Theses and Dissertations

UT PGE graduate students produce influential reports, theses and dissertations that help solve the oil and gas industry’s recovery and environmental challenges. This section features the most recent papers as well as our more than 15-year database.


Masters Reports

Sofiane Achour. Phase Stability Analysis for Tight Porous Media with the Helmholtz Free Energy. 

You Wang. Estimating Capillary Pressure From NMR Measurements Using a Pore-Size-Dependent Fluid Substitution Method.

Masters Theses

Ahmad Alfakher. Carbon Dioxide Mobility and Sweep Alteration Using Surface-Coated Silica Nanoparticles.

Abdulwahab Alqahtani. New Polymer Rheology Models Based on Machine Learning. 

Sean Brame. The Effect of Rock Morphology on Steam Foam Rheology.

Esmail Eltahan. Uncertainty Quantification of Unconventional Reservoirs Using Assisted History Matching Methods. 

Mauricio Fiallos Torres. Modeling Interwell Fracture Interference and Huff-N-Puff Pressure Containment in Eagle Ford Using EDFM. 

Jose Luis Hernandez Mejia. Application of Artificial Neural Networks for Rapid Flash Calculations.

Julia Jin. An Investigation of Viscoelastic Polymer Flooding in High Permeability Sandstones.

Gulcan Koparal. Surfactant Retention Analysis in Berea Sandstones.

Jeffery Shipeng Luo. X-Ray Monitoring in Heterogeneous and Fractured Porous Media: Experimental Measurement and Numerical Modeling. 

Connor Mulkay. Investigating the Utilization of Surfactant in Liquid Unloading Experiments of a Propped Fracture. 

Jorge Navas Guzman. Chemical Enhanced Oil Recovery Simulation in Highly Stratified Heterogeneous Reservoir. A Field Case Study. 

David Petutschnig. An Analysis of the Petroleum Industry's Inability to Deliver on Early Production Forecasts: Shortcomings in Probabilistic Modeling.

Carolyn Powell. Deriving Rock Strength from MSE and Drilling Data.

Ian Rostagno. Friction Reduction Optimization for Extended Reach and Horizontal Wells.

Weitong Sun. A Scenario Management Platform that Incorporates Statistic and Simulation for Unconventional Field Development.

Sutthaporn Tripoppoom. Assisted History Matching Workflow for Unconventional Reservoirs.


Shivam Agrawal. An Integrated Peridynamics-Finite Volume Based Multi-Phase Flow, Geomechanics and Hydraulic Fracture Model. 

Walter Fair. An Integrated Model for Production of Marginal Oil Fields.

Sho Hirose. Application of Displacement Discontinuity Method to Hydraulic Fracture Propagation in Heterogeneous Rocks. 

Hasan Javed Khan. Particle Straining in Vuggy Porous Media. 

Boum Hee Lee. Algorithm-Aided Decision-Making in Reservoir Management.

Jesus Rodriguez Roman. Analytical Solutions of Pressure-Production Tests with Permanent Multisensors in Oil Gas and Water Zones.

Alireza Sanaei. Compositional Reactive-Transport Modeling of Engineered Waterflooding.

Kaustubh Shrivastava. Hydraulic Fracture Modeling in Naturally Fractured Reservoirs. 

Zhuang Sun. Investigation of Coupled Chemo-Hydro-Mechanical Processes with Discrete Element Modeling.

Xiao Tian. Microscale Pore-Fracture System Characterization of Shales by Digital Images, Gas Sorption and Machine Learning.

HanYi Wang. New Approaches to Model and Analyze Diagnostic Fracturing Injection Tests.

Rui Xu. Pore Scale Study of Gas Sorption and Transport in Shale Nanopore Systems. 

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