Maria Gonzalez Perdomo

Mrs Maria Gonzalez Perdomo

Senior Lecturer

School of Chemical Engineering

Faculty of Sciences, Engineering and Technology

Eligible to supervise Masters and PhD, but is currently at capacity - email supervisor to discuss availability.


Mary Gonzalez is a Petroleum Engineering Academic Staff and the UG Program Coordinator for Petroleum Engineering at the University of Adelaide, Australia.
She joined the Australian School of Petroleum and Energy Resources in 2009 after several years of experience in the oil and gas industry. While working in the Oil and Gas Industry, Mary worked as a Petroleum Engineer and as a consultant providing practical Petroleum Engineering Consultancy Services and Solutions in Subsurface and Production Engineering.
She has been exposed to a vast diversity of projects, clients, and environments in her career.
She has excellent abilities in the areas of leadership, mentoring, supervision, consulting and business objectives.
Mary is an active member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) and serves as a peer reviewer for several Elsevier Journals. In addition, she has volunteered as a technical program committee member in many conferences for the Society of Petroleum Engineers International (SPE), and the Australian Petroleum Production & Exploration Association (APPEA)
Mary is very passionate in the areas of Learning and Teaching and Gender Equity, Diversity and Inclusion. She is an Education Specialist and a member of the Adelaide Education Academy.

Teaching:
• Introduction to Petroleum Engineering
• Reservoir Engineering
• Production Engineering & Optimisation
• Well Completion and Stimulation

Current Research:
• Machine learning-powered predictive analytics for reducing carbon emissions.
• Foam-based fluid characterization: an environmentally friendly technology to enhance gas production.
• Optimization of artificial lift for deliquefying gas wells through machine learning.
• Deep Learning for optimization of Reservoir Simulation.
• Waterless frac fluid Alternatives for Australian Unconventional Reservoirs
• Application of predictive analytics for evaluating the performance of energized foams.

Consulting and Contract Research:
Petroleum engineering services and solutions in the areas of subsurface and production engineering:
• Well productivity modelling and optimization for Underbalanced/ Overbalanced vertical/ deviated and horizontal wells.
• Evaluation, simulation and optimization of gas/oil system networks.
• Well-test transient interpretation and well-testing design support.
• PVT analysis and reservoir fluids characterization.
• Decline curve analysis and reserves review and forecasting. FDP for conventional and unconventional resources.

Academic Research:

Production Technology, Reservoir Engineering, Hydraulic fracturing, Production Optimization, Machine Learning and Data Analytics applications to O&G.

Consulting and Contract Research:

She provides practical Petroleum Engineering Consultancy Services and Solutions in the areas of subsurface and production engineering for successful project implementation.

Mary's expertise is in:

• Well productivity modelling and optimisation for Underbalanced / Overbalanced vertical / deviated, and horizontal wells.
• Evaluation, simulation and optimization of distribution, gathering, and transferring gas / oil system networks. Integrated Production Modeling (IPM)
• Well test transient interpretation and well testing design support.
• PVT analysis and reservoir fluids characterization.
• Decline curve analysis, production forecast, and reserves estimation.
• Evaluation and optimization of conventional and unconventional resources including hydraulic fracturing.
• Hydraulic Fracturing, and Data Analytics,

 

 

  • Appointments

    Date Position Institution name
    2017 - ongoing Senior Lecturer of Petroleum Engineering University of Adelaide
    2009 - 2016 Lecturer of Petroleum Engineering University of Adelaide
    2007 - 2009 Regional Functional Leader Advanced Well Technologies
    2005 - 2007 Petroleum Engineer Advanced Well Technologies
    2003 - 2005 Project Engineer IdealNet
    2001 - 2003 Reservoir Engineer PDVSA Intevep
    2000 - 2001 Surface and Facilities Engineer FUNDATEC- Intevep
    1999 - 2000 Production & Optimization Engineer PDVSA E&P
  • Awards and Achievements

    Date Type Title Institution Name Country Amount
    2020 Nomination Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) International Distinguished Service Award The Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) International Australia -
    2019 Award Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) Regional Service Award for South Asia & the Pacific Region Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) Australia -
    2016 Distinction Adelaide Education Academy Education Specialist The University of Adelaide Australia -
    2015 Fellowship ECMS Research Support Fellowship The University of Adelaide Australia -
  • Language Competencies

    Language Competency
    Spanish - Latin American Can read, write, speak, understand spoken and peer review
  • Education

    Date Institution name Country Title
    2014 University of Adelaide Australia Graduate Certificate
    2004 Central University of Venezuela Venezuela Post Graduate Degree
    2000 University of Zulia Venezuela Bachelor
  • Research Interests

