A Message from the President
I became President & CEO of Ultimate EOR Services (UEORS) on September 1, 2014. After 27 years working as a researcher in petroleum engineering at The University of Texas at Austin, I am very pleased to be starting the last phase of my career in this exciting and challenging role with Ultimate EOR.
Ultimate EOR's mission is to provide economically viable Chemical Enhanced Oil Recovery (CEOR) solutions to increase oil production from all types of reservoirs.
The uniqueness of our company is:
- We have the most experienced and competent technical workforce in chemical EOR worldwide.
- Our founders are world leaders in EOR technology, design and implementation.
- Our strategic partners and investors give us worldwide access to all aspects of EOR implementation.
- We have patented superior technologies which can cost-effectively recovery oil in challenging conditions
With our recent facility expansion, we have over 7000 square feet of laboratory space furnished with state-of-the-art equipment including several high-pressure live-oil phase behavior and coreflood test modules. In addition to my core values of integrity and dedication to my work, I am committed to developing the UEORS team to their full potential while maintaining a safe environment.
Globally Renowned Founders
Dr. Gary A. Pope
Dr. Pope holds the Texaco Centennial Chair in Petroleum Engineering at UT Austin, where he has taught since 1977. Pope earned his Ph.D. from Rice University and a B.S. from Oklahoma State University, both in Chemical Engineering. His research is focused on enhanced oil recovery, reservoir engineering, natural gas engineering, reservoir simulation, characterization of reservoirs and aquifers with tracers, surfactants and water-soluble polymers, phase behavior and fluid properties, and groundwater modeling and remediation. In 1999 Pope was elected to the National Academy of Engineering.
Dr. Mojdeh Delshad
Mojdeh Delshad is a research professor in the Department of Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering at the University of Texas at Austin. She holds BS degree in Chemical Engineering from Sharif University in Iran and MS and Ph.D. degrees in Petroleum Engineering from The University of Texas at Austin. She has over 30 years of experience in modeling multiphase flow, property modeling, and reservoir simulation of enhanced oil recovery processes. She has published 60 journal and 88 proceedings papers. She is in charge of the University of Texas Chemical Flooding Simulator (UTCHEM) development, user support, and training. She has served as an associate editor for the SPE Reservoir Evaluation and Engineering Journal. She was awarded the SPE rank of "A Peer Apart" for reviewing more than 100 technical papers. She is the director and instructor for Chemical Enhanced Oil Recovery courses offered by Petroskills and SPE. She has served in the SPE books Development Committee. She received the SPE distinguished member Award in 2014.
Dr. Upali P. Weerasooriya
Dr. Weerasooriya recently retired as Director of Surfactant Development within the Center for Petroleum & Geosystems Engineering at UT Austin. He earned his PhD from The University of Texas, MS from Bowling Green State University, and BSc from the University of Sri Lanka, all in Chemistry. Weerasooriya had over 27 years of surfactant industry experience before he joined the CPGE in 2008. His accolades include the prestigious Rosen Award (1999, Best Scientist) and the SDA (1998, Best Publication). He has been issued 13 U.S. patents and has commercialized several new surfactant processes. Weerasooriya's research interests are in design, evaluation, and synthesis of new surfactants.
Dr. Kishore K. Mohanty
Dr. Mohanty is a Professor of Petroleum Engineering at UT Austin. His research focuses on transport of simple and complex fluids in complex microstructured materials for applications in energy, environment and biotechnology. Many naturally occurring materials such as sandstones, carbonates, aquifers, human bones and tissues are microstructured. Many fluids in these systems are nanostructured. Mohanty's research aims to image these structures, understand the physics of transport, relate the microstructures to transport coefficients and develop new materials for enhanced targeted transport.
