The Digital Rocks Lab is a multi-million collaboration between Shell Global Solutions International BV and Imperial College London. Led by Professor Geoffrey Maitland, the 5 year Imperial-Shell Digital Rocks Programme aims to revolutionise the way reservoirs are charaterised and how oil and gas recovery processes are designed.
This is being done using a range of expertise, experience and research focused on rock-fluid imaging techniques linked to modelling at multiple length scales. The research is organised under three integrated themes:
- Pore-Scale Imaging and Simulation of Pore-Scale Flow
- Wettability - Measurements and Modification
- Molecular Modelling or Rock-Fluid Interactions
The team is spread across four Departments at Imperial College London: