Exploration and production systems are central operations for the recovery of underground resources. We focus on developing numerical simulations and conducting experimental studies for drilling and production systems in complex and high-stress conditions. Developing reliable methods for estimating and modelling the in-situ stress magnitudes and technologies for real time monitoring requires an integrated systems approach. We also work on operations safety and hazard management, operational optimisation, emerging effective planning techniques, extraction methods and systems for deep and unconventional deposits. We are proud to work with partners in industry to improve current techniques and drive innovations.
Applications include drilling & extraction method simulators, borehole breakout modelling, log interpretation methods, automated techniques for in situ stress monitoring, fracture stimulation, drilling mechanics, disaster elimination, gas management & monitoring, and ventilation on demand.