Dr. Larry W. Lake
Dr. Lake is a Professor of Petroleum Engineering at UT Austin, where he currently holds the W.A. Moncrief Centennial Chair in Engineering. He earned B.S.E and Ph.D. degrees in Chemical Engineering from Arizona State University and Rice University, respectively. Lake is the author or co-author of more than 100 technical papers, four textbooks and the editor of three bound volumes. He has served on the Board of Directors for the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE), as well as on several of its committees. Lake's numerous accolades include membership in the National Academy of Engineers, where he was inducted in 1997.
Stephanie is a senior engineer, laboratory supervisor, and safety officer specializing in formulation design and chemical structures. She received her PhD in chemical Engineering and has over 10 years' experience working with surfactants for emulsions, foams, and microemulsions. Stephanie is mainly responsible for assisting with the development, optimization, and comparison testing of chemical formulations for a wide variety of reservoir and injection conditions.
Chris is a senior scientist and laboratory supervisor at UEORS. He is responsible for managing laboratory work including chemical EOR design, experimental execution and experimental capability development. He specializes in challenging EOR environments, including high temperature and high salinity.
Robert works in a reservoir engineering and support role at UEORS. Traditional reservoir simulation, EOR experimental simulation and field scale development fall under his auspices. His areas of interest include reservoir geology, tracer test deployment and interpretation, and heavy oil recovery processes.
Richard is a petroleum engineer at UEORS and the in-house polymer applications specialist, where he actively tests the applicability of commercial polymer products to challenging environments. Richard's other experience includes chemical EOR pilot implementation and chemical quality control.
Dr. Huh recently joined UEORS as a Senior Technical Consultant, after retiring from the Center for Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin. He received his B.S. degree from Seoul National University, Korea, and Ph.D. degree from the University of Minnesota, both in chemical engineering. Before joining the UT-Austin faculty in January, 2004, he worked as an Engineering Advisor at ExxonMobil Upstream Research Company in Houston for 28 years. Dr. Huh is one of the world's leading experts on surfactant- and polymer-based improved oil recovery (IOR) processes. The Chun Huh equation, which predicts ultralow interfacial tension from microemulsion solubilization, is widely used for the design of surfactant-based IOR processes. He is also the formulator of the Huh-Scriven paradox, which first demonstrated the singularity generation when fluid-dynamics solutions are attempted for spreading/wetting of fluids on solid. At UT-Austin, Dr. Huh has started research on use of nanoparticles for a wide variety of upstream oil industry applications with over 35 related publications. He received the SPE IOR Pioneer Award in 2012, and is a SPE Distinguished Member.
Gayani works as the Office Manager for Ultimate EOR Services. She is responsible for accounting, HR, administration and hospitality. She has 4 years of experience in technical chemical EOR research at UT Austin. Her special research interest is surfactant development and synthesis.
Zhitao is an engineer responsible for reservoir engineering and simulation projects and software development specific to UTCHEM. He received his Ph.D. degree in petroleum engineering from UT-Austin. His areas of interest include chemical EOR, reservoir simulation and modeling, heavy oil recovery, and assisted history matching.
Pearson works as a laboratory engineer, where he develops EOR formulations for evaluation and eventual field implementation. He serves as the primary field engineer for UEORS and has assisted in the successful implementation of several ASP pilots. His EOR interests include fractional flow theory, surfactant chemistry and geochemistry, reservoir characterization, and the field scale application of EOR.
Eric is a laboratory engineer at UEORS responsible for EOR design and coreflood experiments. He is the in-house specialist for high pressure, live oil experimentation, including phase behavior and corefloods. Prior to his position at Ultimate EOR, Eric worked as a laboratory research assistant in Dr. Pope's EOR group at the University of Texas for over two years.
Winoto is an engineer responsible for designing low salinity and wettability alteration experiments. He has B.Eng. and Ph.D. degrees in chemical engineering from University of Surabaya and University of Wyoming, respectively. He spent 5 years working as a research scientist for Professor Norman Morrow. His interests include polymer-supercritical fluid systems phase equilibrium, interfacial phenomena, wettability and special core analysis in oil recovery.
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