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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. Wider interests include future trends of the oil and gas industry in the wider energy interest. The role of personality in subsurface teams is a current research interest.


Jan. 2009-PresentEdinburgh Total Professor of Petroleum GeoengineeringHead of Energy Academy Sep. 2003-Dec. 2008Total Professor of Petroleum GeoengineeringHead of Institute of Petroleum Engineering Aug. 1999-Aug. 2003Total Professor of Petroleum Geoengineering (Originally Elf funded) 2002-2003Deputy Convenor of the Institute 2003-2005Sub-Dean of the University Aug. 1996- Aug. 1999Senior Lecturer (Funded by Elf) Dept of Petroleum Engineering Oct. 1992 - Aug. 1996Lecturer Oct. 1989-Oct. 1992Research Associate, Dept. of Petroleum Engineering Apr. 1988-Sept. 1989Chief Exploration Geologist, Unocal Indonesia Ltd., Balikpapan, Kalimantan Sep. 1987-Apr. 1988District Geologist, Unocal Netherlands Inc., The Hague Jul. 1983-Sep.1987Area Development Geologist, Unocal Netherlands Inc., The Hague Nov.1979-Jul. 1983Geologist, Union Oil G.B., Sunbury Jan.1979-Nov.1979Mudlogging Geologist, Gearhart-Owen, Aberdeen. Qualifications 1977 - Exeter University, DevonBSc. 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, EdinburghPhD. Petroleum Engineering.Reservoir Characterisation of a Laminated Sediment, Rannoch Fm., M. Jurassic, NS 2006 - Heriot-Watt University, EdinburghDSc. 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)

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
fracture network
dual porosity
hydrocarbon reservoir

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