Characterization of carbonate sediments

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Project Description

This project aims to investigate the lateral carbonate sediment distribution in shallow water environments in the Red Sea.
Program - Earth Science and Engineering
Division - Physical Sciences and Engineering
Field of Study - Carbonate sedimentology

About the
Researcher

Volker C. Vahrenkamp

Professor, Energy Resources and Petroleum Engineering

Volker C. Vahrenkamp
​Professor Vahrenkamp's research aims at securing future energy supply with three main thrusts:
  1. Refine the understanding of modern and ancient carbonate depositional environments and associated diagenesis for improved perception of reservoir heterogeneities on multiple scales,
  2. Advance the quantification of the complex pore networks of Arabian carbonate reservoirs and its impact on reservoir performance,
  3. Explore and develop geothermal energy in Arabian countries with special focus on desalination and cooling applications and suitable drilling techniques.

Desired Project Deliverables

- Grain size analysis - XRD analysis - component identification and abundance

RECOMMENDED STUDENT ACADEMIC & RESEARCH BACKGROUND

Biology
Biology
Carbonates
Carbonates
Marine Environment
Marine Environment