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Chemical and Petroleum Engineering

Jerry Jensen


Schulich Chair Res Eng Geo, Professor

(403) 210-6324

CCIT 222



Schulich Chair in Geostatistics

Research Activities: 

Reservoir connectivity, Formation Evaluation, and Geostatistics

Dr. Jensen has research interests in reservoir characterization, particularly interdisciplinary topics such as:

  • connectivity prediction in reservoir systems
  • net pay assessment
  • carbonate rock characterization
  • strategic sampling for petrophysical evaluation

Dr. Jerry Jensen joined the Department of Chemical and Petroleum Engineering in 2007 after 10 years' work in industry and 30 years at academic institutions. He is coauthor of more than 100 publications, including the books Statistics for Petroleum Engineers and Geoscientists (Elsevier 2nd Edition, 2000, and reprinted 2003) and Practical Reservoir Engineering and Characterization (Elsevier, 2015).

Recent Publications

  • Clarkson, C. R., Jensen, J. L., Pedersen, P. K., and Freeman, M., "Innovative Methods for Flow-Unit and Pore-Structure Analysis in a Tight Siltstone and Shale Gas Reservoir," AAPG Bulletin, v. 96, pp 355-374, 2012.
  • Clarkson, C. R., Jensen, J. L., and Chipperfield, S., "Unconventional Gas Reservoir Evaluation: What Do We Have to Consider?" J Nat Gas Sci and Eng., v. 8, pp 9-33, 2012.
  • Kaviani, D., Jensen, J. L., and Lake, L. W., "Estimation of Interwell Connectivity in the Case of Fluctuating Bottomhole Pressures," J Petrol Sci and Eng., v. 90-91, pp. 79-95, 2012.
  • Nieto Camargo, J. E., and Jensen, J. L., "Analysis of Fault Permeability Using Mapping and Flow Modeling, Hickory Sandstone Aquifer, Central Texas," Nat. Resour. Res, v. 21, pp 395-409, 2012.
  • Moghadasi, M., and Jensen, J. L., "Performance Evaluation of Swanson's Rule for the Case of Log-Normal Populations," Mathematics of Planet Earth, Lecture Notes in Earth Systems Sciences, Springer, E. Pardo-Igúzquiza et al. (eds), pp1-4, 2013.
  • Majdi Yazdi, M., and Jensen, J. L., "Fast Screening of Geostatistical Realizations for SAGD Reservoir Simulation," J. Pet Sci and Eng., v. 124, pp. 264-274, 2014.
  • Kaviani, D., Soroush, M., and Jensen, J. L., "How Accurate are Capacitance Model Connectivity Estimates?" J Pet Sci and Eng, v. 122, pp 439-452, 2014.
  • Soroush, M., Kaviani, D., and Jensen, J. L., "Interwell Connectivity Evaluation in Cases of Changing Skin and Frequent Production Interruptions," J Pet Sci and Eng,, v. 122, pp 616-630, 2014.
  • Di, J., and Jensen, J. L., "A New Approach for Permeability Prediction Using NMR Logs in Tight Formations,"20th Formation Evaluation Symposium of Japan, Chiba, Japan, 22p, 1-2 Oct 2014,
  • Majdi Yazdi, M., and Jensen, J. L., "Screening SAGD Realizations Based On Multiple Performance Characteristics," Can. Energy Tech. and Innovation, v. 2, pp. 19-25, 2015.
  • Di, J., and Jensen, J. L., "A Closer Look at Pore Throat Size Estimators for Tight Formations", J. Nat Gas Sci and Eng, v. 27, pp. 1252-1260, 2015.
  • Mirzayev, M., Riazi, N., Jensen, J. L., and Pedersen, P. K., "Determining Well-to-Well Connectivity in Tight Reservoirs" paper SPE 175943, Unconv. Tech Conf., Calgary, AB. 39p, 20-22 Oct. 2015
  • Wanderley de Holanda, R., Gildin, E., and Jensen, J. L., "Improved Waterflood Analysis Using the Capacitance-Resistance Model within a Control Systems Framework," paper SPE 177106, Latin Amer. Conf., Quito, Ecuador, 31p. 18-20 Nov. 2015.

Forthcoming Publications

  • Apiwatcharoenkul, W., Lake, L. W., and Jensen, J. L., "Uncertainty in Proved Reserves Estimates by Decline Curve Analysis," paper SPE 179992, SPE/IAEE Hydrocarbon Economics and Evaluation Symp. Houston, TX, 17-18 May, 2016.
  • Mirzayev, M., Ghaderi, A., Riazi, N., Soroush, M., Jensen, J. L., and Clarkson, C. R., "An Integrated Study of a Bakken Waterflood," paper SPE 180430, SPE Western Regional Meeting, Anchorage, 24-26 May, 2016.
  • Mirzayev, M., and Jensen, J. L., "Measuring Interwell Communication Using the Capacitance Model in Tight Reservoirs," paper SPE 180429, SPE Western Regional Meeting, Anchorage, 24-26 May, 2016.

BSc Hons, Electrical & Electronic Engineering, University of Birmingham (UK) 1973
MS, Petroleum Engineering, University of Houston 1981
PhD, Petroleum Engineering, University of Texas at Austin 1985