Dr. Chantsalmaa Dalkhaa is a Principal Reservoir Engineer on the Reservoir Engineering team at the EERC. Dr. Dalkhaa coleads the Reservoir Engineering Team, supervises reservoir engineers and geoscientists, manages and oversees projects, contributes to research proposal writing and preparation, and conducts technical and research work that includes developing and calibrating geologic models of the subsurface and running dynamic simulations to evaluate CO2 enhanced oil recovery (EOR) performance of oil fields and the long-term fate of CO2 sequestration into saline aquifers, estimate ultimate oil recovery, evaluate production performance of unconventional oil and gas reservoirs, and assess refracturing potential in the Bakken petroleum system. She holds Ph.D., M.S., and B.S. degrees in Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering from the Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey. She did her postdoctoral research in both the Department of Chemical and Petroleum Engineering and the Geoscience Department at the University of Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
Dr. Dalkhaa’s principal areas of interest and expertise include numerical modeling and simulation of various EOR techniques including solvent and thermal methods and cold heavy oil production with sand, CO2 sequestration and monitoring, and production evaluation and estimation of ultimate recovery from unconventional shale plays. In addition, she has authored and coauthored several professional publications.