Aziz Odeh

Aziz Odeh
Aziz Odeh
Nazareth, Palestine
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Dr. Aziz Odeh was born in Nazareth, Palestine on December 10, 1925. He migrated to the United States in 1947 to attend the University of California at Berkeley where he received a B.S. in engineering in 1951. Odeh earned his M.S. from UCLA in 1951 and then took employment with the Magnolia Petroleum Company which would later be purchased by Mobil. He took a leave of absence in 1955 to pursue his PhD at UCLA and received his degree in 1959. Odeh next worked as a reservoir engineer with Mobil Oil de Venezuela until 1961 when he transferred to the Field Research Laboratory of Mobil Research and Development Corporation. He advanced through a number of technical positions until 1978 when he became Manager of Reservoir Engineering. While managing and directing research, Odeh maintained his technical activity which was recognized in 1980 when Mobil named him Senior Scientist, the company's most prestigious technical position. Dr. Odeh was inducted into the National Academy of Engineering in 1987 and has been the only member elected from Mobil's earth science organizations. He retired from Mobil in 1989, but continued to work as a consultant to Mobil and a number of other organizations until his death in 1994.

List of Patents

Method for Recovering Hydrocarbons, 67/02/07

Vertical Flooding Method of Oil Recovery, 68/03/05

Method of Improved Oil Recovery by Simultaneous Injection of Water with an In-Situ Combustion Process, 85/01/15

Method for Determining Consistent Relative Permeability Values from Dynamic Displacement Data, 87/01/20

List of Papers

Scale Limitations in Potentiometric Model Construction [1]

Permeability Log Determination [2]

Effect of Viscosity Ratio on Relative Permeability [3]

Comments on...Two-Phase Flow Through Porous Media

A Potentiometric Study of the Effects of Mobility Ratio on reservoir Flow Patterns [4]

The Material Balance as an Equation of a Straight Line [5]

The Material Balance as an Equation of a Straight Line--Part II, Field Cases [6]

Pressure Buildup Analysis, Variable-Rate Case [7]

Pressure Drawdown Analysis, Variable-Rate Case [8]

Unsteady-State Behavior of Naturally Fractured Reservoirs [9]

The Effect of Production History on Determination of Formation Characteristics From Flow Tests [10]

The Equations of Motion of Fluids in Porous Media: I. Propagation Velocity of Pressure Pulses [11]

Steady-State Flow Capacity of Wells with Limited Entry to Flow [12]

Flow Test Analysis for a Well with Radial Discontinuity [13]

Generalized Equations Relating Pressure of Individual Wells and Grids in Reservoir Modeling [14]

Reservoir Simulation...What is It? [15]

A Method for Determining the Static Pressure of a Well from Buildup Data [16]

Pulse Testing: Mathematical Analysis and Experimental Verification [17]

Two-Rate Flow Test, Variable-Rate Case-- Application to Gas-Lift and Pumping Wells [18]

Estimating Maximum Sand-Free Production Rates from Friable Sands for Different Well Completion Geometries [19]

An Improved Method for Simulating Ideal Low-Tension Flooding Processes [20]

Characterization of a Gas Well from One Flow-Test Sequence [21]

Pseudosteady-State Flow Capacity of Oil Wells with Limited Entry and an Altered Zone Around the Wellbore [22]

Pseudosteady-State Flow Equation and Productivity Index for a Well with Noncircular Drainage Area [23]

Flow of Non-Newtonian Power-Law Fluids Through Porous Media [24]

A Strongly Coupled, Fully Implicit, Three Dimensional Three Phase Reservoir Simulator [25]

An Equation for Calculating Skin Factor Due to Restricted Entry [26]

Comparison of Solutions to a Three-Dimensional Black-Oil Reservoir Simulation Problem [27]

An In-Situ Combustion Process Simulator with a Moving-Front Representation [28]

An Overview of Mathematical Modeling of the Behavior of Hydrocarbon Reservoirs

A Sensitivity Study of the Effect of Parameters on Results from In-Situ Combustion Simulator [29]

The Proper Interpretation of Field-Determined Buildup Pressure and Skin Values for Simulator Use [30]

A General Approach to Estimating the Cost of Recovering Crude Oil by Surfactant Waterflood Techniques [31]

Flow Tests's Analyses: Liquid Case

A Method for Reducing the Rate Effect on Oil and Water Relative Permeabilities Calculated from Dynamic Displacement Data [32]

Reservoir Simulation-The Present and the Future

Comparison of Solutions of the Nonlinear and Linearized Diffusion Equations [33]

Productivity of a Horizontal Well [34]

Productivity of a Horizontal Well - Appendices A and B [35]