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Bilgesu, H. Ilkin

Associate Professor - PETROLEUM AND NATURAL GAS ENGINEERING

Education

Ph.D. Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering, The Pennsylvania State University, 1984 
M.S., Chemical and Petroleum Refining Engineering, Colorado School of Mines, 1972 
B.S. Petroleum Engineering, The Middle East Technical University, 1970

Dr. Bilgesu has performed with professional capability in different areas of hydrocarbon production with special emphasis in the areas of drilling, reservoir simulation, enhanced oil recovery, well testing, and reservoir evaluation.

Research Focus Areas

Energy Technologies

Research Interests

Drilling hydraulics 
Drilling optimization 
Multiphase flow in wellbores and pipes 
Multiphase flow in porous media 
Reservoir characterization 
Artificial intelligence

Teaching Interests

Drilling Engineering 
Production Engineering 
Phase Behavior 
Rock and Fluid Properties 
Drilling Fluids

Special Interests

Numerical modeling 
Enhanced oil recovery 
Reservoir evaluation 
Environmental applications

Professional Societies

Society of Petroleum Engineers 
Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Society 
Pi Epsilon Tau, The Honor Society of Petroleum Engineering 
Professional Engineer, Colorado, South Dakota and West Virginia