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Office Location: CPE 4.168

Kishore Mohanty


W.A. (Monty) Moncrief Centennial Endowed Chair in Petroleum Engineering

Department Research Areas:
Geologic Carbon Storage
Enhanced Oil Recovery
Hydraulic Fracturing and Reservoir Geomechanics
Reservoir Engineering
Reservoir Simulation

Additional Research Areas:

Research Website

Educational Qualifications:
BS, Chemical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, 1976

PhD, Chemical Engineering, University of Minnesota, 1981

PGE Courses Taught:

Petroleum Fluids

Reservoir Engineering II

Advanced Reservoir Engineering

Enhanced Oil Recovery

Carbon Capture and Storage

Dr. Mohanty’s research focuses on transport of simple and complex fluids in complex microstructured materials for applications in energy and environment. In particular, his research team works on Alkaline-Surfactant-Polymer Flooding, Gas EOR, Nanoparticles for EOR, Heavy Oils, Wettability Alteration, and Fractured Reservoirs. He is a member of the SPE R&D Committee.

Awards & Honors:
SPE John Franklin Carll Award, 2022.

SPE Distinguished Achievement Award for Petroleum Engineering Faculty, 2016.

AIME/SPE Anthony F. Lucas Technical Leadership Gold Medal, 2013.

Certificate of Appreciation, American Chemical Society Publications, 2011.

Pioneer Award, SPE Improved Oil Recovery Symposium, 2008.

Distinguished Member Award, Society of Petroleum Engineers, 2007.

Peer Apart: Top Technical Reviewers Award, Society of Petroleum Engineers, 2007.

Outstanding Review Chair, SPE Journal Editorial Board, 2006.

W. T. Kittinger Outstanding Teacher Award, Cullen College of Engineering, 2004-2005.

Sigma Xi Faculty Research Award, University of Houston, 2004.

Senior Faculty Research Award, Cullen College of Engineering, 2003-2004.

Outstanding Teacher Award, Cullen College of Engineering, 2003-2004.

Chemical Weekly’s Padmashri Dr. G. P. Kane Chemcon Distinguished Speaker Award, Indian Institute of Chemical Engineers, 2003.

Highlighted Publications and Google Scholar Profile:
Guo, Y., Song, H., and Mohanty, K. 2022. A Visualization Study of Low-Tension Polymer Flood for Viscous Oil Reservoirs. SPE Res Eval & Eng. SPE-209466-PA (in press; posted 21 December 2022).

Wang, X., Zhou, J., Pang, J. et al. 2023. Nanoparticle-Surfactant Stabilized Strong Foam for Enhanced Oil Recovery in High-Salinity Fractured Carbonate Reservoirs. SPE J. SPE-209435-PA (in press; posted 5 January 2023).

Deng, X., Kamal, M.S., Patil, S., Hussain, S.M.S., Mahmoud, M., Shehri, D.A., Abu-Khamsin, S., Mohanty, K. 2022, Wettability alteration on carbonate rock by the mixture of Gemini surfactant and chelating agent, Energy Fuels, 36, 13652-13664.

Shi, Y., Wang, X., and Mohanty, K. K. 2022. Effect of a Nanoparticle on Wettability Alteration and Wettability Retainment of Carbonate Reservoirs, J. Petroleum Sci. & Eng., 110684, May 1, 2022.

Tong, S., Miller, C., and Mohanty, K.K. 2022. In Situ Generated Proppants for Shale Reservoirs, Fuel, 319, 123776.

Panthi, K., Sotomayor, M., Balhoff, M., and Mohanty, K. K. 2022. Low Retention Surfactant-Polymer Process for a HTHS Carbonate Reservoir, J. Petroleum Sci. & Eng., 204, 110516.

Song, H., Ghosh, P., Mejia, M., and Mohanty, K.K. 2022. Polymer Transport in Low-Permeability Carbonate Rocks. SPE Res Eval & Eng. SPE-206024-PA (in press; posted 5 April 2022).

Shi, Y., Mohanty, K., and Panda, M. 2022. Coreflood Tests to Evaluate Enhanced Oil Recovery Potential of Wettability-Altering Surfactants for Oil-Wet Heterogeneous Carbonate Reservoirs. SPE J. SPE-206151-PA (in press; posted 24 March 2022).

Chen, X., Sotomayor, M., Alshaer, H., Song, H., Panthi, K., Balhoff, M., and Mohanty, K. K., Enhanced Oil Recovery with Anionic and Zwitterionic Surfactants in Carbonate Rocks: A CT-aided Investigation, Fuel (2022).

Song, H., Edwards, R., Aitkulov, A., and Mohanty, K. K., Effect of Water Injection on Subsequent Polymer Floods in Viscous Oil Reservoirs, Fuel 122588 (2022).