outcrop, pore scale, reservoir

Outcrop Modelling

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.

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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.

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Reservoir Characterisation

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.

Rock Mechanics

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.

Smart Wells

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.

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Fluid char / Granular / History Matching

Fluid Characterisation

 Fluid characterisation

Granular / Particulate Systems

History Matching / Uncertainty

Fracturs, Multicomponent flow, Well testing


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Multicomponent Flow

CO2 / EOR / Heavy Oil

Well Testing

Well testing