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Roberto Aguilera

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Chemical and Petroleum Engineering

Roberto Aguilera



(403) 210-7943

CCIT 220


CNOOC and Nexen Research Chair in Tight Oil and Unconventional Gas
Conoco-Phillips Chair in Tight Gas Engineering

Dr. Aguilera is a Distinguished Author of the Journal of Canadian Petroleum Technology (1993 and 1999), a recipient of the Outstanding Service award (1994) and the Distinguished Service Medal (2006) from the Petroleum Society of CIM, and a Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE)Distinguished Lecturer on the subject of Naturally Fractured Reservoirs for the 2000-2001 Season. He was an AAPG co-instructor on fracture reservoir analysis from 1984 to 1996. In addition to several research papers, he is author of the book Naturally Fractured Reservoirs (PennWell, First Edition 1980, Second Edition 1995), co-author of The Technology of Artificial Lift Methods (Vol. 4, PennWell, 1984) with Kermit Brown et al., co-author of Horizontal Wells (Gulf Publishing Co., 1991), and co-author of Determination of Oil and Gas Reserves (Petroleum Society of CIM Monograph No. 1, First Edition 1994, Second Edition 2004). He has rendered training, lecturing and/or consulting services in over 40 countries around the world.

Dr. Aguilera is a member of the Petroleum Society of CIM, SPE, CSPG, AAPG, SPWLA, CWLS, APEGGA and ACIPET; and a director of Junex Inc. in Quebec and Servipetrol Ltd. in Calgary.

Research Activities: 

Current Research interests include:

  • Geo-science evaluation of tight gas sands reservoirs
  • Formation evaluation(petrophysics and transient pressure analysis) of tight gas sands reservoirs
  • Stimulation of tight gas sands reservoirs
  • Forecasting reservoir performance of tight gas sands reservoirs
  • Other unconventional gas sources (shale gas, coal bed methane, natural gas hydrates)
  • Economics of unconventional gas resources
  • Naturally fractured reservoirs