G. Paul Willhite

School of Engineering -
Ross H. Forney Distinguished Professor
Primary office:
Learned Hall, 4146C
University of Kansas
1530 West 15th Street
Lawrence, KS 66045


Summary

Education

Ph.D., Chemical Engineering, Northwestern
B.S., Chemical Engineering, Iowa State

Research Interests

  • Enhanced oil recovery process
  • Transport processes in porous media
  • Numerical solution of partial differential equations
  • Environmental heat transfer problems

Selected Publications

Kalaei, M. H., D. W. Green, and G. P. Willhite. “A New Dynamic Wettability Alteration Model for Oil-Wet Cores During Surfactant Solution Imbibition.” Journal Articles 18, no. 5 (September 2013).
Willhite, G. P., A. P. Brynes, M. K. Dubois, R. E. Pancake, J. S. Tsau, and W. A. Flanders. “A Pilot Carbon Dioxide Test, Hall-Gurney Field.” Journal Articles, September 2012, 520–32.
Teh, W. J., G. P. Willhite, and J. H. Doveton. Improved Reservoir Characterization in the Ogallah Field Using Petrophysical Classifiers within Electrofacies. Conference Proceedings, 2012.
Barati, R., S. J. Johnson, S. McCool, D. W. Green, G. P. Willhite, and J. T. Liang. “Polyelectrolyte Complex Nanoparticles for Protection and Delayed Release of Enzymes in Alkaline PH and at Elevated Temperature during Hydraulic Fracturing of Oil Wells.” Journal Articles 126 (2012): 587–92.
Jamili, A., G. P. Willhite, and D. W. Green. “Modeling Gas-Phase Mass Transfer Between Fracture and Matrix in Naturally Fractured Reservoirs.” Journal Articles 16, no. 4 (November 2011): 795–811.
Barati, Reza, Stephen J. Johnson, Stan McCool, Don W. Green, G. Paul Willhite, and Jenn-Tai Liang. “Fracturing Fluid Cleanup by Controlled Release of Enzymes from Polyelectrolyte Complex Nanoparticles.” Journal Articles 121, no. 30 (July 2011): 1292–98.
Teh, W. J., G. P. Willhite, Department of Chemical and Petroleum Engineering, University of Kansas, J. H. Doveton, Kansas Geological Survey, J. S. Tsau, and Tertiary Oil Recovery Project. Improved Predictions of Porosity from Microresistivity Logs in a Mature Field through Incorporation of Pore Typing. Conference Proceedings, 2011.
Willhite, G. P., and R. S. Seright. Polymer Flooding. Books. Society of Petroleum Engineers, 2011.
Green, D. W., G. J. Hirasaki, G. A. Pope, and G. P. Willhite. Surfactant Flooding. Books. Society of Petroleum Engineers, 2011.
Willhite, G. P. “Field Demonstration Of Carbon Dioxide Miscible Flooding In The Lansing-Kansas City Formation, Central Kansas.” Technical Reports, June 2010.
Chen, F., C. S. McCool, D. W. Green, and G. P. Willhite. “Experimental and Modeling Study of the Transport of Chromium Acetate Solutions Through Carbonate Rocks.” Journal Articles 15, no. 2 (May 2010).
Bui, L. H., J.-S. Tsau, and G. P. Willhite. Laboratory Investigations of CO2 Near Miscible Application in Arbuckle Reservoir. Conference Proceedings, 2010.
Kalaei, M. H., D. W. Green, and G. P. Willhite. Numerical Modeling of the Water Imbibition Process in  Water-Wet Laboratory Cores. Conference Proceedings, 2010.
Tsau, J.-S., L. H. Bui, and G. P. Willhite. Swelling/Extraction Test of a Small Sample Size for Phase Behavior Study. Conference Proceedings, 2010.
Al-Assi, A. A., G. P. Willhite, D. W. Green, and C. S. McCool. “Formation and Propagation of Gel Aggregates Using Partially Hydrolyzed Polyacrylamide and Aluminum Citrate.” Journal Articles, August 2009, 450–61.
McCool, C. S., Li Xianping, and G. Paul Willhite. “Flow of a Polyacrylamide/Chromium Acetate System in a Long Conduit.” Journal Articles 14, no. 1 (March 2009): 54–66.
Johnson, Stephen, Julieta Trejo, Masoumeh Veisi, G. Paul Willhite, Jenn-Tai Liang, and Cory Berkland. “Effects of Divalent Cations, Seawater, and Formation Brine on Positively Charged Polyethylenimine/Dextran Sulfate/Chromium(III) Polyelectrolyte Complexes and Partially Hydrolyzed Polyacrylamide/Chromium(III) Gelation.” Journal Articles, 2009. https://doi.org/10.1002/app.
Willhite, G. P., and R. E. Pancake. “Controlling Water Production Using Gelled Polymer Systems.” Journal Articles, May 2008, 454–65.
Cordova, M., M. Cheng, J. Trejo, S. J. Johnson, G. P. Willhite, J. T. Liang, and C. Berkland. “Delayed HPAM Gelation via Transient Sequestration of Chromium in Polyelectrolyte Complex Nanoparticles.” Journal Articles 41, no. 12 (2008): 4398 & ndash;4404.
Burns, L. D., M. Burns, G. P. Willhite, C. S. McCool, K. Oglesby, and J. Glass. New Generation Silicate Gel System for Casing Repairs and Water Shutoff. Conference Proceedings, 2008.
Willhite, G. P. “Control Of Water Production Using Disproportionate Permeability Reduction In Gelled Polymer Systems.” Technical Reports, June 2006.
Willhite, G. P. “Control Of Water Production Using Disproportionate Permeability Reduction In Gelled Polymer Systems.” Technical Reports, June 2006.
Willhite, G. P. “Field Demonstration Of Carbon Dioxide Miscible Flooding In The Lansing-Kansas City Formation, Central Kansas.” Technical Reports, June 2006.
Willhite, G. P. “Field Demonstration Of Carbon Dioxide Miscible Flooding In The Lansing-Kansas City Formation, Central Kansas.” Technical Reports, May 2006.
Willhite, G. P., C. S. McCool, D. W. Green, M. Cheng, and F. Chen. “Development of Polymer Gel Systems to Improve Volumetric Sweep and Reduce Producing Water/Oil Ratios.” Technical Reports, March 2006.
Nguyen, T. Q., D. W. Green, G. P. Willhite, and C. S. McCool. “Effects of Gelant Composition and Pressure Gradients of  Water and Oil on Disproportionate Permeability Reduction of  Sandpacks Treated with Polyacrylamide-Chromium Acetate Gels.” Journal Articles 11 (March 2006).
Al-Assi, A. A., G. P. Willhite, D. W. Green, and C. S. McCool. Formation and Propagation of Gel Aggregates Using Partially Hydrolyzed Polyacrylamide and Aluminum Citrate. Conference Proceedings, 2006.
Jain, R., C. S. McCool, D. W. Green, G. P. Willhite, and M. J. Michnick. “Reaction Kinetics of  the Uptake of Chromium(III)Acetate by Polyacrylamide.” Journal Articles 10, no. 3 (August 2005).
Cheng, M., C. Wang, C. S. McCool, D. W. Green, and G. P. Willhite. Modeling of Pre-Gel Aggregate Growth During the Gelation of a Polyacrylamide-Chromium(III) Acetate Gel System Using the Theory of Branching Processes. Conference Proceedings, 2005.
Hong, Jin, C. S. McCool, G. P. Willhite, D. W. Green, and M. J. Michnick. “Propagation of Chromium(III) Acetate Solutions Through Dolomite Rock.” Journal Articles, May 2003.
Willhite, G. P., D. W. Green, and C. S. McCool. “Increased Oil Recovery from Mature Oil Fields Using Gelled Polymer Treatments.” Technical Reports, 2003.
Ganguly, S., G. P. Willhite, D. W. Green , and C. S. McCool. “The Effect of Fluid Leakoff on Gel Placement and Stability in Fractures.” Journal Articles 7 (August 2002): 309 & ndash;315.
Willhite, G. P., H. Zhu, D. Natarajan, C. S. McCool, and D. W. Green. Mechanisms Causing Disproportionate Permeability in Porous Media Treated With Chromium Acetate/HPAAM Gels. Conference Proceedings, 2002.
Willhite, G. P., D. W. Green, and C. S. McCool. “Increased Oil Recovery from Mature Oil Fields Using Gelled Polymer Treatments.” Technical Reports, January 2001.
Willhite, G. P. “Increased Oil Recovery from Mature Oil Fields Using Gelled Polymer Treatments.” Technical Reports, January 2001.
Shaw, A. K., A. Singh, S. Battacharya, C. S. McCool, D. W. Green, and G. P. Willhite. Permeability Reduction by Treatment with KUSP1 Biopolymer Systems. Conference Proceedings, 2000.
Zhuang, Y., S. N. Pandey, C. S. McCool, and G. P. Willhite. “Permeability Modification Using Sulfomethylated Resorcinol-Formaldehyde Gel System.” Journal Articles, September 2000.
Zou, B., C. S. McCool, D. W. Green, G. P. Willhite, and M. J. Michnick. Precipitation of Chromium Acetate Solutions. Conference Proceedings. Vol. 5(3), 2000.
Willhite, G. P., and Alan Byrnes. “The Potential for Carbon Dioxide Miscible Flooding in Central Kansas Reservoirs.” Technical Reports. Project Completion Report prepared for the Kansas Technology Enterprise Corporation, August 2000.
McCool, C. S., D. W. Green, and G. P. Willhite. “Fluid-Rock Interactions Between Xanthan-Chromium(III) Gel Systems and Dolomite Core Material.” Journal Articles 15, no. 3 (July 2000): 159–67.
Zou, B., C. S. McCool, D. W. Green, and G. P. Willhite. A Study of the Chemical Interactions Between Brine Solutions and Dolomite. Conference Proceedings. Vol. 3, 2000.
Krishnan, P. K., K. Asghari, G. P. Willhite, C. S. McCool, D. W. Green, and S. Vossoughi. Dehydration and Permeability of Gels Used in In-Situ Permeability Modification Treatments. Conference Proceedings, 2000.
Raje, M., K. Asghari, S. Vossoughi, D. W. Green, and G. P. Willhite. “Gel Systems for Controlling CO2 Mobility in Carbon Dioxide Miscible Flooding.” Journal Articles 2, no. 2 (April 1999): 205–10.
Yan, Z., C. S. McCool, D. W. Green, and G. P. Willhite. Modification of Oil and Water Permeabilities in Berea Sandstone by a Gel Treatment. Conference Proceedings, 1999.
