Murat Fatih TUĞAN

Dr. Murat Fatih TUĞAN                                                   
Executive Advisor, SPE Turkey Section
Chief Reservoir Engineer, Turkish Petroleum Corporation (TP)


Murat Fatih TUĞAN graduated from METU Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering (PETE) Department in 2006 and started to work for Turkish Petroleum (TP) Thrace District Production Department as a Production Engineer. After April 2009, he was appointed in TP Headquarters Production Department in Ankara as a Reservoir Engineer and continued his works as Chief/Senior Reservoir Engineer until today. He worked in several projects of TP, including Libya and Colombia Exploration and Development Projects, Afghanistan Workover and Well Testing Projects, Western Black Sea Offshore Gas Fields Development and Production Projects and domestic Gas and Oil Exploration Projects. He was also appointed as Reservoir Engineering Team Lead for Unconventional Projects of TP.

Synchronous to his professional life, he continued his academic studies. He graduated from M.Sc in ITU PNGE Department in June 2010 and earned Ph.D degree in METU PETE Department in October 2017. He designed a course named “Unconventional Oil and Gas Resources” for senior students and he is currently  teaching this course in METU PETE Department.

His special Interests include pressure transient test design and analysis, production performance analysis, numerical reservoir simulation, reserves estimation, classification, auditing and unconventional oil and gas reservoir engineering .

He has also been serving in SPE Turkey Section Executive Board since 2012 and currently serving as the Executive Advisor after his presidential period of 2014 to 2018. During his presidency, he led the section to the "SPE Outstanding Young Professional Activity Section Award" in 2015, which was the first award of SPE Turkey Section in its history. While he was chairing, section organized 2 large symposiums, 50+ lectures and lots of social events especially for young professionals. He also served on the organizing committees of a number of SPE International conferences and served as a mentor in SPE eMentoring Program in 2015. He was the recipient of the “SPE Outstanding Young Professional Award” for South, Central and East Europe Region in 2013.

Murat Fatih TUĞAN is currently working for TP as Chief/Senior Reservoir Engineer. He is also a member of SPE (Society of Petroleum Engineers) since 2003 and PMO (Chamber of Petroleum Engineers of Turkey) since 2009.