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  • List of Undergraduates, Theses & Dissertations from Former Students & Products from Postdoctoral Fellows

    List of Undergraduates, Theses & Dissertations from Former Students & Products from Postdoctoral Fellows

    Adams, Nico - 2021 to 2022 Undergraduate Research Assistant.

    Aluge, Arnold - 2021 Energy and Earth Resources Master’s Thesis: Screening and Assessing the CO₂ Storage Potential of CO₂-EOR in Onshore Oil Fields in Louisiana (download). Advised by Susan Hovorka. Arnold is now a Market Team Lead, MISO at Wood Mackenzie.

    Anderson, Jacob - 2017 Geological Sciences Dissertation: Compositional changes of light hydrocarbons during migration through overburden: Proxy for assessing potential leakage from Geological Carbon Storage (download). Advised by Michael Young. 

    Amir, Amar - 2009 Fall Undergraduate Research Assistant.

    Bajalan, Zahra - 2023 Summer Intern.

    Bakhshian, Sahar – 2018 to 2019 Former Postdoctoral Fellow, now running the GCCC's Micromodel’s Lab.

    Bakhshian, S., and Hosseini, S. A., 2019, Pore-scale analysis of supercritical CO2-brine immiscible displacement under fractional-wettability conditions: Advances in Water Resources, v. 126, p. 96–107, http://doi.org/10.1016/j.advwatres.2019.02.008.

    Bakhshian, S., and Hosseini, S. A., 2019, Prediction of CO2 adsorption-induced deformation in shale nanopores: Fuel, v. 241, p. 767–776, http://doi.org/10.1016/j.fuel.2018.12.095.

    Bakhshian, S., Hosseini, S. A., and Shokri, N., 2019, Pore-scale characteristics of multiphase flow in heterogeneous porous media using the lattice Boltzmann method: Scientific Reports, v. 9, 13 p., http://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-019-39741-x.

    Dashtian, H., Bakhshian, S., Hajirezaie, S., Nicot, J.-P., and Hosseini, S. A., 2019, Convection-diffusion-reaction of CO2-enriched brine in porous media: A pore-scale study: Computers and Geosciences, v. 125, p. 19–29, http://doi.org/10.1016/j.cageo.2019.01.009.

    Baluta, Camelia - 2020 to 2021 Undergraduate Research Assistant.

    Barnhart, Taylor - 2021 Energy and Earth Resources Master’s Thesis: Constraining the Data and Investment Needs for Obtaining a Carbon Dioxide Injection Permit in the United States (download). Advised by Susan D. Hovorka. Taylor is now a Hydrologist, NOAA’s National Weather Service.

    Beckham (now Wood), Emily - 2018 Geological Sciences Master’s Thesis: CO2 Storage in Deltaic Environments of Deposition: Integration of 3-Dimensional Modeling, Outcrop Analysis, and Subsurface Application (download). Advised by Timothy A. Meckel.

    Bedayat, Houman - 2014 to 2015 Postdoctoral Fellow. 

    Belostrino, Emmanuel - Summer Intern. 

    Bolhassani, Behnaz - 2016 Energy and Earth Resources Master’s Thesis: Model-based cost analysis for pressure and geochemical-based monitoring methods in CO₂-EOR fields (read abstract here): Application to field A. Advisor: Michael Young. 

    Briggs, Eamon - 2008 Summer Intern. 

    Calzado, Edna Rodriguez - 2023 Energy and Earth Resources Master's Thesis: Estimating CO2 Storage Capacity, Injectivity, and Storage Costs for Large-Scale CCS Deployment & Carbon Dioxide Removal Goals (download). Advisors: Dr. Susan D. Hovorka and Dr. Alexander P. Bump.

    Cao, Fei - 2011 Engineering Master’s Thesis: A New Method of Data Quality Control in Production Data Using the Capacitance-Resistance Model (download). Advised by Larry W. Lake.

