Dr. Ganesh Thakur,NAE, is a world-renowned expert in reservoir management and oil fields rejuvenation. He leads a team of scientists to optimize oil recovery and solve real-time oil and gas challenges.
Each member of the team is an expert in their field, from geology to chemical and petroleum engineering. Read more >>
Members of Dr. Ganesh C. Thakur’s Research Team:
Dr. Peila Chen received his MSc (2011) and a PhD degree (2014) both in Petroleum Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin. He is currently a senior research associate at the Energy Industry Partnerships at University of Houston. Before joining UH, he served as project manager at Intertek Westport Technology Center, and managed the reservoir studies from experimentation to simulation.
Dr. Chen’s expertise and research interest is focused on EOR technology development for conventional and unconventional reservoirs, reservoir fluid characterization, fractured carbonates and integrated reservoir management. He has authored/coauthored 10+ technical papers in multiple areas, and contributed as reviewer for multiple journals. He is an active member of SPE, SPWLA and SCA.
Dr. Anand Selveindran received his MSc (2017) and a PhD degree (2021) both in Petroleum Engineering from the University of Houston. He is currently a research associate at the Energy Industry Partnerships at University of Houston. Prior to graduate school, he worked in several upstream roles with operators in Southeast Asia. He has worked in offshore platform operations, production operations, reservoir engineering, and business development. He has extensive experience working in multidisciplinary teams. Most recently, he was employed by Halliburton (USA), working in the areas of drilling and data science.
His research focus is on reservoir management, CCUS and data science. He has several technical publications and one patent pending.
Sameer Salasakar is reservoir engineer with research interests in reservoir simulation, artificial intelligence, CO2 enhanced oil recovery, CCUS. Most recently, he has worked on various projects which mainly include waterflood revival, CO2 EOR pilot studies in West Texas and Gulf of Mexico.
He is currently PhD candidate in petroleum engineering department at University of Houston. He received his master’s degree in petroleum engineering from Missouri University of Science & Technology and bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from University of Pune.