Full-Time Academic Staff
Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering
+90 542 856 9968
Educational Background: 
  • Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA, 1999 - 2002
  • Craft and Hawkins Department of Petroleum Engineering
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Petroleum Engineering,
  • Minor in Applied Statistics
  • Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA, 1997 - 1999
  • Craft and Hawkins Department of Petroleum Engineering
  • Master of Science in Petroleum Engineering
  • Istanbul Technical University, Istanbul, Turkey, 1992 - 1996
  • Department of Natural Gas and Petroleum Engineering
  • Bachelor of Science in Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering
Research Interests: 
  • 1. Reservoir Simulation: EOR/IOR processes such as CO2 injection and storage, waterflood, polymer flood, steamflood, SAGD, CSS etc. and its application to simulation
  • 2. Reservoir Characterization and Formation Evaluation: shale and shaly sand, interbedded shale issues in EOR processes
  • 3. Geomechanics: Shale and shaly sand impact on geomechanics
  • 4. Alternative Energy Methods: Such as wet electric heating
  • 5. Environment: Soil and groundwater issues such as surface casing vent flow and gas migration
Courses Taught: 
  • PNGE 201 Geology 1
  • PNGE 220 Rock Properties
  • PNGE 343 Reservoir Engineering 1
  • PNGE 344 Reservoir Engineering 2
  • CVE 303 Probability and Statistics
Selected Publications: 
  • “I-B Shaly Sand Model: Application to Hydrocarbon Detection” G. Ipek, Z. Bassiouni, B. Kurniawian, J.R. Smith, JCPT, Issue: July 2007, Volume 46, No.7
  • “Diagnosis of Ineffective Drilling Using Cation Exchange Capacity of Shaly Formations”, G. Ipek, J.R. Smith, Z. Bassiouni, JCPT, Issue: June 2006, Volume 45, No. 6
  • “Estimation of Underground Blowout Magnitude Using Temperature Logs” G. Ipek, Z. Bassiouni, J.R. Smith, SPE 2002, Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition, San Antonia, Texas, September 29-October 2, 2002, Paper # SPE77476
  • “Field Observations of Steam Fingering Phenomenon” Y. Ito, G. Ipek, 2006 World Heavy Oil Conference, Beijing, China, November 12-15, 2006, Paper # 2006-421
  • “Steam Fingering Phenomenon During SAGD Process” Y. Ito, G. Ipek, 2005 SPE International Thermal Operations and Heavy Oil Symposium, Calgary, Alberta, Canada, November 1-3, 2005, Paper # SPE/PS-CIMCHAO 97729