Anthony Jimenez


I am a petroleum engineering student pursuing a Master of Science degree at Texas A&M University. Current research is being conducted with Dr. Thomas A. Blasingame as advisor and committee chair.

My academic interests are related to physics of fluid flow through porous media and their applications to reservoir development. Inspired by the classical works published by Muskat, Warren and Root, and Fetkovich, I aim to develop analytical solutions applicable to our current oil and gas industry.

Having no programming experience until beginning my engineering degree, I understand the distress students may face when first viewing a blank programming interface. Initially contrived to teach my sister programming, I have written scripts for engineering applications that illustrate its practicality and usefulness.

It is my hope that the projects outlined on this page enable and inspire others to learn programming too.

Anthony Jimenez

Research and Publications

Pressure Transient Analysis in Shales

(ongoing work)  PTA's rigor is brought to the forefront when analyzing dense data sets of pressure buildups as a result of well shut-ins. With fewer long-term shut-ins planned, PTA may not be seen in the same light as it used to. However, with unconventional plays taking off and wells being drilled closer together, there is still great value in PTA. This work aims to review classical approaches, detail new advancements, and provide exhaustive recommendations for engineers and reservoir development.

Energy Resources And Their Impact On The United States Energy Profile — SPE-201800-MS

(being published)  The objective of this work is to raise awareness of the historical energy profile of the United States as it begins a period of "distinctive transformation" to renewable (wind and solar) and zero-carbon (nuclear and hydroelectric) energy sources. Continuously increasing energy requirements for the United States make such studies essential, and while we acknowledge a transition to non-fossil energy sources, we recognize that fossil energy, in particular, oil and gas, will continue to have a dominant role (particularly natural gas).

Recent Projects and Interests

Here I will link some of my recent works with a brief description. For full list of projects click here.

Real vs. "Fake" Gases in O&G
  • (in revision)  Comprehension of hydrocarbon chemistry is key to successfully produce oil and gas. This article reviews important history and usage of the gas compressibility factor (Z-Factor).
Back to the Basics: The Liquid Diffusivity Equation
  • (link)  Sure, oil price is important. However, first you have to produce it from 1000s of feet below surface. Let's review how 3 "simple" equations describe the physics of fluid flow through porous media.