Maria Gonzalez Perdomo

Mrs Maria Gonzalez Perdomo

Senior Lecturer

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 ECMS Acting Director of Gender Equity, Diversity & Inclusion, 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 South Australian Section for the Society of Petroleum Engineers
Mary serves as reviewer for several Elsevier Journals, and APPEA.

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

Research:
• 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, Application of Deep learning in Reservoir Simulation, and Data Analytics application for Production Optimisation.

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,

 

 

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  • Appointments

    Date Position Institution name
    2017 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

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  • 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
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  • 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: 8313 4345
  • Campus: North Terrace
  • Building: Santos Petroleum Engineering, floor 1
  • Room: 1 15
  • Org Unit: Australian School of Petroleum & Energy Resources

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