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MINH C. NGUYEN
Carbon Storage | Geohydrology | Toastmasters
minh.ku06@gmail.com | 720-209-1997

EDUCATION

PhD Geology, University of Wyoming, Laramie, Wyoming, Expected 2020
MS Petroleum Engineering, University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas, 2014
Certification: Schlumberger Reservoir Engineering & Simulation School
Software:  Petrel, Eclipse®, Matlab, ArcGIS, Surfer, and MS Office

EXPERIENCE

Graduate Research Assistant, Los Alamos National Laboratory, 2017 – Present
Summer Visiting Researcher, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Summer 2016
Graduate Research Assistant, University of Wyoming, 2015 – Present
Energy Research Intern, Kansas Geological Survey, 2014 – 2015
Graduate Research Assistant, University of Kansas, 2012 – 2014
Reservoir Engineer, Schlumberger, 2010 – 2012
Geoscience Intern, ConocoPhillips, Summer 2009

PUBLICATIONS

Accepted & Published

Nguyen, M.C., Wei, N., Zhang, X., Zhang, Y., and Stauffer, P.H. (2017) An Object-based Modeling Study of CO2 Storage in Low-Permeability Deep Saline Aquifers at the Shenhua site, Ordos basin, Geomechanics and Geophysics for Geo-Energy and Geo-Resources, Springer, accepted for publication

Nguyen, M.C., Zhang, Y., Li, J., Li, X., Bai, B., Wu, H., Wei, N., and Stauffer, P.H. (2017) A Geostatistical Study in Support of CO2 Storage in Deep Saline Aquifers at the Shenhua Site, Ordos Basin, Energy Procedia, in press

Nguyen, M.C., Li, J., Li, X., Zhang, Y., and Stauffer, P.H. (2016) Geological Modeling and Reservoir Simulation supporting CO2 storage in a Deep Saline Formation, Shengbei Injection Site, Ordos Basin, China, 16th LANL Annual Student Symposium, Los Alamos, NM

Nguyen, M.C., Li, J., Li, X., Zhang, Y., and Stauffer, P.H. (2016) Geological Modeling and Reservoir Simulation supporting CO2 storage in a Deep Saline Formation, Shengbei Injection Site, Ordos Basin, China, 15th Annual Carbon Capture, Utilization & Storage Conference, Tysons Corner, VA, DOI: 10.13140/RG.2.2.34973.31204

Jiao, J., Nguyen, M.C., Zhang, Y., and others (2015) Integrated Modeling of Groundwater Surface Water Interaction in Snowy Range, Wyoming, WyCEHG Round Up, Laramie, WY

Bidgoli, T.S., Watney, W.L., Gerlach, P.M., and Nguyen, M.C. (2014) Episodic Reactivation of Critically-stressed Basement Faults in Southern Kansas: Implications for Wastewater Disposal and Long-term Storage of CO2, GSA Annual Meeting, San Fransico, CA

Nguyen, M.C., Tsau, J.S., Goldstein, R.H., and Franseen, E.K. (2014) A Reservoir-Analog Study of Scale Up Processes for Facies Distributions and Connected Volumes, KICC Annual Meeting, Lawrence, KS

Birdie, T., Watney, L., Gerlach, P., Killion, M., Holubnyak, E., Raney, J., Bidgoli, T., Williams, G., Nguyen, M.C., and Wilson, B. (2014) Impacts of carbon dioxide storage in the saline Arbuckle aquifer on freshwater aquifers in Kansas, 59th Annual Midwest Ground Water Conference

Fazelalavi, M., Watney, W.L., Doveton, J., Rush, J., Fazelalavi, M.F., and Nguyen, M.C. (2014) Determination of Capillary Pressure Curves in the Mississippian Limestone, KICC Annual Meeting, Lawrence, KS

Tsau, J.S., Nguyen, M.C., Franseen, E.K., Goldstein, R.H., Benson, G., Ballard, M., and Liang, J.T. (2012) La Molata Model Simulation – Impact of Heterogeneous Carbonates on Flow Behavior and Oil Production, (FC)2 Annual Meeting, Houston, TX

AWARDS & HONORS

1st Place Laramie Morning Toastmasters Speech Contest, 2016, 2017
2nd Place Laramie Morning Toastmasters Table Topics Contest, 2017
McMurry Fellowship in Energy Research, 2017-2018
Leon Borgman Student Excellence Scholarship, 2016-2017
University of Wyoming Academic Affairs Scholarship, 2016
Albert E. Bradbury Geology & Geophysics Fellowship, 2016
School of Energy Resources Graduate Assistantship, 2016
Chevron Conference Scholarship, 2016
Schlumberger Rewards of Excellence, 2011, 2012
2nd Place Geology Pangaea Team Competition, 2009
Society of Petroleum Engineers Scholarship, 2008

SERVICE & OUTREACH

Many Hats, Toastmasters International, 2014 – Present
VP & President, SPE Young Professionals, 2009 – 2012

ORGANIZATIONS

Toastmasters International
Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE)