Profile
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Title: 
Assoc. Prof. Dr.
Surname: 
ARTUN
Status: 
Full-Time Academic Staff
Program: 
Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering
Role: 
Coordinator
Telephone: 
+90 392 661 3014
E-mail: 
artun@metu.edu.tr
Room: 
T-138
Educational Background: 
  • B.S., METU; M.S., West Virginia University; Ph.D., Penn State University
Research Interests: 
  • Reservoir engineering
  • Secondary/enhanced oil recovery methods
  • Data-driven analytics
  • Machine learning applications
Courses Taught: 
  • PNGE 343: Petroleum Reservoir Engineering I (8 offerings, 2012-2019)
  • PNGE 344: Petroleum Reservoir Engineering II (7 offerings, 2013-2019)
  • PNGE 443: Enhanced Oil Recovery Methods (2 offerings, 2013-2014)
  • PNGE 444: Mathematical Modeling of Hydrocarbon Reservoirs (2 offerings, 2012-2013)
  • PNGE 450: Introduction to Geothermal Reservoir Engineering (1 offering, 2019)
  • PNGE 418: Petroleum Engineering Design II (6 offerings, 2013-2018)
  • PNGE 490: Petroleum Engineering Research (8 offerings, 2012-2019)
  • PNGE 411: Petroleum Property Valuation (6 offerings, 2014-2019)
  • P N G 411 (Penn State): Introduction to Petroleum and Natural Gas Extraction (1 offering, 2007)
  • P N G 489 (Penn State): Engineering Evaluation of Oil and Gas Properties (1 offering, 2007)
Selected Publications: 
  • Artun, E., Kulga, B. (2020). Selection of candidate wells for re-fracturing in tight gas sand reservoirs using fuzzy inference. Petroleum Exploration and Development, accepted for publication.
  • Al-Rbeawi, S., Artun, E. (2019). Fishbone type horizontal wellbore completion: A study for pressure behavior, flow regimes, and productivity index. Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering, 176:172-202. doi: 10.1016/j.petrol.2018.12.076
  • Temizel, C., Artun, E., Yang, Z. (2019). Improving oil-rate estimate in capacitance/resistance modeling using the Y-function method for reservoirs under waterflood. SPE Reservoir Evaluation and Engineering, 22(3):1161-1171. doi: 10.2118/194497-PA
  • Kulga, B., Artun, E., Ertekin, T. (2018). Characterization of tight-gas sand reservoirs from horizontal-well performance data using an inverse neural network. Journal of Natural Gas Science and Engineering, 59:35-46. doi: 10.1016/j.jngse.2018.08.017
  • Artun, E., Kulga, B. (2018). Candidate well selection for re-fracturing in tight-gas sand reservoirs using artificial intelligence. AAPG/SPE Joint Regional Meeting. 7-11 October. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA.
  • Kulga, B., Artun, E., Ertekin, T. (2018). Development of a data-driven operational design tool for carbon dioxide sequestration in shale gas reservoirs. AAPG/SPE Joint Regional Meeting. 7-11 October. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA.
  • Artun, E. (2018). Estimation of carbon footprint of a university campus with sustainability initiatives: a case study. 24th International Sustainable Development Research Society Conference. 12-15 June. Messina, Italy.
  • Yalgin, G., Zarepakzad, N., Artun, E., Durgut, I., Kok, M.V. (2018). Design and development of data-driven screening tools for enhanced oil recovery processes. SPE-190028-MS. SPE Western Regional Meeting. 22-27 April. Garden Grove, California, USA.
  • Kulga, B., Artun, E., Ertekin, T. (2017). Development of a data-driven forecasting tool for hydraulically fractured, horizontal wells in tight-gas sands. Computers & Geosciences, 103:99-110. doi: 10.1016/j.cageo.2017.03.009
  • Artun, E. (2017). Characterizing interwell connectivity in waterflooded reservoirs using data-driven and reduced-physics models: a comparative study. Neural Computing and Applications. 28(7):1729-1743. doi:10.1007/s00521-015-2152-0
  • Artun, E., Kulga, B., Ertekin, T. (2017). Probabilistic assessment of tight-gas sands using a data-driven modeling approach. AAPG Eastern Section Meeting. 24-27 September. Morgantown, West Virginia, USA.
