My research interests focus on the prediction, quantification, and measurement of flow and transport processes in heterogeneous geological porous media, using field, experimental, mathematical and numerical techniques.
I lead the Novel Reservoir Monitoring, Modelling and Simulation (NORMS) Group, a multidisciplinary collective of geoscientists, applied mathematicians, engineers, and experimental and computational physicists.
The group develops and applies new methods to monitor and model flow and transport in subsurface reservoirs. Applications of the research are numerous and include monitoring and modelling of hydrocarbon recovery (including improved and enhanced recovery), groundwater flow, magma reservoirs and geothermal resources.
Research Student Supervision
AlMahrooqi,D, Controlled salinity waterflooding in carbonates
AlRoudhan,A, Characterisation of wettability using measurements of streaming potential
Dilib,F, Closed-loop control of intelligent wells for production optimisation
Graham,G, Improved characterization and modelling of thinly-bedded, shallow-marine sandstone reservoirs
Ijioma,A, Inflow control of smart wells using measurements of spontaneous potential
MacAllister,DJ, Monitoring of saline water intrusion into freshwater aquifers using measurements of spontaneous potential
Maes,J, Numerical modelling of in-situ upgrading of heavy oil
Massart,B, Improved characterization and modeling of low-permeability heterolithic tidal sandstone reservoirs
Zhang,J, Pore-level modelling of multiphase spontaneous potential in porous media