Oil rigs

Providing affordable energy in an environmentally sustainable way is a key issue for the world. Despite recent developments there is still a significant global reliance on oil and gas.

Research into efficient and effective recovery methods is, therefore, a very high priority. In the Petroleum Engineering and Rock Mechanics Research Group (PERM) we perform research in all areas of petroleum engineering. We focus predominantly on the subsurface upstream end of the industry, including flow in porous media, reservoir simulation, reservoir characterisation, hydrocarbon thermodynamics and rock mechanics.

This research has applications to many industry problems such as well testing, heavy oil recovery, enhanced/improved recovery, CO2 sequestration, drilling and so on. Funding for these activities is from international oil and service companies, UK government and Research Councils, and the EU.

Head of Group Peter King