    Cao, Fei - 2014 Petroleum & Geosystems Engineering Dissertation: Development of a Two-Phase Flow Coupled Capacitance Resistance Model (download). Advised by Larry W. Lake. 

    Chang, Kyung Won - 2007 Engineering Master’s Thesis: A Simulation Study of Injected CO2 Migration in the Faulted Reservoir (download). Advised by Steven L. Bryant and Gary A. Pope. 

    Chang, Kyung Won - 2013 Geological Sciences Dissertation: Carbon dioxide storage in geologically heterogeneous formations (download). Advised by Marc A. Hesse, Supervisor and Jean-Philippe Nicot, Co-Supervisor.  

    Choi, Jong-Won - 2008 Postdoctoral Fellow; 2009 to 2011 Research Scientist Associate. Jong-Won is currently an Associate Professor at Texas A&M University in the Civil and Architectural Engineering Department.

    Coleman, Stuart (Thesis 1) - 2010 Energy and Earth Resources Master’s Thesis: The Geologic and Economic Analysis of Stacked CO2 Storage Systems, a Carbon Management Strategy for the Texas Gulf Coast (download). Advised by Christopher J. Jablonowski. 

    Coleman, Stuart (Thesis 2) - 2012 Engineering Master’s Thesis: The Reservoir Performance and Impact from Using Large-Volume, Intermittent, Anthropogenic CO2 for Enhanced Oil Recovery (download). Advised by Steven L. Bryant, Co-Supervisor and Susan D. Hovorka, Co-Supervisor.

    Ditkof (now Mansfield), Julie - 2013 Geological Sciences Master’s Thesis: Time-lapse seismic monitoring for enhanced oil recovery and carbon capture and storage field site at the Cranfield field, Mississippi (download). Advised by Nathan Bangs, Supervisor and Timothy A. Meckel, Co-supervisor. Now with Jupiter Intelligence

    Ershadnia, Reza - 2022 to 2023 Postdoctoral Fellow for S. Hosseini, now at ExxonMobil

    Essandoh-Yeddu, Joseph K. - Visiting Fellow. Now Acting Chief and Head, SPPD Energy Commission Plot 40, Frema House, Spintex Road, Accra, Ghana.

    Feng, Ye - Former Postdoctoral Fellow, now an Upstream Exploration Geophysicist at BP.

    Meckel, T., Feng, Y. E., Treviño, R. H., and Sava, D., 2019, High-resolution 3D marine seismic acquisition in the overburden at the Tomakomai CO2 storage project, offshore Hokkaido, Japan: International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control, v. 88, p. 124–133, http://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijggc.2019.05.034

    Fifariz, Reynaldy - Graduate Research Assistant & Former Postdoctoral Fellow. Reynaldy is now a Lecturer at Institut Teknologi Bandung.

    DeAngelo, M. V., Fifariz, R., Meckel, T. A., Treviño, R. H., 2019, A Seismic-Based CO2-Sequestration Regional Assessment of the Miocene Section, Northern Gulf of Mexico, Texas and Louisiana: International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control, v. 81, p. 29–37. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijggc.2018.12.009.  Full text document here

    Fitz, Guy - 2011 Geological Sciences M.S. Thesis: Offshore mapping and modeling of Miocene-Recent extensional basins adjacent to metamorphic gneiss domes of the D’Entrecasteaux Islands, eastern Papua New Guinea (download). Advised by Paul Mann. 

    Fritz, Tyler - Undergraduate Research Assistant for Katherine Romanak.

    Franey, John - 2021 Geological Sciences Master’s Thesis: High Order Stratigraphic Framework of Intraslope Growth Faulted Subbasins Offshore Matagorda Bay, Texas (download). Advised by Tip Meckel. John is now a Staff Professional, Antea Group.

    Ganjdanesh, Reza - Former Postdoctoral Fellow.

