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Research interests

Petroleum Geoengineering, Numerical well testing, Carbonates, Oil Industry Sustainability, Personality.

Long term research interests involve integration of reservoir geoscience, petrophysics, geophysics and reservoir engineering with particular focus on static dynamic integration and recent focus on Carbonates.

Patrick is Co-Director of the International Centre for Carbonate Reservoirs and a member of the Carbonates and Fractured Reservoir Research groups.

Wider interests include future trends of the oil and gas industry in the wider energy interest. The role of poetry (geopoetics) in communicating geoscience and energy related issues.


Jan 2014 - present Professor of Carbonate Geoengineering,  Visiting Professor of Carbonate Geoengineering, UFRJ, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Uniivesrity Court and Senate member

Jan. 2012 - Jan 2014 BG Group Professor of Carbonate Geoengineering, UFRJ, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Jan. 2009-Jan 2012 Edinburgh Total Professor of Petroleum Geoengineering, Head of Energy Academy

Sep. 2003-2008 Total Professor of Petroleum Geoengineering, Head of Institute of Petroleum Engineering

Aug. 1999-Aug. 2003 Total Professor of Petroleum Geoengineering (Originally Elf funded)

2002-2003Deputy Convenor of the Institute

2003-2005Sub-Dean of the University

Aug. 1996- Aug. 1999 Senior Lecturer (Funded by Elf) Dept of Petroleum Engineering

Oct. 1992 - Aug. 1996 Lecturer

Oct. 1989-Oct. 1992 Research Associate, Dept. of Petroleum Engineering

Apr. 1988-Sept. 1989 Chief Exploration Geologist, Unocal Indonesia Ltd., Balikpapan, Kalimantan

Sep. 1987-Apr. 1988 District Geologist, Unocal Netherlands Inc., The Hague

Jul. 1983-Sep.1987 Area Development Geologist, Unocal Netherlands Inc., The Hague

Nov.1979-Jul. 1983 Geologist, Union Oil G.B., Sunbury

Jan.1979-Nov.1979 Mudlogging Geologist, Gearhart-Owen, Aberdeen.


1977 - Exeter University, Devon BSc. Hons Geology 2(i)

1978 - University College, LondonMSc. Micropalaeontology

1982 - Kingston Polytechnic, Middx (PT)PGDip. (Distinction) Statistical Analysis of Geological Data

1993 - Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh PhD. Petroleum Engineering.Reservoir Characterisation of a Laminated Sediment, Rannoch Fm., M. Jurassic, NS

2006 - Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh DSc. Petroleum Geoengineering

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Research Output 1993 2019

Analysing the limitations of the dual-porosity response during well-tests in naturally fractured reservoirs

Egya, D. O., Geiger, S., Corbett, P. W. M., March, R., Bisdom, K., Bertotti, G. & Bezerra, F. H., Feb 2019, In : Petroleum Geoscience. 25, 1, p. 30-49 20 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
dual porosity
fracture network

Assessing The Uncertainty In Hydrocarbon Distributions In The Transition Zone Of A Giant Carbonate Reservoir

Albreiki, M., Geiger, S., Corbett, P. W. M. & AlAmeri, S., 18 Feb 2019.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

transition zone

High-resolution large area scanning electron microscopy: an imaging tool for porosity and diagenesis of carbonate rock systems

Buckman, J., Charalampidou, E-M. C., Zihms, S., Lewis, M. H., Corbett, P. W. M., Couples, G. D., Jiang, Z. & Huang, T., Jan 2019, Carbonate Pore Systems: New Developments and Case Studies. SEPM Society for Sedimentary Geology, (SEPM Special Publications; vol. 112).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)

Intersection of Poetry and Science – Energy Futures

Corbett, P. W. M., Aylett, R. & Nic Craith, M., 7 Aug 2019, (Unpublished).

Research output: Contribution to conferenceOther


Macro Insights from Interval Pressure Transient Tests: Deriving Key Near-Wellbore Fracture Parameters in a Light Oil Reservoir Offshore Norway

Freites, A., Corbett, P., Geiger, S. & Norgard, J-P., 3 Jun 2019, SPE Europec featured at 81st EAGE Conference and Exhibition. Society of Petroleum Engineers , SPE-195435-MS

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

well testing

Activities 2015 2015

  • 1 Participation in workshop, seminar, course

EAGE AAPG Carbonate Plays around the World

Patrick William Michael Corbett (Organiser)

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in workshop, seminar, course