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Our postgraduate research students come from all over the world to conduct cutting edge research across the whole range of our research priorities. We offer two full-time research programs: the 2 year Masters of Engineering (ME) and the 3 year Doctor of Philosophy (PhD).
Research students from the our School go on to have fruitful careers in academia, in industry and in government. Below are listed our current students — have a read and contact them if you'd like more information.
I've just submitted my PhD thesis on the estimation of CO2injectivity and storage capacity in saline formations.
My research interests are in numerical analysis of fluid flow and stress change in porous media when fractured. My current research focus is on reservoir simulation with finite element method.
My research in centred in two areas: Firstly hydraulic fracturing, where I'm interested in the optimisation in brittle/ductile shale gas reservoirs, and secondly modelling of multiple fracture propagation in a naturally fractured formation.
My research interests are in enhanced gas recovery of coal seam gas, coal permeability damage and gas sorption onto/from coal.
My research involves studying elastic properties of rock simulation including some new parameters and validating the results with Tri-axial compression tests.
My research focuses on multi-physics simulation of fluid flow and geomechanics in anisotropic elasto-plastic rocks with applications to wellbore stability.
My research uses micro-computed tomography (µCT) as a means to precisely characterise coal, including the pores and cleats within the coal.
I am currently researching pore scale fluid flow simulation in porous media and in particular, the upscaling of relative permeability curves from the pore scale to the core scale.
I am exploring potential of application of low-field nuclear magnetic resonance (LF-NMR) to characterisation of unconventional resources.
Amin is currently studying the geomechanical behavior of hydraulic fractures under complex stress states.
My PhD thesis is focusing on the NMR diffusion coupling and internal gradient effect on the diffusion regimes of fluids in pores media.
Loius is conducting a comparison study of the pore network model derived data with those of Lattice Boltzmann Model in two phase flow.
Nader will use high resolution micro-CT imaging to define the larger scale pore size distribution of unconventional reservoir rocks directly.
My research will mainly focus on experimentally studying the flow behaviour of gas-water in unconventional shale gas reservoirs and the effect of shale on permeability and productivity.
My research focuses on the impact of diffusion coupling on the estimation of irreducible oil saturation in heterogeneous mix-wet carbonate reservoir.
At present, I am working on multi-scale modeling of cores. This continuum-based model can be discretised at arbitrary resolution, we will be able to better understand the influence of sub-resolution features.
My research interest is multiphase flow in porous media and pore-scale reservoir characterization. I study wettability effects on relative permeability using experiments and high resolution micro-CT image.
My research is focusing on the simulation of two phase fluid flow of fractured basement reservoirs using discrete fractured network (DFN) approach. Also I am studying the effect of stresses change on oil production behavior.
I am working on Fracture Simulation on Carbonate reservoir in Saudi Arabia. The first level of this study requires intensive understanding of lithology distributions of Saudi Arabian formations.
My research is focusing on Single/Multiphase fluid transport in porous media, unconventional reservoir meso-scale /multi-scale modelling and simulation and Lattice Boltzmann method (LBM) and its applications.
I am studying in the multiscale fluid flow simulation in the tight porous media, such as gas shale. Due to the restricted space, behaviour of fluid flow in the tight porous media is quite different from that of the continuum flow.
My research is about obtaining relative permeability of coal seam gas using analytical and numerical methods.
My research focuses on understanding compaction and subsidence of reservoirs due to pore-collapsing rocks. This phenomenon is vital for the lifetime and performance of the formations.
My research focuses on study of mass transport processes, mainly diffusion, in shale and coal using micro-CT imaging based methods.
My research focuses on Low salinity waterflooding (LSW). LSW has been proved to be a promising technique for improving the oil recovery for both sandstones and carbonates.
My research is about the characterisation of coal cleat networks with micro computed tomography imaging.
Pore network modelling is a well-stablished numerical method for predicting multi-phase flow behavior through variety of geometries. My research is to develop similar methodology for coal seam as an extremely anisotropic and complex geometry.