    Ganjdanesh, Reza, and S. A. Hosseini, 2018, Development of an analytical simulation tool for storage capacity estimation of saline aquifers, GCCC Publication Series #2018-02, originally published in International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control, v. 74, p. 142–154, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijggc.2018.04.017. See Texas Scholar Works abstract here

    Garcia, Omar Ramirez - 2019 Energy and Earth Resources Master’s Thesis: Geological Characterization and Modeling for Quantifying CO2 Storage Capacity of the High Island 10-L Field in Texas State Waters, Offshore Gulf of Mexico (download). Advised by Richard J. Chuchla, Supervisor and Timothy A. Meckel, Co-Supervisor. Omar is now an Analyst at Kroll

    Gawey, Marlo - 2013 Geological Sciences Master’s Thesis: Experimental Analysis and Modeling of Perfluorocarbon Transport in the Vadose Zone: Implications for Monitoring CO2 Leakage at CCS Sites (download). Advised by Daniel O. Breecker, Supervisor, Katherine D. Romanak, Co-Supervisor, and Toti E. Larson, Co-Supervisor. 

    Goudarzi, Ali - Former Postdoctoral Fellow

    Goudarzi, A., T. A. Meckel, S. A. Hosseini, and R. H. Trevino, 2019, Statistical analysis of historic hydrocarbon production data from Gulf of Mexico oil and gas fields and application to dynamic capacity assessment in CO2 storage: International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control, v. 80, p. 96–102, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijggc.2018.11.014. See abstract here.

    Guirola, Marco - 2022 Energy and Earth Resources Master’s Thesis: Estimating Across-Fault Migration Rates and their Financial Implications for CCS with Application to Offshore Gulf of Mexico (download). Advised by Susan D. Hovorka, Supervisor and Alexander P. Bump, Co-Supervisor. Marco is now a CCUS Specialist, BP Inc., Gas & Low Carbon Energy.

    Hao, Yanjun - Former Postdoctoral Fellow 

    Hayden, Colton - 2020 to 2022 Undergraduate Research Assistant

    Hingst, Mary - 2013 Geological Sciences M.S. Thesis: Geochemical Effects of Elevated Methane and Carbon Dioxide in Near-Surface Sediments above an EOR/CCUS Site (download). Advised by Michael Young, Supervisor and Katherine Romanak, Co-Supervisor.  

    Hosseininoosheri, Pooneh - 2019 Civil, Architectural, and Environmental Engineering Dissertation: CO2 Trapping Mechanisms Assessment Using Numerical and Analytical Methods (download). Advised by Larry W. Lake, Supervisor and Charles J. Werth, Co-Supervisor. Pooneh is now a Reservoir Engineer, Marathon Oil Corporation.

    Hull, Harry - 2021 Geological Sciences Master’s Thesis: Characterizing Reservoir Quality for Geologic Storage of CO₂—A Case Study from the Lower Miocene Shore Zone at Matagorda Bay, Texas (download). Advised by Tip Meckel. Now a Geologist, EOG Resources.

    Illescas, Alejandra De La Rosa - 2013 Undergraduate Research Assistant.

    Islam, Akand - Postdoctoral Fellow.

    Kalyanaraman, Nishanth - 2008 Energy and Earth Resources Master’s Thesis: Evaluating the influence of seal characteristics and rate of pressure buildup on modeled seal performance and carbon sequestration economics (see UT Library Catalog). Advisors: Bill Fisher and Tip Meckel.

    Kim, Seunghee - Postdoctoral Fellow.

    Kordi, Masoumeh - 2013 Geological Sciences Dissertation: Characterization and prediction of reservoir quality in chlorite-coated sandstones: evidence from the Late Cretaceous Lower Tuscaloosa Formation at Cranfield Field, Mississippi, U.S.A. (download). Advised by William L. Fisher, Supervisor and Susan D. Hovorka, Co-Supervisor. 

    Krishnamurthy, Prasanna - 2020 Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering Dissertation: Geologic Heterogeneity Controls on CO2 Migration and Trapping (download). Advised by David A. DiCarlo, Supervisor and Timothy A. Meckel, Co-Supervisor. Prasanna is now with CCS, ExxonMobil.

