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Journal of Petroleum Exploration and Production Technology

Journal of Petroleum Exploration and Production Technology

Main editor: Turgay Ertekin

ISSN: 2190-0566 (electronic version)

Journal no. 13202


Turgay Ertekin
Penn State University, USA
Email: eur@psu.edu


Abdullatif A. Al-Shuhail
King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia

Abdurrahman Satman
Istanbul Technical University, Istanbul, Turkey

Amin Mehrabian
Penn State University, PA, USA

Erdal Ozkan
Colorado School Of Mines, CO, USA

Hamid Emami-Meybodi
Penn State University, PA, USA

John Yilin Wang
Penn State University, PA, USA

Mohamed A.K. El-Ghali
Sultan Qaboos University, Oman

Mohammed Ali
The Petroleum Institute, Abu Dhabi, UAE

Sadoon Morad
The Petroleum Institute, Abu Dhabi, UAE

Sandra Vega
The Petroleum Institute, Abu Dhabi, UAE

Sezai Ucan
REPSOL YPF, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Shahram Sherkati
National Iranian Oil Co., Tehran, Iran

Vasile Badiu
SPE Local and Global Committees, Campina, Prahova, Romania

Zohreh Movahed
Schlumberger, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia


Nabil Khélifi
Springer, Heidelberg, Germany

About The Editors-In-Chief 

Prof. Dr. Turgay Ertekin (Pennsylvania State University, USA)

Dr. Ertekin has had extensive experience with the development and application of fluid flow models in porous media. He has been extensively involved in the mathematical modeling of flow problems using hard and soft computing techniques for 40 years. He has taught courses in fluid flow dynamics in porous media at the graduate and undergraduate levels and has directed the research work of graduate students on reservoir modeling and reservoir engineering. His research efforts with his graduate students have produced 50 Ph.D. and 104 M.Sc. theses, while 8 M.Sc. and 7 Ph.D. students’ research works are still in progress. His current research deals with the flow of gases in tight formations, coal seam degasification process, well test analysis for composite reservoirs, enhanced oil recovery techniques, and artificial neural network applications in petroleum and natural gas engineering. Dr. Ertekin has developed several multiphase, compositional, multidimensional isothermal and nonisothermal numerical flow models that simulate the performance and applicability of some thermal and nonthermal recovery techniques in the petroleum reservoirs. He has given more than 300 invited lectures, paper presentations and seminars and more than 40 professional workshops and short courses throughout the world, and has authored or co-authored more than 250 publications including four books and four book chapters. Dr. Ertekin has served on the Society of Petroleum Engineers Editorial Board holding various positions including a two-year term as the Executive Editor of the Formation Evaluation Journal. He is currently serving as an Editor-in-Chief for the Journal of Petroleum Exploration and Production Technology.
On the professional front as a petroleum engineering professional, Dr. Ertekin has provided consulting services in the areas of well test analysis, enhanced oil recovery, reservoir modeling, reservoir management, and conventional and unconventional reservoir development studies. He has custom designed and built reservoir models using hard-computing and soft-computing techniques for petroleum companies operating in different parts of the world. The multi-mechanistic flow formulations in tight formations that he conceptualized and developed with his students is widely accepted and implemented in most of the contemporary reservoir simulators. Society of Petroleum Engineers has recognized Dr. Ertekin’s professional achievements by awarding him the Distinguished Achievement Award for Petroleum Engineering Faculty (September 1998), the Lester C. Uren Award for Distinguished Achievement in the Technology of Petroleum Engineering (October 2001), the Distinguished Member Award (October 2001), the Society of Petroleum Engineers Distinguished Lecturer Award (September 2004 – May 2005), and the SPE/AIME Honorary Membership Award (October 2013). Dr. Ertekin is also recognized by the Russian Academy of Natural Sciences’ Nobel Laureate Physicist Kapitsa Gold Medal (September 2013).
Dr. Ertekin has been a faculty member at the Pennsylvania State University for the last 37 years. At the present time, he is the Professor and George E. Trimble Chair and Head of the Department of Energy and Mineral Engineering. Dr. Ertekin served within the same academic unit as the Chair of the Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering between 1984 and 2014 for a period of 30 years. Within Penn State University he has received a number of teaching, research and service awards including the Matthew J. and Anne C. Wilson Outstanding Teaching Award (April 1982), the Quentin E. and Louise L. Wood Faculty Fellow Recognition (1990–2001), Pennsylvania State University Graduate Faculty Teaching Award (April 1995), the Matthew J. and Anne C. Wilson Outstanding Service Award (May 1999), the George E. Trimble Chair in Earth and Mineral Sciences Recognition (2001–present), the Matthew J. and Anne C. Wilson Award for Excellence in Research (April 2004), and the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences “Faculty Mentoring Award” (April 2009).
Dr. Ertekin received a B.Sc. degree in 1969 and M.Sc. degree in 1978 both in petroleum engineering from the Middle East Technical University in Ankara, Turkey and a Ph.D. degree in 1978 in Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering from the Pennsylvania State University, USA.

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    The Journal of Petroleum Exploration and Production Technology is an International quarterly journal that publishes leading edge studies in the field of petroleum engineering, petroleum geology and exploration geophysics and the implementation of related technologies to the development and management of oil and gas reservoirs from their discovery through their entire production cycle.

    Focusing on:

    • Reservoir characterization and modeling
    • Unconventional oil and gas reservoirs
    • Geophysics: Acquisition and near surface
    • Geophysics Modeling and Imaging
    • Geophysics: Interpretation
    • Geophysics: Processing
    • Production Engineering
    • Formation Evaluation
    • Reservoir Management
    • Petroleum Geology
    • Enhanced Recovery
    • Geomechanics
    • Drilling
    • Completions

    The Journal of Petroleum Exploration and Production Technology is a quarterly Open Access journal (supported by King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology) and accepts original and review articles as well as book reviews for publication. All the manuscripts are peer-reviewed for scientific quality and acceptance.

    Every year KACST awards the best paper with the KACST Medal and $ 5000.

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