Maria Gonzalez Perdomo

Mrs Maria Gonzalez Perdomo

Senior Lecturer

Australian School of Petroleum

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 a Senior Lecturer of Petroleum Engineering and the Engineering Honours Academic Co-ordinator for ASP at the University of Adelaide, Australia.

She joined the Australian School of Petroleum in 2009 after several years of experience in the oil and gas industry. Most recently as the functional leader of the Adelaide office for Advanced Well Technologies (AWT), where she provided practical Petroleum Engineering Consultancy Services and Solutions in the areas of Subsurface and Production Engineering. Previous to 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.

Academic Research:

Production Technology, Reservoir Engineering, Hydraulic fracturing and Production Optimization.

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. 
• Well test transient interpretation and well testing design support.
• PVT analysis and reservoir fluids characterization.
• Decline curve analysis, production forecast, and reserves review.
• Evaluating and optimizing conventional and unconventional resources

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

  • Committee Memberships

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

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