    Laidlaw, Maddie - 2022 Energy and Earth Resources Master’s Thesis: Evaluating, Risking, and Ranking Carbon Sequestration Buoyant Traps with Application to nearshore Gulf of Mexico (download). Advised by Dr. Alexander P. Bump and Dr. Susan D. Hovorka. Now a Commodity Financing Analyst, Macquarie Group.

    Lashgari, Hamid Reza - 2014 Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering Dissertation: Development of a Four-Phase Thermal-Chemical Reservoir Simulator for Heavy Oil (download). Advised by Kamy Sepehrnoori. 

    Leng, Jianqiao (Tim) – 2022 to 2023 Former Postdoctoral Fellow, now a Flow Modeler (RSA III) at Center for Injection and Seismicity Research at the Bureau of Economic Geology.

    Leng, J., Wang, H., Hosseini, S., 2023, A data analytics and machine-learning study on site screening for CO2 geological storage in depleted oil and gas reservoirs in the Gulf of Mexico: SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition (oral presentation), SPE-214866-MS.

    Leng, J., Bump, A., Hosseini, S., Meckel, T., Wang, Z., Wang, H., in review, A comprehensive review of CO2 storage capacity estimation: Gas Science and Engineering.

    Wang, H., Hosseini, S., Tartakovsky, A., Leng, J., Fan, M., in review, A Deep Learning-Based Workflow for Fast Prediction of 3d State Variables in Geological Carbon Storage: A Dimension Reduction Approach: Journal of Hydrology. Available at SSRN https://ssrn.com/abstract=4579136.

    Li, Yushan - 2023 EER Master's Thesis: Assessing an Offshore Carbon Storage Opportunity at Chandeleur Sound, Louisiana (download). Advised by Dr. Susan D. Hovorka.

    Liu, Yuan 

    Lu, Jiemin - 2008 to 2010 Postdoctoral Fellow; 2010 to 2016 Research Associate; and 2016 Research Scientist with the GCCC. Now Geologist with Schlumberger.

    Luciano, Angela - 2023 EER Master's Thesis: Leveraging Class I Wells as an Analog for Class VI in the Gulf Coast (download). Advisors: Dr. Susan D. Hovorka and Dr. Alexander P. Bump

    Maciel, Reinaldo Sabbagh - 2017 Geological Sciences Master’s Thesis: Pre-injection reservoir characterization for CO2 storage in the inner continental shelf of the Texas Gulf of Mexico (download). Advised by Tip Meckel.

    Mathews, Daniel - 2010 to 2011 Graduate Student Assistant

    Medford, Parker - Undergraduate Research Assistant for Katherine Romanak.

    Miller, Erin - 2012 Geological Sciences Master’s Thesis: A Question of Capacity Assessing CO2 Sequestration Potential in Texas Offshore Lands (download). Advised by Scott W. Tinker, Co-Supervisor, and Timothy A. Meckel, Co-Supervisor. 

    Mortensen, Kelly - Undergraduate Research Assistant

    Mulcahy, Francis - 2015 Geological Sciences Master’s Thesis: Use of High-Resolution 3D Seismic Data to Evaluate Quaternary Valley Evolution History during Transgression, Offshore San Luis Pass, Gulf of Mexico (download). Advised by Timothy Meckel. 

    Murakami, Margaret - 2018 to 2021 Undergraduate Research Assistant

    Ni, Hailun – 2020 to 2022 Former Postdoctoral Fellow, now running the Sandbox Lab for the GCCC.

    Ni, H., Braganca, R., Tisato, N., Meckel, T.A., 2022, Monitoring CO2 plume migration with lab-scale ultrasonic experimental setup (paper), 16th Greenhouse Gas Control Technologies Conference Lyon, 23–27 October, 2022 (GHGT-16), 9 p. http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.4273218.

    Ni, H., Meckel, T.A., 2022, Effects of flow pulsation on CO2 buoyant migration and capillary trapping (paper), 16th Greenhouse Gas Control Technologies Conference Lyon, 23–27 October 2022 (GHGT-16), 9 p., http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.4273191.

