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Seung Kam

Interim Department Chair

Longwell-Leonard Family Distinguised Professor

Donald W. and Gayle A. Keller Distinguished Professor

Craft & Hawkins Department of Petroleum Engineering

Louisiana State University

3207C Patrick F. Taylor Hall

Baton Rouge, LA 70803

Phone: 225-578-5216 / Fax: 225-578-8433

Educational Background

  • PhD: Petroleum & Geosystems Engr., Univ. of Texas at Austin, 1998; Dissertation: “Interaction between Bubbles and Solids: Three Applications” (Prof. W.R. Rossen)
  • MS: Petroleum Engr. in ERE, Seoul National Univ. (Korea), 1994; Thesis: “A Study on Kill Simulation by Combining Transient and Pseudo-Steady States” (Prof. J.M. Kang)
  • BS: Energy and Resources Engr. (ERE), Seoul National Univ. (Korea), 1992

Employment History

  • Assistant Professor, Department of Petroleum Engineering, Louisiana State Univ., since June 2006
  • Adjunct Professor, Australian School of Petroleum, Univ. of Adelaide, June 2006 - June 2012
  • Lecturer (Assistant Professor), Australian School of Petroleum, Univ. of Adelaide, May 2002 - June 2006
  • Full-time Visiting Senior Research Scientist, Santos, Australia, Nov. 2002 - May 2003
  • Postdoc, Petroleum & Geosystems Engr., Univ. of Texas at Austin, Jan. 1999 - May 2002
  • Dept. graduate research assistant, Univ. of Texas at Austin, Sept. 1994 - Dec. 1998
  • Dept. graduate research assistant, Seoul National Univ., Korea, March 1992 - Feb. 1994

Research Projects

  • CO2 foams for EOR and CO2 underground sequestration
  • Foam/surfactant-driven chemical IOR and EOR techniques
  • Shallow subsurface environmental remediation
  • Flow assurance and production facilities in deepwater development
  • Foam fracturing for shale gas and tight gas formations
  • Foam drilling with foam flow characterization
  • Pipeline leak detection; multiphase flow behavior in pipes and annulus