Thank You to Our 2016 Reviewers


SPE Reservoir Evaluation & Engineering extends its sincere appreciation to everyone who provided a technical review for at least one paper during 2016. Many of our reviewers contributed their expertise to more than one paper during the year. We recognize the time commitment these individuals have made in agreeing to review papers and appreciate the impact that their efforts have had on the published papers throughout the year. Volunteers such as these individuals are essential to ensuring that the journal publishes manuscripts of high quality and lasting value. Thank you to our dedicated reviewers for their contributions.


Editor-in-Chief:

Dean Oliver, Centre for Integrated Petroleum Research


Executive Editors:

Stephen E. Laubach, The University of Texas at Austin 
Gary Teletzke, ExxonMobil 


Associate Editors:

Michael Altunbay, Petronas Carigali
Anil Ambastha, Chevron Nigeria
Mariela Araujo Fresky, Shell
Subhash Ayirala, Saudi Arabian Oil
Jeff Baldwin, Chesapeake Energy
Dave Brooks, Kuwait Oil
Jingyi Chen, University of Tulsa
Peter Clifford, BP Exploration Europe
Steven Crary, Schlumberger
Eric Delamaide, IFP Technologies Canada
Kirk Hansen, Shell
Dimitrios Hatzignatiou, University of Stavanger
Byron Haynes, Shell
Florian Hollaender, Services Techniques Schlumberger
Jeffrey Jones, E&B Natural Resources Management
Hosein Kalaei, ConocoPhillips Corporate Contributions
Seung Kam, Louisiana State University
David Kersey, Saudi Aramco
Alana Leahy-Dios, ExxonMobil
Hui-Hai Liu, Aramco Services
Gavin Longmuir, Consulting Petroleum Engineers
Hassan Mahani, Shell
Scott Meddaugh, Midwestern State University
Hadi Nasrabadi, Texas A&M University
Jasper Ring, Chevron North America Upstream
Jesus Salazar, ConocoPhillips
Vijay Shrivastava, Computer Modelling Group
Elizabeth Spiteri, Hess
Simon Stromberg, Maersk Oil North Sea UK
Sezai Ucan, YPF
Diederik van Batenburg, Shell
Dario Viberti, Politecnico di Torino
Michael Webster, BP
Kan Wu, Texas A&M University
Calvin Yao, BHP Billiton
Harvey Yarranton, University of Calgary
KC Yeung, Brion Energy
Turhan Yildiz, Red Rocks Engineering


Technical Editors:

Maghsood Abbaszadeh, Innovative Petrotech Solutions
Wael Abdallah, Schlumberger Middle East
Doddy Abdassah, Bandung Institute of Technology
Issa Abu-Shiekah, Shell
Gurbat Agaev, Statoil
Rajiv Agarwal, Weatherford
Hajar Aghababa, University of Kansas
Kaveh Ahmadi, BP America
Morteza Ahmadi, Tarbiat Modares University
Serhat Akin, Middle East Technical University
Emad Al Shalabi, The University of Texas at Austin
Leonardo Alcantar-Lopez, Chesapeake Energy
Ahmed Aleidan, Saudi Aramco
Abdullah Alkindi, Petroleum Development Oman
Mohammed Alotaibi, Saudi Aramco
Faruk O. Alpak, Shell
Abdulkareem AlSofi, Saudi Aramco
Vladimir Alvarado, University of Wyoming
Aman Alvi, Schlumberger
Yaser Alzayer, The University of Texas at Austin
Raymond Ambrose, Hilcorp Energy
Shahram Amini, Schlumberger Canada
Kashy Aminian, West Virginia University
Mohammed Amro, Technical University of Freiberg
Chidi Amudo, Chevron
Irene Anderson, Talisman Energy
Alexey Andrianov, Eni
Reinaldo Angulo, Repsol
Aura Araque-Martinez, Weatherford
Yani Araujo, SGS
Oystein Arild, International Research Institute in Stavanger
Michael Atisele, Saudi Aramco
S.M. Avasthi, Avasthi & Associates
Oluropo Ayodele, Ecotert Technologies
Muhammad Ayub, Saudi Aramco
Amin Badamchi Zadeh, Consultant
Ahmed Badruzzaman, Pacific Consultants and Engineers
Ali Bagci, Baker Hughes
Baojun Bai, Missouri University of Science and Technology
William Bailey, Schlumberger
Gossen Bakker, Petroleum Development Oman
Vishal Bang, ConocoPhillips
Abhishek Bansal, BHP Billiton Petroleum Americas
Vinyet Baques, Bureau of Economic Geology
Reza Barati, University of Kansas
Rafael Barroeta, OXY
Roderick Batycky, StreamSim Technologies
Stephen Baumgartner, Marathon Oil
Michel Bee, Chevron
Ronald Behrens, Chevron
Alexander Belien, Shell Technology Canada
Dennis Beliveau, Consultant
Mark Bentley, Consultant
Steffen Berg, Shell
Henri Bertin, University of Bordeaux
Donald Best, Newfield Exploration
Soraya Betancourt, Schlumberger
Mohammad Reza Beygi, The University of Texas at Austin
Mojtaba Binazadeh, University of Alberta
Michael Bittar, Halliburton
Martin Blunt, Imperial College
Paul Bondor, Bontech
Thomas Boone, ExxonMobil/Imperial Oil
Garfield Bowen, Schlumberger
Keith Boyle, Chevron Australia
Manijeh Bozorgzadeh, RPS Energy
Pat Brady, Sandia National Laboratories
Marco Brignoli, Eni
Mark Burgoyne, Santos
Rodolfo Camacho Velazquez, Pemex
Bruce Carey, Imperial
Charlie Carlisle, Chemical Tracers
Andrew Carnegie, Woodside
Max Chabert, Solvay
Mark Chan, Suncor Energy
Andrew Chen, Shell Canada
Bailian Chen, The University of Tulsa
Cheng Chen, Virginia Tech
Jiansheng Chen, Baker Hughes
Peila Chen, Intertek Westport Technology Center
Yiyan Chen, Schlumberger
Yuguang Chen, Chevron
Zhiming Chen, China University of Petroleum, Beijing
Kun Cheng, Weatherford
Shihong Chi, ION Geophysical
Suk-Kyoon Choi, Chevron
David Chorneyko, ExxonMobil
Manoj Choudhary, Hess
Nikita Chugunov, Schlumberger-Doll Research
Yildiray Cinar, Saudi Aramco
Christopher Clarkson, University of Calgary
Torsten Clemens, OMV Exploration/Production
Edward Clerke, Saudi Aramco
Philip Closmann, Consultant
Rafael Cobenas, Chevron
Patrick Collins, Petroleum Geomechanics
Joseph Comisky, Apache
John Cook, Schlumberger Cambridge Research
Nick Cooke, Maersk Oil North Sea UK
Laurence Corbett, Schlumberger
Gokhan Coskuner, Husky Oil Operations
Benoit Couet, Schlumberger
Albert Cui, Trican Well Services
Younas Dadmohammadi, The University of Oklahoma
Arash Dahi Taleghani, Louisiana State University
Swapan Das, Value Creation
Aysegul Dastan, Chevron
Arno de Klerk, University of Alberta
Bert Rik de Zwart, Shell
Hassan Dehghanpour, The University of Texas at Austin
Geurt Deinum, Sarawak Shell Bhd
Xiaohui De, Alberta Innovates – Technology Future
Yannong Dong, Shell
Sriram Doraiswamy, ExxonMobil
Kuifu Du, Shell
Tim Duggan, Petroleum Development Oman
Robert Dumeah, Consultant
Varadarajan Dwarakanath, Chevron
Noaman Elkhatib, Almaarefa College
Alan Emanuel, Consultant
Mohammed Emera, Badr Petroleum
Simon Emmanuel, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Selin Erzeybek, ConocoPhillips
Yaqing Fan, Shell
S.M Farouq Ali, H.O.R. Tech
Reza Fassihi, BHP Billiton
Konstantin Fedorov, Tyumen State University
Abbas Firoozabadi, Reservoir Engineering Research Institute
Robert Fitzmorris, Chevron
Ingebret Fjelde, International Research Institute of Stavanger
Eric Flodin, Chevron
Jerry Fontanilla, Saudi Aramco
Stephanie Forstner, The University of Texas at Austin
Ted Frauenfeld, Alberta Research Council
Amir Frooqnia, The University of Texas at Austin
Tao Gang, Oxy
Bo Gao, ExxonMobil
Ian Gates, University of Calgary
Bertrand Gauthier, Total
Nader Ghadami, Petronas
Shawkat Ghedan, Computer Modeling Group
Mojtaba Ghoraishy, Chevron
Kassem Ghorayeb, Schlumberger
Leo Giangiacomo, Western Interior Oil and Gas
James Gilman, iReservoir.com
Gerard Glasbergen, Shell
Stephen Goodyear, Shell
Fatosh Gozalpour, BP America
Ming Gu, Halliburton
Bin Guo, ExxonMobil
Subodh Gupta, Cenovus Energy
Anuj Gupta, Aramco Research Center
Nabanita Gupta, University of Oklahoma
Casey Hagbo, Chevron
Yasin Hajizadeh, Schlumberger
Lashgari Hamid, The University of Texas at Austin
Jeffry Hamman, BP
Paul Hammond, Schlumberger Cambridge Research
Abdulla Hamoodi, ADNOC
David Hampton, Oxy USA
Yanhui Han, Saudi Aramco
Choongyong Han, Chevron
Ming Han, Saudi Aramco
David Handwerger, Consultant
Thomas Harding, Nexen
Satya Harpalani, Southern Illinois University
Ron Harrell, Ryder Scott
Berna Hascakir, Texas A&M University
Hassan Hassanzadeh, University of Calgary
Chuanping He, ConocoPhillips
Kes Heffer, Heriot-Watt University
Denis Heliot, Schlumberger
Mohamed Helmy, ExxonMobil
Paul Hicks, ExxonMobil
George Hirasaki, Rice University
Robert Hite, Blue Ridge PTA
Hannes Hofmann, Rijksuniversiteit Groningen
Mehdi Honarpour, BHP Billiton
John Hooker, University of Oxford
Roland Horne, Stanford University
Seyyed Hosseini, The University of Texas at Austin
Hamid Hosseinzade Khanamiri, Norwegian University of Science and Technology
Hussein Hoteit, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology
James Howard, ConocoPhillipos
John Howell, Portfolio Decisions
Yanrong Hu, Consultant
Hao Huang, ExxonMobil
Jian Huang, Weatherford
Clark Huffman, Consultant
Katie Humphry, Shell
Gabor Hursan, Saudi Aramco
Olaf Huseby, Restrack
Odd Hustad, Statoil
Richard Hutchins, Schlumberger
Myung Hwang, PetroTel
Dilhan Ilk, DeGolyer and MacNaughton
Solomon Inikori, Shell
Charles Jackson, Halliburton
Bruce James, Suncor Energy
Mohammad Javaheri, University of Southern California
James Jennings, Shell
Gary Jerauld, BP
Raman Jha, Chevron
Bikai Jin, Texas A&M University
Guodong Jin, Baker Hughes
Liang Jin, Shell
Lu Jin, Energy & Environmental Research Center
Jianen Jing, University of Geosciences of China-Beijing
Vahid Joekar-Niasar, University of Manchester
Russell Johns, The Pennsylvania State University
Alan Johnson, Shell
Alistair Jones, BP Exploration
Sameer Joshi, Schlumberger
Shah Kabir, Hess
Amirmasoud Kalantari Dahaghi, Occidental Oil & Gas
Medhat Kamal, Chevron
John Karanikas, Shell
Zuleima Karpyn, The Pennsylvania State University
Keith Katahara, Hess
Danial Kaviani, University of Calgary
Aboulghasem Kazemi, BP America
Mohan Kelkar, The University of Tulsa
Roy Kelly, RPS Energy
Shaina Kelly, ConocoPhillips
Rahman Khaledi, Consultant
Rasoul Khaledialidusti, PhD student
Arun Kharghoria, SiteLark/Flotek Industries
Kenneth Kibodeaux, Shell
Mark Kittridge, ConocoPhillips
Niels Klem, Maersk Oil Qatar
Ibrahim Kocabas, American University of Sharjah
Bastian Koehrer, Wintershall Holding
Myron Kuhlman, MK Tech Solutions
Rajesh Kumar, Oil and Natural Gas
Tarkeshwar Kumar, Indian School of Mines
Juliette Lamarche Lamarche, Aix-Marseille University
Paul Lapointe, Golder Associates
Leif Larsen, Kappa Engineering
David Larue, Chevron
Gary Lash, SUNY Fredonia
Didier Lasseux, University of Bordeaux
David Levitt, Total Petrochemicals France
John Li, The University of Texas at Austin
Lianchong Li, Dalian University of Technology
Pingke Li, Renergy Petroleum (Canada)
Xiangdong Liang, Aramco Services
Eric Liebes, Consultant
Niels Lindeloff, Maersk Oil
Larry Lines, University of Calgary
Faye Liu, ConocoPhillips
Kai Liu, ExxonMobil
Ning Liu, Chevron
Silviu Livescu, Baker Hughes
Christopher Lolley, Chevron
Elyezer Lolon, Marathon Oil
Haishan Luo, The University of Texas at Austin
Kun Ma, Total
Colin MacBeth, Heriot-Watt University
Pedram Mahzari, Heriot-Watt University
Brij Maini, University of Calgary
Pierre-David Maizeret, Schlumberger
Frank Male, The University of Texas at Austin
Ripudaman Manchanda, The University of Texas at Austin
Deming Mao, Shell
Michael Marder, The University of Texas at Austin
Cristian Masini, Petroleum Development Oman
Louis Mattar, IHS Markit
Saikrishna Maudgalya, Anadarko Petroleum
Alberto Mendoza, Shell
Gerard Michael, ConocoPhillips
Palle Mikkelsen, Wintershall Holding
William Milliken, Chevron
Luis Javier Miranda, BP America
Kristian Mogensen, Eni
Sadjad Mohammadian, Universitat Duisburg-Essen - Campus Essen
Jitendra Mohan, Chevron
Kshitij Mohan, ConocoPhillips
Kishore Mohanty, The University of Texas at Austin
Ali Moinfar, Chevron
Mehdi Mokhtari, University of Louisiana at Lafayette
Richard Mollison, Consultant
Jakob Monberg, Maersk Oil
Kristian Mongensen, Eni S.p.A
Robert Moore, BP
Peyman Mostaghimi, University of New South Wales 
Robert Mott, Consultant
Vivek Muralidharan, Occidental Petroleum
Reza Naimi-tajdar, Oxy Long Beach
Gopi Nalla, Chevron
Ramez Nasralla, Shell
Quoc Nguyen, The University of Texas at Austin
Viet Nguyen, ConocoPhillips
Jean-Philippe Nicot, The University of Texas at Austin
Myeong Noh, Chevron
Rashed Noman, Qatar Petroleum
Vincent Nowaczewski, Consultant
Peyman Nurafza, BG Group
William O'Brien, ConocoPhillips
Babafemi Ogunyomi, Chevron
Henry Ohen, HPO Global Resources Venture
Kolawole Ojo, Apache
Victoria Okotie, BP
Olu Okpani, Chevron Nigeria
Ryosuke Okuno, The University of Texas at Austin
Edwin Ortega, The University of Texas at Austin
Cesar Ovalles, Chevron
Geoffrey Page, Baker Hughes
Douglas Peck, BHP Billiton
Jeff Peterson, Laricina Energy
Jyoti Phirani, Occidental Petroleum
Kris Pitta, ConocoPhillips
Malcolm Pitts, Surtek
Andrei Popa, Chevron
David Potter, University of Alberta
Eric Potter, The University of Texas at Austin
Michael Pyrcz, Chevron
Changhe Qiao, The Pennsylvania State University
Kent Qin, OSUM Oil Sands
Rajagopal Raghavan, Consultant
N. M. Rahman, Saudi Aramco
Chandra Rai, University of Oklahoma
Himansu Rai, Chevron
Avnish Rajvanshi, Petroleum Development Oman
Travis Ramsay, Halliburton (Landmark)
Reza Rastegar, Hilcorp Energy
Jules Reed, Lloyd's Register Group
Robert Reed, Bureau of Economic Geology
Leandro Reis, Petrobras Cenpes
Sina Rezaei Gomari, Teesside University
Peter Richter, Schlumberger
Margaretha Rijken, Chevron
Jose Rivero, Schlumberger Canada
Randahl Roadifer, ConocoPhillips
Elena Rodriguez, Chevron
Carolina Romero, Total
David Rousseau, IFP Energies nouvelles
Douglas Ruth, University of Manitoba
Erik Rylander, Schlumberger
Simin Sadeghi, Texas A&M University
Muhammad Sahimi, University of Southern California
