Tuba Firincioglu, Ph.D., Director

Tuba Firincioglu is the Director of Operations and Reservoir Studies at NITEC LLC. She joined NITEC in 1998 as a reservoir engineer. Her professional experience has focused on the application of reservoir engineering technologies to the resolution of complex reservoir development programs.

Since 1998, she has performed or managed over 100 reservoir studies involving dry gas, gas condensate, volatile oil, and black-oil fields; including modeling and design of many conventional and unconventional EOR applications. Her experience covers most geological environments from fluvial sands to carbonates.

Dr. Firincioglu is an expert in numerical simulation of fractured reservoirs and fluid PVT behavior under confinement. She has been involved in unconventional oil and gas resources since 2009 and has worked on all the major unconventional basins in the United States including Piance, Bakken, Three Forks, Eagle Ford, Permian (Midland, Delaware), Woodford, Meramec, Osage, and Montney. During this period she also designed and taught Unconventional Reservoir simulation courses to train operators’ personnel on NITEC’s Unconventional Workflow, LYNX Software, Sensor and 6X simulators.
Dr. Firincioglu holds a B.S. degree from Istanbul Technical University, an M.S. degree from Stanford University, and a Ph.D. degree from Colorado School of Mines – all in Petroleum Engineering.

Geographical areas of expertise

  • Unconventional: Eagle Ford, Permian (Midland, Delaware) Woodford, Meramec, Osage, Bakken, Three Forks, Montney.
  • Conventional USA: Gulf of Mexico, Brown Dolomite, Monterey Shale, Piance, Offshore California
  • Conventional International: Argentina, Bolivia, India, Indonesia, Mexico, Russia