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March 2024

I have just received the hard copy of the book "Sustainable Natural Gas Drilling: Technologies and Case Studies for the Energy Transition" Edited by David A. Wood & Jianchao Cai and Published in Elsevier. I have contributed to this book by writing "Chapter 14. Drilling of gas hydrate reservoirs: recent technological developments and solutions to drilling problems". 

February 2024

We attended the 49th Workshop on Geothermal Reservoir Engineering at Stanford University, Stanford, California, February 12-14, 2024, and presented our study "Pressure Transient Analysis of Alaşehir Geothermal Reservoir ".  We appreciate the support of Zorlu Enerji on this study and also the hospitality of Prof.Dr.Roland Horne.

October 2023

I am glad for being within a percentile rank of 2% in science-wide authors with my 2022-performance according to the study of Stanford University. Here is the details of the study: "Citation metrics are widely used and misused. We have created a publicly available database of top-cited scientists that provides standardized information on citations, h-index, co-authorship adjusted hm-index, citations to papers in different authorship positions and a composite indicator (c-score). Separate data are shown for career-long and, separately, for single recent year impact. Metrics with and without self-citations and ratio of citations to citing papers are given. Scientists are classified into 22 scientific fields and 174 sub-fields according to the standard Science-Metrix classification. Field- and subfield-specific percentiles are also provided for all scientists with at least 5 papers. Career-long data are updated to end-of-2022 and single recent year data pertain to citations received during calendar year 2022. The selection is based on the top 100,000 scientists by c-score (with and without self-citations) or a percentile rank of 2% or above in the sub-field. This version (6) is based on the October 1, 2023 snapshot from Scopus, updated to end of citation year 2022. This work uses Scopus data provided by Elsevier through ICSR Lab (https://www.elsevier.com/icsr/icsrlab). Calculations were performed using all Scopus author profiles as of October 1, 2023. If an author is not on the list it is simply because the composite indicator value was not high enough to appear on the list. It does not mean that the author does not do good work."  [Ioannidis, John P.A. (2023), “October 2023 data-update for "Updated science-wide author databases of standardized citation indicators"”, Elsevier Data Repository, V6, doi: 10.17632/btchxktzyw.6]

September 2023

I am happy to receive "2023 Excellence in Review Awards" of  Energy&Fuels.

June 2023

I visited the world’s first large-scale gas hydrate production facility in Prudhoe Bay, Alaska North Slope. It is a milestone project conducted by  Department of Energy (DOE), the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), the Japan Oil, Gas and Metals National Corporation (JOGMEC) and the project operator ASRC Energy Services (AES), a subsidiary of Arctic Slope Regional Corporation (ASRC). 

January 2023

I attended the gas hydrate pressure core (coming from the Alaska North Slope) experiments in the laboratory of Geotek Coring Company in Salt Lake City, Utah.

October 2022

I am glad for being within a percentile rank of 2% in science-wide authors with my 2021-performance according to the study of Stanford University. Here is the details of the study: "Citation metrics are widely used and misused. We have created a publicly available database of over 100,000 top-scientists that provides standardized information on citations, h-index, co-authorship adjusted hm-index, citations to papers in different authorship positions and a composite indicator. Separate data are shown for career-long and single year impact. Metrics with and without self-citations and ratio of citations to citing papers are given. Scientists are classified into 22 scientific fields and 176 sub-fields. Field- and subfield-specific percentiles are also provided for all scientists who have published at least 5 papers. Career-long data are updated to end-of-2021. The selection is based on the top 100,000 by c-score (with and without self-citations) or a percentile rank of 2% or above" [Ioannidis, John P.A. (2022), “September 2022 data-update for "Updated science-wide author databases of standardized citation indicators"”, Mendeley Data, V4, doi: 10.17632/btchxktzyw.4]

March 2022

My article "Recent Natural Gas Discoveries in the Hydrate-rich Area of the Black Sea, Turkey" was published in the latest issue (March 2022) of Fire in the Ice Newsletter of NETL, DOE. 

March 2022

I made an online presentation about "Recent Developments in Gas Hydrate Exploration and Production Technologies" as an invited speaker at Turkey Gas Summit, 2-3 March, 2022.

