Bureau of Economic Geology

Gulf Coast Carbon Center


GCCC Staff and Students

Dr. Susan D. Hovorka

Dr. Susan D. Hovorka

Principal Investigator

Email: susan.hovorka@beg.utexas.edu

Telephone: 512-471-4863

Ramón H. Treviño

Ramón H. Treviño

Email: ramon.trevino@beg.utexas.edu

Telephone: 512-471-3362

Ramon Gil

Ramon Gil

Email: ramon.gil@beg.utexas.edu

Telephone: 512-475-8831

Michael V. DeAngelo

Michael V. DeAngelo

Email: michael.deangelo@beg.utexas.edu

Telephone: 512-232-3373

Dr. Sahar Bakhshian

Dr. Sahar Bakhshian

Email: sahar.bakhshian@beg.utexas.edu

Telephone: 512-471-2243

Dr. Alex Bump

Dr. Alex Bump

Email: alex.bump@beg.utexas.edu

Telephone: 512-232-7629

Carlos Uroza

Dr. Carlos Uroza

Email: carlos.uroza@beg.utexas.edu

Telephone: 512-475-9580

Hailun Ni

Dr. Hailun Ni

Email: hailun.ni@beg.utexas.edu

Telephone: 512-471-0338

Dr. Jean-Philippe Nicot

Dr. Jean-Philippe Nicot

Email: jp.nicot@beg.utexas.edu

Telephone: 512-471-6246

Dr. Alexander Sun

Dr. Alexander Sun

Email: alex.sun@beg.utexas.edu

Telephone: 512-475-6190

Dr. Reza Ershadnia

Dr. Reza Ershadnia

Email: reza.ershadnia@beg.utexas.edu

Telephone: 512-471-0140

Supporting Researchers

Dr. Jeffrey G. Paine

Dr. Jeffrey G. Paine

Email: jeff.paine@beg.utexas.edu

Telephone: 512-471-1260

Dallas B. Dunlap

Dallas B. Dunlap

Email: dallas.dunlap@beg.utexas.edu

Telephone: 512-475-6184

Dr. Mariana Olariu

Dr. Mariana Olariu

Email: mariana.olariu@beg.utexas.edu

Telephone: 512-475-7566

Dr. Toti Larson

Dr. Toti Larson

Email: toti.larson@beg.utexas.edu

Telephone: 512-471-1856

Caroline Breton

Caroline Breton

Email: cari.breton@beg.utexas.edu

Telephone: 512-471-0322

Joseph S. Yeh

Joseph S. Yeh

Email: joseph.yeh@beg.utexas.edu

Telephone: 512-471-3323

Graduate Students

Edna Rodriguez Calzado

Edna Rodriguez Calzado

Ismail Halim Faruqi

Ismail Halim Faruqi

Richard Colt Larson

Richard Colt Larson

Yushan Li

Yushan Li

Angela Luciano

Angela Luciano

Chinemerem Okezie

Chinemerem Okezie

Shadya Taleb Restrepo

Shadya Taleb Restrepo

Jose Eduardo Ubillus

Jose Eduardo Ubillus

Charlie (Yu-Chen) Zheng

Charlie (Yu-Chen) Zheng

Undergraduate Students

Nico Adams

Nico Adams

Former Staff

Vanessa Nuñez-López

Vanessa Nuñez-López

Changbing Yang

Dr. Jiemin Lu

Stavana Strutz

Dr. Stavana Strutz

Changbing Yang

Dr. Changbing Yang

Former Graduate Students and Postdoctoral Fellows

Marco Guirola

Marco Guirola

Former M.S. Student, now a Geoscientist, ExxonMobil

2022 EER Master’s Thesis: Estimating Across-Fault Migration Rates and Their Financial Implications for CCS with Application to Offshore Gulf of Mexico. Read the abstract here. Advised by Dr. Alexander P. Bump and Dr. Susan D. Hovorka

Maddie Laidlaw

Maddie Laidlaw

Former M.S. Student, now a Commodity Financing Analyst, Macquarie Group

2022 EER Master’s Thesis: Evaluating, Risking, and Ranking Carbon Sequestration Buoyant Traps with Application to nearshore Gulf of Mexico. Read the abstract here. Advised by Dr. Alexander P. Bump and Dr. Susan D. Hovorka

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Taylor Barnhart

Former M.S. Student, now a Hydrologist, NOAA’s National Weather Service

2021 EER Master’s Thesis: Constraining the Data and Investment Needs for Obtaining a Carbon Dioxide Injection Permit in the United States (download). Advised by Dr. Susan D. Hovorka

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Arnold Aluge

Former M.S. Student, now a Market Lead, MISO at Wood Mackenzie

2021 EER Master’s Thesis: Screening and Assessing the CO₂ Storage Potential of CO₂-EOR in Onshore Oil Fields in Louisiana (download). Advised by Susan Hovorka

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Harry Hull

Former M.S. Student, now a Geologist, EOG Resources

2021 JSG Master’s Thesis: Characterizing Reservoir Quality for Geologic Storage of CO₂—A Case Study from the Lower Miocene Shore Zone at Matagorda Bay, Texas (download). Advised by Tip Meckel 
 

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John Franey

Former M.S. Student, now Staff Professional, Antea Group

2021 JSG Master’s Thesis: High Order Stratigraphic Framework of Intraslope Growth Faulted Subbasins Near Offshore Matagorda Bay, Texas (download). Advised by Tip Meckel  

