Traditional knowledge and expertise in petroleum production will drive new technologies related to the geological storage of CO2, production of geothermal energy and production of natural gas as a transition fuel. Fundamental to oil and gas recovery is multi-phase flow through porous media where our research focused on Digital Rock technology excels. Our 3D X-ray microtomography imaging technology associated image processing and subsequent simulation tools leading to advanced reservoir characterisation workflows also facilitate novel research beyond oil and gas research.
Understanding the physical processes of adsorption- desorption in multi-component systems is critical for natural gas recovery. We aim to integrate the physical measurements with molecular dynamic simulation techniques to provide a deeper understanding of the physical processes related to natural gas recovery.