  • Artun, E. (2017). Time-dependent performance evaluation of cyclic injection of gas mixtures into hydraulically-fractured wells in Appalachian sandstones. AAPG Eastern Section Meeting. 24-27 September. Morgantown, West Virginia, USA.
  • Artun, E. (2017). Performance forecasting and characterization of carbonate reservoirs using data-driven models. AAPG Eastern Section Meeting. 24-27 September. Morgantown, West Virginia, USA.
  • Turan, A., Artun, E., Saner, S. (2017). Assessment of Yuntdağı hydrothermal system in Dikili-İzmir region, Western Turkey. 41st Annual Meeting of Geothermal Resources Council (GRC). 1-4 October. Salt Lake City, Utah, USA.
  • Mohaghegh, S., Artun, E. (2016). Oil field data mining. In Exploration and Production of Petroleum and Natural Gas, MNL7320140004, pp. 177-196, M. Riazi, Ed., ASTM International, West Conshohocken, Pennsylvania, USA. doi:10.1520/MNL7320140004
  • Artun, E. (2016). An overview of numerical reservoir simulation. In Exploration and Production of Petroleum and Natural Gas, MNL7320140010, pp. 149-176, M. Riazi, Ed., ASTM International, West Conshohocken, Pennsylvania, USA. doi:10.1520/MNL7320140010
  • Artun, E., Khoei, A., Kose, K. (2016). Modeling, analysis and screening of cyclic pressure pulsing with nitrogen in hydraulically fractured wells. Petroleum Science, 13(3):532-549.
  • Artun, E., Vanderhaeghen, M., Murray, P. (2016). A pattern-based approach to waterflood performance prediction using knowledge management tools and classical reservoir engineering forecasting methods. International Journal of Oil, Gas and Coal Technology, 13(1):19-40.
  • Artun, E. (2016). Characterizing reservoir connectivity and forecasting waterflood performance using data-driven and reduced-physics models. SPE 180488. SPE Western Regional Meeting. 24-26 May. Anchorage, Alaska, USA.
  • Artun, E., Irgav, O., Khairzhanov, N. (2016). Cyclic pressure pulsing: A promising method to improve recovery from hydraulically-fractured stripper wells of Appalachian Basin. AAPG Eastern Section Meeting. 25-27 September. Lexington, Kentucky, USA.
  • Turan, A., Saner, S., Artun, E. (2016). Intersecting fracture geometries in control of geothermal spring occurrences in circumferences of the Madra Mountain, Aegean Region of Turkey. 40th Annual Meeting of Geothermal Resources Council (GRC). 23-26 October. Sacramento, California, USA.
  • Artun, E., Khoei, A., Kose, K. (2015). Modeling and analysis of cyclic pressure pulsing in hydraulically fractured wells. IPETGAS Conference and Exhibition. 27-29 May. Ankara, Turkey.
  • Artun, E., Vanderhaeghen, M., Murray, P. (2014). A pattern-based approach to waterflood performance prediction using knowledge management tools and classical reservoir engineering forecasting methods. SPE 169587. SPE Western North America and Rocky Mountain Joint Regional Meeting. 16-17 April. Denver, Colorado, USA.
  • Fernandes, B., Cabral, Y., Artun, E. (2013). A case study for understanding waterflood performance using analytical tools. IPETGAS Conference and Exhibition. 15-17 May. Ankara, Turkey.
  • Artun, E., Ertekin, T., Watson, R., Miller, B. (2012). Designing cyclic pressure pulsing in naturally fractured reservoirs using an inverse-looking recurrent neural network. Computers & Geosciences, 38(1):68-79.