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Melianna Ulfah

Former M.S. Student, now a Geologic CO2 Storage Project Scientist, Tetra Tech

2021 EER Master’s Thesis: Plume Migration and Pressure Evolution Analyses for Recommendations in Offshore CO₂ Storage Acreage Leasing Policy (download). Advised by Susan Hovorka

Dr. Reza Ganjdanesh

Dr. Reza Ganjdanesh

Former Postdoctoral Fellow, now a Senior Data Scientist, Cognizant

Ganjdanesh, Reza, and S. A. Hosseini, 2018, Development of an analytical simulation tool for storage capacity estimation of saline aquifers, GCCC Publication Series #2018-02, originally published in International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control, v. 74, p. 142–154, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijggc.2018.04.017. See Texas Scholar Works abstract here
 

Dr. Ali Goudarzi

Dr. Ali Goudarzi

Former Postdoctoral Fellow, now a Technology Licensing Specialist at UT Austin 

Goudarzi, A., T. A. Meckel, S. A. Hosseini, and R. H. Trevino, 2019, Statistical analysis of historic hydrocarbon production data from Gulf of Mexico oil and gas fields and application to dynamic capacity assessment in CO2 storage: International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control, v. 80, p. 96–102, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijggc.2018.11.014. See abstract here.
 

Sarah Prentice

Sarah Prentice

Former M.S. Student, now a J.D. Candidate at Texas Law

2019 EER Master’s Thesis: The Effect of Methane and Fluid Geometry on CO2 Enhanced Oil Recovery (download). Advised by Dr. Susan D. Hovorka

Izaak Ruiz

Izaak Ruiz

Former M.S. Student, now with Repsol’s Geological Low Carbon Americas Group

2019 JSG Master’s Thesis: Characterization of the High Island Field 24L Field for Modeling and Estimating CO2 Storage Capacity in the Offshore Texas State Waters, Gulf of Mexico (download). Advised by Dr. Timothy A. Meckel
 

Omar Rodriguez Garcia

Omar Ramirez Garcia

Former M.S. Student, now an Analyst at Kroll

2019 EER Master’s Thesis: Geologic Characterization and Modeling for Quantifying CO2 Storage Capacity of the High Island 10-L Field in Texas State Waters, Offshore Gulf of Mexico (download). Advised by Dr. Tip A. Meckel
 

Dr. Baole Wen

Dr. Baole Wen

 

Former Post-doc, Assistant Professor, University of Michigan in Ann Harbor

Dr. Ye Feng

Dr. Ye Feng

Former Post-doc, Geophysicist at BP

Dr. Reynaldy Fifariz

Dr. Reynaldy Fifariz

 

Former Post-doc, Bandung Institute of Technology (Institut Teknologi Bandung)

Pooneh Hosseininoosheri

Pooneh Hosseininoosheri

Former Ph.D. Student, now a Reservoir Engineer, Marathon Oil Corporation

2019 Civil, Architectural, and Environmental Engineering Dissertation: CO2 Trapping Mechanisms Assessment Using Numerical and Analytical Methods (download). Advised by Dr. Seyyed A. Hosseini

Prasanna Krishnamurthy

Prasanna Krishnamurthy

Former Ph.D. Student, now with CCS, ExxonMobil

2019 Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering Dissertation: CO2 Trapping Mechanisms Assessment Using Numerical and Analytical Methods (download). Advised by Dr. Seyyed A. Hosseini

Former Undergraduate Students

Camelia Baluta

Camelia Baluta

Undergraduate Research Assistant

Colton Hayden

Colton Hayden

Undergraduate Research Assistant

Margaret Murakami

Margaret Murakami

2018 to 2021 Undergraduate Research Assistant

 

Amanda Merida Rodriguez

Amanda Merida Rodriguez

Undergraduate Research Assistant

 

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Austin Turner

Undergraduate Research Assistant

 

 

Former Graduate Students and Postdoctoral Fellows (more information coming soon)

Jacob Anderson

Amar Amir

Emily Beckham

Houman Bedayat

Emmanuel Belostrino

Behni Bolhassani

Eamon Briggs

Fei Cao

Kyung Won Chang

Jong-Won Choi

Stuart Coleman

Julie Ditkof

Joseph K. Essandoh-Yeddu,
  Acting Chief and Head, SPPD
  Energy Commission
  Plot 40, Frema House, Spintex Road,
  Accra, Ghana

Reynaldy Fifariz

Guy Fitz

Tyler Fritz

Marlo Gawey

Yanjun Hao

Mary Hingst

Alejandra De La Rosa Illescas

Akand Islam

Nishanth Kalyanaraman

Seunghee Kim

Masoumeh Kordi

Hamid Reza Lashgari

Yuan Liu

Jiemin Lu

Reinaldo Sabbagh Maciel

Daniel Mathews

Parker Medford

Erin Miller

Kelly Mortensen

Francis Mulcahy

Andrew Nicholson

Prisca Ogbuabuo

Munachiso Onwuchekwa

Johnathon Osmond

Michael Patson

Sean Porse

Federico Pozo

Carlos Puerta

Ashley Quinn

Gordon Smith

Silvia Solano

Tamara Sopoeva

Jordan-Leigh Taylor

Nolan Townsend

Luca Trevisan

Peter Tutton

Alex Urquhart

Wylie Walker

Kerstan Wallace

Logan West

Corinne Wong

Derek Wood

Khandaker Zahid

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