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Research

Energy Resources Engineering faculty and graduate students conduct research using computational, experimental and theoretical approaches. Research is currently ongoing in the following areas:

  • Reservoir characterization, uncertainty modeling and geostatistics
  • Computational modeling of subsurface flow (reservoir simulation)
  • Enhanced oil recovery (thermal, chemical, gas injection)
  • In-situ combustion and in-situ upgrading
  • Shale gas, shale oil, and other unconventional resources
  • Well test analysis
  • Advanced well and wellbore flow modeling
  • Clean energy conversions
  • Carbon capture during coal combustion
  • Geological sequestration of greenhouse gases
  • Geothermal engineering
  • Renewables such as large-scale solar and marine energy systems
  • Modeling of integrated energy systems
  • Process optimization and inverse modeling (history matching)

See more details on the Research Groups page.