Mustafa Onur, PhD
Mustafa Onur is McMan Professor of the McDougall School of Petroleum Engineering at University of Tulsa and Director of TU Petroleum Reservoir Exploitation Projects (TUPREP). 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 current research is on the application of inverse problem theory, mathematical optimization, and data science to problems of relevance in optimal reservoir management and development, assisted history matching and uncertainty quantification for oil, gas, pressure and wireline formation testing, and conventional and unconventional geothermal reservoirs. 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 Editors of SPE Journal and Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering. He is the recipients of the 2010 SPE Formation Evaluation and 2018 Reservoir Description and Dynamics Awards and a distinguished SPE member.
Pressure Transient (Well Test) Analysis
Wireline Formation Testers
Reservoir Engineering Methods
Reservoir Simulation & Modeling
Assisted History Matching
Nonlinear Parameter Optimization
Naturally Fractured Reservoirs
Geothermal Reservoir Engineering
Unconventional Oil and Gas Reservoirs
Well Test Analysis
Reservoir Modeling and Simulation
Computer Applications in Petroleum Engineering
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.
Onur, Mustafa, P. Hegeman, and I. Gök. 2014. “A Novel Infinite-Acting-Radial-Flow Analysis Procedure for Estimating Permeability Anisotropy from an Observation-Probe Pressure Response at a Vertical, Horizontal, or Inclined Wellbore.” In SPE Reservoir Evaluation and Engineering, 17:152–64.
Tang, C., and Mustafa Onur. 2014. “Analysis of Wireline Interval Pressure Transient Test Data from Multi-Layered Reservoir Systems.” In Society of Petroleum Engineers – International Petroleum Technology Conference 2014, IPTC 2014 – Innovation and Collaboration: Keys to Affordable Energy, 1:664–82.
Khanifar, Ahmad, Mustafa Onur, and Nasir Darman. 2014. “New Experimental Correlations to Predict Water-Oil Relative Permeability Curves Affected from Asphaltene Deposition.” In Proceedings of the Annual Offshore Technology Conference, 1:844–50.
- Research and Dissertation
- Rock Properties
- Fundamentals and Applications Of Geothermal Energy
- Research and Thesis
- Unconventional Resources
- Introduction to Petroleum Engineering
- Well Test Analysis I
- Independent Study
- United Chamber of Turkish Petroleum Engineering Association
- Society of Petroleum Engineers
Awards & Honors
- 2021 Chevron Fellows Award
- 2020 Chevron Fellows Award
- Reservoir Description and Dynamics Award
- 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