (co-adviser with Dr. Kamy Sepehrnoori), Department of Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering: Numerical Simulation of Multi-Phase Mud-Filtrate Invasion and Inversion of Formation Tester Data, May 2004.

Chi, Shihong (co-adviser with Dr. Ken Gray): Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering:Simulation of Wave Propagation in Boreholes and Radial Profiling of Formation Elastic Properties, December 2003.

Varela, Omar, J. (co-adviser with Larry Lake) Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering,Stochastic Inversion of Pre-Stack Seismic Data to Improve Forecasts of Reservoir Production, August 2003.

M.S. Supervisions in Progress

  • David Gonzalez
  • Jasso, Marissa

M.S. Completed with Thesis

Diniz-Ferreira, Elton, L., Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering, Improved Estimation of Pore Connectivity and Permeability in Deepwater Carbonates with the Construction of Multi-Layer Static and Dynamic Petrophysical Models, May 2014.

Isdiken, Batur, Jackson School of Geological Sciences, Integrated Geological and Petrophysical Investigation on Carbonate Rocks of Middle Early to Late Early Canyon High Frequency Sequence in the Northern Platform Area of the SACROC Unit, December 2013 (co-supervisor with William L. Fisher).

Lee, Hyung J., Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering, Invasion-Consistent Interpretation of Multi-Dimensional Magnetic Resonance Measurements, December 2013.

Kwabi, Essi, Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering, Mineral, Fluid, and Elastic Property Quantification from Well Logs and Core Data in the Eagle Ford Shale Play: a Comparative Study, August 2013.

Montaut, Antoine M. M., Detection and Quantification of Rock Physics Properties for Improved Hydraulic Fracturing in Hydrocarbon-Bearing Shales, August 2012.

Bansal, Abhishek, Improved Petrophysical Evaluation of Consolidated Calcareous Turbidite Sequences with Multi-Component Induction, NMR, Resistivity Images, and Core Measurements, August 2012.

Adiguna, Haryanto, Estimation of mineral and fluid concentrations from conventional well logs, Summer 2012.

Jerath, Kanay, Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering, Reconciliation of Two-Dimensional NMR Measurements with the Process of Mud-Filtrate Invasion: Synthetic and Field Examples, August 2011.

Popielski, Andy, Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering, Rock Classification from Conventional Well Logs in Hydrocarbon-Bearing Shale, August 2011.

Marouby, Philippe M., Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering, Estimation of Elastic Properties of Hydrocarbon-Bearing Shale by Combining Effective-Medium Calculations, Conventional Well Logs, and Dispersion Processing of Sonic Waveforms, August 2011.

Ijasan, Olabode, Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering, Rapid Modeling of LWD Nuclear Measurements Acquired in High-Angle and Horizontal Wells for Improved Petrophysical and Geometrical Interpretation, December 2010.

Mimoun, Jordan G. A., Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering, Quantitative Interpretation of Pulsed Neutron Capture Logs: Fast Numerical Simulation and Inversion in Thinly-Bedded Formations, August 2010.

Gandhi, Ankur, Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering, Construction of Static and Dynamic Multi-Layer Petrophysical Models in Camisea Gas Reservoirs, Peru, August 2010.

Nishabori, Abdolhamid H., Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering, Wireline and While-Drilling Formation-Tester Sampling with Oval, Focused, and Conventional Probe Types in the Presence of Water- and Oil-Base Mud-Filtrate Invasion in Deviated Wells, December 2009.

Lemkecher, M., Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering, Interactive Interpretation of Nuclear Logs with Fast Modeling Procedures, August 2009.

Sanchez-Ramirez, Jorge, Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering, Field Examples of the Combined Petrophysical Inversion of Gamma-Ray, Density, and Resistivity Logs Acquired in Thinly-Bedded Clastic Rock Formations, August 2009.

Moinfar, Ali, Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering, Time-Lapse Variations of Multi-Component Electrical Resistivity Measurements Acquired in High-Angle Wells, August 2009.

Abdollahpour, Roohollah, Equation-of-State, Compositional, One-Dimensional Radial Flow Method to Simulate Invasion and Fluid Withdrawal in the Presence of Oil- or Water-Base Muds, December 2008.

Miranda, Luis Javier, Mud-Filtrate Invasion Modeling to Quantify Static and Dynamical Petrophysical Properties of Fractured and Vuggy Carbonate Formations, August 2008.

Liu, Zhipeng, Joint Inversion of Density and Resistivity Logs for the Improved Petrophysical Assessment of Thinly-Bedded Clastic Rock Formations, December 2007.

Vrubel, Nathan K. (co-adviser with Dr. Larry W. Lake, Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering), Statistical Partitioning of Well Logs and Core Measurements to Detect and Quantify Petrophysical Properties, August 2007.