February 2022

Frontiers in Energy Research has announced its new special issue "Gas Hydrates: From Foundation to Application". You are kindly invited to submit your manuscripts about gas hydrates:

https://www.frontiersin.org/research-topics/32956/gas-hydrates-from-foundation-to-application

Submission Deadline

30 April 2022- Abstract

31 August 2022- Manuscript

Topic Editors

Lunxiang Zhang , Jiafei Zhao , Sukru Merey , Lei Yang , Hongsheng Dong and Xiang Sun

November 2021

I am glad for being within a percentile rank of 2% in science-wide authors with my 2020-performance according to the study of Stanford University. Here is the details of the study: "Citation metrics are widely used and misused. We have created a publicly available database of over 100,000 top-scientists that provides standardized information on citations, h-index, co-authorship adjusted hm-index, citations to papers in different authorship positions and a composite indicator. Separate data are shown for career-long and single year impact. Metrics with and without self-citations and ratio of citations to citing papers are given. Scientists are classified into 22 scientific fields and 176 sub-fields. Field- and subfield-specific percentiles are also provided for all scientists who have published at least 5 papers. Career-long data are updated to end-of-2020. The selection is based on the top 100,000 by c-score (with and without self-citations) or a percentile rank of 2% or above" [Baas, Jeroen; Boyack, Kevin; Ioannidis, John P.A. (2021), “August 2021 data-update for "Updated science-wide author databases of standardized citation indicators"”, Mendeley Data, V3, doi: 10.17632/btchxktzyw.3]

October 2021

I attended to the SPE Europec featured at 82nd EAGE Conference and Exhibition, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, October 2021 and presented our study "Numerical Analysis of the Behavior of Gas Hydrate Layers After Cementing Operations" in Amsterdam.

June 2021

I attended to International Scientific Congress on Offshore Petroleum Exploration: Black Sea (ISCOPE), 1-2 June, 2021, Turkey, virtually. I presented the study "Technically Recoverable Gas Hydrate Potential of the Sakarya Gas Block in the Western Black Sea".

May 2021

I attended to SPE/IADC Middle East Drilling Technology Conference and Exhibition, 25-27 May 2021, Abu Dhabi, virtually. I presented our two papers (SPE-202082-MS and SPE-202183-MS) at this conference.

May 2021

I attended to Batman Energy Summit, May 20-21, 2021, Batman, Turkey, virtually as a speaker. I presented my study "Geothermal Evaluation of Depleted / Abandoned Oil Fields ".

April 2021

In April 2021, we completed our project "Development & Application of Automation and Artificial Intelligence System for Determining & Predicting Mechanical and Electrical Problems in Oil Well Equipment Remotely". We have monitored Batı Raman-420 well for more than 1 year with sensors remotely and with machine learning algorithms we obtained good results to predict possible pump failures.

March 2021

The second edition of A New Turkish Petroleum Engineering Book "21.Yüzyılda Petrol ve Doğal Gaz Mühendisliği" was published in Gazi Kitapevi. This book covers the future of petroleum engineering, new drilling technologies, new well logging technologies, hydraulic and acid fracturing, shale gas & shale oil, gas hydrates & coalbed methane reservoirs, enhanced oil recovery techniques, machine learning in petroleum & natural gas engineering, petroleum & natural gas economy and contracts, petroleum legislation and geothermal energy. Dr.Şükrü Merey wrote Chapter 6 of this book ("Bölüm 6: Geleneksel Olmayan Kaynaklar II: Gaz Hidratlar ve Kömür Yatağı Metanı- Chapter 6: Unconventional Resources II: Gas Hydrates and Coalbed Methane Reservoirs").

January 2021

Dr. Sukru Merey and Dr. Lin Chen published their new gas hydrate book ("Oceanic Methane Hydrates: Fundamentals, Technological Innovations, and Sustainability") by Gulf Professional Publishing, Elsevier in January 2021.

Description

Oceanic Methane Hydrates: Fundamentals, Technological Innovations, and Sustainability provides fundamental knowledge on gas hydrates, including estimations and known exploration and production methods. Historical and current oil and gas fields and roadmaps containing methane hydrates around the world are covered, along with lab experiments and advancements in numerical reservoir simulations. Comparable onshore tests are included to help engineers gain clarity on field expectations. Finally, emerging technologies in all facets of the business, including well completion, economic aspects, and environmental challenges, particularly methods to reduce the costs of methane hydrate exploration and production techniques are explored. This book provides both information on the basics and advancements needed for today’s engineer to tackle this challenging and exciting future energy source.

