Australian School of Petroleum & Energy Resources
Faculty of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences
Eligible to supervise Masters and PhD, but is currently at capacity - email supervisor to discuss availability.
Mary Gonzalez is the Director of Teaching and the Petroleum Engineering program co-ordinator for ASPER 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. Most recently as the head of the South Australian regional office for Advanced Well Technologies (AWT), where she provided practical Petroleum Engineering Consultancy Services and Solutions in the areas of Subsurface and Production Engineering. Before that, Mary worked for PDVSA E&P and PDVSA Intevep (Technological Division of National Venezuelan Oil Co) in several production, facilities, and reservoir engineering roles.
In her career, she has been exposed to a vast diversity of projects, clients, and environments.
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 where she has an active role in the community education committee.
Mary serves as reviewer for several Elsevier Journals, and APPEA.
• Introduction to Petroleum Engineering
• Reservoir Engineering
• Production Engineering & Optimisation
• Well Completion and Stimulation
• 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
• Simulation of hydraulic fracturing with propane-based / CO2, N2 foam fluid using a fracture propagation model coupled with multiphase flow simulation in the Cooper Basin, South Australia
• Experimental research on rheological properties to optimise an energised Fracturing Fluid System
• An Experimental and Numerical Investigation into Foam Stability and the Effects on Hydraulic Fracture Application
• Use of Nanotechnology on Foam Stability for Hydraulic Fracturing Application
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 distribution, gathering, and transferring 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. FDP for conventional and unconventional resources.
Current Research: Energised frac fluid alternatives for Unconventional Reservoirs, Experimental and Numerical Investigation of Foam Stability by Nano-based fracturing Fluids.
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.
Awards and Achievements
Date Type Title Institution Name Country Amount 2016 Distinction Adelaide Education Academy The University of Adelaide Australia — 2015 Fellowship ECMS Research Support Fellowship The University of Adelaide Australia —
Language Competency Spanish; Castilian Can read, write, speak, understand spoken and peer review
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
Year Citation 2014 Nguyen, T., Nguyen, T., Wang, J., & Gonzalez Perdomo, M. E. (2014). Compartmentalization and methods of determination. ACUR Conference. Poster session presented at the meeting of ACUR POSTER. Canberra.
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 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 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 2017 Principal Supervisor A Novel Approach to Reservoir Simulation Using Supervised Learning Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Shahdad Ghassemzadeh
Past Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)
Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name 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
Date Role Committee Institution Country 2015 - ongoing Member Community and Education committee member for the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE). SA regional chapter SPE South Australia Region Australia 2014 - ongoing Representative Faculty officer for the ASP SPE student chapter The University of Adelaide Australia
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
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