Imperial College London


Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Earth Science & Engineering

Chair in Petroleum Engineering



+44 (0)20 7594 7379a.muggeridge Website




4.51Royal School of MinesSouth Kensington Campus






  • TOTAL Professor in Reservoir Physics and EOR, Imperial College, 2011-
  • Reader in Reservoir Physics, Imperial College, 2010-2001
  • Senior Lecturer in Petroleum Engineering, Imperial College  2002-2010
  • Governors' Lecturer in Petroleum Engineering, Imperial College  1995-2002
  • Software Consultant, SSI(UK) Ltd.  1991-1995
  • Research Reservoir Engineer, BP Research Centre, Sunbury  1986-1991
  • D.Phil., Atmospheric Physics, Oxford  1983-1986
  • B.Sc. (Hons), Physics, Imperial College  1980-1983

Recent Measures of Esteem

Other Significant Activities

Imperial College Faculty of Engineering Ambassador for Women

Departmental Athena SWAN coordinator.

Reviewer for Transport in Porous Media, SPEJ, Experiments in Fluids,

Expert reviewer for Norwegian Research Council and King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals

External examiner for MSc Oil and Gas, University of Aberdeen


Improving oil recovery in oil and gas reservoirs through the development of better recovery processes, better understanding of the impact of geological heterogeneity and uncertainty and better numerical modelling of those processes.  My research uses a combination of experimental, mathematical and numerical approaches.



Hiller T, Ardevol-Murison J, Muggeridge A, et al., 2019, The Impact of Wetting-Heterogeneity Distribution on Capillary Pressure and Macroscopic Measures of Wettability, Spe Journal, Vol:24, ISSN:1086-055X, Pages:200-214

Hamid SAA, Adam A, Jackson MD, et al., 2019, Impact of truncation error and numerical scheme on the simulation of the early time growth of viscous fingering, International Journal for Numerical Methods in Fluids, Vol:89, ISSN:0271-2091, Pages:1-15

Lei Q, Xie Z, Pavlidis D, et al., 2018, The shape and motion of gas bubbles in a liquid flowing through a thin annulus, Journal of Fluid Mechanics, Vol:855, ISSN:0022-1120, Pages:1017-1039

Gago PA, King P, Muggeridge A, 2018, Fractal growth model for estimating breakthrough time and sweep efficiency when waterflooding geologically heterogeneous rocks, Physical Review Applied, Vol:10, ISSN:2331-7019

Attar A, Muggeridge A, 2018, Low salinity water injection: Impact of physical diffusion, an aquifer and geological heterogeneity on slug size, Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering, Vol:166, ISSN:0920-4105, Pages:1055-1070

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