Mustafa Onur, PhD

Mustafa Onur, PhD
Department Chairperson of Petroleum Engineering
McMan Professor of Petroleum Engineering
College of Engineering & Natural Sciences
Petroleum Engineering
918-631-3059 Website Stephenson Hall Room 2335

Education

PhD – The University of Tulsa MSc – The University of Tulsa BSc – Middle East Technical University

Bio

Mustafa Onur is McMan professor and Chairman of the McDougall School of Petroleum Engineering at University of Tulsa. Before joining TU, he was professor of Istanbul Technical University (ITU), Turkey. He also held the Schlumberger Professorial Chair at the Department of Petroleum Engineering at Universiti Teknologi Petronas (UTP), Malaysia. His research interests include pressure/temperature-transient analysis, enhanced oil recovery methods, reservoir modeling and simulation, nonlinear parameter estimation, and geothermal reservoir engineering. Onur holds a BS degree from the Middle East Technical University in Turkey and MS and PhD degrees from the University of Tulsa, all in petroleum engineering. He has served on the editorial committees of SPE Reservoir Evaluation & Engineering and SPE Journal. He is currently the Associate Editor of SPE Journal. He is the recipient of the 2010 SPE Formation Evaluation Award and a distinguished SPE member.

Research Interests

Pressure Transient (Well Test) Analysis
Wireline Formation Testers
Reservoir Engineering Methods
Reservoir Simulation & Modeling
Assisted History Matching
Nonlinear Parameter Optimization
Naturally Fractured Reservoirs
EOR Methods
Geothermal Reservoir Engineering
Unconventional Oil and Gas Reservoirs

Teaching Interests

Well Test Analysis
Reservoir Engineering
Rock Properties
Reservoir Modeling and Simulation
Computer Applications in Petroleum Engineering

Publications

Journal Articles

  • Onur, Mustafa, and Murat Cinar. 2017. “Analysis of Sandface Temperature Transient Data for Slightly Compressible, Single-Phase Reservoirs.” SPE Journal published on line May 2017. SPE Journal.

  • Onur, Mustafa, Gonca Ulker, Serhat Kocak, and Ihsan Gok. 2017. “Interpretation and Analysis of Transient Sandface and Wellbore Temperature Data.” SPE Journal published on line March 2017. SPE Journal.

  • Palabiyik, Yildiray, Mustafa Onur, O. Tureyen, and Murat Cinar. 2016. “Transient Temperature Behavior and Analysis of Single-Phase Liquid-Water Geothermal Reservoirs during Drawdown and Buildup Tests: Part I. Theory, New Analytical and Approximate Solutions.” Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering 146. Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering: 637–56.

  • Onur, Mustafa, Yildiray Palabiyik, O. Tureyen, and Murat Cinar. 2016. “Transient Temperature Behavior and Analysis of Single-Phase Liquid-Water Geothermal Reservoirs during Drawdown and Buildup Tests: Part II. Interpretation and Analysis Methodology with Applications.” Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering 146. Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering: 657–69.

  • Habte, Azeb, Mustafa Onur, and Ismail Saaid. 2015. “Pressure Transient Behavior of Immiscible Water Alternating Gas (IWAG) Injection Well with and without Relative Permeability Hysteresis and Capillary Pressure Effects.” Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering 127. Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering: 169–78.

  • Talebian, Seyedeh, Isa Tan, Rahim Masoudi, and Mustafa Onur. 2014. “Fluid-Fluid Interactions in a System of CO2, Oil, Surfactant Solution, and Brine at High Pressures and Temperatures – A Malaysian Reservoir Case.” Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering 124. Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering: 313–22.

Conference Proceedings

Other

Courses Taught

  • Research and Thesis
  • Well Test Analysis I
  • Research and Dissertation
  • Unconventional Resources

Professional Affiliations

  • United Chamber of Turkish Petroleum Engineering Association
  • Society of Petroleum Engineers

Awards & Honors

  • ICIPEG Best Paper Award
  • Outstanding Associate Editor
  • SPE International Formation Evaluation Award
  • SPE International Distinguished Member Award
  • SPE Peer-Apart Honoree
  • Honorary Member
  • Outstanding Academician of the Year Award