Cockrell School of Engineering
The University of Texas at Austin

Reservoir engineering research includes topics such as how to extract oil and gas efficiently from reservoirs taking into account geology, well locations, well type, well performance, injection and production strategies, production history, reservoir characteristics, fluid characteristics, data analytics, economics and many other factors.

This research is coupled with closely related topics such as formation evaluation, well testing, enhanced oil recovery, natural gas engineering, analytical and numerical simulation methods and reservoir characterization. This type of research is focused on conventional and unconventional reservoirs, conventional and heavy oil and other subsurface applications such as geological storage of carbon dioxide, coal bed methane, gas hydrates, in-situ mining and groundwater modeling and remediation.


Matt Balhoff

Mojdeh Delshad

David DiCarlo

Larry Lake

Kishore Mohanty

Quoc Nguyen

Ryosuke Okuno

Gary Pope

Kamy Sepehrnoori

Carlos Torres-Verdin

Research Highlights

UT PGE faculty conduct $13 million in research a year by working on significant industry and federal projects. They specialize in 12 major research areas with almost 85 partners.