The department has a very active programme in Petroleum Engineering research and benefits from strong links with industry and conducts significant industry funded research. For more information on petroleum research in the department see our research pages

Projects


Five PhD studentships in CO2 storage, enhanced oil recovery technologies and digital rocks [Info Sheet - CO2 storage, EOR, Digital rocks]

Supervisors: Professor Martin Blunt and Dr Sam Krevor
Contact: Bhavna Patel 


Pore-Scale Imaging, Analysis, and Data-Driven Pore-Scale Modelling [Info Sheet - Pore-Scale Imaging‌]

Supervisor: Professor Martin Blunt


Topology, wettability and fluid flow in porous materials [Info Sheet - Topology]

Supervisor: Professor Martin Blunt


Determining the Magnetic Signature of Hydrocarbon-rich Environments: A numerical approach [Info Sheet - Hydro]
Supervisors: Adrian Muxworthy and Wyn Wililams (University of Edinburgh)


iCASE studentship: Pore-to-core linkages and upscaling for CO2 Storage in carbonates [Info Sheet - Digital Rock CO2 Storage‌]
Supervisor: Sam Krevor


Global CO2 storage capacity: Modeling limitations of geography and injectivity [Info Sheet - CO2 Storage Capacity]
Supervisor: Sam Krevor


Foam flow in porous media at the pore scale [Info Sheet - Foam flow in porous media at the pore scale

Supervisors: Dr Pablo Brito-Parada and Prof. Stephen Neethling


Downhole hydrocyclone design and optimisation [Info Sheet - Downhole hydrocyclone design]
Supervisors: Dr Pablo Brito-Parada 


Dynamic semi-structured meshes for fast numerical simulation of MultiPhase Modelling in Oil and Gas [Info Sheet - Semi Structured Meshes]
EPSRC CASE studentship sponsored by industrial partner BP PLC
Proposed Supervisors: Professor C. C. PainDr P. Salinas, Dr A. I. Obeysekara and Dr A. Nicolle (BP)


Pore-scale Imaging and Analysis of Multiphase Flow in Improved Oil Recovery by X-Ray Tomography [‌]
Dr. Branko Bijeljic and Martin Blunt 

Pore-scale Modelling and Analysis of Reactive Transportin Carbon Storage and Oil Recovery [Info Sheet - Reactive Transport]
Dr. Branko Bijeljic


Modelling the physics of granular rock compaction for characterisation of flow in reservoirs [Info sheet]

JP LathamJiansheng Xiang and Martin Blunt


Adsorption of Carbon Dioxide on Shales [Info Sheet - Carbon Dioxide and Shales]

Professor Mark A. Sephton, Craig Smalley, Al Fraser


Dynamic Mesh Optimisation for geological representation of highly heterogeneous reservoirs [Info Sheet - Geological_representation_using_DMO]


Aquifer thermal energy storage for large-scale heating and cooling in the UK [Info Sheet - Aquifer thermal energy storage‌]

Supervisor: Professor Matthew Jackson


Measuring and modelling the interfacial properties of crude oil [Info Sheet - Measuring and modelling interfacial properties‌]

Supervisor: Professor Matthew Jackson