Ranganathan, R., R. Lewis, C. S. McCool, D. W. Green, and G. P. Willhite. “An Experimental Study of the In Situ Gelation Behavior of a Polyacrylamide/Aluminum Citrate ‘Colloidal Dispersion’ Gel in a Porous Medium and Its Aggregate Growth During Gelation Reaction.” Journal Articles, November 1998.
Dolan, D., J. L. Thiele, and G. P. Willhite. “Effect of PH and Shear on the Gelation of a Cr(III)-Xanthan System.” Journal Articles, 1998, 97–103.
Maxcy, T. A., G. P. Willhite, D. W. Green, and K. Bowman-James. “A Kinetic Study of the Reduction of Chromium (VI) to Chromium (III) by Thiourea.” Journal Articles 19 (1998): 253–63.
Natarajan, D., G. P. Willhite, C. S. McCool, and D. W. Green. Control of In-Situ Gelation Tme for PAAM-Chromium Acetate Systems. Conference Proceedings, 1998.
Willhite, G. P., and Don Green. Enhanced Oil Recovery. Books. Society of Petroleum Engineers, 1998.
Willhite, G. P., D. W. Green, C. Buller, S. McCool, S. Vossoughi, and M. Michnick. “Improving Reservoir Conformance Using Gelled Polymer Systems.” Technical Reports, May 1997.
Green, D. W., G. P. Willhite, C. S. McCool, J. A. Heppert, and S. Vossoughi. “In Situ Permeability Modification Using Gelled Polymer Systems.” Technical Reports, 1997.
Dona, C. L., D. W. Green, and G. P. Willhite. “A Study of the Uptake and Gelation Reactions of Cr(III) Oligomers with Polyacrylamide.” Journal Articles 64 (1997): 1381–91.
Schoeling, L. G., B. Barnett, M. J. Michnick, D. W. Green, and G. P. Willhite. Development of an Improved Waterflood Optimization Program in the North East Savonburg Waterflood. Conference Proceedings, 1996.
Mohan, H., P. Burchardt, G. P. Willhite, R. R. Reynolds, and M. Jensen. Evaluating Waterflood Potential in a Morrow Sandstone Reservoir. Conference Proceedings, 1996.
Midha, V., D. W. Green, C. S. McCool, and G. P. Willhite. Modeling the Effect of Pre Gel Aggregates on Gel Placement in Layered Reservoirs with Crossflow. Conference Proceedings, 1996.
Zhuang, Y., S. McCool, G. P. Willhite, and D. W. Green. “A Novel EOR Polymer .I  Study on Gelation of Resorcinol-Formaldehyde Systems.” Journal Articles 13 (1995): 59–65.
Zhuang, Y., S. McCool, G. P. Willhite, and D. W. Green. “A Novel EOR Polymer .II  Investigation of in-Situ Gelation of SMRF System in Berea Core.” Journal Articles 13 (1995): 66–73.
Schoeling, L., D. W. Green, G. P. Willhite, and W. L. Watney. Development of a Model Technology Transfer  Program to Assist Independent Operators. Conference Proceedings, 1995.
Gales, J. R., T. R. Young, G. P. Willhite, and D. W. Green. “Equilibrium Swelling and Syneresis Properties of Xanthan Gum/Cr(III) Gels.” Journal Articles 2 (April 1994): 190–98.
McCool, C. S., D. W. Green, and G. P. Willhite. “Improved Reservoir Conformance Using Gelled Polymer Systems.” Technical Reports, 1994.
Green, D. W., G. P. Willhite, C. Buller, S. McCool, S. Vossoughi, and M. J. Michnick. “Improving Reservoir Conformance Using Gelled Polymer Systems.” Technical Reports, November 1993.
Hejri, S., F. Jousset, D. W. Green, G. P. Willhite, and C. S. McCool. “In Situ Gelation of Xanthan/Cr(III) Gel Systems in Porous Media.” Journal Articles 8 (October 1993): 299–304.
Todd, B. T., G. P. Willhite, and D. W. Green. “A Mathematical Model of In Situ Gelation of Polyacrylamide by a Redox Process.” Journal Articles 8 (February 1993): 51–58.
Eggert, R. W., G. P. Willhite, and D. W. Green. “Experimental Measurement of the Persistence of Permeability Reduction in Porous Media Treated with Xanthan/Cr(III) Gel Systems.” Journal Articles 7 (February 1992): 29–35.
Willhite, G. P., D. W. Green, J. L. Thiele, C. S. McCool, and K. B. Mertes. “Gelled Polymer Systems for Permeability Modification in Petroleum Reservoirs.” Technical Reports, August 1991.
Maxcy, T. A., G. P. Willhite, D. W. Green, and K. B. Mertes. “Spectroscopic Determination of Chromium(VI) During the Reduction of Chromium(VI) to Chromium(III).” Journal Articles 45 (June 1991): 1036–40.
McCool, C. S., G. P. Willhite, and D. W. Green. “Investigation of In Situ Gelation of Cr(III)/Biopolymer Systems in Carbonate Core Material, Phase IV.” Technical Reports, 1991.
Marty, L., G. P. Willhite, and D. W. Green. “The Effect of Flow Rate on the In Situ Gelation of a Chrome/Redox/Polyacrylamide System.” Journal Articles 6 (1991): 219–24.
Hejri, S., D. W. Green, and G. P. Willhite. “Development of Correlation to Predict Biopolymer Mobility in Porous Media.” Journal Articles 6 (February 1991): 91–98.
McCool, C. S., D. W. Green, and G. P. Willhite. “Permeability Reduction Mechanisms Involved in In Situ Gelation of a Polyacrylamide/Chromium(VI)/Thiourea System in Porous Media.” Journal Articles 6 (February 1991): 77–83.
Schoeling, L. G., K. D. Newell, R. R. Reynolds, W. J. Weatherbie, M. J. Michnick, J.-C. Wong, D. W. Green, W. L. Watney, and G. P. Willhite. “Zenith Field -- A Field Demonstration Project for Improved Efficiency for Oil and Gas Recovery in Kansas.” Technical Reports, February 1991.
Todd, B. J., G. P. Willhite, and D. W. Green. Radial Modeling of In Situ Gelation in Porous Media. Conference Proceedings, 1991.
Phares, R. A., G. E. Gould, D. W. Green, A. T. Walton, and G. P. Willhite. Reservoir Description and Modelling of the Pen Field, Graham County, Kansas. Conference Proceedings, 1991.
He, Q., T. S. Young, G. P. Willhite, and D. W. Green. “Measurement of Molecular Weight Distribution of Polyacrylamides in Core Effluents by Size-Exclusion Chromatography/Low-Angle Laser Light Scattering.” Journal Articles, July 1990, 333–38.
Silva, M., M. J. Michnick, and G. P. Willhite. “Phase Compositions for Mixtures of 2-Methyl-2-Propanol, n-Tetradecane, Water and Sodium Chloride at 25oC in the Three Phase and Surrounding Two-Phase Regions.” Journal Articles 55 (1990): 309–17.
Silva, M., M. J. Michnick, and G. P. Willhite. “The Use of Statistical Tools to Estimate the Accuracy of Phase Composition Measurements Determined by Gas Chromatography for Mixtures of 2-Methyl-2-Propanol, Water and n-Tetradecane at 25oC.” Journal Articles 59 (1990): 247–62.
Schoeling, L. G., D. W. Green, and G. P. Willhite. “Introducing EOR Technology to Independent Operators.” Journal Articles, November 1989.
Young, T. S., J. A. Hunt, D. W. Green, and G. P. Willhite. “Study of Equilibrium Properties of Cr(III) Polyacrylamide Gels by Swelling Measurement and Equilibrium Dialysis.” Journal Articles, July 1989, 348–56.
Hunt, J. A., T. S. Young, D. W. Green, and G. P. Willhite. “A Study of the Cr(III)-Polyacrylamide Crosslinking Reaction by Equilibrium Dialysis.” Journal Articles 35, no. 2 (February 1989): 250–58.
Koudele, R., and G. P. Willhite. Rules of Thumb - Waterflooding in Central Kansas. Conference Proceedings, 1989.
Bhaskar, R. K., J. A. Stinson, J. L. Thiele, and G. P. Willhite. “The Effects of Shear History on the Gelation of Polyacrylamide-Chromium(VI)-Thiourea Solutions.” Journal Articles, October 1988.
Parmeswar, R. K., and G. P. Willhite. “A Study of the Reduction of Brine Permeability in Berea Sandstone Using the Aluminum Citrate Process.” Journal Articles, July 1988, 959–66.
Hunt, J. A., T. S. Young, D. W. Green, and G. P. Willhite. “Application of Size Exclusion Chromatography in the Measurements of Concentration and Molecular Weight of Some EOR Polymers.” Journal Articles, July 1988, 835–41.
Negahban, S., G. P. Willhite, and S. W. Walas. “Modeling of Three Phase Liquid-Liquid Equilibria.” Journal Articles, July 1988, 1017–24.
Willhite, G. P., D. W. Green, J. L. Thiele, T. S. Young, and K. B. Mertes. “Investigation of the Application of Gelled Polymer Systems for Permeability Modification in Petroleum Reservoirs, Second Annual Report for the Period October 1986 - September 1987 DE-AC19-BC10843-10.” Reports. U.S. Department of Energy, March 1988.
Willhite, G. P., and J. T. Uhl. “Correlation of the Mobility of Biopolymer with Polymer Concentration and Rock Properties in Sandstone.” Book Chapters. edited by G. A. Stahl and D. N. Schultz, 101–19. Plenum Press, 1988.
Young, T. S., G. P. Willhite, and D. W. Green. “Study of Intra-Molecular Crosslinking of Polyacrylamide in Cr(III)-Polyacrylamide Gelation by Size Exclusion Chromatography, Low Angle Light Scattering and Viscometry.” Book Chapters. edited by G. A. Stahl and D. N. Schultz, 329–42. Plenum Press, 1988.
Willhite, G. P., D. W. Green, J. L. Thiele, T. S. Young, and K. B. Mertes. “Investigation of the Application of Gelled Polymer Systems for Permeability Modification in Petroleum Reservoirs.” Reports. U.S. Department of Energy, October 1987.
Willhite, G. P., and S. Griston. “Wellbore Refluxing in Steam Injection Wells.” Journal Articles, March 1987, 353–62.
Green, D. W., and G. P. Willhite. Application of Gelled Polymer Systems for In Situ Permeability Modification. Conference Proceedings. University of Wyoming, 1987.
Griston, S., and G. P. Willhite. Numerical Model for Evaluating Concentric Steam Injection Wells. Conference Proceedings, 1987.
