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SFC Alumni Theses and Research Profiles

Our former group members' theses and research profile webpages can be found here. 
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Ahmed Yasin Abukhamsin, Ph.D. (2016)

  • Inflow Profiling and Production Optimization in Smart Wells Using Distributed Acoustic and Temperature Measurements [Ph.D. Thesis]
  • Optimization of Well Design And Location in a Real Field [M.S. Thesis]

Inegbenose Aitokhuehi, M.S. (2004)

Real-time Optimization of Smart Wells [M.S. Thesis]

Zeid M. Al-Ghareeb, M.S. (2009)

Monitoring and Control of Smart Wells [M.S. Thesis]

Elnur Aliyev, Ph.D. (2015)

Multilevel Field Development Optimization Under Uncertainty Using a Sequence of Upscaled Models [Ph.D. Thesis]
Use of Hybrid Approaches and Metaoptimization for Well Placement Problems [M.S. Thesis]
Elnur Aliyev Research Profile page

Suwat Athichanagorn, Ph.D. (1999)

Development of an Interpretation Methodology for Long-Term Pressure Data from Permanent Downhole Gauges [Ph.D. Thesis]

Adrien Boch, M.S. (2015)

Detailed Assessment of Multilevel Optimization for Field Development [M.S.Thesis]

Philip Brodrick, Ph.D.(2017)

Computational optimization of solar thermal and natural gas power systems [Ph.D. Thesis]

Vladislav Bukshtynov, Ph.D.(~2015)

Bukshtynov Research Profile page

David A. Cameron, Ph.D. (2013)

Optimization and Monitoring of Geological Carbon Storage Operations [Ph.D. Thesis]

Marco Cardoso, Ph.D. (2009)

Development and Application of Reduced-Order Modeling Procedures for Reservoir Simulation [Ph.D. Thesis]

Jamal Cherry, M.S. (2016)

Optimization Strategies for Shale Gas Asset Development [M.S. Thesis]

Manish K. Choudhary, M.S. (2012)

Generation of Multiple History Match Models Using Multistart Optimization [M.S. Thesis]

Paulo da Cruz, Ph.D. (2000)

Reservoir Management Decision-Making in the Presence of Geological Uncertainty [Ph.D. Thesis]

Mohammad Moravvej Farshi, M.S. (2008)

Improving Genetic Algorithms for Optimum Well Placement [M.S. Thesis]

Mehrdad Gharib Shirangi, Ph.D. (2017)

Advanced techniques for closed-loop reservoir optimization under uncertainty [Ph.D. Thesis]

Baris Guyaguler, Ph.D. (2002)

Optimization of Well Placement and Assessment of Uncertainty [Ph.D. Thesis]

Jincong He, Ph.D. (2013)

Reduced-Order Modeling for Oil-Water and Compositional Systems, with Application to Data Assimilation and Production Optimization [Ph.D. Thesis]
Enhanced Linearized Rediced-Order Models for Subsurface Flow Simulation [M.S. Thesis]

Obiajulu Joseph Isebor, Ph.D. (2013)

Derivative-free Optimization for Generalized Oil Field Development [Ph.D. Thesis]
Constrained Production Optimization with an Emphasis on Derivative-free Methods [M.S. Thesis]
Isebor Research Profile page

Larry Zhaoyang Jin, M.S. (2015)

Application of Reduced-Order Modeling for Geological Carbon Sequestration [M.S.Thesis]
*Currently in Ph.D. Program

Charles A Kang, Ph.D. (2015)

Computational Optimization of Design and Variable Operation of CO2-Capture-enabled Coal-Natural Gas Power Plants [Ph.D. Thesis]
Optimal Operation of an Integrated Energy Park Including Fossil Fuel Power Generation, CO2 Capture and Wind [M.S. Thesis]

Deepanshu Kumar, M.S. (2007)

Optimization of Well Settings to Maximize Residually Trapped CO2 in Geologic Carbon Sequestration [M.S. Thesis]

Jaehoon Lee, Ph.D. (2015)

Joint Integration of Time-Lapse Seismic, Electromagnetic, and Production Data for Reservoir Monitoring and Management [Ph.D. Thesis]

Yang Liu, Ph.D. (2013)

Interpreting Pressure and Flow Rate Data from Permanent Downhole Gauges Using Data Mining Approaches  [Ph.D. Thesis]

Yimin Liu, M.S. (2017)


Multilevel strategy for O-PCA-based history matching using mesh adaptive direct search [M.S. Thesis]
*Currently in Ph.D. Program 

Pengbo Lu, Ph.D. (2001)

Reservoir Parameter Estimation Using Wavelet Analysis [Ph.D. Thesis]

Masahiko Nomura, Ph.D. (2006)

Processing and Interpretation of Pressure Transient Data from Permanent Downhole Gauges [Ph.D. Thesis]

Jerome Onwunalu, Ph.D. (2010)

Optimization of Field Development Using Particle Swarm Optimization and New Well Pattern Descriptions [Ph.D. Thesis]
Optimization of Nonconventional Well Placement Using Genetic Algorithms and Statistical Proxy [M.S. Thesis]

Danny Rojas, Eng (2008)

A New Procedure for History Matching Naturally Fractured Reservoirs [Thesis]

Matthieu Rousset, Ph.D. (2015)

Geological Scenario Determination Using Parameterized Training Images in a Bayesian Framework [Ph.D. Thesis]
Reduced Order Modeling for Thermal Simulation [M.S. Thesis]

Pallav Sarma, Ph.D.(2006)

Efficient Closed-Loop Optimal Control of Petroleum Reservoirs Under Uncertainty [Ph.D. Thesis]

Amit Suman, Ph.D. (2013)

Joint Inversion of Production and Time-Lapse Seismic Data: Application to Norne Field [Ph.D. Thesis]
Uncertainties in Rock Pore Compressibility and Effects on Seismic History Matching [M.S. Thesis]

Wenyue Sun, M.S. (2014)

Data Driven History Matching for Reservoir Production Forecasting [M.S. Thesis]
*Currently in Ph.D. Program

Chuan Tian,

Sumeet Trehan, Ph.D. (2016)

Surrogate modeling for subsurface flow: a new reduced-order model and error estimation procedures [Ph.D. Thesis]

Hai Xuan Vo, Ph.D.(2015)

New Geological Parameterizations for History Matching Complex Models [Ph.D. Thesis]

Pengju Wang, Ph.D. (2003)

Development and Appliactions of Production Optimization Techniques for Petroleum Fields [Ph.D. Thesis]

Tailai Wen, Ph.D. (2014)

Waterflood Optimization Using Streamlines and Reservoir Management Risk Analysis with Market Uncertainty [Ph.D. Thesis]

Kurt Caylor Wilson, M.S. (2012)

Optimization of Shale Resource Development Using Reduced-Physics Surrogate Models [M.S. Thesis]

Tianrui Ye,

Burak Yeten, Ph.D. (2003)

Optimum Deployment of Nonconventional Wells [Ph.D. Thesis]