Dr. Eric van Oort

Founder & CEO

eric-van-oortDr. Eric van Oort is a world-class expert in drilling and production who serves as EVO Energy Consulting’s principal executive. He is currently a professor in the department of petroleum and geosystems engineering at the University of Texas at Austin. He also serves as chairman of the board for Houston-based GenesisRTS, a real-time systems company that empowers operators with fit-for-purpose drilling optimization expertise, processes, and tools.

Dr. van Oort has more than 20 years experience in the oilfield industry with Shell International E&P, including over 15 years experience in drilling land and offshore exploration and development wells by Shell Upstream Americas. He was an expert in wellbore stability and real-time operation centers within Shell. His research included petroleum-related rock mechanics (e.g. wellbore stability, fluid—shale interactions, lost circulation, geopressure prediction, etc.), production technology, production chemistry and quantum mechanics—molecular spectroscopy.

A well-published subject matter expert in more than 50 major trade publications, Dr. van Oort holds four U.S. patents and five international patents on drilling techniques and associated best practices, drilling fluids, and wellbore stability, among others.

Dr. van Oort received his doctorate in chemical physics from the University of Amsterdam, his master’s degree (cum laude) in chemical physics from the University of Amsterdam and his bachelor’s degree (cum laude) in chemistry from the University of Amsterdam.