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Dr. Bo Ren

Bo Ren
Research Associate
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The University of Texas at Austin
University Station, Box X
Austin, Texas 78713-8924

Bo Ren is an improved low-carbon energy recovery engineer, working for the State of Texas Advanced Resource Recovery (STARR) program at BEG. His research interests include CO2enhanced oil recovery, hydrogen, geological carbon sequestration, and reservoir optimization and management. Much of his work is focused on understanding and controlling subsurface multiphase flow and reactive transport. He develops and uses full- and reduced-physics (first-principles) and physics-guided machine learning models to constrain the uncertainty in the prediction of fluid flow, carbon storage, and energy production.

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Research Interests

Low-Carbon Energy

Data Science and Engineering Analytics

Improved Oil Recovery

Reservoir Engineering

Geologic Carbon Storage

Unconventional Resources

Education

Ph.D. Petroleum Engineering, The University of Texas at Austin, August 2017

Supervisor: Dr. Larry W. Lake, Co-Supervisor: Dr. Steven L. Bryant

M.S. Petroleum Engineering, China University of Petroleum (East China), June 2012

B.S. Petroleum Engineering, China University of Petroleum (East China), June 2009

Professional History

Research Associate, Improved Oil Recovery Engineer, Bureau of Economic Geology, The University of Texas at Austin, November 2019 – Present

Postdoctoral Fellow, Reservoir Engineer, Hildebrand Department of Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering, The University of Texas at Austin, September 2017 – October 2019

Geomodeler Intern, Bureau of Economic Geology, The University of Texas at Austin, May 2017 – August 2017

Reservoir Engineering Intern, BP America, May 2014 – August 2014

Graduate Research Assistant, Hildebrand Department of Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering, The University of Texas at Austin, September 2012 – May 2017

Graduate Research Assistant, China University of Petroleum (East China), September 2009 – May 2012

Selected Committees

Associate Editor, SPE Reservoir Evaluation & Engineering, 2019 - present

Program Committee Member, SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition, 2020 - present

Associate Editor, Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering, 2020 - present

Selected Awards

Outstanding Reviewer, SPE Journal, 2020

Career Development Publication Award, UT-Austin BEG, 2020-2021

Outstanding Reviewer, International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control, 2018

Shell Research Award, UT-Austin GAIN (Graduate and Industrial Network), 2015

3rd Prize for Research Excellence in Energy & Environment, UT-Austin Energy Week, 2015

Recipient, ConocoPhillips Fellowship, UT-Austin, 2012-2013

Recipient, Roberto Rocca Scholarship, China University of Petroleum (East China), 2010 - 2011


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