Willhite, G. P. “Steam Soak Results, Cat Canyon Oil Field, California.” Book Chapters, 1987.
Huang, C. G., D. W. Green, and G. P. Willhite. “An Experimental Study of the In Situ Gelation of Chromium (+3) Polyacrylamide Polymer in Porous Media.” Journal Articles, October 1986, 583–92.
Willhite, G. P., D. W. Green, T. S. Young, J. L. Thiele, M. J. Michnick, S. Vossoughi, and R. E. Terry. “Evaluation of Methods of Reducing Permeability in Porous Rocks by In Situ Polymer Treatment Final Report DOE/BC/1-0354 16 (DE86000264).” Reports. NTIS, U.S. Department of Commerce, February 1986.
Negahban, S., G. P. Willhite, S. W. Walas, and M. J. Michnick. “Three- Liquid-Phase Equilibria of Ternary and Quaternary  Mixtures, Water/n-Decane/2-Butyloxyethanol and Water/n Octane/1-Propanol-Sodium Chloride Experimental Measurements and Their Correlation.” Journal Articles 32 (1986): 49–61.
Vossoughi, S., S. Aslam, and G. P. Willhite. “Viscometric Measurement of Chromium (+3) Polyacrylamide Gels by Weissenberg Rheogoniometer.” Journal Articles 48 (1986): 287–301.
Willhite, G. P. Waterflooding. Books. Society of Petroleum Engineers, 1986.
Vossoughi, S., G. W. Bartlett , and G. P. Willhite. “Prediction of the In Situ Combustion Process Variables Using TGA/DSC Techniques and Study of the Effect of the Sand Grain Specific Surface Area on the Process.” Journal Articles, September 1985, 656–64.
Vossoughi, S., J. E. Smith, D. W. Green, and G. P. Willhite. “A New Method of Simulate the Effects of Viscous Fingering on Miscible Displacement Processes in Porous Media.” Journal Articles, February 1984, 56–64.
Willhite, G. P. “Enhanced Oil Recovery.” Reports. National Petroleum Council, 1984.
Southard, M. Z., D. W. Green, and G. P. Willhite. Kinetics of Chromium (VI) Thiourea Reaction in the Presence of Polyacrylamide. Conference Proceedings, 1984.
McCool, C. S., R. Parmeswar, and G. P. Willhite. “Interpretation of Differential Pressure In Laboratory Surfactant/Polymer Displacements.” Journal Articles, September 1983, 791–803.
Arriola, A., G. P. Willhite, and D. W. Green. “Trapping of Oil Drops in a Noncircular Pore Throat and Mobilization Upon Contact with a Surfactant.” Journal Articles 23, no. 1 (February 1983): 99–114.
Vossoughi, S., G. P. Willhite, Y. El Shoubary, and G. W. Bartlett. “Study of the Clay Effect on Crude Oil Combustion by Thermogravimetry and Differential Thermal Analysis.” Journal Articles 27 (1983): 17–36.
Vossoughi, S., G. P. Willhite, W. P. Kritikos, I. M. Guvenir, and Y. El Shoubary. “Automation of In Situ Combustion Tube and Study of the Effect of Clay on the Crude Oil In Situ Combustion Process.” Journal Articles, July 1982, 493–513.
Jordan, D. S., D. W. Green, R. E. Terry, and G. P. Willhite. “The Effect of Temperature on Gelation Time for Polyacrylamide Chromium (III) Systems.” Journal Articles, July 1982, 463–71.
Preston, F. W., D. W. Green, and G. P. Willhite. Estimating Enhanced Oil Recovery Potential of a Major Producing Region. Conference Proceedings, 1982.
Voss, K. R., C. E. Bricker, M. J. Michnick, and G. P. Willhite. “Characterization of Petroleum Sulfonates by a Non Aqueous Titration Method.” Journal Articles, November 1981, 771–78.
Shah, K. D., D. W. Green, M. J. Michnick, G. P. Willhite, and R. E. Terry. “Phase Boundaries of Microemulsion Systems as a Way of Characterizing Hydrocarbon Mixtures.” Journal Articles, November 1981, 763–70.
Blevins, C. E., G. P. Willhite, and M. J. Michnick. “Investigation of Three Phase Regions Formed by Petroleum Sulfonate Systems.” Journal Articles, September 1981, 581–92.
Terry, R. E., C.-G. Huang, D. W. Green, M. J. Michnick, and G. P. Willhite. “Correlation of Gelation Time for Polymer Solutions Used as Mobility Control Agents.” Journal Articles, April 1981, 229–35.
Willhite, G. P., and D. S. Jordan. Alteration of Permeability in Porous Rocks with Gelled Polymer Systems. Conference Proceedings, 1981.
Willhite, G. P., D. W. Green, D. M. Okoye, and M. D. Looney. “A Study of Oil Displacement By Microemulsion Systems Mechanisms and Phase Behavior.” Journal Articles, November 1980.
Dominguez, J. G., G. P. Willhite, and D. W. Green. “Phase Behavior of Microemulsion Systems with Emphasis on Effects of Paraffinic Hydrocarbons and Alcohols.” Book Chapters. edited by K. L. Mittal, Vol. 2. Academic Press, Inc, 1979.
McQuigg, K. W., G. P. Willhite, and M. J. Michnick. The Determination of Mass and Equivalent Weight of Petroleum Sulfonates by HPLC. Conference Proceedings, 1979.
Zornes, D. R., G. P. Willhite, and M. J. Michnick. “An Experimental Investigation into the Use of High Pressure Liquid Chromatography for the Determination of Petroleum Sulfonates.” Journal Articles, May 1978, 207–18.
Willhite, G. P. “Enhanced Oil Recovery Potential in the United States, Office of Technology Assessment.” Reports. Congress of the United States, Major Contributor for Oil Recovery Section, January 1978.
Shah, B. N., D. W. Green, and G. P. Willhite. The Effect of Inaccessible Pore Volume on the Flow of Polymer and Solvent Through Porous Media. Conference Proceedings, 1978.
Willhite, G. P., G. Cornelison, and A. Kosmark. “Energy Conservation in the Production of Oil.” Reports, November 1977.
Dominguez, J. G., and G. P. Willhite. “Retention and Flow Characteristics of Polymer Solutions in Porous Media.” Journal Articles, April 1977, 111–21.
Willhite, G. P., and J. G. Dominguez. “Mechanisms of Polymer Retention in Porous Media.” Book Chapters. edited by D. O. Shah and R. S. Schechter, 511–54. Academic Press, Inc, 1977.
Willhite, G. P. The National Potential of EOR. Conference Proceedings, 1977.
Willhite, G. P., F. B. Cross, W. J. O’Brien, Y. S. Yu, J. Wagner, J. Triplett, R. Drenner, D. Gilman, G. Vinyard, and K. Ozawa. Physical and Biological Effects of Thermal Discharges at LaCygne Lake. Conference Proceedings. Kansas Water Resources Research Institute, 1976.
Willhite, G. P. Mobility Control Processes. Conference Proceedings, 1975.
Brothers, R. C., and G. P. Willhite. Solar Space Heating with Aquifer Heat Storage: A Design Study. Conference Proceedings, 1975.
Willhite, G. P. Thermal Recovery Process Mechanisms. Conference Proceedings, 1975.
Willhite, G. P., and J. Wagner. “Disposal of Heated Water Through Groundwater Systems.  Volume II, User’s Manual, Numerical Simulation of Fluid Flow and Heat Transfer in Groundwater Systems.” Technical Reports, June 1974.
Willhite, G. P., F. Simonpietri, J. Stoker, and J. Wagner. “Disposal of Heated Water Through Groundwater Systems. Volume I, Technical and Economic Feasibility.” Technical Reports, June 1974.
Cross, F. B., W. J. O’Brien, G. P. Willhite, Y. S. Yu, J. Triplett, G. Vinyard, J. Wagner, and K. Ozawa. “Interim Report, Physical and Biological Effects of Thermal Discharges at LaCygne Lake.” Technical Reports, April 1974.
Bishop, K. A., C. D. Conley, D. W. Green, F. W. Preston, G. W. Swift, and G. P. Willhite. “Research Projects in Fluid Flow in Porous Media.” Technical Reports, November 1973.
Cross, F. B., W. J. O’Brien, G. P. Willhite, Y. S. Yu, J. Triplett, G. Vinyard, J. Wagner, K. Ozawa, and N. Jagels. “Baseline Study of LaCygne Lake.” Technical Reports, 1973.
Willhite, G. P., and D. W. Green. Book Reviews, 1973.
Bishop, K. A., J. C. Davis, D. W. Green, F. W. Preston, G. W. Swift, and G. P. Willhite. “Research Projects in Fluid Flow in Porous Media.” Technical Reports, November 1972.
Willhite, G. P., and W. K. Dietrich. “Design Criteria for Completion of Steam Injection Wells.” Journal Articles, 1972, 62–69.
Willhite, G. P. “Overall Heat Transfer Coefficients in Steam and Hot Water Injection Wells.” Journal Articles, 1972, 70–78.
Willhite, G. P., J. H. Wilson, and W. L. Martin. “Use of an Insulating Fluid for Casing Protection During Steam Injection.” Journal Articles, October 1967, 1453.
Willhite, G. P. “Overall Heat Transfer Coefficients in Steam and Hot Water Injection Wells.” Journal Articles, 1967, 607.
Willhite, G. P., and W. K. Dietrich. “Design Criteria for Completion of Steam Injection Wells.” Journal Articles, January 1967, 15–21.
Dietrich, W. K., and G. P. Willhite. “What Conoco Learned from Steam Stimulating Deep Wells.” Journal Articles 162, no. 7 (May 1966): 197.
Dietrich, W. K., and G. P. Willhite. The Casing Failure Problems in Steam Injection Wells, Cat Canyon Oil Field, Santa Barbara County, California. Conference Proceedings, 1966.
Willhite, G. P., J. S. Dranoff, and J. M. Smith. “Heat Transfer Perpendicular to Fluid Flow in Porous Rocks.” Journal Articles, August 1963, 185.
Willhite, G. P., D. Kunii, and J. M. Smith. “Heat Transfer in Beds of Fine Particles (Heat Transfer Perpendicular to Flow).” Journal Articles 8 (1962): 340.
Ganguly, S., G. P. Willhite, D. W. Green, and C. S. McCool. Effect of Flow Rate on Disproportionate Permeability Reduction. Conference Proceedings. Society of Petroleum Engineers, Submitted/In Review.
Green, Don W., and G. Paul Willhite. Enhanced Oil Recovery-Second Edition. Books, Submitted/In Review.

