Dr. Kishore K. Mohanty

Professor of Petroleum & Geosystems Engineering, The University of Texas at Austin

Dr. Kishore Mohanty - QRI Scholar

Dr. Kishore K. Mohanty

Professor of Petroleum & Geosystems Engineering, The University of Texas at Austin

Dr. Kishore Mohanty is currently a professor of petroleum & geosystems engineering at The University of Texas at Austin. Prior to this post Dr. Mohanty was a professor of chemical & biomolecular engineering at the University of Houston. He was also the director of the Institute for Improved Oil Recovery. His research encompasses miscible flooding, surfactant treatment, viscous oil recovery, mobility control, pore structure, wettability, fractured carbonates, hydrates, CO2 sequestration, and nanotechnology. Recently, his team has developed a dilute surfactant treatment for fractured oil-wet carbonate reservoirs that can produce more than 60% of the oil at a very low chemical cost.

Dr. Mohanty worked for ARCO Oil & Gas for more than 10 years in research and development before joining University of Houston in 1991. He has published more than 100 papers and given numerous invited plenary talks. He is internationally recognized for his expertise in wettability, fluid flow in porous media and enhanced oil recovery. He was interviewed on the future of energy in the television series "The State of Tomorrow".

Dr. Mohanty received his Ph.D. and B.Tech. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Minnesota and the Indian Institute of Technology (Kanpur) respectively.  He is a Distinguished Member of the SPE, and some of his key awards include the Outstanding Review Chair Award from the SPE Journal Editorial Board,  the W. T. Kittinger Outstanding Teacher Award from the Cullen College of Engineering, and the Sigma Xi Faculty Research Award, University of Houston.

His professional service includes: Executive Editor of the Society of Petroleum Engineers Journal 2002-04, Chairperson Elect, Reprint Series Committee, Society of Petroleum Engineers 2006-07, and Chairman, 2002 Gordon Research Conference on Transport through Permeable Media. He is a member of the editorial board of SPE Journal and JPT special series.

 

Education: 
Ph.D., Chemical Engineering, University of Minnesota
B.Tech, Chemical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology (Kanpur)
Key Awards: 
SPE Anthony F. Lucas Gold Medal
Outstanding Review Chair Award, SPE Journal Editorial Board
Pioneer Award, SPE Improved Oil Recovery Symposium
Top Technical Reviewers Award, SPE
Chemical Weekly's Padmashri Dr. G.P. Kane Chemcon Distinguished Speaker Award, Indian Institute of Chemical Engineers
W. T. Kittinger Outstanding Teacher Award, Cullen College of Engineering
Sigma Xi Faculty Research Award, University of Houston
SPE Distinguished Member
Executive Editor of the SPE journal
JPT Special Series Editorial Board
Chairperson Elect, Reprint Series Committee, SPE
Chairman, 2002 Gordon Research Conference on Transport through Permeable Media
Professional Experience: 
30+ years industry/academic experience