William W. Fleckenstein (Will), PhD, PE (CA #1666)


Personality Sketch


Continuing Professional Education


Colorado School of Mines

Former Interim Petroleum Engineering Dept. Head (2012-14)

BP Adjunct Professor

Director PERFORM Research

Office of Technology Transfer Review Board (2004-2005)


Credit Union of Colorado

Chairman of Board of Directors

Executive Committee - Chair

Strategic Direction Committee – Chair

CEO Compensation and Review Committee - Member

Asset/Liability Management Oversight Committee – Member

Marketing Committee – Member

Lending Committee – Member


Other Titles

Chief Technology Officer – FracOptimal LLC

Managing Partner – Fleckenstein, Eustes & Associates

Senior Development Consultant – Pacific Operators Offshore Inc.

Scientific Advisory Board Member – NSF Funded Ice Coring and Drilling Services (2005-2008)



1986 – BS Petroleum Engineering, Colorado School of Mines

1988 – ME Petroleum Engineering, Colorado School of Mines

2000 – Ph.D. Petroleum Engineering, Colorado School of Mines


          1991 – Professional Engineer (State of California, Registration #1666)



Dr Fleckenstein joined the Colorado School of Mines faculty as an Adjunct Professor in Petroleum Engineering, fall semester 2000, BP Adjunct Faculty Member, 2009-2012. Appointed Petroleum Engineering Interim Department Head, December 2012 - August 2014


 Lecture Courses

Completion Engineering (Junior level)

Completions and Stimulations (Senior level)

Advanced Completions and Stimulations (Graduate level)

Drilling Engineering (Undergraduate and Graduate level)

Drilling Fluids and Cementing (Graduate level)

Redevelopment Special Topics (Graduate level)

Artificial Lift Special Topics (Graduate level)

Tubular Design (Graduate level)

Integrated Field Development (Graduate level)

Advanced Completions Engineering (Graduate level)

Workover Design and Practice (Graduate level)

Directional Drilling (Graduate level)

Integrated Exploration & Development – Shales (Graduate Level)

Integrated Exploration & Development – CBM (Graduate Level)

Integrated Exploration & Development – Incised Valleys (Graduate Level)

Introduction to Petroleum (Sophomore Level)


Industry Courses

Completions and Workovers

Workover Operations

Baker Hughes College Instructor



         Director PERFORM Research - Unconventional well drilling and completions

Co-PI NSF – SRN  “Routes to Sustainability for Natural Gas Development and Water and Air Resources in the Rocky Mountain Region”


Contact Information:

William (Will) Fleckenstein, PhD, PE (CA #1666)
BP Adjunct Professor and PERFORM Research Director
Department of Petroleum Engineering
Colorado School of Mines
Marquez Hall Room 306
Golden, Colorado 80401 USA
Phone: (303) 384-2030
FAX: (303) 273-3189
email: wflecken@mines.edu

Colorado School of Mines
Petroleum Engineering Department