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The Digital Rocks Lab is a £7m 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:

Chemical Engineering
Chemistry
Earth Science & Engineering
Materials