Dr. Erdal Ozkan PhD Petroleum Engineering

Projects

Funded Research Projects

Unconventional Reservoir Engineering Project (UREP), funded by a multi-company consortium (continuing)

Analysis of Enhanced Oil Recovery Processes in the Akal, Nohoch, Ku, Maloob and Zaap Fields, funded by IMP/PEMEX (through a subcontract with Rice University) (continuing); co-principle investigator, $312,775.

Multi-layer Solutions/Tools for Production Data Analysis in Tight Gas, Shell, Canada (contractual stage); principle investigator, $150,000.

Simulation of Hysteresis in CO2 and Other Gas Injection EOR Applications, funded by Saudi Aramco, (continuing); co-principal investigator, $160,000.

Simulation of Naturally Fractured Reservoirs with Improved Physics, funded by Saudi Aramco, (continuing); co-principal investigator, $120,000.

Characterization and Simulation of Abu Dhabi Fractured Carbonate Reservoirs, funded by Colorado School of Mines-Abu Dhabi Petroleum Institute Cooperative Research Program (completed, Aug. 2009); co-principal investigator, $449,664.

Selection and Optimization of Miscible and Immiscible Displacement to Improve Production from Fractured, Carbonate Reservoirs of Abu Dhabi, funded by Colorado School of Mines-Abu Dhabi Petroleum Institute Cooperative Research Program (completed, Aug. 2009), co-principal investigator, $449,664.

Use of Horizontal-Wells to Improve Pattern Waterfloods in Fractured Carbonate Reservoirs, funded by Colorado School of Mines-Abu Dhabi Petroleum Institute Cooperative Research Program (completed, Aug. 2009); co-principal investigator, $354,009.

Streamline Simulation of Tracer and CDG Injection to Chihuido De La Sierra Negra Field, funded by Repsol, YPF, Argentina (completed, Dec. 2003); principal investigator, $77,000.

Reservoir Study of Margarita Gas-Condensate Field: Phase I, funded by Repsol, YPF, Argentina (completed, Dec. 2003); co-principal investigator, $13,785.

Reservoir Study of Margarita Gas-Condensate Field: Phase II, funded by Repsol, YPF, Argentina (completed, Dec. 2004); co-principal investigator, $59,023.

Reservoir Study of Margarita Gas-Condensate Field: Phase III, funded by Repsol, YPF, Argentina (completed, Dec. 2004); co-principal investigator, $55,217.

Infill Drilling in a Fluvial Reservoir Under Waterflooding, funded by Repsol, YPF, Argentina (completed, March. 2004); co-principal investigator, $53,287.

Wasatch–Mesaverde Reservoir Characterization: Funded by Kerr McGee (completed, June 2005); co-principal investigator, $360,000.

Multi-Scale Reservoir Simulation, funded by Marathon Oil Co., Pemex, Repsol YPF (completed, Dec. 2010); co-principal investigator, $105,000.

Analysis and Evaluation of Horizontal Well Performance in the Bakken Shale of North Dakota and Montana, funded by Marathon Oil Co (completed, Dec. 2008); co-principal investigator, $131,213.

Reservoir Simulation of Coalbed Methane, funded by Questa Engineering (completed, Dec. 2005); co-principal investigator, $20,434.

Optimization of Plunger Lift Performance in Stripper Wells: Funded by the Stripper Well Consortium, Pennsylvania State University (completed, Dec. 2002); principal investigator, $168,738.

Optimization of Horizontal Well Completions, JIP funded by the US Department of Energy, US Department of the Interior, Minerals Management Service, Associated Western Universities, and private industry, (completed Dec. 2003); co-principal investigator, $415,118.

Analysis of Pressure Loss in a Horizontal Wellbore, funded by Istanbul Technical University, Research Fund (completed, Jan. 1997); principal investigator, $10,000.

Investigation of the Coalbed Methane Potential of Turkey, funded by the State Planning Agency of Turkey (completed Sept. 1997); principal investigator, $7,500.

Performance of Multiple Horizontal Wells in a Common Reservoir, funded by the Scientific and Technical Research Council of Turkey (completed Sept. 1997); co-principal investigator, $12,000.

OTHER RESEARCH GRANTS:

Marathon Oil Company Foundation (with Hossein Kazemi), 2003-2009; $600,000.

Baker Hughes, 2006-2007, $80,000.