Selected Presentations

Willhite, G. P. (6/5/2012). Waterflood Fundamentals. Wyoming EORI Workshop
Willhite, G. P. (4/24/2012). A Pilot Carbon Dioxide Test, Hall-Gurney Field, Kansas. presented to Petroleum Engineering Graduate Seminar, Texas A&M University. College Station, TX
Willhite, G. P. (4/14/2012 - 4/18/2012). A Pilot Carbon Dioxide Test, Hall-Gurney Field, Kansas.SPE Reservoir Evaluation and Engineering. Presented at the SPE Improved Oil Recovery Symposium. Tulsa, OK
Willhite, G. P. (12/6/2007 - 12/7/2007). Field Demonstration of CO2 Miscible Flooding in the Lansing-Kansas City Formation, Central Kansas. Presented at the 13th Annual CO2 Flooding Conference. Midland, TX
McCool, C. S., & Willhite, G. P. (10/30/2007). Reducing Water Production In Mississippian Reservoirs With Gelled Polymer Systems. Stripper Well Consortium Technology Transfer Conference. Wichita, KS
Willhite, G. P. (9/14/2007). Immiscible CO2 Flooding in Eastern Kansas-Is It Possible?. EKOGA Annual Convention. Chanute, KS
Willhite, G. P. (6/8/2007). Enhanced Oil Recovery in the United States", "Enhanced Oil Recovery Research at the University of Kansas", "Overview of Polymer Flooding. Presentations at RIPED, PetroChina. Beijing, China
Willhite, G. P. (4/5/2007). Field Testing of Disproportionate Permeability Reduction in Gel Treatments in the Arbuckle and Mississippian Reservoirs of Kansas. 17th Oil Recovery Conference. Wichita, KS
Willhite, G. P. (3/5/2007 - 3/6/2007). Inferring Mechanisms for Successful Gel Treatments in Arbuckle Reservoirs of Kansas. Society of Petroleum Engineers, Advanced Technology Workshop. San Antonio, TX
Willhite, G. P. (11/9/2006). Reducing Water Production In Mississippian Reservoirs With Gelled Polymer Systems. Stripper Well Consortium Technology Transfer Conference. Pittsburgh, PA
Willhite, G. P., & Green, D. W. (8/21/2006). New Approaches and Economics of Gel Treatments to Increase Oil Production in Arbuckle Wells. KIOGA 2006 Annual Convention. Wichita, KS
Chen, F., McCool, C. S., Green, D. W., & Willhite, G. P. (4/22/2006 - 4/26/2006). Experimental and Modeling Study of the Transport of Chromium Acetate Solutions Through Carbonate Rocks. SPE paper 100064 presented at the 2006 SPE/DOE Symposium on Improved Oil Recovery. Tulsa, OK
Al-Assi, A. A., Willhite, G. P., Green, D. W., & McCool, C. S. (4/22/2006 - 4/26/2006). Formation and Propagation of Gel Aggregates Using Partially Hydrolyzed Polyacrylamide and Aluminum Citrate. SPE paper 100049 presented at the 2006 SPE/DOE Symposium on Improved Oil Recovery. Tulsa, OK
Willhite, G. P. (2/13/2006 - 2/15/2006). Petroleum Engineering in the Future. Keynote presentation at the Middle East Colloquium on Petroleum Engineering Education. Dubai, UAE
Willhite, G. P. (8/18/2003). Bringing Carbon Dioxide Miscible Flooding to Kansas. Kansas Independent Oil and Gas Association Annual Convention
Willhite, G. P. (7/31/2003). Overview of TORP’s Gelled Polymer Research and Field Applications. PTTC Workshop on Reducing Water Production Using Gelled Polymers. Wichita, KS
Willhite, G. P. (3/14/2001 - 3/15/2001). Carbon Dioxide Flooding in Kansas Reservoirs. 14th Oil Recovery Conference. Wichita, KS
Willhite, G. P. (12/6/2000). Presentation at workshop on “Gelled Polymers and Their Applications”, sponsored by the North Midcontinent Resource Center, Petroleum Technology Transfer Council. Wichita, KS
Willhite, G. P., Zhu, H., Natarajan, D., McCool, C. S., & Green, D. W. (4/2/2000 - 4/5/2000). Mechanisms Causing Disproportionate Permeability in Porous Media Treated With Chromium Acetate/HPAAM Gels. SPE Paper 59345 presented at the SPE/DOE Twelfth Symposium on Improved Oil Recovery. Tulsa, OK
Willhite, G. P. (10/19/1998). Water Control in High Temperature Reservoirs. 5th Seminário Técnico, PRAVAP, Petrobras. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Willhite, G. P. (5/2/1998). Water Control in High Temperature Carbonate Reservoirs. Round Table Conference on Water and Gas Control, Oil and Natural Gas Corporation, Ltd. Bombay, India
Willhite, G. P., Dona, C. L., & Green, D. W. (4/6/1997). Uptake and gelation reactions of Cr(III) oligomers with polyacrylamide. Invited presentation at 1997 ACS National Meeting at a symposium honoring Robert D. Sydansk, recipient of the Industrial Chemistry Award from the ACS. San Francisco, CA
Ranganathan, R., Lewis, R., McCool, C. S., Green, D. W., & Willhite, G. P. (2/18/1997 - 2/21/1997). An Experimental Study of the In Situ Gelation Behavior of a Polyacrylamide/Aluminum Citrate 'Colloidal Dispersion' Gel in a Porous Medium and its Aggregate Growth During Gelation Reaction. SPE Paper No. 37220 presented at the 1997 SPE International Symposium on Oilfield Chemistry. Houston, TX
Zhuang, Y., Pandey, S. N., McCool, C. S., & Willhite, G. P. (2/18/1997 - 2/21/1997). Permeability Modification using Sulfomethylated Resorcinol-Formaldehyde Gel System. SPE Paper No. 37245 presented at the 1997 SPE International Symposium on Oilfield Chemistry. Houston, TX
Willhite, G. P. (4/21/1996 - 4/24/1996). Modeling the Effect of Filtration of Pre Gel Aggregates on Gel Placement in Layered Reservoirs With Crossflow. SPE/DOE 35450 presented at the Tenth Symposium on Improved Oil Recovery. Tulsa, OK
Willhite, G. P. (11/30/1995). Permeability Modification of Petroleum Reservoirs. Department of Chemical Engineering, Iowa State University
Willhite, G. P. (6/15/1995). The Role of Reservoir Characterization in the Design of Waterfloods. Dallas Study Section of the Society of Petroleum Engineers
Willhite, G. P. (6/15/1995). Waterflood Model Predictions. Dallas Study Section of the Society of Petroleum Engineers
McCool, C. S., Green, D. W., & Willhite, G. P. (2/14/1995 - 2/17/1995). Fluid-Rock Interactions Between Xanthan-Chromium (III) Gel Systems and Dolomite Core Material. SPE 28987 presented at SPE International Symposium on Oilfield Chemistry. San Antonio, TX
Green, D. W., Walton, A., & Willhite, G. P. (1/17/1995). Improvement of Oil Recovery in Fluvial-Dominated Deltaic Reservoirs in Kansas (Class 1), and Improved Oil Recovery in Lower Meramecian (Mississippian) Carbonate Reservoirs of Kansas (Near Term, Class II). Presentation to Panel on the review of the Oil Recovery Demonstration Program of the Department of Energy, National Research Council. Washington, DC
Willhite, G. P. (8/9/1993). Polymer Gels and the Future for Conformance Control. SPE Forum on Conformance Control. Snowmass Village, CO
Willhite, G. P. (7/18/1993 - 7/22/1993). A Technology Transfer Model for Additional Oil Recovery - Kansas Technology Transfer Model(KTTM). DOE Contractors Meeting
Willhite, G. P. (7/18/1993 - 7/22/1993). Improving Reservoir Conformance Using Gelled Polymer Systems. DOE Contractors Meeting
Willhite, G. P. (4/2/1993). Technology Transfer for Independent Producers. Graduate Seminar, Department of Petroleum Engineering, University of Tulsa
Willhite, G. P. (3/21/1993 - 3/23/1993). Effect of pH and Shear on the Gelation of a Cr(III)-Xanthan System. SPE Paper No. 25454, presented at the Production Operations Symposium. Oklahoma City, OK