Odumosu, Tobiloluwa B.: Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering, Estimation of Dry-Rock Elastic Moduli Based on the Simulation of Mud-Filtrate Invasion Effects on Borehole Acoustic Logs, August 2007.

Uzoh, Echezona A.: Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering, Quantitative Studies of Relative Dip Angle and Bed-Thickness Effects on LWD Density Images Acquired in High-Angle and Horizontal Wells, August 2007.

Peyret, Aymeric P., Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering, Assessment of Shoulder-Bed, Invasion, and Lamination effects on Borehole Sonic Logs, May 2007.

Merletti, German D. (co-adviser with Dr. William L. Fisher, Jackson School of Geosciences) Department of Geological Sciences: Accurate Detection and Spatial Delineation of Thin-Sand Sedimentary Sequences Via Joint Stochastic Inversion of Well Logs and 3D Pre-Stack Seismic Amplitude Data, August 2006.

Angeles-Boza, Renzo: Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering, Inversion of Permeability and Permeability Anisotropy from Straddle-Packer Formation Tester Measurements Using the Physics of Two-Phase Immiscible Flow and Invasion, May, 2005.

Mendoza-Chávez, Alberto: Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering, Monte Carlo Modeling of Nuclear Measurements in Vertical and Horizontal Wells in the Presence of Mud-Filtrate Invasion and Salt Mixing, May, 2005.

Ramirez, Thaimar R.: Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering, Numerical Simulation of Wireline Formation Tester Measurements in the Presence of Naturally Fractured Formations, December 2004.

Renno, Jackline M.: Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering, Sensitivity Analysis of Fluid Density from Multi-Phase Wireline Formation Tester Measurements in the Presence of Invasion, August, 2004.

Chowdhury, Subhadeep: Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering, Interpretation of Borehole Measurements Acquired in Laminated Clastic Sequences Subject to Mud-Filtrate Invasion, May, 2004.

Salazar, Jesus M.: Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering, Assessment of Permeability from Well Logs based on Core Calibration and Simulation of Mud-Filtrate Invasion, May, 2004.

George, Bovan: Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering, A Case Study Integrating the Physics of Mud-Filtrate Invasion with the Physics of Resistivity Logging, May, 2003.

Campos, Olga Margarita: Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering, Spatial Distribution of Calcite Concretions Inferred from Borehole Image Data and Their Use in Reservoir Modeling: An Application to Breitbrunn Field, December, 2002.

Toumelin, Emmanuel: Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering, Monte Carlo Simulations of Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Measurements in Carbonate Rocks Under a Constant Magnetic Field Gradient, May, 2002. PDF2

Grijalba-Cuenca, Alvaro: Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering, Geostatistical Inversion of Post-Stack 3D Seismic Data to Extrapolate Petrophysical Variables Laterally Away from Wells, December, 2000. PDF2 PDF3

M.S. Supervisions Completed with Report

Reza-Rahmani, A., Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering, Numerical Simulation of Water- and Oil-Based Mud-Filtrate Invasion in Vertical Wells and Corresponding Impact on Monopole and Dipole Sonic Waveforms, August, 2009.

Omotosho, R. Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering, Permanent Downhole Sensors in Today's Petroleum Industry: current trends, problems, and case studies, August, 2004.

Al-Meshari, Ali Abdallah, Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering, Estimation of Fluid Viscosity Using Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) Measurements, December, 2001.

Kattner, John S.: Electrical and Computer Engineering, Using Self-Organizing Maps to Detect and Categorize Well Log Features, May 2008.

Other Research Supervision

Ph.D. Dissertation Committees

Liu, Xing-Xiang, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Cockrell School of Engineering: Generalized Homogenization Theory and Inverse Design of Periodic Electromagnetic Metamaterials. Completed, May 2013.

Yang, Kai, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, College of Engineering: Multigrid and FFT accelerated integral equation solvers for electromagnetic analysis in layered media, Completed, May 2013.

Betancourt, Soraya, Department of Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering, Cockrell School of Engineering: Some Aspects of Formation Testing, Measurement Environment and Tool Performance. Completed, May 2012.

Burnett, William A., Department of Geological Sciences, College of Natural Sciences: Multi Azimuth Velocity Analysis using Velocity-Independent Seismic Imaging. Completed, May 2011.

Li, Yang, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, College of Engineering: Investigation of Wave Propagation and Antenna Radiation in Forested Environments. Completed, May 2011.

Kucukcoban, Sezgin, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Cockrell School of Engineering: The Inverse Medium Problem in PML-Truncated Elastic Media. Completed, December 2010.

Castellanos, Hugo, Department of Geological Sciences, College of Natural Sciences: Completed, May 2007.

