outcrop, pore scale, reservoir
Development of high resolution 3D models derived from outcrop analogues, to provide insight into the geological processes that control reservoir architecture, obtain quantitative data to constrain subsurface models, and improve understanding of the interaction between heterogeneity and flow during production.
Pore Scale Modelling
Pore-scale Modelling develops network models as practical reservoir description and simulation tools to study a variety of two- and three-phase displacement processes.
Development of novel models to represent geological structures and heterogeneity in reservoirs including object based and geostatistical models. Research into modeling only those features which influence flow. Use of neural networks to predict petrophysical properties.
Reservoir / Rock mech / Smart wells
Reservoir Modelling / Upscaling
Numerical studies of flow at various scales in reservoirs and the development of new techniques for upscaling single and multiphase flow using techniques like wavelets and renormalization.
Development of constitutive models for the deformation and failure of rock; macroscopic and microscopic study of borehole instability; development of models for the hydromechanical behavior of rock fractures and fractured rock masses; coupled thermo-hydro-mechanical modelling of nuclear waste repositories.
Development of downhole monitoring and control techniques for smart wells, which incorporate feedback between near- and in-well measurements and inflow control valves. Application of these to improve sweep efficiency and mitigate against uncertain reservoir behaviour.
Fluid char / Granular / History Matching
Granular / Particulate Systems
History Matching / Uncertainty
Fracturs, Multicomponent flow, Well testing
CO2 / EOR / Heavy Oil