Instructors

Our review courses are taught by instructors from academia and industry. We provide multiple instructors for each of our review courses; our lectures are taught by instructors who specialize in their fields.

Mr. Asala, P.E.

Mr. Asala Mr. Asala holds a BS in Chemical Engineering, a MS in Petroleum Engineering and is currently a PhD candidate in Petroleum Engineering at Louisiana State University (LSU). He is a registered Professional Engineer in the state of Texas. He has been practicing engineering for nine years which includes industry work as a chemical and petroleum engineer.
He has four years of field engineering experience with Baker Hughes executing hydraulic fracturing jobs. His more recent work experiences include process engineering consulting, and upstream technical research for oil/gas Majors. His current research interests are advanced fluid dynamics, wellbore integrity and reservoir geomechanics. He has teaching experience in Unconventional resources, Well logging and Drilling fluids. He has published a few journal papers and given technical presentations at the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) ATCE conference. He has also presented at annual meetings of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE). He is also a journal editor for Elsevier’s Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering. Mr. Asala will be teaching the Facilities and Reservoirs subjects.  – P.E. at the School of PE.

Mr. Doan, P.E.

Mr. Doan

Mr. Doan received his MS in petroleum engineering from the University of Southern California and a BS in Chemical Engineering from Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology. He is a licensed Professional Engineer in the state of California. Since 2009, Mr. Doan has served multiple positions including simulation engineer, research engineer, field engineer, and project manager. For six years he worked as a senior field professional in well testing for Halliburton Energy Services as well as a research engineer and gas storage field engineer for two years for Southern California Gas. Currently, he works for InterAct PMTI as a petroleum engineer. His areas of expertise include pressure transient analysis, well test design and operations, and well production and surveillance.

 

 

Dr. Ermila, Ph.D.

Dr. Ermila Mr. Ermila joined the Petroleum Engineering Department at Colorado School of Mines in 2012 as a Research Assistant professor, and became a full-time member of the faculty in 2015. He teaches introduction to petroleum industry, reservoir fluid properties, reservoir rock properties, production engineering, drilling engineering, well completion, well logging and senior design for undergraduate students, advanced drilling fluid and advanced production engineering for graduate students.
He worked as a production and workover engineer for more than 13 years in different oil fields. He earned his B.S. from University of Tripoli in Petroleum Engineering, and a M.S. in petroleum engineering from university of Miskolc (Hungary) and PhD in petroleum engineering from Colorado School of Mines. His research interests include drilling operation, well completion, stimulation, artificial lift optimization. He is an active member of SPE, AADE, ARMA and Pi Epsilon Tau.

Mr. Nguyen, PhD

Mr. Nguyen Dr. Nguyen holds a PhD degree in Petroleum Engineering from the University of Tulsa. He worked as a drilling engineer for PetroVietnam for five years and as a post-doctoral research associate at University of Tulsa Artificial Lift Project for two years. He is currently an associate professor and department head at New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology. Dr. Nguyen was the founder and director of the Production and Drilling Research Project at New Mexico Tech. His current research projects focus on directional and horizontal drilling, rheology of drilling fluid, multiphase flow, well completion, well stimulation and artificial lift methods. Over the years, Dr. Nguyen has taught many courses for universities and industries. Dr. Tan Nguyen has also served as a technical editor for Sustainable Energy & Environmental Sciences (SEES) and is a member of Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE).

Ms. North-Abbott, P.E.

Ms. North-Abbott

Ms. North-Abbott earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Petroleum Engineering from Montana Tech in 1985 and her Masters degree in Project and Engineering Management jointly from Montana Tech and Montana State University in 2000. 
Her experience includes field production operations and natural gas/condensate processing with Conoco Inc. in Odessa, TX and Billings, MT; research, training, engineering and project management for MSE Technology Applications, Inc. in Butte, MT; and teaching in the Petroleum Engineering Department at Montana Tech in Butte, MT.  She is licensed as a Registered Petroleum Engineer in the State of Montana. 
Mary joined the faculty in August 2004 and is currently an Associate Professor.  She has taught courses in the basics of petroleum engineering, rock properties, petroleum fluid properties and thermodynamics, project evaluation, surface facilities, professionalism and presentation skills, Wyoming field trip courses, and internship presentations, as well as laboratory courses including reservoir rock and fluid properties, production operations and design, and natural gas properties and measurement.  Previous research includes studying the effects of supercritical carbon dioxide exposure on core samples in support of carbon sequestration, coalbed methane fracturing and production studies, and coalbed methane coal core evaluations. 
Mary is a member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers, the Society of Women Engineers, and the MT Tech Petroleum Engineering Industrial Advisory Board.  She was the advisor to the Student Chapter for the Society of Women Engineers for nine years and currently runs the MT Tech club hockey team.


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