Jon Wallace
Jon Wallace
Adjunct Faculty - Lecturer; Ph.D., Georgia Tech University.
Email: jwallace [at] hess [dot] com


Ph.D Aerospace Engineering (2003) Georgia Institute of Technology
MS Operations Research (2015) Georgia Institute of Technology
MS Aerospace Engineering (2001) Georgia Institute of Technology;
MS Mechanical Engineering (2000) Georgia Institute of Technology
BS Mechanical Engineering (1999) Georgia Institute of Technology

Research Interests: 

Enhanced Oil and Gas Recovery (waterflooding, gas flooding, and fracturing)

Unconventional Resources

Natural Gas Engineering

Selected Professional Activities/Honors: 

2015 best paper award at the 2015 Hess Reservoir Engineering Forum
2014 Outstanding Technical Editor Award, SPE Reservoir Eval. and Engineering
2011 President’s award for bottom-line impact at Southwestern Energy
Four patents: well, subsurface, and drilling engineering (2009-2013)
1st place AIAA Graduate Team Design competition (2000 & 1999)
N.A.S.A. URETI Fellowship (2002-2003)
Tau Beta Pi honor society, Undergraduate Honors, National Honor society scholarship
Associate Editor for the Journal of Natural Gas Science and Engineering
Associate Editor for the Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering
Technical Editor, SPE Reservoir Evaluation & Engineering
Session chair, “Modeling Well Spacing and Multiscale Transport,” Unconventional Resources Technology Conference, San Antonio, TX, Aug 2015.
Session Chair and Manuscript Reviewer, SPE/AAPG/SEG Unconventional Resources Technology Conference, 2014, Denver, CO.

Selected Publications: 

Wallace, J., Kabir, S., Cipolla, C., 2016, “Probing Diagnostic Fracture Injection Tests in Unconventional Reservoirs,” Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering (in-press, February 10th, 2016)
Bertoncello, A., Wallace, J., Blyton, C., Honarpour, M. M., & Kabir, 2015. S. Imbibition and Water Blockage In Unconventional Reservoirs: Well-Management Implications During Flowback and Early Production. SPE Res Eval & Eng. J.
Cipolla, C., Wallace, J., 2014, “Stimulated Reservoir Volume: A Misapplied Concept?”, SPE-168596-MS, SPE Hydraulic Fracturing Technology Conference, 4-6 February, The Woodlands, Texas, USA.
Wu, Y-S, Kazemi, H., Wallace, J., Torcuk, M., Fakcharoenphol, P., Honarpour, M., Bertoncello, A., 2013, “Managing Shut-in Time to Enhance Gas Flow Rate in Hydraulic Fractured Shale Reservoirs: A Simulation Study,” SPE-166098-MS, SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition, New Orleans, LA.
Xia, X., Wallace, J., Du, L., Modeling of Abnormal Fluid Pressure in Unconventional Plays Due to Uplift, Unconventional Resources Technology Conference held in Denver, Colorado, USA, 12-14 August 2013.
Wallace, J., Huang, H., Wan, J., 2010, “Discretized Physics-Based Models and Simulations of Subterranean Regions, and Methods For Creating and Using the Same,” USPTO Patent Application US20130073272.
Wallace, J., Hommema, J., Searles, K., Hsu, S-Y, Wan, J., Grueschow, E., 2011, “Space-time surrogate models of subterranean regions,” USPTO Patent Application US20110024125A1.


Discussion Leader/Invited Speaker, 2014 SPE Forum on Numerical Modeling in Unconventional Reservoirs, Newport Beach, CA.
Invited speaker, “Interrelationship between Rock Fabric and Pore Pressure during Uplift of Unconventional Reservoirs,” 2014 SPE/AAPG Pore Pressure Workshop, San Antonio, TX.
Invited Speaker, 2013, “Reservoir Quality Considerations for Optimizing Infill Strategy,” SPE Workshop on Understanding Well Performance and Optimizing Completions in the Bakken, December, San Diego, CA.
Invited Speaker, “Challenges in Drilling Horizontal Wells,” 2nd Meeting of the AADE University of Houston Chapter, Oct. 10th, 2013.
Invited Distinguished Speaker, 2013, “Impact of Fracture Stress and Fluid Flow Interference on Unconventional Well Stimulation,” 3rd Workshop on Geomechanics of Unconventional Resources, June, San Francisco, CA.