September 2022


The MCERI Annual Meeting is just around the corner.  We hope you will be able to attend. To register please click the link, The meeting details are as follows:           



Date/Time:     Thursday, November 3, 2022; 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

                                            Friday, November 4, 2022; 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Location:        Margaritaville Lake Resort, Lake Conroe

                       600 Margaritaville Pkwy

                       Montgomery, TX 77356



Reception & Dinner

Date:               Thursday, November 3, 2022

Reception:       5:30-6:30 PM

Dinner:            6:30-9:00 PM 


Room Rates:   $149/night plus tax (no resort fee)

                        Self-Parking – complimentary

                        Valet Parking - $24.00/night

                        Valet Parking - $16.00/day parking only

If you have any questions regarding the meeting, please contact Phaedra Hopcus, or 979-845-2075. 



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  • 2021 Annual MCERI Meeting 
          Invitation letter  Agenda
           Date/Time: Thursday, November 4, 2021; 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
                             Friday, November 5, 2021; 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
           Location:    910 Richardson Building,
                             College Station, Texas 77840

  • 2021 MCERI Graduation Party 
           Date/Time: Saturday, Oct 30, 2021.
                                                             New Graduates Cutting the Cake
          Left to right: Jaeyoung Park (PhD, Oxy), Tsubasa Onishi (PhD, Chevron)
  • Dec 2019, MCERI Holiday lunch
  • 2019 Annual MCERI Meeting 
          Invitation letter  Agenda
           Date/Time: Thursday, November 7, 2019; 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
                              Friday, November 8, 2019; 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
           Location:    Omni Houston Hotel at Westside
                             13210 Katy Freeway Houston, Texas 77079

  • Oct 2019, MCERI Alumni Get Together - Bogota, Colombia 
  • Sep 2019, Dr. Datta-Gupta gives keynote speech at China University of Petroleum, Beijing and Research Institute of Petroleum Exploration and Development (RIPED), and field trip to Daqing field 
  • Apr 29, Dr. Akhil Datta-Gupta gives seminar talk in UT Austin
  • Apr 15-21, Polymer flood optimization technical meeting and streamline software training at Cairn Oil and Gas 
  • Mar 27, Dr. Akhil Datta-Gupta and his student Dr. Hongquan Chen attended IPTC 2019 at Beijing and presented paper with CNPC co-authors
  • Mar 25, Dr. Akhil Datta-Gupta invited to China University of Petroleum (Beijing) for a seminar talk about Fast Marching Method 
  • 2018 Annual MCERI Meeting 
          Photos    Agenda
           Date/Time: Thursday, November 1, 2018; 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
                              Friday, November 2, 2018; 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
           Location:    La Torretta Lake Resort & Spa
                             600 La Torretta Boulevard Montgomery, TX  77356      
                                                                                                               Group Photo

  • MCERI Research Group has immediate openings for Postdoctoral Candidates 
 Date posted: Oct 9, 2018
MCERI Group was recently Awarded  $1.2 MM from the U.S. Department of Energy. The goal of this project is to develop and demonstrate a rapid and cost-effective methodology for spatio-temporal tracking of CO2 plumes during geologic sequestration using joint tomographic inversion of seismic data and distributed pressure and temperature measurements. Key elements of our methodology are: (a) a computationally efficient approach to pressure and temperature propagation calculations using the Fast Marching Method (FMM), (b) analysis of time lapse seismic data using a novel ‘seismic onset time’ approach to detect fluid front propagation , (c) data assimilation and uncertainty assessment via joint Bayesian inversion of pressure, temperature and time lapse seismic data, and (d) field validation of the methodology using data collected from ongoing field projects involving CO2 utilization for enhanced oil recovery and frequent time lapse seismic monitoring. The project team is led by Texas A&M University and includes Battelle as a subcontractor with support from Shell, Anadarko, Chevron and JX Nippon.
If the above topics interest you, please send your resume to

  • MCERI Former Students Get Together in Kuwait
           Date: Aug, 2018

          (People in the photo: Arun Kharghoria, Adel, Ahmed, Lee)
  • 2018 MCERI Graduation Party 
           Date/Time: Sunday,  May 13, 2018.
2018 is a fruitful year for MCERI with many graduated students. Graduation party is held at Dr. Datta-gupta's house to celebrate the graduation of students. Congratulations to all the newly graduated students!
                                                                         Members of MCERI
                                                             New Graduates Cutting the Cake
          Left to right: Changdong Yang (PhD, Chevron), Joshua Ebin (MS, ExxonMobil),
                              Feyi Olalotiti-Lawal (PhD, QRI)
  • 2018 MCERI software training hosted by Anadarko
           Date/Time: Thursday,  Apr 26, 2018.
           Location: Anadarko, Hackett Tower, 9950 Woodloch Forest Drive, The Woodlands, Texas 77380.
  • Dr. Akhil Datta-Gupta, Regents Professor and L.F. Peterson '36 Chair, Received Honorary Membership from the Society of Petroleum Engineers.
The Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) recently honored Dr. Akhil Datta-Gupta with SPE Honorary Membership at SPE’s Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition held 9-11 October 2017 in San Antonio, TX. Dr. Datta-Gupta was recognized for his seminal contribution in high resolution fluid flow simulation using streamlines and dynamic data integration leading to improved reservoir characterization, reservoir management and field performance assessment.


  • 2017 Annual MCERI Meeting 

Date/Time: Thursday,  November  2,  2017; 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
                  Friday,  November 3, 2017; 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Location:   La Torretta Lake Resort & Spa
                  600 La Torretta Boulevard Montgomery, TX  77356

  • 2016  MCERI Former Students Reunion
    Date/Time: Saturday,  April  16,  2016; 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
    Location:  15835 Park Ten Place, Suite 160, Houston, TX 77084 
    The main object of this reunion is to promote networking, social and technical activities between members as well as share ideas and memories.                  

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