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


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


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


Journal Articles

Conference Proceedings


Courses Taught

  • Research and Dissertation
  • Research and Thesis
  • Unconventional Resources
  • Fundamentals and Applications Of Geothermal Energy
  • Introduction to Petroleum Engineering
  • Well Test Analysis I
  • Independent Study
  • Rock Properties

Professional Affiliations

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

Awards & Honors

  • 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