    Ni, H., and Meckel, T. A., 2021, Characterizing the effect of capillary heterogeneity on multiphase flow pulsation in an intermediate-scale beadpack experiment using time series clustering and frequency analysis: Water Resources Research, v. 57, no. 11, article no. e2021WR030876, 17 p., http://doi.org/10.1029/2021WR030876.

    Nicholson, Andrew - 2012 Geological Sciences Master’s Thesis: Empirical Analysis of Fault Seal Capacity for CO2 Sequestration, Lower Miocene, Texas Gulf Coast (download). Advised by Scott W. Tinker, Supervisor and Timothy A. Meckel, Co-Supervisor. 

    Ogbuabuo, Prisca - 2015 Energy & Earth Resources Master’s Thesis: The Role of Methane in Limiting CO2 EOR: Case Study of Offshore Gulf of Mexico Oil Reservoirs (download). Advised by Larry W. Lake, Supervisor and Rebecca C. Smyth, Co-Supervisor. 

    Onwuchekwa, Munachiso - 2010 Graduate Research Assistant

    Osmond, Johnathon - 2016 Geological Sciences Master’s Thesis: Fault seal and containment failure analysis of a Lower Miocene structure in the San Luis Pass area, offshore Galveston Island, Texas Inner Shelf (download). Advised by Tip Meckel.

    Patson, Michael - 2015 Geological Science Master’s Thesis: The behavior of dissolved organic carbon (DOC) at geological sequestration sites (download). Advised by Daniel O. Breecker and Toti E. Larson. 

    Porse, Sean - 2013 Geological Sciences Master’s Thesis: Using Analytical and Numerical Modeling to Assess Deep Groundwater Monitoring Parameters at Carbon Capture, Utilization, and Storage Sites (download). Advised by Michael H Young. 

    Pozo, Federico - Undergraduate or Graduate Research Assistant

    Prentice, Sarah - 2019 Energy and Earth Resources Master’s Thesis: The Effect of Methane and Fluid Geometry on CO2 Enhanced Oil Recovery (download). Advised by Susan Hovorka, Supervisor and William L. Fisher, Co-Supervisor. Sarah is now a J.D. Candidate at Texas Law.

    Puerta, Carlos - 2012 Energy and Earth Resources Master’s Thesis: A value of information analysis of permeability data in a Carbon, Capture and Storage project (download). Advised by J. Eric Bickel. 

    Quinn, Ashley - Undergraduate Research Assistant 

    Ruiz, Izaak - 2019 Geological Sciences M.S. Thesis: Characterization of the High Island Field 24L Field for Modeling and Estimating CO2 Storage Capacity in the Offshore Texas State Waters, Gulf of Mexico (download). Advised by Timothy A. Meckel. Izaak is now with Repsol’s Geological Low Carbon Americas Group.

    Rodriguez, Amanda Merida - 2019 to 2021 Undergraduate Research Assistant.

    Smith, Gordon - 2011 Graduate Research Assistant.

    Solano, Silvia - 2010 Energy and Earth Resources Master’s Thesis: Sensitivity Analysis of Carbon Dioxide Storage in Saline Aquifers in the Presence of a Gas Cap (see Library Catalog). Advisors Charles Groat and Jean-Philippe Nicot.

    Sopoeva, Tamara - Undergraduate Research Assistant.

    Taylor, Jordan-Leigh – Graduate Research Assistant.

    Townsend, Nolan - Undergraduate Research Assistant for Tip Meckel.

    Trevisan, Luca - Former Postdoctoral Fellow with the Sandbox Lab. Luca is now a Professor of Computer Science, Bocconi University in Milano, Italy.

    Turner, Austin - 2019 to 2021 Undergraduate Research Assistant.

