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Department of Energy Resources Engineering


Research Areas

A sequential gaussian simulation on a Gocad Tsolid using GsTL. Reservoir models such as this are studied in the SCRF group.

Energy Resources Engineering Faculty and graduate students conduct research in the following areas:

  • Computational and experimental techniques.
  • Modeling resource production, aquifer management, and geological sequestration of greenhouse gases.
  • Geothermal energy recovery.
  • Natural gas from unconventional sources (deep shales, hydrates, tight gas sands, coal beds).
  • Recovery of energy resources from tar sands, heavy oil reservoirs, shales and other nonconventional sources with reduced emissions of pollutants and greenhouse gases.
  • Integrated energy resource systems.
  • Optimization of the efficiency of energy recovery and the minimization of environmental and societal impact.
  • Enhanced oil recovery by thermal means.
  • Gas injection and the use of chemicals.
  • Flow of fluid in pipes.
  • Geostatistical reservoir characterization.
  • Properties of petroleum fluids.
  • Reservoir simulation using computer models.
  • Well test analysis.

Research Groups

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Interdisciplinary Programs

Energy Resources Engineering faculty are also involved in these interdisciplinary programs and initiatives:


We also have Lab Facilities and Industrial Affiliate Programs.




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