Title: L&T Advancement Grant Scheme
Start Date: 2018
Funding Scheme: Adelaide Education Academy
Funding Category (Source of Funds): Competitive - non-HERDC
Funder Name (Organisation): University of Adelaide
Investigators: Gonzalez Perdomo M
Application Date: 2018
Award Date: 2018
Total Awarded Amount: AUD 6,500

 

Title: Overseas Conference Leave Scheme (OCLS)
Start Date: 2017
Funding Scheme: ECMS OCL Scheme
Funding Category (Source of Funds): Competitive - non-HERDC
Funder Name (Organisation): University of Adelaide
Investigators: Gonzalez Perdomo M
Application Date: 2017
Award Date: 2017
Total Awarded Amount: AUD 2,900

 

Title: L&T Advancement Grant Scheme
Start Date: 2017
Funding Scheme: Adelaide Education Academy
Funding Category (Source of Funds): Competitive - non-HERDC
Funder Name (Organisation): University of Adelaide
Investigators: Gonzalez Perdomo M
Application Date: 2017
Award Date: 2017
Total Awarded Amount: AUD 10,000

 

Title: Professional Development Grant Scheme
Start Date: 2016
Funding Scheme: ECMS Professional Grant Scheme
Funding Category (Source of Funds): Competitive - non-HERDC
Funder Name (Organisation): University of Adelaide
Investigators: Gonzalez Perdomo M
Application Date: 2016
Award Date: 2016
Total Awarded Amount: AUD 5,000

 

Title: L&T Advancement Grant Scheme
Start Date: 2016
Funding Scheme: Adelaide Education Academy
Funding Category (Source of Funds): Competitive - non-HERDC
Funder Name (Organisation): University of Adelaide
Investigators: Gonzalez Perdomo M
Application Date: 2016
Award Date: 2016
Total Awarded Amount: AUD 10,000

 

Title: ECMS capital release funding
Start Date: 2016
Funding Scheme: ECMS Capital release round
Funding Category (Source of Funds): Cat 4 - Cooperative Research Income
Funder Name (Organisation): ECMS
Investigators: Gonzalez Perdomo M
Application Date: 2015
Award Date: 2016
Total Awarded Amount: AUD 47,000

 

Title: ECMS capital release funding
Start Date: 2016
Funding Scheme: ECMS capital release 2nd round
Funding Category (Source of Funds): Cat 4 - Cooperative Research Income
Funder Name (Organisation): ECMS
Investigators: Gonzalez Perdomo M
Application Date: 2015
Award Date: 2016
Total Awarded Amount: AUD 19,000

 

Teaching Interests:

1.      Reservoir Engineering

2.      Production Engineering & Optimisation

3.      Well Testing & Pressure Transient Analysis

4.      Well Completions and Stimulation

5.      Oil & Gas Resources & Reserves

6.     Introduction to Petroleum Engineering

  • Current Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2019 Principal Supervisor Hydraulic Fracturing by Nano-assisted Foam Based Fluid in High Pressure High Temperature Reservoirs Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Tuan Huynh Minh Tran
    2019 Principal Supervisor Application of Machine Learning Methods to Assess Progressive Cavity Pumps (PCP) Performance in Coal Seam Gas (CSG) Wells Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Part Time Mr Fahd Saghir
  • Past Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2017 - 2021 Principal Supervisor A Novel Approach to Reservoir Simulation Using Supervised Learning Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Shahdad Ghassemzadeh
    2014 - 2017 Co-Supervisor Experimental and Numerical Investigation of Nanotechnology on Foam Stability for Hydraulic Fracturing Application Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Yang Fei
  • Committee Memberships

    Date Role Committee Institution Country
    2019 - 2021 Chair Society of Petroleum Engineer (SPE -SA) Membership Committee SPE South Australia Region Australia
    2015 - 2019 Chair Society of Petroleum Engineer (SPE -SA) Community Education Committee SPE South Australia Region Australia
    2014 - ongoing Representative SPE Faculty Officer for ASPER The University of Adelaide Australia
  • Memberships

    Date Role Membership Country
    2010 - ongoing Member Petroleum Exploration Society of Australia (PESA) Australia
    2007 - ongoing Member Engineers Australia Australia
    1997 - ongoing Member Society of Petroleum Engineers Australia
  • Position: Senior Lecturer
  • Phone: 83138017
  • Email: maria.gonzalezperdomo@adelaide.edu.au
  • Fax: 83134345
  • Campus: North Terrace
  • Building: Santos Petroleum Engineering, floor 1
  • Org Unit: Mining and Petroleum Engineering

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