Ahmad Sakhaee-Pour, University of Oklahoma
Mehdi Salehi, TIORCO
Fernando Samaniego V, UNAM
Pierre Samier, Total
Jorge Sanchez-Ramirez, BHP Billiton
Mehrnoosh Saneifar, BHP Billiton
Hemanta Sarma, The Petroleum Institute
Pallav Sarma, Tachyus
Ron Sawatzky, Alberta Innovates – Technology Futures
Mohammad Sayyafzadeh, The University of Adelaide
Thomas Schaaf, GDF SUEZ
Lanny Schoeling, Kinder Morgan CO2
Mark Schrader, Chevron
Susan Schrader, Montana Tech
Richard Schultz, The University of Texas at Austin
Nikita Seleznev, Schlumberger-Doll Research
Randall Seright, New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology
Mahmood Shakiba, The University of Texas at Austin
Jyotsna Sharma, University of Calgary
Farrokh Sheibani, Itasca Houston
Hussain Sheikha, Denbury Resources
Chonghui Shen, Shell Canada
Bor-Jier Shiau, University of Oklahoma
Mike Shook, Chevron
Chandramani Shrivastva, Schlumberger
Mark Shuster, Bureau of Economic Geology
Shameem Siddiqui, Texas Tech University
Gary Simpson, Hess
Raghuvir Singh, Brunei Shell Petr. Sdn Bhd
Bikash Sinha, Schlumberger-Doll Research
Mark Skalinski, Chevron
Christopher Skelt, Chevron
Jeroen Snippe, Shell
Jurgantono Soeriawinata, Occidental of Oman
Carl Sondergeld, University of Oklahoma
Tibi Sorop, Shell
Jeffrey Southwick, Shell
Jenny Spaulding, Aramco Services
Karthik Srinivasan, Schlumberger
Mayank Srivastava, Chevron
Werner Stoll, Shell
Vural Suicmez, Maersk Oil
Jianlei Sun, Texas A&M University
Koichi Suzuki, INPEX
Ali Takbiri-Borujeni, West Virginia University
Xu Tang, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Shawn Taylor, Schlumberger
Tadesse Weldu Teklu, Colorado School of Mines
Raj Tewari, Petronas
Marco Thiele, Streamsim Technologies
Geoffrey Thyne, Universidade de Sao Paulo Escola Superior de Agricultura Luiz de Queiroz
Genlin Tian, Oilsands Quest
Mehmet Torcuk, EOG Resources
Carlos Torres-Verdin, The University of Texas at Austin
Peter Townsley, Ressim
Bernard Tremblay, Saskatchewan Research Council
Jyun-Syung Tsau, University of Kansas
Sezai Ucan, YPF
Est Ukar, The University of Texas at Austin
Ilkay Uzun, Colorado School of Mines
Avinash Vaidheeswaran, Purdue University
Paul van den Hoek, Technische Universiteit Delft
Daniel Van Nispen, Shell
Matthieu Vandamme, Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées
Johan vanDorp, Shell
Charles Vanorsdale, Saudi Aramco
Mario Vasquez-Cruz, Pemex E&P
Alexander Verde, Texas A&M University
Jeroen Vink, Shell Global Solution (US)
Jan Vinogradov, University of Aberdeen
Thomas von Schroeter, BP
Greg Walker, Talisman Energy
Michael Walker, Walker Petrophysics
Jon Wallace, Hess
Dale Walters, Taurus Reservoir Solutions
Shugang Wang, Chevron
Yuhe Wang, Texas A&M University
Norman Warpinski, Halliburton
Yunan Wei, C&C Reservoirs
Ole Petter Wennberg, Statoil Research Centre Bergen
Diego Wever, Shell
Lee Whitebay, Whitebay and Associates
Siluni Wickramathilaka, ConocoPhillips
Jianghui Wu, Baker Hughes
Liangjun Xie, Baker Hughes
Chicheng Xu, BHP Billiton
Qiang Xu, Chevron
Wei Yan, Technical University of Denmark
Changbing Yang, The University of Texas at Austin
Chaodong Yang, Computer Modelling Group
Daniel Yang, Laricina Energy
Tao Yang, Statoil
Zheng Yang, Chevron
Peng Ye, Hess
Shunde Yin, University of Wyoming
Chengwu Yuan, BP America
Hua Yuan, Denbury Resources
Georg Zangl, Nehemia Consulting GmbH
Fengjun Zhang, Statoil
He Zhang, Ryder Scott
Pinggang Zhang, BP Exploration Operating
Tiantian Zhang, Chevron
Qunshan Zhang, Repsol USA
Xianran Zhao, Schlumberger
Dong Zhao, Taiyuan University of Technology
Hui Zhou, ConocoPhillips
Yingfang Zhou, University of Aberdeen
Ali Ziarani, Trican Well Service
Ali Zidane, Reservoir Engineering Research Institute
Robert Zimmerman, Imperial College