December 2020

A New Turkish Petroleum Engineering Book "21.Yüzyılda Petrol ve Doğal Gaz Mühendisliği" was published in Gazi Kitapevi. This book covers the future of petroleum engineering, new drilling technologies, new well logging technologies, hydraulic and acid fracturing, shale gas & shale oil, gas hydrates & coalbed methane reservoirs, enhanced oil recovery techniques, machine learning in petroleum & natural gas engineering, petroleum & natural gas economy and contracts, petroleum legislation and geothermal energy. Dr.Şükrü Merey wrote Chapter 6 of this book ("Bölüm 6: Geleneksel Olmayan Kaynaklar II: Gaz Hidratlar ve Kömür Yatağı Metanı- Chapter 6: Unconventional Resources II: Gas Hydrates and Coalbed Methane Reservoirs").


November 2020

It was great to present my study, "Technically recoverable methane hydrate potential of the marine regions in the exclusive economic zone of Turkey" via Zoom as an invited speaker at "the IV International Scientific and Technical Conference-Gas Hydrate Technologies: Global Trends, Challenges, and Horizons, Dnipro, Ukraine". Many thanks to Prof Andrii Dreus and organizing committee members for the invitation and this conference.

November 2020

It was a pleasure for me to attend "2nd International Symposium on In-situ Modification of Deposit Properties for Improving Mining (IMDPIM2) & 7th International Symposium on Unconventional Geomechanics (UG7), November 6th-8th 2020, Taiyuan, China" as an invited speaker and present my study, "Does the Horizontal Well Technology Provide Feasible and Safe Gas Production From Methane Hydrates?" via Zoom. Many thanks to Prof.Dr. Jianzong Zhao and organizing committee members for the invitation and this conference.

February 2020

I had an opportunity to attend Gordon Research Conferences-Natural Gas Hydrate Systems, February 23-28, 2020, Galveston, TX, USA. I have presented our recent study with Prof Lin Chen about the Gulf of Mexico and the Mediterranean Sea Gas Hydrates. It was great to meet gas hydrate experts from academy and industry. Many thanks to Dr Tim Collett from U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) for organizing this conference and supporting our study.

May 2019

I gave a lecture "Gas Hydrates: Current Perspectives and Future Prospects in the Black Sea, the Marmara Sea and the Mediterranean Sea" at Turkish Petroleum R & D Center for SPE Turkey Section Activity.

April 2019

I am glad to attend to IMCET CONGRESS 2019, Antalya (26th International Mining Congress and Exhibition of Turkey) with my study about coalbed methane reservoirs in Turkey. I had opportunities to discuss about different topics (coal, oil shale, shale, methane, etc.) with scientists coming from different countries.

November 2018

I attended to COST MIGRATE MC/WG Meeting in Potsdam, Germany, 26th/27th November 2018. It was great to discuss gas hydrates with the European scientists.

May 2018

It was a nice experience to attend 9th International Symposium on Eastern Mediterranean Geology, Antalya-Turkey. I enjoyed a lot by making a presentation about the gas hydrate potential of the Eastern Mediterranean Sea. It was very beneficial to discuss this topic with scientists and professionals coming from 33 countries.

December 2017

I had a great week during my visit to Environmental Geotechnology Lab of Prof.Dr.D.N.Singh at IIT Bombay, India. It was very good to discuss gas hydrate potentials both in Turkey and India. Also I am glad to have collaboration with him and his research group about gas hydrates for future studies.


June 2016

I had an opportunity to present my study "Characterization of the Potential Black Sea Gas Hydrates" in Turkish Marine Sciences Conference held at Middle East Technical University in Ankara, Turkey.


October 2015

I attended to 65th Canadian Chemical Engineering Conference, October 5-6, 2015, Calgary, Canada. I made two presentations about Black Sea gas hydrates and Dadas Shales.


February 2015

I attended to Natural Gas Hydrate Workshop, Dokuz Eylul University Marine Sciences Institute, February 23-24, 2015, Izmir, Turkey. It was a great pleasure to meet with gas hydrate experts: Dr. Arthur Johnson and Dr.Michael Max.


September 2013

I attended to 6th CGS Europe Knowledge Sharing Workshop, September 16th ,2013, Bratislava, Slovakia. It was beneficial to discuss about CO2 sequestration with the European scientists.