Willhite, G. P. (5/10/1992). Energy for the 21st Century. Centennial Lecture, School of Engineering, University of Kansas
Willhite, G. P. (9/6/1986 - 9/9/1986). Correlation of the Mobility of Biopolymer with Polymer Concentration and Rock Properties in Sandstone. Presented at the ACS 1986 Fall Meeting. Anaheim, CA
Willhite, G. P. (7/27/1986 - 8/1/1986). Correlation of the Mobility of Biopolymer with Polymer Concentration and Rock Properties in Sandstone. Presented at the SPE Forum on Reservoir Mechanics of Chemical Flooding. Jackson Hole, WY
Willhite, G. P. (4/2/1986 - 4/4/1986). Wellbore Refluxing in Steam Injection Wells. SPE 15056, presented at the SPE 56th Annual California Regional Meeting. Oakland, CA
Willhite, G. P. (4/9/1985 - 4/11/1985). A Study of the Reduction of Brine Permeability in Berea Sandstone Using the Aluminum Citrate Process", and "Aluminum Citrate Polymer Treatments: Mechanisms of Permeability Reduction in Sandpacks. Combined presentation of SPE 13582 and SPE 13583 at the Oilfield and Geothermal International Symposium. Phoenix, AZ
Willhite, G. P. (4/16/1984 - 4/18/1984). Combined presentation of SPE 12639 and SPE 12715 at the SPE/DOE Fourth Joint Symposium on Enhanced Oil Recovery. Tulsa, OK
Willhite, G. P. (3/31/1982). Enhanced Oil Recovery. Wichita Section of AIChE. Wichita, KS
Willhite, G. P. (8/23/1981 - 8/28/1981). Alterations of Permeability of Porous Rocks with Gelled Polymers Systems. Presented at 152nd National Meeting of the American Chemical Society. New York, NY
Willhite, G. P. (8/16/1981 - 8/18/1981). Overview of Gelled Polymer Research at the University of Kansas. DOE Chemical Recovery Workshop, Fountainhead Lodge. Chetopa, OK
Willhite, G. P. (9/21/1980 - 9/24/1980). Mobilization of an Oil Drop Trapped in a Non Circular Pore Throat Upon Contact with Surfactants. SPE 9405, presented at the 55th Annual Fall Technical Conference and Exhibition of SPE AIME. Dallas, TX
Willhite, G. P. (4/30/1980). The Search for Magic Chemicals. Graduate Seminar at the University of Missouri-Rolla
Willhite, G. P. (4/30/1980). Trapping of an Oil Drop in a Non Circular Pore Throat. Graduate Seminar, Petroleum Engineering Department, University of Southern California. Los Angeles, CA
Shah, K. D., Green, D. W., Michnick, M. J., Willhite, G. P., & Terry, R. E. (12/31/1980). Phase Boundaries as a Way of Characterizing Hydrocarbon Mixtures. SPE 8986 presented at the SPE International Symposium on Oilfield and Geothermal Chemistry
Willhite, G. P. (9/23/1979 - 9/26/1979). Investigation of Three Phase Regions Formed by Petroleum Sulfonate Systems. Presented at the SPE 54th Annual Fall Meeting. Las Vegas, NV
Willhite, G. P. (10/31/1978). Pushing Slippery Molecules Through Reservoir Rocks. Presentation at Northern Oklahoma Section, SPE-AIME
Willhite, G. P. (6/12/1978 - 6/14/1978). Phase Behavior of Microemulsion Systems with Emphasis on Effects of Paraffinic Hydrocarbons and Alcohols. Presented at 52nd Colloid and Surface Chemistry Symposium, ACS. Knoxville, TN
Willhite, G. P. (1/19/1978). Aquifer Storage of Thermal Energy. Presentation at conference on "Relevance of Underground Reservoirs to Energy and Storage Problems", Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory. Los Alamos, CA
Willhite, G. P. (4/20/1977 - 4/21/1977). The National Potential of Enhanced Oil Recovery Processes. Presented at the Tertiary Oil Recovery Conference. Wichita, KS
Willhite, G. P. (3/20/1977 - 3/24/1977). Entrapment of Polymer Molecules in an Unconsolidated Packed Bed. Paper No. 50g presented at the Symposium on Fundamental Research on Enhanced Oil Recovery, 83rd National Meeting of AIChE and 9th Petrochemical and Refining Exposition. Houston, TX
Willhite, G. P. (4/11/1976 - 4/14/1976). Mechanisms of Polymer Retention in Porous Media. Presented at the Symposium on Improved Oil Recovery by Surfactant and Polymer Flooding, 81st National Meeting of AIChE. Kansas City, MO
Willhite, G. P. (10/2/1975). Engineering and Geological Challenges in Heavy Oil Recovery. Presented at the Mid-Continent Regional Convention of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists. Wichita, KS
Willhite, G. P. (10/23/1975). Mobility Control Processes. Presented at the Tertiary Oil Recovery Conference. Wichita, KS
Willhite, G. P. (10/28/1975). Tertiary Oil--An Energy Resource for 1980. Presented to the Holton, Kansas Lions Club
Willhite, G. P. (10/23/1975). Thermal Recovery Process Mechanisms. Presented at the Tertiary Oil Recovery Conference. Wichita, KS
Willhite, G. P. (9/11/1975). Tertiary Oil Processes. Presented at Lawrence Kiwanis Club. Lawrence, KS
Willhite, G. P. (8/11/1975 - 8/15/1975). Mechanisms of Polymer Retention in Porous Media. Presentation at the Gordon Research Conference on Fluids in Porous Media. Meriden, NH
Willhite, G. P. (6/16/1975 - 6/19/1975). Academic Credit for Student Publications. Participated in panel discussion at the 83rd Annual Conference of the American Society for Engineering Education. Fort Collins, CO
Willhite, G. P. (4/2/1975 - 4/5/1975). A Study of the Physical and Biological Effects of Thermal Discharge on Cygne Lake. Presented at the Second Thermal Ecology Symposium. Augusta, GA
Willhite, G. P. (4/25/1975). The State of Kansas' Programs for Improved Oil Recovery. Presented at Kansas Improved Oil Recovery Symposium of SPE AIME. Wichita, KS
Willhite, G. P. (3/20/1975). The Tertiary Oil Recovery Project. Presented at the Great Bend Section of the SPE-AIME. Great Bend, KS
Willhite, G. P. (2/19/1975). Polymer Retention in Porous Media. Seminar presented at the Department of Chemical Engineering, Illinois Institute of Technology
Willhite, G. P. (10/31/1974). Movement of Polymers Through Porous Media. Presented to Marathon Oil Company Denver Research Center as a report of research progress under the Marathon Oil Company Grant
Willhite, G. P. (4/30/1974). Financial Management of Student Engineering Magazines. Presented to the Engineering College Magazine Association Convention. Evanston, IL
Willhite, G. P. (10/31/1973). Movement of Polymers Through Porous Media. Presented to Marathon Oil Company Denver Research Center as a report of research progress under the Marathon Oil Company Grant
Willhite, G. P. (3/11/1973 - 3/13/1973). Exploration and Production in Extreme Environments. Chair of technical sesson, AIChE Petrochemicals and Refining Meeting. New Orleans, LA
Willhite, G. P. (4/11/1972). Dispersion and Adsorption of a Herbicide in Porous Media. Presented at the Graduate Seminar, Department of Chemical Engineering, Kansas State University. Manhattan, KS
Willhite, G. P. (3/16/1972). Engineering Problems Associated with North Slope Oil Production. presented at the Annual All Day Technical Meeting, Kansas City Section, American Institute of Chemical Engineers
Willhite, G. P. (3/31/1971). Thermal Problems of Oil Production in the Arctic. Great Bend Section of SPE-AIME. Great Bend, KS
Willhite, G. P. (4/14/1970). Thermal Problems of Oil Production in the Arctic. Presented to Wichita Section of SPE-AIME. Wichita, KS

Selected Grants

Field Demonstration of Chemical Flooding of the Trembley Oilfield, Reno County, Kansas. RPSEA. $2759404.00. (11/1/2012 - 10/31/2016). Contract extended to conduct field test in 2016-no cost extension. Not-for-Profit (not Foundation). Status: Funded
Nano Scale Chemical Delivery System for Oil and Gas Applications. Joint Development Agreement, ConocoPhillips. $2400000.00. (1/1/2008 - 12/31/2014). Contract ended with departure of Jenn-Tai Liang to TAMU. For Profit (company/corporation). Status: Funded. Note: This research was done by Post Docs. No students involved.
Bridging the Gap between Chemical Flooding and Independent Oil Producers. Contract DE-NT0005679. U.S. Department of Energy. $1124481.00. (10/1/2008 - 9/30/2011). Federal. Status: Funded
Near Miscible CO2 application to Improve Oil Recovery for Small Producers. Contract DE-AC26-07NT42677/Subcontract 07123-03. RPSEA. $342714.00. (5/21/2008 - 5/20/2010). Not-for-Profit (not Foundation). Status: Funded
Control of Water Production Using Disproportionate Permeability Reduction. Subaward 3182-UK-DOE-2098. DOE/NETL. $234982.00. (7/1/2006 - 6/30/2008). Federal. Status: Funded. R. Pancake, Co-I, Pennsylvania State University
Reducing Water Production in Mississippian Reservoirs Using Gelled Polymer Systems. Subaward 3182-UK-DOE-2098. DOE/NETL. $234982.00. (7/1/2006 - 6/30/2008). Federal. Status: Funded. R. Pancake, Pennsylvania State University
Performance of SPI Gel Systems. Impact Technologies, LLC. $49851.00. (7/1/2007 - 1/14/2008). For Profit (company/corporation). Status: Funded
Tertiary Oil Recovery Project. $783711.00. (1/1/2007 - 12/31/2008). University (KU or KUMC). Status: Funded
Tertiary Oil Recovery Project. $755790.00. (1/1/2006 - 12/31/2007). University (KU or KUMC). Status: Funded
Control of Water Production Using Disproportionate Permeability Reduction. Subaward 2937-UK-DOE-2098. Pennsylvania State University, DOE/NETL. $200000.00. (6/1/2005 - 12/31/2006). Other University. Status: Funded
Tertiary Oil Recovery Project. $721938.00. (1/1/2005 - 12/31/2006). University (KU or KUMC). Status: Funded
Development of Polymer Gel Systems to Improve Volumetric Sweep and Reduce Producing Water/Oil Ratios. Contract No. DE-FC26-02NT15363. U.S. Department of Energy. $691443.00. (7/1/2002 - 12/31/2005). Federal. Status: Funded
bField Demonstration of Carbon Dioxide Miscible Flooding in the Lansing-Kansas City Formation, Central Kansas. U.S. Department of Energy, Shell CO2, Ltd, MV Energy, LLC, State of Kansas. $5406113.00. (3/7/2000 - 2/7/2005). Federal. Status: Funded. Alan Bynes(KGS)
Fellowship. ConocoPhillips. (1/1/2003 - 12/31/2005). For Profit (company/corporation). Status: Funded
Tertiary Oil Recovery Project. $685810.00. (1/1/2004 - 12/31/2005). University (KU or KUMC). Status: Funded
Tertiary Oil Recovery Project. $789239.00. (1/1/2003 - 12/31/2004). University (KU or KUMC). Status: Funded
Tertiary Oil Recovery Project. $787646.00. (1/1/2002 - 12/31/2003). University (KU or KUMC). Status: Funded
Increased Oil Recovery from Mature Oil Fields Using Gelled Polymer Treatments. U.S. Department of Energy. $721497.00. (6/14/1999 - 6/13/2002). Federal. Status: Funded
Tertiary Oil Recovery Project. $787646.00. (1/1/2001 - 12/31/2002). University (KU or KUMC). Status: Funded
Tertiary Oil Recovery Project. $731995.00. (1/1/2000 - 12/31/2001). University (KU or KUMC). Status: Funded
Fellowship. Phillips Petroleum Co.. (1/1/1976 - 12/31/2000). For Profit (company/corporation). Status: Funded
Tertiary Oil Recovery Project. $740074.00. (1/1/1999 - 12/31/2000). University (KU or KUMC). Status: Funded
Establishment of the North Midcontinent Regional Technology Transfer Center. Petroleum Technology Transfer Council funding from the U.S. Department of Energy. $1222024.00. (1/1/1995 - 12/31/1999). Federal. Status: Funded. L.G. Schoeling (Project Director)
Carbon Dioxide Flooding in Kansas. Kansas Technology Enterprise Corporation. $125000.00. (8/15/1998 - 5/15/1999). State of Kansas. Status: Funded. Lanny Schoeling, Shell CO2 Company
Tertiary Oil Recovery Project. $724023.00. (1/1/1998 - 12/31/1999). University (KU or KUMC). Status: Funded
Insitu Permeability Modification Using Gelled Polymer Systems. BDM Oklahoma, Inc. $753837.00. (6/10/1996 - 10/31/1998). For Profit (company/corporation). Status: Funded
Tertiary Oil Recovery Project. $696296.00. (1/1/1997 - 12/31/1998). University (KU or KUMC). Status: Funded
Improved Oil Recovery in Fluvial Dominated Deltaic Reservoirs in Kansas. U.S. Department of Energy. $1694774.00. (1/1/1992 - 12/31/1997). Federal. Status: Funded. T. T. Carr (Project Manager)
Tertiary Oil Recovery Project. $662941.00. (1/1/1996 - 12/31/1997). University (KU or KUMC). Status: Funded
Tertiary Oil Recovery Project. $652004.00. (1/1/1995 - 12/31/1996). University (KU or KUMC). Status: Funded
Improving Reservoir Conformance Using Gelled Polymer Systems. U.S. Department of Energy. $707123.00. (9/25/1992 - 9/24/1995). Federal. Status: Funded
Tertiary Oil Recovery Project. $646423.00. (1/1/1994 - 12/31/1995). University (KU or KUMC). Status: Funded
Improved Oil Recovery in Mississippian Carbonate reservoirs of Kansas-Near Term. U.S. Department of Energy Contract. $1595929.00. (9/16/1994). Federal. Status: Funded
Fellowship. Amoco Foundation. (1/1/1979 - 12/31/1994). For Profit (company/corporation). Status: Funded
Tertiary Oil Recovery Project. $604670.00. (1/1/1993 - 12/31/1994). University (KU or KUMC). Status: Funded
A Technology Transfer Model for Additional Oil Recovery. U.S. Department of Energy. $500000.00. (8/27/1992 - 8/26/1993). Federal. Status: Funded
Tertiary Oil Recovery Project. $583888.00. (1/1/1992 - 12/31/1993). University (KU or KUMC). Status: Funded
Tertiary Oil Recovery Project. $574175.00. (1/1/1991 - 12/31/1992). University (KU or KUMC). Status: Funded
Tertiary Oil Recovery Project. $557515.00. (1/1/1990 - 12/31/1991). University (KU or KUMC). Status: Funded
Tertiary Oil Recovery Project. $540608.00. (1/1/1989 - 12/31/1990). University (KU or KUMC). Status: Funded
A Field Demonstration Project for Improved Efficiency for Oil and Gas Recovery in Kansas. Kansas Corporation Commission. $101667.00. (11/30/1989). State of Kansas. Status: Funded
Gelled Polymer Systems for Permeability Modifications in Petroleum Reservoirs. Contract No. DE-FG07-89DO 12846. Department of Energy, Idaho National Laboratory. $140000.00. (2/28/1989). Federal. Status: Funded
Equipment Grant - Replace TORP Data Acquisition System. Amoco Foundation. $20000.00. (12/31/1989). Federal. Status: Funded
Tertiary Oil Recovery Project. $480236.00. (1/1/1988 - 12/31/1989). University (KU or KUMC). Status: Funded
Investigation of the Application of Gelled Polymer Systems for Permeability Modification in Petroleum Reservoirs. Contract DE ACO 385 BC 10843. DOE. $450000.00. (10/1/1985 - 9/30/1988). Federal. Status: Funded
Investigation of In-Situ Gelation of the Cr(III)/Biopolymer System in Carbonate Core Material. CRINC Project 8040. FINA Oil and Chemical Company. $13969.00. (3/31/1988). Federal. Status: Funded
Equipment Grant - Replace TORP Data Acquisition System. Amoco Foundation. $20000.00. (12/31/1988). Federal. Status: Funded
Tertiary Oil Recovery Project. $409209.00. (1/1/1987 - 12/31/1988). University (KU or KUMC). Status: Funded
