Affiliate Scientist


(801) 581-5126


(801) 585-3540


Unconventional reservoir and production engineering

Simulation development

Numerical analysis

Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering, University of Utah

B.Sc. in Petroleum Engineering, University of Kansas

Minor in Mathematics, University of Kansas

Language Skills

  • English
  • Spanish

John Zink Graduate Scholarship Recipient, 2014

Conoco Phillips Fellowship, 2014

Energy and Geoscience Institute Fellowship, 2013

Best Petroleum-Geology Project, Kansas Geological Society, Wichita, Kansas, 2010

Physics and Astronomy Undergraduate Research Awards, 2008 – 2009

Raul Velasco, Palash. Panja, Milind Deo, 2016, New Production Performance and Prediction Tool for Unconventional Reservoirs, Society of Petroleum Engineers Unconventional Resources Technology Conference (URTeC), 1- 3 August, San Antonio, Texas

R. Velasco, and M. Deo, “Material Balance for Tight Formations”, Journal of Unconventional Oil and Gas Resources (Under Peer Review), 2015

Palash. Panja, Manas Pathak, Raul Velasco, Milind Deo, 2016, Least Square Support Vector Machine: An Emerging Tool for Data Analysis, Society of Petroleum Engineers Low Permeability Symposium, 5-6 May, Denver, Colorado

Besson, D., R. Keast, and R. Velasco. “In Situ and Laboratory Studies of Radiofrequency Propagation through Ice and Implications for Siting a Large-Scale Antarctic Neutrino Detector.” Astroparticle Physics 31.5 (2009): 348-58. Print