Heterogeneity of structure and mineralogy affects reservoir performance at multiple scales. We provide fundamental insights into the physics of flow and transport in multiscale heterogeneous environments and practical approaches to provide predictive models.
Our approach considers flow and transport from the micrometre length scale to field scale operations in integrated workflows to provide high-fidelity models for the management of subsurface resources. A key to the approach is the combination of multiscale experiments and numerical simulation for the development of integrated subsurface modelling and characterisation.
Applications include unconventional reservoirs, geothermal energy, CO2 sequestration, natural gas recovery, colloid and contaminant transport, digital rock physics, geological hydrogen energy storage, and waste storage related to extractive industries.