Well Engineering Research Group
The oil and gas industry faces challenges of an uncertain economic climate and changing market forces. These include management of depleted/mature fields, and the need to improve recovery as well as improve reserves/production through the exploitation of marginal fields and deep-water environments. In response to these challenges, the industry is extending the frontiers of current technology as well as adopting a vast array of innovative and new technology.
To meet these objectives demands a quantum leap in integrated technical know-how in terms of fundamental principles and development of new technology.
These are the key drivers to the integrated research and development programmes in Oil & Gas Reservoir and Well Technology being carried out by the Well Engineering Research Group at The Robert Gordon University.
The Well Engineering Research Group is made up of a Multi-Disciplinary team of engineers and scientists with expertise in Oil & Gas Well Engineering, Acoustics/NDT, Instrumentation and Control and Fluids Engineering.
Our Research Philosophy
- Joint Industry-Academia Collaboration
- Multidisciplinary approach to In-depth numerical/experimental studies
- Niche Product Development including softwares as design and analysis tool for real-time technology transfer to industry for field application.
Virtual Well Engineering
Current Research Areas
(i) Smart Tools for Intelligent Sand Management
(ii) Fines Migration Mechanisms in Reservoirs and High
(iii) Sand Management Network[New Initiative]
(iv) Intelligent Variable Screen System [VSSTM]
(i) A study of productivity improvement
mechanisms in underbalanced drilling -
(ii) Hole Cleaning Analysis in underbalanced drilling
(iii) CUTLIFTTM[New Initiative]
(iv) Hydraulic Optimisation in underbalanced drilling
(v) Analysis of Formation Damage aspects of
underbalanced drilling in HP-HT Environments
(vi) Jetsub for Hole Cleaning and downhole pressure
control in UBD operations - [New Initiative]
(i) Analysis of the Static/Dynamic Filtration
Mechanisms of Drilling/Completion Fluids and effect
on formation damage in HP-HT Environments
(ii) Modelling of the Flow Profile of Heavy Crude in
M.Babs Oyeneyin, PhD; C.Eng
Professor of Petroleum/Offshore Engineering
The Robert Gordon University
Schoolhill, Aberdeen AB10 1FR