Egor Dontsov

Chief Scientist

Egor Dontsov is a scientist with over ten years of academic and industrial experience.

Prior to joining ResFrac, Egor worked at W.D. Von Gonten Laboratories, the University of Houston as Assistant Professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, and the University of British Columbia as Postdoctoral Research and Teaching Fellow in the Mathematics Department. He earned his Ph.D. degree in Civil Engineering at the University of Minnesota and Bachelor’s degree with honors in Physics at Novosibirsk State University.

Egor’s primary expertise area lies in theoretical and numerical modeling of hydraulic fracturing, proppant transport, and geomechanics. He has written and been exposed to the development of several academic and commercial simulators of hydraulic fracturing, proppant transport, and reservoir flow. Egor served as a reviewer for dozens of journals and several scientific proposals within and outside of the US, invited multiple times to give keynote lectures and seminars, as well as participated in organization of minisymposia at international conferences and workshops. Egor has published over fifty peer reviewed papers and received several awards, including Outstanding Technical Editor Service Award from SPE Journal in 2018, N.G.W. Cook award, as well as Best Dissertation award from University of Minnesota to name a few.

On the personal side, Egor leads an active lifestyle, and has climbed over 100 mountains. Over the last decade, he has also enjoyed cross-country skiing, running, mountain and road biking, hiking, and downhill and backcountry skiing. He has recently moved to triathlons. Within a single year, Egor finished his first ever triathlon – ironman distance, earned All World Athlete status, and qualified for US Triathlon National Championship.

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Egor's posts

Welcoming Dr. Thomas Finkbeiner to the team as a Senior Technical Advisor

ResFrac is honored to welcome Dr. Thomas Finkbeiner to the team as a Senior Technical Advisor. Having lived many years in the region and consulted with Saudi Aramco and others, Thomas brings valuable technical and regional expertise to the ResFrac team. We look forward to his contribution as we develop and penetrate the rapidly growing Middle East market.

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Notable papers from the 2024 SPE Hydraulic Fracturing Technology Conference

Last week wrapped another outstanding SPE Hydraulic Fracturing Technology Conference. Every year, I write a blog post highlighting notable HFTC papers. Here is this year’s edition! As in past years, this is not an attempt to pick the ‘best’ papers. It’s a selection of papers that I personally found insightful, based on my own interests and specialization.

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