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Piyawat Tarasombut


Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Srinakharinwirot University,
63 Mou 6, Rangsit-Nakhonnayok Rd., Khong 16,
Ongkharak district, Nakhonnayok province 26120,

Phone : +66-85-5585255,
Email : piyawat@g.swu.ac.th

1.1 Biography

Piyawat earned his bachelor degree in Petroleum engineering (2nd class Honor) from Chulalongkorn University in 2002. Upon graduation, he joined Unocal Thailand as a Drilling and Completion engineer, working offshore in the gulf of Thailand.

In 2006, he held his Master degree from University of Tokyo in field of Geosystem engineering with the focused research on Microbial methane gas from Heavy oil. He continued to work in Japan as Production engineer for Schlumberger Information Solution to solve complications in Petroleum simulation softwares.

In 2010, he returned to Thailand to join Chevron as Reservoir engineer to manage the oil reservoirs under Benchamas & Tantawan fields for over 100 million barrel of oil reserves using the proficiency in reservoir simulation.In 2013, he moved to Schlumberger Consulting Services as Senior Petroleum engineer in Malaysia to provide variety of consulting projects for companies in Asia & Oceania region including the largest gas-condensate field in south east Asia.

In 2015, he transferred to Mubadala Thailand to work on Manora & Nongyao field to supervise the oil production of 30,000 barrel per day with the expertise in Electric Submersible Pump technique and Waterflooding scheme.

From 2017 onward, Piyawat entered to International School of Engineering, Petroleum & Natural gas Engineering at Srinakharinwirot University until now.


1.2 Education

  • Master of Engineering, Geosystem engineering, University of Tokyo, Japan, 2006.
  • Bachelor of Engineering (2nd class Honors) Petroleum Engineering, Chulalongkorn University, Thailand, 2002.


1.3 Academic Positions

  • Lecturer, International School of Engineering, Petroleum & Natural gas Engineering program, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Srinakharinwirot University, 2017-Present


1.4 University Teaching Courses

  • PTRL3015 Drilling & Completion
  • PTE207 Rock & Fluid Properties
  • PTE206 Reservoir Engineering
  • PTRL2020 Petrophysics
  • PTE201 Fluid Mechanics
  • INE201 Statistics


1.5 Professional Societies

  • President of Student Chapter committee, Society of Petroleum Engineering Thailand, 2012-2013.

2.1 Primary Research Area

  • Geothermal energy


2.2 Research Areas

  • Enhanced Oil Recovery
  • Unconventional Resources


2.3 Research Statement

  • The research area of Piyawat divided into 3 groups consisting of Geothermal energy, Enhanced Oil Recovery, and Unconventional Resources. The first area intends to utilize the earth’s natural heat energy from subsurface by actively inject water into wells to be heated and pumped back with no toxic chemicals used. The second area is focused on  the process to extract the oil that has not already been retrieved through the primary or secondary oil recovery techniques by altering the chemical composition of the oil in order to ease the extraction. The third area is placed on oil or natural gas resources that undeveloped in traditional formations and must use specialized extraction techniques to turn into viable fossil fuel reserves.

  • International Journal
    1. Chigbo, I., Gordon, G., Tarasombut, P., 2017. The First Application of Specialty Sand Screens in Combination with Fully Integrated ESP Technology in Nong Yao Field, Thailand. SPE Conference, Mumbai India.
    2. Khalidas, S., Nguyen, L., Tarasombut, P., 2014. Re-Fracturing Design by Utilizing 3D-Geomechanics for Tight Gas-Condensate Sand in Angsi Field, Malaysia. Schlumberger Reservoir Symposium.
    3. Purdy, K., Erickson, D., Tarasombut, P., 2012. BEWT: On the Road to 40% Recovery. Chevron Reservoir Management Newsletter


  • National Journal


    • International Conference


      • National Conference