Application of Timed Delayed Gels for Fluid Control in an Oil Recovery Displacement Process. CRINC Project 7730. Remington Energy Corporation, part of a Small Business Innovative Research Program under DOE. $16228.00. (5/31/1987). Federal. Status: Funded
Sweep Improvement Field Experiments. CRINC Project 7600 850. TORP, Amoco Production Co.. $25000.00. (1/31/1987). For Profit (company/corporation). Status: Funded. via Letter of Agreement
Tertiary Oil Recovery Project. $399969.00. (1/1/1986 - 12/31/1987). University (KU or KUMC). Status: Funded
Tertiary Oil Recovery Project. $387190.00. (1/1/1985 - 12/31/1986). University (KU or KUMC). Status: Funded
Fellowship. Chevron Corporation. (1/1/1982 - 12/31/1985). For Profit (company/corporation). Status: Funded
Tertiary Oil Recovery Project. $362401.00. (1/1/1984 - 12/31/1985). University (KU or KUMC). Status: Funded
Evaluation of Methods of Reducing Permeability in Porous Rocks by In Situ Polymer Treatments. $60000.00. (10/1/1983 - 9/30/1984). Federal. Status: Funded. Contract extension
Mobil Oil Co.. $15000.00. (1/1/1981 - 12/31/1984). For Profit (company/corporation). Status: Funded. Unrestricted Research Grant
Tertiary Oil Recovery Project. $331348.00. (1/1/1983 - 12/31/1984). University (KU or KUMC). Status: Funded
Evaluation of Methods of Reducing Permeability in Porous Rocks by In Situ Polymer Treatments. Contract DE AS19¬80BC10354. DOE. $320953.00. (10/1/1980 - 9/30/1983). Federal. Status: Funded. An investigation of methods of permeability reduction in porous rocks to control movement of fluids in underground reservoirs. The research focused on two methods of permeability reduction: 1) pore space of porous materials and 2) build-up of a polymer cation polymer network on the rock matrix
Tertiary Oil Recovery Project. $323930.00. (1/1/1982 - 12/31/1983). University (KU or KUMC). Status: Funded
Tertiary Oil Recovery Fellowship Program. Department of Health, Education and Welfare, Domestic Mining and Mineral Fuel Conser-vation Program. $39375.00. (1/1/1980 - 12/31/1982). Federal. Status: Funded
Tertiary Oil Recovery Project. $260336.00. (1/1/1981 - 12/31/1982). University (KU or KUMC). Status: Funded
Chevron Oil Field Research Co.. $7500.00. (1/1/1978 - 12/31/1981). For Profit (company/corporation). Status: Funded. Unrestricted Research Grant
Tertiary Oil Recovery Fellowship Program. Department of Health, Education and Welfare, Domestic Mining and Mineral Fuel Conser-vation Program. $23400.00. (1/1/1979 - 12/31/1981). Federal. Status: Funded
Tertiary Oil Recovery Project. $286618.00. (1/1/1980 - 12/31/1981). University (KU or KUMC). Status: Funded
Tertiary Oil Recovery Fellowship Program. Department of Health, Education and Welfare, Domestic Mining and Mineral Fuel Conser-vation Program. $23400.00. (1/1/1978 - 12/31/1980). Federal. Status: Funded
Tertiary Oil Recovery Project. $261723.00. (1/1/1979 - 12/31/1980). University (KU or KUMC). Status: Funded
NSF Traineeship in Tertiary Oil Recovery Award SMI. 76 10864. $42000.00. (1/1/1976 - 12/31/1979). Federal. Status: Funded. 3 Traineeships
Tertiary Oil Recovery Fellowship Program. Department of Health, Education and Welfare, Domestic Mining and Mineral Fuel Conser-vation Program. $23400.00. (1/1/1977 - 12/31/1979). Federal. Status: Funded
Tertiary Oil Recovery Project. $251815.00. (1/1/1978 - 12/31/1979). University (KU or KUMC). Status: Funded
Tertiary Oil Recovery Project. $228720.00. (1/1/1977 - 12/31/1978). University (KU or KUMC). Status: Funded
Energy Conservation in the Production of Oil and Gas in Kansas. CRINC Project No. 3530. Kansas Independent Oil and Gas Association. $1500.00. (1/1/1976 - 12/31/1977). For Profit (company/corporation). Status: Funded. A cooperative research project with the Kansas Independent Oil and Gas Association to evaluate energy use in the production of oil and gas and to identify incentives for independent operators to adopt energy conservation practices.
Tertiary Oil Recovery Fellowship Program. Department of Health, Education and Welfare, Domestic Mining and Mineral Fuel Conser-vation Program. $23550.00. (1/1/1975 - 12/31/1977). Federal. Status: Funded
Tertiary Oil Recovery Project. $217832.00. (1/1/1976 - 12/31/1977). University (KU or KUMC). Status: Funded
Tertiary Oil Recovery Project. $201350.00. (1/1/1975 - 12/31/1976). University (KU or KUMC). Status: Funded
A Study of Physical and Biological Effects of Thermal Discharges at LaCygne Lake. Office of Water Resources Research and the Kansas Water Resources Research Institute. $154492.00. (7/1/1972 - 6/30/1975). State of Kansas. Status: Funded
Aquifer Storage of Solar Energy. School of Engineering, University of Kansas. (2/1/1974 - 5/31/1975). University (KU or KUMC). Status: Funded. An engineering study of the feasibility of using a groundwater aquifer for the storage of solar energy in order to supply the heating requirements of the University of Kansas Campus. Support for one graduate student.
Tertiary Oil Recovery Project. $103712.00. (1/1/1974 - 12/31/1975). University (KU or KUMC). Status: Funded
Research Related to Petroleum Production. CRINC Project 2140. Marathon Petroleum Company. $150000.00. (1/1/1971 - 12/31/1974). For Profit (company/corporation). Status: Funded. Grant to Chemical and Petroleum Engineering Department, University of Kansas
Mathematical Modeling of Heat Flow in a Subsurface Nuclear Waste Repository. CRINC Project No. 2150. Oak Ridge National Laboratory. $29501.00. (1/20/1972 - 6/30/1973). Federal. Status: Funded
Baseline Study of LaCygne Lake. CRINC Project 2120. Kansas City Power and Light Company and the Kansas Gas and Electric Company. $15000.00. (11/1/1971 - 10/30/1972). For Profit (company/corporation). Status: Funded. An interdisciplinary study of LaCygne Lake, a cooling lake for a new 850 mw power plant. Professors W. J. O'Brien, Systematics and Ecology, F. B. Cross, State Biological Survey and Winston Yu, Civil Engineering
Disposal of Heated Water Through Groundwater Systems. OWRR Project No. B 923 KAN. Office of Water Resources Research and the Kansas Water Resources Research Institute. $50571.00. (7/1/1970 - 6/30/1972). State of Kansas. Status: Funded. An experimental and mathematical study to determine the conditions under which groundwater systems can be used to introduce heated water into a larger body of water when the temperature of the larger body remains within thermal pollution limits. The study included evaluation of the economics of the proposal process. A matching grant project supported by the Office of Water Resources Research and the Kansas Water Resources Research Institute.
Undergraduate Research Participation Program. GY99046. Department of Chemical and Petroleum Engineering, NSF. $10860.00. (8/31/1971). Federal. Status: Funded. 10 weeks during the summer, (directed the program)
Transport of Agricultural Chemicals in Porous Media. 3204-5038. General Research Funds Grants, University of Kansas (2 years). $4870.00. (1/1/1969 - 12/31/1971). University (KU or KUMC). Status: Funded
British Petroleum Company. $15000.00. Submitted 1/1/2014. For Profit (company/corporation). Status: Funded. Unrestricted Research Grant
Marathon Oil Co.. $10000.00. Submitted 1/1/2014. For Profit (company/corporation). Status: Funded. Unrestricted Research Grant

