Gheorghe Brănoiu

University of Petroleum and Gas Ploiești

Nationality: Romanian

Scope of interest: CO2 geological storage in saline aquifers and hydrocarbon basins, assessment of subsurface structures, simulations of capture and injection


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Dr Brănoiu is an Associate Professor doctor engineer at the Petroleum-Gas University of Ploiesti, Faculty of Petroleum and Gas Engineering. He is involved in teaching disciplines related to Geological Sciences and Petroleum Engineering in the Petroleum-Gas University of Ploiesti since October 1996. He has significant experience as a geological engineer (including reporting on E&P activities in Romania and assessing opportunities for farm-in/farm-out agreements in onshore/offshore E&P in Romania, Israel, Croatia, Egypt, and Iraq-Kurdistan.

He is editor-in-chief of the Romanian Journal of Petroleum & Gas Technology and president of Ploiesti-Prahova Branch of Geological Society of Romania since May 2018, as well as an expert with the National Agency for Mineral Resources of Romania.

He has authored or co-authored 7 technical books, 4 practical guides for students/specialists, and 92 scientific and technical papers, prepared 45 research contracts, acted as a peer reviewer for MDPI journals, and managed an international project on a hybrid system for energetic efficiency using geothermal energy, applied in UPG campus in Ploiesti, with a contract value of €1.5 million under the EEA and Norwegian Financial Mechanism, resulting in a reduction of CO2 emissions of approx. 661 tonnes/year and several other significant benefits.