Current projects involve 2 PhD students and 12 post-doctoral researcher associates/fellows and include research in the fields of:
Previous work incorporated the early stages of Project 4 prior to "Digital Rocks" becoming a major component of the programme.
- Rock-fluid Interactions - mineral dissolution
- Phase behaviour of carbon dioxide and reservoir fluids (i.e., brines and hydrocarbons)
- Interfacial properties of reservoir fluids and effects of confinement
- Impurities in the CO2 stream i) interfacial properties and ii) phase Behaviour
- Transport properties, extending HTHP rheology, viscosity/density data
- Molecular Equations of State (thermodynamic EoS modelling) - SAFT
Transport property models - VW viscosity
Dr Emmanuel Efika
Dr Branko Bijeljic
Dr John Crawshaw
Benaiah Anabaraonye - "Mineral reaction rates relevant to carbon sequestration in carbonate reservoirs"
Dr Ruien Hu - "Rheology of Carbon Dioxide and Crude Oil Mixtures"
Dr Andrew Haslam - "Molecular equations of state (thermodynamics and modelling)"
Dr Lisa Joss - "Multi-scale imaging of gas sorption in microporous rocks
Dr Srikanth Ravipati - "Molecular equations of state (thermodynamics and modelling)"
Dr Mihaela Stevar - "Interfacial properties of CO2 - water/brine - mineral systems at reservoir conditions"
Dr Yolanda Sanchez-Vicente "Phase equilibrium of non-aqueous systems"
Dr Geraldine Torin Ollarves "Phase Equilibrium of non-aqueous systems"
Dr Binh Thanh Nguyen- "Molecular equations of state and transport models for Qatar fluids"
Dr Johann-Philipp Crusius - "prediction of viscosity of asymmetric mixtures using molecular dynamics"
Takeshi Kurotori - "Hydrodynamic dispersion and heterogeneity during miscible and immiscible displacements "
Ayo Rufai - "Reactive Transport and the Effects of Carbon Dioxide Injection into Fractured Systems: Micro-models"
Dr Saif Al Ghafri - "Hydrocarbon-CO2 phase behaviour / brine-CO2 densities"
Dr Shane Cadogan - "Diffusion of CO2 in Fluids Relevant to Carbon Capture, Utilisation and Storage"
Claudio Calabrese - "Viscosity of mixtures relevant to carbon sequestration: CO2 in brines and hydrocarbons"
Carolina Contreras-Quintanilla - Impurities in the CO2 stream (Phase behaviour)
Dr Emily Chapman - "Microfluidic Visualisation and Analysis of Multiphase Flow Phenomena at the Pore Scale"
Dr Florence Chow - "Interfacial properties of CO2/brine and the effects of impurities"
Dr Simon Dufal - "Development and application of advanced thermodynamic molecular description of complex reservoir fluids containing carbon dioxide and brines"
Dr Daniel Eriksen - "Molecular equations of state (thermodynamics and modelling"
Dr Oussama Gharbi - "Fluid-rock interactions in carbonates: applications to CO2 storage"
Dr Rayane Hoballah - "Phase equilibrium of aqueous systems "
Dr Shuxin Hou - "Water-CO2 phase behaviour"
Dr Xuesong Li - "Interfacial properties of reservoir fluids and rocks"
Dr Mark McBride - "Viscosity and density of aqueous fluids with dissolved CO2
Dr Cheng Peng - "Chemical Interactions Between CO2 Acidified Aqueous Fluids and Carbonate Minerals"
Dr Nico Riesco - Transport Properties PredictionDr Catinca Secuiana - "Interfacial properties of CO2 - water/brine - mineral systems at reservoir conditions"
Dr Rudolf Umla - "The Enskog-2 model, a new viscosity model for simple fluids and alkanes"
A full list of publications related to this project are available here