Faculty

Christine Ehlig-Economides
Christine Ehlig-Economides
Professor
Hugh Roy and Lillie Cranz Cullen Distinguished University Chair
Office Location: ERP 1A, Room 192 A
Phone: 713-743-6334
Email: ceconomides [at] uh [dot] edu

Member of the National Academy of Engineering, recipient of SPE Anthony F. Lucas Gold Medal, Distinguished Achievement Award for Petroleum Engineering Faculty, and Lester C. Uren, Innovative Teaching, and Formation Evaluation Awards. Co-author of Petroleum Production Systems. Member of the Board on Energy and Environmental Systems (BEES), QRI Scholar and Board Member

Education: 

Ph.D., Stanford University, Petroleum Engineering
MS, University of Kansas, Chemical Engineering
MAT, University of Kansas, Education
BA, Rice University, Math-Science

Professional Experience: 

Professor, Hugh Roy and Lillie Cranz Cullen Distinguished University Chair (University of Houston, Petroleum Engineering Program, September 2014 to present)
Professor, Albert B. Stevens Endowed Chair (Texas A&M University, Petroleum Engineering Department, June 2004 to September 2014)
Professor and Petroleum Engineering Program Director (University of Houston, Chemical Engineering Department, January 2000-May 2004)
Visiting Professor (Stanford University, spring quarter of 1995), (University of Houston, spring of 1994) Global Account Manager (Schlumberger Oilfield Services, Houston, TX, July 1999-September 2003)
Manager, GeoQuest Reservoir Technologies, Caracas (Schlumberger GeoQuest, Caracas, Venezuela, September, 1997 to July, 1999)
Technical and Marketing Manager Production Enhancement (Schlumberger Oilfield Services, Sugar Land, TX, July 1996 to September, 1997)
Technical Advisor (Anadrill Schlumberger, Sugar Land, TX, July, 1995 to July, 1996), (Schlumberger International Coordination, Houston, TX, Jan. 1993 to the July, 1995)
Project Leader: Reservoir Dynamics (Etudes et Productions, Schlumberger, Clamart, France, June 1990 Dec. 1992), Layered Reservoir Testing (Schlumberger Perforating and Testing, Houston, TX, August 1986 to January 1988), Dynamic Reservoir Description (Flopetrol Johnston Schlumberger, Melun, France, September 1983 to August 1986)
Head, Petroleum Engineering Department (University of Alaska, Fairbanks, AK, 1981-83) Assistant Professor of Petroleum Engineering (University of Alaska, 1980-83)

Teaching: 

Petroleum Pressure Testing Transient (PETR 3321)
Petroleum Production Operation (PETR 3372)
Pressure Transient Testing (PETR 6314)
Unconventional Resource Engineering (PETR 6340)
Special Topics (PETR 6397)

Selected Professional Activities/Honors: 

Member of the National Academy of Engineering
Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) Honorary Member
Recipient of SPE Anthony F. Lucas Gold Medal
Distinguished Achievement Award for Petroleum Engineering Faculty
Lester C. Uren Award
Innovative Teaching Award
Formation Evaluation Award
Co-author of Petroleum Production Systems
Member of the Board on Energy and Environmental Systems (BEES)
QRI Scholar
2018 Society of Petroleum Engineers Honorary Member
2017 Society of Petroleum Engineers John Franklin Car II Award
2016 TAMEST Task Force Chair

Research Interests: 

petroleum production and reservoir engineering, well stimulation, unconventional resource engineering, carbon capture and storage

Selected Publications: 

Liu, G., and Ehlig-Economides, C. 2019. Comprehensive before-closure model and analysis for fracture calibration injection falloff Test. Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering. 911-933, 172.

Hu, X., Liu, G., Luo, G., & Ehlig-Economides, C. (2019, December 1). Model for Asymmetric Hydraulic Fractures with Nonuniform-Stress Distribution. SPE Production and Operations. doi:10.2118/195193-PA 2019.

Luo, G., Tian, Y., Bychina, M., & Ehlig-Economides, C. Production-Strategy Insights Using Machine Learning: Application for Bakken Shale. SPE Reservoir Evaluation and Engineering. doi:10.2118/195681-PA. August 2019.

Tang, J., Wu, K., Zuo, L., Xiao, L., Sun, S., & Ehlig-Economides, C. (2019, October 1). Investigation of Rupture and Slip Mechanisms of Hydraulic Fractures in Multiple-Layered Formations. Society of Petroleum Engineers. doi:10.2118/197054-PA

Liu, G., & Ehlig-Economides, C. (December 2018). Practical considerations for diagnostic fracture injection test (DFIT) analysis. Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering, 171, 1133-1140.

Liu, G., & Ehlig-Economides, C. (December 2018). Practical considerations for diagnostic fracture injection test (DFIT) analysis. Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering, 171, 1133-1140.

Sorek, N., Moreno, J. A., Rice, R. N., Luo, G., & Ehlig-Economides, C. (October 2018). Productivity-Maximized Horizontal-Well Design With Multiple Acute-Angle Transverse Fractures. SPE Journal.

Liu, G., & Ehlig-Economides, C. (September 2018 online). Comprehensive before-closure model and analysis for fracture calibration injection falloff test. Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering, 172, 911-933.

Bychina, M., Luo, G., Liu, G., & Ehlig-Economides, C. (2018). State of the Art for Multiple Transverse Fracture Horizontal Well Design. Hydraulic Fracturing Journal, 5(1), 53-68.

Tang, J., Wu, K., Li, Y., Hu, X., Liu, Q., & Ehlig-Economides, C. (September 2018). Numerical investigation of the interactions between hydraulic fracture and bedding planes with non-orthogonal approach angle. Engineering Fracture Mechanics, 200, 1-16

Tian, Y., Ayers, W. B., Sang, H., McCain Jr, W. D., & Ehlig-Economides, C. (May 2018). Quantitative Evaluation of Key Geological Controls on Regional Eagle Ford Shale Production Using Spatial Statistics. SPE Reservoir Evaluation & Engineering, 21(02), 238-256

Lee, K. J., Moridis, G. J., & Ehlig-Economides, C. A. (2016, October 1). A Comprehensive Simulation Model of Kerogen Pyrolysis for the In-situ Upgrading of Oil Shales. Society of Petroleum Engineers. doi:10.2118/173299-PA 498. Pang, W., Du, J., Zhang, T., & Ehlig-Economides, C. A. (2016, February 1). Actual and Optimal Hydraulic-Fracture Design in a Tight Gas Reservoir. Society of Petroleum Engineers. doi:10.2118/168613-PA

Yan, C., Luo, G., & Ehlig-Economides, C. A. (2015, March 1). Systematic Study of Bakken Well Performance Over Three Well-Completion-Design Eras. Society of Petroleum Engineers Journal. doi:10.2118/171566-PA

Marongiu-Porcu, M., Economides, M.J., Ehlig-Economides, C. A., and Retnanto, A. (March 2015). Comprehensive Fracture Calibration Test Design. Hydraulic Fracturing Quarterly, V. 2 Number 2, pp. 38-52.

Current Students: 

Jie Wang

Previous Students: