Principal Petroleum Engineering Consultant
Dr. M. Tunc Aktan has been working as a reservoir engineering consultant since retiring from Chevron after 25 years of service. Dr. Aktan started his career with Chevron developing reservoir simulation models and conducting reservoir studies. He later worked at Saudi Aramco where he was the team leader of Central Area Reservoir Management activities. At this position he was in charge of designing, implementing and managing large scale waterflood projects.
Dr. Aktan spent a considerable part of his reservoir engineering career with Chevron's international operations where he was involved in the technical evaluations of business opportunities in many parts of the world including Russia, Kazakhstan, China, Nigeria, Denmark, Latin America and the Middle East. His work in Kazakhstan led to Chevron's formation of the joint venture to operate the giant Tengiz field. Resulting from his hands-on, extensive involvement, he has deep knowledge of the reservoirs in these areas of the oil patch with their problems, solutions and opportunities.
As consultant to Chevron, Dr. Aktan provides his extensive knowledge of a major oil company technical background. Lately he has been working in Kuwait where he created the field development plans for Kuwait's North Fields Project which will be up for bidding. He has also been working on Kuwait's giant Burgan field to optimize reservoir performance and increase reserves.
Dr. Aktan's over 30 years of experience includes reserves estimates, field optimization and development planning, secondary and enhanced oil recovery design and operations. He has been the recipient of Chevron’s CEO Award (1991) for outstanding technical contributions.