Applications are invited for an Experimental Officer to join a multidisciplinary project whose aim is to stretch our fundamental understanding of rock properties, fluid properties and multiphase fluid flow in reservoirs, and to demonstrate the applicability of these tools for the design of CO2 storage and enhanced oil recovery. There will be a strong focus on imaging from the pore-scale to the Darcy scale and modelling to design and predict...
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- Reference ENG01691
- Date posted 24 May 2021
- Closing date 24 June 2021
Applications are invited for an Experimental Officer to join a multidisciplinary project whose aim is to stretch our fundamental understanding of rock properties, fluid properties and multiphase fluid flow in reservoirs, and to demonstrate the applicability of these tools for the design of CO2 storage and enhanced oil recovery. There will be a strong focus on imaging from the pore-scale to the Darcy scale and modelling to design and predict multi-phase flow behaviour in porous rocks. The project will be hosted in the Department of Earth Science & Engineering and in the Department of Chemical Engineering at Imperial College London as part of the Digital Rocks Lab under the supervision of Professor Martin Blunt, Professor Martin Trusler, Dr Sam Krevor and Dr. Ronny Pini. The Digital Rocks Lab is a 4 year programme started in January 2021, funded by Shell.
Duties and responsibilities
The applicant will have a HNC (or equivalent) in chemistry, process engineering, earth sciences or a related discipline or Degree (or equivalent) in chemistry, earth sciences, chemical/petroleum engineering or a related discipline is desirable. The particular focus of this post will be on maintaining and operating specialist equipment: i.e. a suite of HTHP reservoir condition core-flooding systems, HPHT rheometer, 3D X-ray Tomography Microscope Systems, HTHP Atomic Force Microscope. They will be expected to contribute in the design, execution, and interpretation of experiments; in addition, will assist with the preparation of relevant risk assessments and other Health and Safety forms, equipment inventories and updating sponsor equipment and experimental information databases. they will also have practical experience of research and/or routine oil and gas laboratory experiments/procedures/health and safety guidelines and will have excellent communication skills and a strong team work/building philosophy.
You will be highly motivated with excellent organisational skills and have the ability to interact confidently with staff and sponsors at all levels and with students. You will have a flexible approach and the ability to undertake a wide variety of work. You will make use of your initiative to prioritise workloads, so as to meet deadlines. Previous experience of working in a laboratory technical role within an oil and gas and/or carbon sequestration context is essential. You should have experience of MS office software, including Word, Excel and be familiar with SolidWorks and using web-based software applications.
The post is available from June 2021 for up to 24months in the first instance, with the possibility of extension. The post is based in the Department of Earth Science and Engineering at Imperial College London (South Kensington Campus).
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