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Petroleum Engineering

Vamegh Rasouli

Vamegh Rasouli, Ph.D.

LeNorman Endowed Leadership Chair in Petroleum Engineering

Professor & Department Head

Email: | Phone: 701-335-3601

Office Location: Room 4012, Engineering Building

Dept. 3295, 1000 E. University Avenue

Laramie, WY 82071


PhD, Imperial College, London, 2002

Professional Experience:

Dr. Rasouli was the Department Chair and Continental Resources Distinguished Professor at the Department of Petroleum Engineering, University of North Dakota, USA. He served as the head of Department of Petroleum Eng of Curtin University in Western Australia prior to his move to the States. Dr. Rasouli has been involved in development of Petroleum Engineering Programs at both undergraduate and graduate levels, establishment of advanced labs in the area of Geomechanics and Drilling, and has supervised numerous PhD students in his academic career. He has a strong record of collaboration with the oil and gas industry and has been the recipient of several industry and research funded projects. Dr. Rasouli has been a consulting Engineer to Schlumberger in the past and is now serving as an instructor for their NExT (Network of Excellence in Training) program, delivering industry short courses worldwide in different subjects including Petroleum Geomechanics, Drilling Eng, Hydraulic Fracturing, Pore pressure estimation and Sand Control.

Research Interests:

  • Petroleum Geomechanics
  • Wellbore Stability
  • Hydraulic Fracturing 
  • Sanding and Sand prevention
  • Fractured reservoir Characterization
  • Geomechanics of unconventional reservoirs 
  • Hard Rock Drilling 


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Energy & Petroleum Engineering

EN 4015

Dept. 3295

1000 E. University Ave.

Laramie, WY 82071


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