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Berna Hascakir

  • PhD
  • Assistant Professor
  • Texas A&M University System
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Journal of Petroleum Science & Engineering

Managing Guest Editor for Special Issue: Thermal EOR

2016 - Present

Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering

Associate Editor

2014 - Present

Recent publications

  • Determination of the stability of asphaltenes through physicochemical characterization of asphaltenes

    • Prakoso A
    • Punase A
    • Klock K
    • et al.
  • The impact of asphaltene precipitation and clay migration on wettability alteration for Steam Assisted Gravity Drainage (SAGD) and expanding solvent-SAGD (ES-SAGD)

    • Kar T
    • Yeoh J
    • Ovalles C
    • et al.

Professional experience

Assistant Professor

Texas A and M University System

April 2012 - Present

Senior Heavy Oil Reservoir Engineer


November 2010 - April 2012(a year)


Energy Resources Engineering, Postdoc

Stanford University

October 2008 - June 2010(2 years)

Petroleum Engineering, PhD


September 2003 - August 2008(5 years)

Environmental Technologies, MS

Dokuz Eylul Universitesi

September 2001 - August 2003(2 years)

Environmental Engineering, BS

Dokuz Eylul Universitesi

September 1996 - July 2001(5 years)


Berna Hascakir is an assistant professor and the holder of Stephen A. Holditch Faculty Fellow at Texas A&M University in the Petroleum Engineering Department. She pursued postdoctoral studies at Stanford University in the Energy Resource Engineering Department and worked for Schlumberger in Venezuela, UK, and Colombia as a senior Heavy Oil Reservoir Engineer. Her research interests include thermal enhanced oil recovery, flow insurance problems due to asphaltene precipitation or emulsion formation, environmental impact of oil extraction from unconventional reserves, and water-rock interaction. She holds B.S. and M.S. degrees from Dokuz Eylul University in Environmental Engineering, and a Ph.D. degree from Middle East Technical University in Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering. She has authored and coauthored more than 70 technical papers. She is the receipt of the International SPE Junior Faculty Research Grant in 2014 and the International SPE Innovative Teaching Award in 2015. She is a member of SPE since 2004.

Co-authors (48)

  • Ryan Santoso

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