    Tutton, Peter - 2018 Energy and Earth Resources Master’s Thesis: Carbon Capture and Storage Network Optimization Under Uncertainty (download). Advised by Benjamin D. Leibowicz, Supervisor and Susan D. Hovorka, Co-Supervisor. 

    Ulfah, Melianna - 2021 Energy and Earth Resources Master’s Thesis: Plume Migration and Pressure Evolution Analyses for Recommendations in Offshore CO2 Storage Acreage Leasing Policy (download). Advised by Susan D. Hovorka. Melianna is now a Geologic CO2 Storage Project Scientist, Tetra Tech.

    Urquhart, Alex - Graduate Research Assistant.

    Walker, Wylie - Undergraduate Research Assistant.

    Wallace, Kerstan - 2013 Geological Sciences Master’s Thesis: Use of 3-Dimensional Dynamic Modeling of CO2 Injection for Comparison to Regional Static Capacity Assessments of Miocene Sandstone Reservoirs in the Texas State Waters, Gulf of Mexico (download). Advised by Michael H. Young and Tip A. Meckel.

    Wen, Baole - Former Postdoctoral Fellow. Now an Assistant Professor in the Dept. of Mathematics at New York Institute of Technology.

    Shi, Z., Wen, B., Hesse, M., Tsotsis, T., Jessen, K., 2018, Measurement and Modeling of CO2 mass transfer in brine at reservoir conditions: Advances in Water Resources, v. 113, p. 100–111. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.advwatres.2017.11.002

    West, Logan - 2011 to 2014 Graduate Research Assistant. 

    White, Sofia - 2023 Undergraduate Research Assistant

    Wong, Corinne - 2007 to 2008 Graduate Research Assistant. 

    Wood, Derek - 2006 Engineering Master’s Thesis: Creating a Quick Screening Model for CO2 Flooding and Storage in Gulf Coast Reservoirs Using Dimensionless Groups (download). Advised by Larry W. Lake and Russell T. Johns. 

    Zahid, Khandaker - 2010 to 2013 Postdoctoral Fellow. Khandaker is now a Senior Earth Scientist at Chevron North America.


    Last updated: October 12, 2023

  • 2019+ Former Graduate Students, Postdoctoral Fellows, & Projects in Chronological Order

    2019+ Former Graduate Students, Postdoctoral Fellows, & Projects in Chronological Order

    Dr. Reza Ershadnia

    Dr. Reza Ershadnia

    2022 to 2023 Postdoctoral Fellow, now at ExxonMobil

    Dr. Jianqiao 'Tim' Leng

    Dr. Jianqiao 'Tim' Leng

    2022 to 2023 Former Postdoctoral Fellow, now a Flow Modeler (RSA III) at Center for Injection and Seismicity Research at the Bureau of Economic Geology.

    Wang, H., Hosseini, S., Tartakovsky, A., Leng, J., Fan, M., 2023, A Deep Learning-Based Workflow for Fast Prediction of 3d State Variables in Geological Carbon Storage: A Dimension Reduction Approach: Journal of Hydrology. Available at SSRN https://ssrn.com/abstract=4579136.

    Angela Luciano

    Angela Luciano

     

    2023 EER Master's Thesis: Leveraging Class I Wells as an Analog for Class VI in the Gulf Coast (download). Advisors: Dr. Susan D. Hovorka and Dr. Alexander P. Bump

    Edna Rodriguez Calzado

    Edna Rodriguez Calzado

    Former M.S. Student, now with BEG’s STARR Program

    2023 EER Master's Thesis: Estimating CO2 Storage Capacity, Injectivity, and Storage Costs for Large-Scale CCS Deployment & Carbon Dioxide Removal Goals (download). Advisors: Dr. Susan D. Hovorka and Dr. Alexander P. Bump

    Yushan Li

    Yushan Li

     

    2023 EER Master's Thesis: Assessing an Offshore Carbon Storage Opportunity at Chandeleur Sound, Louisiana (download). Advised by Dr. Susan D. Hovorka