  • Artun, E., Ertekin, T., Watson, R., Al-Wadhahi, M. (2011). Development of universal proxy models for screening and optimization of cyclic pressure pulsing in naturally fractured reservoirs. Journal of Natural Gas Science and Engineering, 3(6):667-686.
  • Artun, E., Ertekin, T., Watson, R., Al-Wadhahi, M., Miller, B. (2011). Performance and economic evaluation of cyclic pressure pulsing in naturally fractured reservoirs. Journal of Canadian Petroleum Technology, 50(9):24-36.
  • Artun, E., Mohaghegh, S. (2011). Intelligent seismic inversion workflow for high-resolution reservoir characterization. Computers & Geosciences, 37(2):143-157.
  • Artun, E., Ertekin, T., Watson, R., Miller, B. (2011). Performance evaluation of cyclic pressure pulsing in a depleted, naturally fractured reservoir with stripper-well production. Petroleum Science and Technology, 29(9):953-965.
  • Artun, E., Ertekin, T., Watson, R., Miller, B. (2010). Development and testing of proxy models for screening cyclic pressure pulsing process in a depleted, naturally fractured reservoir. Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering, 73(1):73-85.
  • Nalla, G., Artun, E., Novakovic, D. (2010). Full-field coarse grid reservoir simulation study of the giant Okan Field, offshore Nigeria: Dynamic insights into communication between reservoirs. Chevron Subsurface Characterization Forum. 12 May. The Woodlands, Texas, USA.
  • Artun, E., Ertekin, T., Watson, R., Al-Wadhahi, M., Miller, B. (2010). Performance and economic evaluation of cyclic pressure pulsing in naturally fractured reservoirs. SPE 129599. SPE EOR Conference at Oil & Gas West Asia Proceedings. 11-13 April. Muscat, Oman.
  • Artun, E., Ertekin, T., Watson, R., Al-Wadhahi, M. (2009). Development of universal proxy models for screening and optimization of cyclic pressure pulsing in naturally fractured reservoirs. IPTC 13663. International Petroleum Technology Conference Proceedings. 7-9 December. Doha, Qatar.
  • Maricic, N., Mohaghegh, S., Artun, E. (2008). A parametric study on the bene fits of drilling horizontal and multilateral wells in coalbed methane reservoirs. SPE Reservoir Evaluation and Engineering, 11(6):976-983.
  • Artun, E., Ertekin, T., Watson, R., Miller, B. (2008). Optimized design of cyclic pressure pulsing in a depleted, naturally-fractured reservoir. SPE 117762. SPE Eastern Regional Meeting Proceedings. 11-15 October. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA.
  • Artun, E., Ertekin, T., Watson, R., Miller, B. (2007). Predicting the performance of cyclic CO2/N2 injection using neuro-simulation. IOGA Annual Convention and Trade Show. 1-2 March. Evansville, Indiana, USA.
  • Maricic, N., Mohaghegh, S., Artun, E. (2005). A parametric study on the benefits of drilling horizontal and multilateral wells in coalbed methane reservoirs. SPE 96018. SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition Proceedings. 9-12 October. Dallas, Texas, USA.
  • Artun, E., Mohaghegh, S., Toro, J., Wilson, T., Sanchez, A. (2005). Intelligent seismic inversion: From surface seismic to well logs via VSP. AAPG Eastern Section Meeting. 18-20 September. Morgantown, West Virginia, USA.
  • Artun, E., Mohaghegh, S., Toro, J., Wilson, T., Sanchez, A. (2005). Reservoir characterization using intelligent seismic inversion. SPE 98012. 2005 SPE Eastern Regional Meeting Proceedings. 14-16 September. Morgantown, West Virginia, USA.
Editorial Board Membership: 
  • Journal of Natural Gas Science and Engineering (2015-present)
  • International Journal of Oil, Gas and Coal Technology (2012-present)