Chris White, Research Associate ProfessorChristopher D. White
Research Associate Professor

Phone: 504-862-3201
Fax: 504-865-5199

Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences
Room 200 Blessey Hall
New Orleans, LA 70118


Ph. D., Stanford University, 1987
M.S., Stanford University, 1983
B.S., University of Oklahoma, 1981

Research Interests

Reservoir engineering, geostatistics, flow in porous media, sedimentary geology, geothermal energy, numerical simulation of flow in porous media, data integration, and well test design and analysis


T. J. Mohajerin, A. W. Neal, K. Telfeyan, S. M. Sasihharan, S. Ford, N. Yang, D. A. Chevis, D. A. Grimm, S. Datta, C. D. White, and K. H. Johannesson, Geochemistry of tungsten and arsenic in aquifer systems: A comparative study of groundwaters from West Bengal, India, and Nevada, USA, Water, Air, and Soil Pollution 25 (2014), no. 1, 1–19.

M. Safari-Zanjani, C. D. White, and J. S. Hanor, Impacts of rock-brine interactions on sandstone properties in Lower Miocene sediments, southwest Louisiana, Thirty-Eighth Workshop on Geothermal Reservoir Engineering (Stanford, California), 2013.

C. Chukwudozie, M. Tyagi, S. Sears, and C. D. White, Prediction of non-Darcy coefficients for inertial flows through the Castlegate Sandstone using image-based modeling, Transport in Porous Media 95 (2102), no. 3, 563–580.

S. Kalla, C. D. White, J. Gunning, and M. E. Glinsky, Downscaling multiple seismic inversion constraints to fine-scale flow models, SPE Journal 14 (2009), no. 4, 746–758.

O. Arslan, C. D. White, and A. Wojtanowicz, Maximum revenue for oilwells with optimized downhole water drainage, Journal of Canadian Petroleum Technology 47 (2008), no. 5, 52–62.

J. Gunning, M. E. Glinsky, and C. D. White, Delivery Massager: a tool for propagating seismic inversion information into reservoir models, Computers and Geosciences 33 (2007), no. 5, 630–648.

C. D. White, B. J. Willis, J. P. Bhattacharya, S. P. Dutton, and K. Naryanan, Integration of outcrop and modern analogs in reservoir modeling, AAPG Memoir 80, ch. Sedimentologic, Statistical, and Flow Characteristics of a Tide-Influenced Delta, pp. 134–152, AAPG, Tusla, Oklahoma, 2004.

C. D. White, D. Novakovic, S. P. Dutton, and B. J. Willis, A geostatistical model for calcite concretions in sandstone, Mathematical Geology 35 (2003), no. 5, 549–575. B. J. Willis and C. D. White, Quantitative outcrop data for flow simulation, Journal of Sedimentary Research 70 (2000), 788–802.

S. P. Dutton, B. J. Willis, C. D. White, and J. P. Bhattacharya, Outcrop characterization of reservoir quality and interwell-scale cement distribution in a tide-influenced delta, Frontier Formation, Wyoming, USA, Clay Minerals 35 (2000), no. 1, 95–105.

Other Appointments

Senior Advisor, Reservoir Management, Quantum Reservoir Impact, 2014 - present.

Assistant and Associate Professor and Chevron Distinguished Professor, Craft and Hawkins Department of Petroleum Engineering, Louisiana State University, (adjunct, Geology & Geophysics; adjunct, Center for Computation and Technology), 1999-2013

Research Scientist, Bureau of Economic Geology, University of Texas at Austin, 1995-1999

Senior Research Engineer, Shell Development Company, Houston, 1987-1995

101 Blessey Hall, New Orleans, LA 70118, 504-865-5198