    Marco Guirola

    Marco Guirola

    Former M.S. Student, now a CCUS Specialist, BP Inc., Gas & Low Carbon Energy

    2022 EER Master’s Thesis: Estimating Across-Fault Migration Rates and Their Financial Implications for CCS with Application to Offshore Gulf of Mexico (download). Advised by Dr. Alexander P. Bump and Dr. Susan D. Hovorka

    Maddie Laidlaw

    Maddie Laidlaw

    Former M.S. Student, now a Commodity Financing Analyst, Macquarie Group

    2022 EER Master’s Thesis: Evaluating, Risking, and Ranking Carbon Sequestration Buoyant Traps with Application to nearshore Gulf of Mexico (download). Advised by Dr. Alexander P. Bump and Dr. Susan D. Hovorka

    taylor barnhart

    Taylor Barnhart

    Former M.S. Student, now a Hydrologist, NOAA’s National Weather Service

    2021 EER Master’s Thesis: Constraining the Data and Investment Needs for Obtaining a Carbon Dioxide Injection Permit in the United States (download). Advised by Dr. Susan D. Hovorka

    arnold aluge

    Arnold Aluge

    Former M.S. Student, now a Market Lead, MISO at Wood Mackenzie

    2021 EER Master’s Thesis: Screening and Assessing the CO₂ Storage Potential of CO₂-EOR in Onshore Oil Fields in Louisiana (download). Advised by Susan Hovorka

    Harry Hull headshot

    Harry Hull

    Former M.S. Student, now a Geologist, EOG Resources

    2021 JSG Master’s Thesis: Characterizing Reservoir Quality for Geologic Storage of CO₂—A Case Study from the Lower Miocene Shore Zone at Matagorda Bay, Texas (download). Advised by Tip Meckel 
     

    John Franey headshot

    John Franey

    Former M.S. Student, now Staff Professional, Antea Group

    2021 JSG Master’s Thesis: High Order Stratigraphic Framework of Intraslope Growth Faulted Subbasins Near Offshore Matagorda Bay, Texas (download). Advised by Tip Meckel  

    melianna ulfah

    Melianna Ulfah

    Former M.S. Student, now a Geologic CO2 Storage Project Scientist, Tetra Tech

    2021 EER Master’s Thesis: Plume Migration and Pressure Evolution Analyses for Recommendations in Offshore CO₂ Storage Acreage Leasing Policy (download). Advised by Susan Hovorka

    Dr. Reza Ganjdanesh

    Dr. Reza Ganjdanesh

    Former Postdoctoral Fellow, now a Senior Data Scientist, Cognizant

    Ganjdanesh, Reza, and S. A. Hosseini, 2018, Development of an analytical simulation tool for storage capacity estimation of saline aquifers, GCCC Publication Series #2018-02, originally published in International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control, v. 74, p. 142–154, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijggc.2018.04.017. See Texas Scholar Works abstract here
     

    Dr. Ali Goudarzi

    Dr. Ali Goudarzi

    Former Postdoctoral Fellow, now a Technology Licensing Specialist at UT Austin 

    Goudarzi, A., T. A. Meckel, S. A. Hosseini, and R. H. Trevino, 2019, Statistical analysis of historic hydrocarbon production data from Gulf of Mexico oil and gas fields and application to dynamic capacity assessment in CO2 storage: International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control, v. 80, p. 96–102, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijggc.2018.11.014. See abstract here.
     

    Sarah Prentice

    Sarah Prentice

    Former M.S. Student, now a J.D. Candidate at Texas Law

    2019 EER Master’s Thesis: The Effect of Methane and Fluid Geometry on CO2 Enhanced Oil Recovery (download). Advised by Dr. Susan D. Hovorka

    Izaak Ruiz

    Izaak Ruiz

    Former M.S. Student, now with Repsol’s Geological Low Carbon Americas Group

    2019 JSG Master’s Thesis: Characterization of the High Island Field 24L Field for Modeling and Estimating CO2 Storage Capacity in the Offshore Texas State Waters, Gulf of Mexico (download). Advised by Dr. Timothy A. Meckel
     

