Dr Igor Shikhov
Research Associate (ARC)

Dr Igor Shikhov

  • PhD in Petroleum Engineering, University of New South Wales, Australia (2015)
  • MSc in Petroleum Engineering (Ext), University of New South Wales, Australia (2011)
  • Diploma in Physics (a 5-years long specialist degree), Novosibirsk State University, USSR (1993)
Engineering
Mineral and Energy Resources Engineering
Location
Tyree Energy and Technology Building (H6), Level 2, 210ws13
  • Journal articles | 2019
    Shikhov I; Thomas DS; Rawal A; Yao Y; Gizatullin B; Hook JM; Stapf S; Arns C, 2019, 'Application of low-field, 1H/13C high-field solution and solid state NMR for characterisation of oil fractions responsible for wettability change in sandstones', Magnetic Resonance Imaging, vol. 56, pp. 77 - 85, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.mri.2018.10.004

My research interests primarily associated with application on NMR technology to characterisation of processes in porous media: integrated analysis of transport in rocks using µ-CT and NMR; wettability effects on multi-phase transport in rocks; chemistry of petroleum fluids and specifically asphaltenes by low-field NMR, NMR spectroscopy and EPR. Over the past 7 years I've acquired significant expertise in routine and advanced core analysis (especially using centrifuge and MICP), as well as analysis of fluids (such as column chromatrography) naturally developing interest in extending applications to more "tricky" materials such as granulated porous systems, membranes and alike.