The EERC is pleased to welcome Dr. José Torres to the Reservoir Engineering Group. As a Senior Reservoir Engineer – Unconventional Reservoirs, José works to resolve the advanced challenges of unconventional reservoirs related to production mechanisms and CO2 enhanced oil recovery (EOR) in tight reservoir rocks, CO2 storage, high-volume brine disposal, and advanced reservoir-monitoring techniques.
José’s areas of expertise include reservoir simulation, production mechanisms and EOR for unconventional reservoirs, fluid flow in porous media, and thermodynamics of reservoir fluids. He is particularly interested in the technology development of oil recovery and carbon sequestration processes.
José earned his Ph.D. degree in Chemical and Process Engineering from Universitat Rovira i Virgili in Tarragona, Spain, and his Reservoir Engineering Specialist and Chemical Engineer degrees from Universidad Simόn Bolίvar in Caracas, Venezuela.
José comes to the EERC from ConocoPhillips in Houston, Texas, where he served as a Senior Reservoir Engineer/Technology Engineer for conducting and supervising original research projects to improve the understanding of production from unconventional reservoirs, interpreting physical phenomena involved in fluid flow in porous media, and conceptualizing mathematical models and designing algorithms for reservoir performance evaluation. Previously, José held the position of Research Engineer at the applied research unit “Open and Experimental Centre for Heavy Oil,” a partnership between Adera and the University of Pau, France, sponsored by TOTAL. There, he developed simulation workflows and numerical studies to improve the understanding of novel recovery processes.