Imperial College London


Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Earth Science & Engineering

Consul for Faculty of Engineering and the Business School



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4.51Royal School of MinesSouth Kensington Campus





Research Interests

  • Influence of heterogeneities on flow in porous media
  • Diffusion and dispersion in porous media
  • Experimental studies of physics of flow in porous media and comparison with analytic/numerical models
  • Upscaling single, miscible and multiphase flow
  • Movement of fluids on geological time-scales in the sub-surface
  • Storage of carbon dioxide in subsurface reservoirs
  • Improved oil recovery (miscible gas injection, thermally assisted gas-oil gravity drainage (TA-GOGD), VAPEX, WAG, wettability alteration during waterflooding)


"Characterization and quantification of remaining oil on the sub-grid block scale after waterflooding". 3 year project funded by Statoil. 2014-2017

"Lean Asset Modelling for Better System Informed Decisions". 2 year project funded by BP. 2014-2016

"Evaluation of connectivity for fields in the Rankin Platform, North West Shelf, Australia". 1 year project funded by Woodside. 2013-2014.

a??Numerical Simulation of Thermal and Reactive Flow in Porous Media - Application to In-Situ Upgrading". 3 year project funded by Total. 2012-2015.

a??A Global Framework for Quantifying the Ecosystem Service Impacts of Oil and Biofuel Productiona?? 2 year project lead by Southampton University and funded by UKERC. 2012-2014

Current PhD Students

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Abdulaziz Alsaleh (co-supervised with Martin Blunt): field scale simulation of thermal polymer degradation

Ed Andrews (main supervisor Sam Krevor): pore scale release and transport of oil by low salinity waterflooding

Catrin Harris (co-supervised with Sam Krevor): capillary trapping of carbon dioxide in subsurface brine aquifers

Irfan Tai : upscaling of polymer flooding in the near well bore region

Nele Wenck (main supervisor Sam Krevor): impact of capillary heterogeneities on rate dependent flow during subsurface storage of carbon dioxide in brine aquifers

Research Staff

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Dr. Gareth Brown

Dr. Jason Go

Dr. Yingfang Zhou

Dr. Haibao Wen