Cockrell School of Engineering
The University of Texas at Austin


Petrophysics and pore-scale processes research develops the basics science that underlies all applied petroleum engineering research. It includes the fluid/fluid and fluid/rock interactions, the pore-space and rock geometry, and how this interaction contributes to (or inhibits) fluid flow in rocks. 

Faculty:

Matt Balhoff

Hugh Daigle

David DiCarlo

Nicolas Espinoza

Ken Gray

Zoya Heidari

Ryosuke Okuno

Gary Pope

Masa Prodanovic

Mukul Sharma

Carlos Torres-Verdin 

Research Highlights

UT PGE faculty conduct $16 million in research a year by working on significant industry and federal projects. They specialize in 12 major research areas with almost 85 partners.