Kagan Kutun.

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Personal Profile

Kagan Kutun joined NREL in 2022. His research at NREL focuses on the reservoir and heat flow modeling aspects of enhanced geothermal systems (EGS) and geothermal coproduction at legacy oil and gas fields. Additionally, he performs research on modeling of ground source heat pump systems and urban deep direct use geothermal resources. He has extensive industry and research experience in reservoir and hydraulic stimulation numerical modeling. He was involved with the U.S. Department of Energy EGS Collab project during his studies. He currently also holds a part-time research associate position at Colorado School of Mines.

Research Interests

Reservoir and hydraulic stimulation modeling

Wellbore heat transfer

Enhanced geothermal systems

Ground source heat pump system design and modeling

Distributed fiber optic sensing

High-performance computing

Education/Academic Qualification

PhD, Petroleum Engineering, Colorado School of Mines

Master, Petroleum Engineering, Colorado School of Mines

Bachelor, Petroleum Engineering, Istanbul Technical University


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