Birol Dindoruk

Birol Dindoruk (SPE)

AIME Honorary Membership in

Prof. Birol Dindoruk’s work in the area of displacement in porous media and miscibility assessment and PVT is very well-known, in addition to other professional accomplishments such as being elected as a member of the National Academy of Engineering for significant contributions to enhanced oil recovery and CO2 sequestration and being the only individual in the entire world serving as an editor-in-chief for the first three most cited oil, petroleum and natural gas journals on Google Scholar.

Dr. Birol Dindoruk is currently American Association of Drilling Engineers Endowed Professor of Petroleum Engineering at the University of Houston; previously, he was the Chief Scientist of Reservoir Physics and the Principal Technical Expert of Reservoir Engineering in Shell.

His technical contributions have been acknowledged with many awards during his career, including the SPE Lester C. Uren Award (2014), Cedric K. Ferguson Medal (1994), and Distinguished Membership. In 2017, he was elected as a member of the National Academy of Engineering for his significant theoretical and practical contributions to enhanced oil recovery and CO2 sequestration.

He was one of the Distinguished Lecturers of SPE for the 2010-2011 term.

Dr. Dindoruk was the Data Science and Engineering Analytics Technical Director of the SPE and a member of the Advisory Committee of the SPE Reservoir Dynamics and Description Technical Discipline. He has been active in various editorial positions under SPE and also Elsevier. Currently he is the Editor-in-chief for all SPE Journals and as well as Editor-in-chief of the Journal of Natural Gas and Engineering of Elsevier.

Dr. Dindoruk is well-known for his extensive work on thermodynamics of phase behavior/EOS development and experimental work, interaction of phase behavior and flow in porous media, enhanced oil recovery and CO2 sequestration, and correlative methodologies.

Recently, Dr. Dindoruk has also been working in the area of data analytics, artificial intelligence, and machine learning and focusing on effective incorporation of data sciences into the oil and natural gas industry practices and energy systems. In recent years, he has authored/co-authored various articles on hydrogen, geothermal systems, and adsorptive storage.

Dindoruk has 28 years of industrial experience, holds a BSc Degree from the Technical University of Istanbul in Petroleum Engineering, an MSc Degree from The University of Alabama in petroleum engineering and also a PhD from Stanford University in Petroleum Engineering and Mathematics, and an MBA from the University of Houston.