Selected Awards & Honors

SPE A Peer Apart
Society of Petroleum Engineers
2016
Bellows Scholar
School of Engineering
2013
Anson Marston Medal
College of Engineering, Iowa State University
2009
Outstanding Associate Editor
Society of Petroleum Engineers
2008 - 2009
Gould Award for Advising
School of Engineering
2007
Fellowship Support Generated from Research Program
ConocoPhillips(with Jenn-Tai Liang)
2003 - 2005
Chancellors Recognition, 30 years as CoDirector of TORP
2004
IOR Pioneer Award
Society of Petroleum Engineers, U.S. Department of Energy
2004
Miller Scholar
School of Engineering
2002
John Franklin Carll Award
Society of Petroleum Engineers
2001
Fellowship Support Generated from Research Program
Phillips Petroleum Co. (with D. W. Green)
1976 - 2000
Excellence in Teaching Award
KU Center for Teaching Excellence
1999
Certificate of Achievement for Best Advanced Recovery Project
Tertiary Oil Recovery Project, Hart Oil and Gas World
1995
Professional Achievement Citation in Engineering
Iowa State University of Science and Technology
1995
Fellowship Support Generated from Research Program
Amoco Foundation
1979 - 1994
Lester C. Uren Award
Society of Petroleum Engineers
1986
Fellowship Support Generated from Research Program
Chevron Corporation
1982 - 1985
Sabbatical Leave at Chevron Oilfield Research Company, LaHabra, CA
University of Kansas
1984 - 1985
Distinguished Achievement Award for Petroleum Engineering Faculty
Society of Petroleum Engineers
1981
Silver Beaver Award
Heart of America Council, Boy Scouts of America
1980
District Award of Merit
Pelathe District, Boy Scouts of America
1978
Alumni Hall of Fame
Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, Iowa State University
2013 - Present
Distinguished Member
Society of Petroleum Engineers
1986 - Present
Honorary Membership
Society of Petroleum Engineers
2012 - Present
Honorary Membership
Metallurgical and Petroleum Engineers
2012 - Present
Honorary Membership
American Institute of Mining, Metalurgical and Petroleum Engineers
2012 - Present
Leading Light
University of Kansas
2014 - Present
Legion of Honor
American Institute of Mining
2013 - Present
National Academy of Engineering, Elected
2006 - Present
Sigma Xi (elected)
Tau Beta Pi (elected)

Research Interests

Enhanced oil recovery processes including polymer flooding, carbon dioxide miscible flooding and thermal recovery. Improved oil recovery processes ranging from waterflooding to application of gelled polymers to control water movement in petroleum reservoirs. Sequestration of Carbon Dioxide in oil and gas reservoirs. Management of petroleum reservoirs and simulation of oil production using reservoir simulators. Transport processes in porous media.

The Carbon Dioxide Initiative in Central and Southwest Kansas

A program to evaluate the potential of applying carbon dioxide miscible flooding to Arbuckle and Lansing Kansas City reservoirs in Central Kansas as well as Morrow reservoirs in Southwest Kansas. The program is an interdisciplinary project involving reservoir characterization, evaluation of minimum miscibility pressures for typical crude oils; simulation of carbon dioxide flooding and economic evaluation of expected results. A major pilot test of carbon dioxide miscible flooding was funded by the U.S. Department of Energy for the period 2000-2010. Carbon dioxide injection began in December 2003 and ended in June 2005 when water injection was initiated. The design and management of this project is facilitated by development of reservoir models to simulate the carbon dioxide and water displacement process.

Permeability Modification using In-Situ Gelation of Polymers

This project involves the study of polymer gels, which can be formed in porous media by the crosslinking of a high molecular weight polymer with a metal ion. The permeability of these gels is low and they are capable of reducing the flow of water substantially through the regions contacted by the gel. Projects range from the study of kinetics of gelation to the dehydration of gels after placement when exposed to pressure gradients from water or oil. One goal of the program is to improve methods of increasing the volumetric sweep of waterfloods by selective placement of gelled polymer systems that reduce the flow of water through high permeability regions. A second goal is to reduce the water flow in production wells that are producing at high water cut.

Management of Petroleum Reservoirs

Prolonging the life of existing petroleum reservoirs is a major goal of this program. Reservoir characterization is combined with modern reservoir simulation to evaluate the performance of natural or induced waterfloods in petroleum reservoirs. Potential operating strategies ranging from rearrangement of waterflood patterns to drilling of new wells are investigated using reservoir simulation. Reservoir heterogeneity is a key parameter in simulations. New methods of incorporating the effects of reservoir heterogeneity are investigated.


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