MJ Miao, Ph.D  CEO 

Research Advisor in geology, Petroleum and Geosystem Department, UT Austin
Research Areas: Structural geology, carbonate reservoir modeling, and HTHP gas and condensate gas field engineering. 

Years’ hands-on experience in oilfield for oil & gas exploration and development, led multi-disciplinary research teams undertaking national major R&D programs on thrust belt structural and geological modeling and evaluation, HTHP gas reservoirs developing plan, HTHP gas well testing, and HTHP drilling and well completion tools developing.

Core Science Advisors 

Wei Yu, Ph.D  Senior Engineering advisor

Research Associate, Petroleum and Geosystem Department, UT Austin & Department of Petroleum Engineering, Texas A&M University
Research Areas: Development an efficient semi-analytical model for simulation shale gas and tight oil production with complex non-planar fracture networks, Development of an integrated simulation platform for unconventional reservoirs (ISPUR), Field application ISPUR in Marcellus shale and Bakken, CO2-EGR and CO2-EOR in Barnett shale and Bakken, New Analytical and Semi-Analytical Model Development ,  New Decline Curve Model Development.

​​Hongbing Xie, Ph. D IT & Geological modeling Advisor
CEO, Beijing Karst Technology LTD

Reserarch Advisor in Computer science and geology, Petroleum and Geosystem Engineering Department, UT Austin

Research Areas: Computer Science, basin and fracture modeling, Resource evaluation and simulation in Oil E&D. Focusing on geology modeling, simulation methodology and application. Leading China national and PetroChina's major R&D programs on basin modeling, play & trap evaluation, resource survey and evaluation, with 5 IP registered and multiple publications.

Kamy Sepehrnoori, Ph.D  Senior Engineering Advisor

Professor and Associate Department Chair, Petroleum and Geosystem Department, UT Austin
W.A.(Monty) Moncrief Centennial Endowed Chair in Petroleum Engineering
Research Areas: Development and application of compositional reservoir simulators for enhanced oil recovery (UTCHEM, UTCOMP, and GPAS), modeling of asphaltene deposition in reservoirs and wellbores, development and application of reservoir simulators for naturally fracture reservoirs, EOR processes for heavy oil, development and application of reservoir simulators for unconventional resources, development of parallel reservoir simulators, CO2 sequestration.

Victor Segura, Attorney  Legal advisor
Intellectual Property Attorney at V.H. Segura Law Firm PLLC​

Service Areas:

World wide intellectual property research and Legal consulting; Confidential information agreement review and draft;  Legal issues communication; Company business agreement review, and so on.  

Kan Wu, Ph.D  Engineering advisor
Assistant Professor, Department of Petroleum Engineering, Texas A&M University
Research Areas: Modeling of complex hydraulic fracture development in unconventional reservoirs, Interaction analysis of hydraulic fractures with natural fractures, Coupled geomechanics/fluid flow modeling, Analysis of wellbore strengthening 
Evaluation of well performance from unconventional gas and oil reservoirs.

Independent Advisors

 Francisco Marcondes,  Ph.D  Senior engineering advisor
Professor and Department Chair, Department of Metallurgical Engineering and Material Science, Federal University of Ceará, Brazil​
Research Areas: Development and application of compositional reservoir simulators for enhanced oil recovery (UTCHEM, UTCOMP, and GPAS), development and application of reservoir simulators for naturally fracture reservoirs, EOR processes for heavy oil, and development of parallel reservoir simulators

​​​Malin Liu, Ph. D Research Advisor
Associate Professor, Associate Director, Division of New Materials, INET, Tsinghua University, China 
Research Areas: Multiphase flow simulation using different numerical methods, such as CFD, DEM, LBM and PBM. Especially, development of an efficient code for simulation shale gas and tight oil  transport in nano-pore of shale porous media with complex fracture geometries using coupling LBM and EDFM, and development of an integrated simulation platform for proppant-water flow in complex hydraulic fracture using CFD-DEM coupling method.