Iraj Ershaghi

Expert in petroleum engineering, especially oil and gas seeps, gas prices, oil spills and oil and gas reserves

Holder of the Omar B. Milligan Chair in Petroleum Engineering

Director of Petroleum Engineering Program

USC Viterbi School of Engineering


  • petroleum and natural gas reservoirs
  • geothermal reservoirs
  • oil spills
  • gas migration
  • well control
  • drilling and production
  • offshore drilling
  • oil and gas reserves
  • marginal wells
  • smart oilfield technologies
  • oil prices
  • gas storage

Additional Information

  • Author of Reservoir Engineering of Fractured Reservoirs (1995) and more than 80 technical papers
  • Numerous education and teaching awards from the Society of Petroleum Engineers and other organizations

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