    Omar Rodriguez Garcia

    Omar Ramirez Garcia

    Former M.S. Student, now an Analyst at Kroll

    2019 EER Master’s Thesis: Geologic Characterization and Modeling for Quantifying CO2 Storage Capacity of the High Island 10-L Field in Texas State Waters, Offshore Gulf of Mexico (download). Advised by Dr. Tip A. Meckel
     

    Dr. Baole Wen

    Dr. Baole Wen

    Former Postdoctoral Fellow, now an Assistant Professor in the Dept. of Mathematics at New York Institute of Technology

    Shi, Z., Wen, B., Hesse, M., Tsotsis, T., Jessen, K., 2018, Measurement and Modeling of CO2 mass transfer in brine at reservoir conditions: Advances in Water Resources, v. 113, p. 100–111. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.advwatres.2017.11.002

    Dr. Ye Feng

    Dr. Ye Feng

    Former Postdoctoral Fellow, now an Upstream Exploration Geophysicist at BP

    Meckel, T., Feng, Y. E., Treviño, R. H., and Sava, D., 2019, High-resolution 3D marine seismic acquisition in the overburden at the Tomakomai CO2 storage project, offshore Hokkaido, Japan: International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control, v. 88, p. 124–133, http://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijggc.2019.05.034

    Dr. Reynaldy Fifariz

    Dr. Reynaldy Fifariz

    Former Postdoctoral Fellow, now a Lecturer at Institut Teknologi Bandung

    DeAngelo, M. V., Fifariz, R., Meckel, T. A., Treviño, R. H., 2019, A Seismic-Based CO2-Sequestration Regional Assessment of the Miocene Section, Northern Gulf of Mexico, Texas and Louisiana: International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control, v. 81, p. 29–37. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijggc.2018.12.009.  Full text document here

    Pooneh Hosseininoosheri

    Pooneh Hosseininoosheri

    Former Ph.D. Student, now a Reservoir Engineer, Marathon Oil Corporation

    2019 Civil, Architectural, and Environmental Engineering Dissertation: CO2 Trapping Mechanisms Assessment Using Numerical and Analytical Methods (download). Advised by Dr. Seyyed A. Hosseini

    Prasanna Krishnamurthy

    Prasanna Krishnamurthy

    Former Ph.D. Student, now with CCS, ExxonMobil

    2019 Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering Dissertation: CO2 Trapping Mechanisms Assessment Using Numerical and Analytical Methods (download). Advised by Dr. Seyyed A. Hosseini


    Last updated: October 12, 2023

  • Former Temporary Research Assistants

    Former Graduate Research Assistants

    Zahra Bajalan

    Zahra Bajalan

    2023 Summer Graduate Research Assistant

    Former Undergraduate Research Assistants

    Nico Adams

    Nico Adams

    2021 – 2022 Undergraduate Research Assistant

    Camelia Baluta

    Camelia Baluta

    2020 – 2021 Undergraduate Research Assistant

    Colton Hayden

    Colton Hayden

    2020 – 2022 Undergraduate Research Assistant

    Margaret Murakami

    Margaret Murakami

    2018 – 2021 Undergraduate Research Assistant

     

    Amanda Merida Rodriguez

    Amanda Merida Rodriguez

    Undergraduate Research Assistant

     

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    Austin Turner

    2019 – 2021 Undergraduate Research Assistant

     

    Sofia White

    Sofia White

    2023 Undergraduate Research Assistant


    Last updated: October 5, 2023

  • Special Thanks to Former GCCC Staff

    Special Thanks to Former GCCC Staff

    Vanessa Nuñez-López

    Vanessa Nuñez-López

    Dr. Jiemin Lu

    Dr. Jiemin Lu

    Stavana Strutz

    Dr. Stavana Strutz

    Dr. Alexander Sun

    Dr. Alexander Sun

    Changbing Yang

    Dr. Changbing Yang


    Last updated: October 11, 2023

 

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