Iproved oil recvery from carbonates

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Project Description

Perform flow experiments on limestone cores. Propare and age cores. Understand principles of fluid flow in proous media and some of he involved equipment
Program - Energy Resources and Petroleum Engineering
Division - Physical Sciences and Engineering
Center Affiliation - Ali I. Al-Naimi Petroleum Engineering Research Center
Field of Study - Petroleum or chemical engineering

About the
Researcher

Tadeusz W. Patzek

Professor, Energy Resources and Petroleum Engineering <br/>Director, Ali I. Al-Naimi Petroleum Engineering Research Center

Tadeusz W. Patzek
Professor Tad Patzek's research involves mathematical (analytic and numerical) modeling of earth systems with emphasis on multiphase fluid flow physics and rock mechanics. He also works on smart, process-based control of very large waterfloods in unconventional, low-permeability formations, and on the productivity and mechanics of hydrocarbon bearing shales.

Patzek has co-designed and evaluated 7 field pilots of various oil recovery processes from waterflood, to steam and steam foam injection. More recently, Patzek got involved in human-machine interactions and safety culture in the offshore environment.

In a broader context, Patzek works on the thermodynamics and ecology of human survival and energy supply schemes for humanity. He has participated in the global debate on energy supply schemes by giving hundreds of press interviews and appearing on the BBC, PBS, CBS, CNBC, ABC, NPR, etc., and giving invited lectures around the world.

Desired Project Deliverables

Report with experimntl results

RECOMMENDED STUDENT ACADEMIC & RESEARCH BACKGROUND

Petroleum engineering
Petroleum engineering
Chemical engineering
Chemical engineering
Civil engineering with emphasis on fluid flow in prous media
Civil engineering with emphasis on fluid flow in prous media