Na, Seong-Won, Department of Civil Engineering, College of Engineering: On a Class of Two-Dimensional Inverse Problems: Wavefield-Based Shape Detection and Localization and Material Profile Reconstruction. Completed, May 2006.

Yousef, Ali A., Department of petroleum and Geosystems Engineering, College of Engineering: Investigating Statistical Techniques to Infer Interwell Connectivity from Production ad Injection Rate Fluctuations. Completed, May 2006.

Suri, Ajay, Department of Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering, College of Engineering: Cleanup of Internal Filter Cake During Flowback. Completed, Decemeber 2005.

Zhang, Jiang: Department of Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering, College of Engineering: IRSS: An Integrated Reservoir Simulation System. Completed, August 2005.

Norman , Jay T., Department of Chemical Engineering, College of Engineering : Imaging of Particle Migration with Electrical Impedance Tomography: an investigation into the behavior and modeling of suspension flows . Completed, August 2004.

Pardo-Zubiaur, David, TICAM Department, College of Engineering : Integration of hp-Adaptivity with a Two-Grid Solver: Applications to Electromagnetics . Completed, May 2004.

Chung, Hsin-Yang: Department of Civil Engineering, College of Engineering: Fatigue reliability and optimal inspection strategies for steel bridges . Completed, May 2004.

Escalona, Alejandro: Department of Geological Sciences, College of Natural Sciences: Regional Tectonics, Sequence Stratigraphy, and Reservoir Properties of Eocene Clastic Sedimentation, Maracaibo Basin, Venezuela. Completed, December 2003.

Barrios-Rivera, Jorge: Department of Geological Sciences, College of Natural Sciences:Stratigraphic Analysis of Reflectivity Data: Application to Gas Reservoirs in the Burgos Basin, Mexico. Completed, December 2003.

Cabrera, Pedro: Department of Geological Sciences, College of Natural Sciences:Stratigraphic and Structural Analysis of the Neogene Sediments of the Offshore Portion of the Salina del Istmo Basin, Southeastern Mexico. Completed, December 2003.

Lopez-Manriquez, Alberto: Department of Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering, College of Engineering: Wellbore Stability of Multilateral Junctions. Completed, May 2003.

Yu, Mengjiao: Department of Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering, College of Engineering: Chemical and Thermal Effects on Wellbore Stability of Shale Formations. Completed, August 2002.

Filler, Stuart L.: Department of Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering, College of Engineering. In progress.

Chen, Weidong: Department of Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering, College of Engineering. In progress.

Guler, Baris: Department of Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering, College of Engineering: Development of a Fully Implicit Compositional Parallel Reservoir Simulator. In Progress.

Outside Ph.D. Dissertation Committees

External member of Andrés Tejero-Andrade's PhD dissertation committee, Faculty of Graduate Studies in Earth Sciences, National Autonomous University of México (UNAM), Mexico City, Mexico, September, 2002.

External member of Sheng Fang's PhD dissertation committee, Faculty of Geology and Geophysics, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT, February, 1998.

External member of Esben Auken's PhD evaluation committee, Faculty of Science at Aarhus University, Denmark, November, 1996.

Supervision of Post-Doctoral Fellows

Pardo, David, Ph.D., June – August 2014.
Medellin Salas, David, Ph.D., January 2014 – Present.
Herrera, Wilberth, Ph.D., December 2013 – Present.
Pardo, David, Ph.D., June – August 2013.
Wang, Ruijia, Ph.D., November 2012 – Present.
Pardo, David, Ph.D., June – August 2012.
Pardo, David, Ph.D., July – August 2011.
Muga, Ignacio, Ph.D., May 2010 – February 2011.
Pardo, David, Ph.D., June – August 2010.
Yang, Qinshan, Ph.D, April 2010 – Present.
Pardo, David, Ph.D., July – August 2009.
Matuszyk, Pawel, J., July 2008 – November 2013.
Wolf, David, October 2007 – January 2010.
                Zhu, Peimin, Ph.D., March – October 2007.
Nam, Myung Jin, Ph.D., February 2007 – February 2009.
Paszynski, Maciej, Ph.D., June – August 2006.
Jin, Guodong, Ph.D., April 2006 – January 2009.
Ma, Jun, Ph.D., February 2006 – Present.
Michler, Christian, Ph.D., April 2006 – March 2008, supervised jointly with Prof. L. Demkowicz (Institute for Computational Engineering and Sciences).
Wang, Gong-Li, Ph.D., October 2005 – December, 2008.
Xu, Yixian, Ph.D., March 2005 – November 2005.
Yang, Wei, Ph.D., February 2005 – November 2006.
Pardo, David, Ph.D., May 2004 – August 2008.
Hou, Junsheng, Ph.D., September 2001 – August 2005.
Wu, Zhan, Ph.D., February 2002 – March 2004.