We apply high-resolution electron and X-ray beam imaging and atomic force microscopy to characterize pore and crystal structures on the micro- to nano-scale. Nanotechnology is developed to image flow in shale-gas systems and across seal beds.
|Global energy supply and demand, Technology Administration, Multidisciplinary reservoir characterization, Carbonate sedimentology, Sequence stratigraphy, 3-D reservoir modeling, Resource assessment.|
|Dispersion phenomena in porous systems (hydrocarbon reservoirs and brine aquifers); shale gas; tight oil, CO2 injection up-scaling; EOR, EGR, and sequestration; nonotechnology in rock characterization.|
|Research interests are mainly topics related to fluid transport in porous media. Current research includes:
Enhanced Oil Recovery - Enhanced Gas Recovery - Upscaling and Upgridding - Above Zone Monitoring Interval - Reservoir Simulation and History Matching - Unconventional Reservoirs|
|Petrography and geochemistry of siliciclastic rocks; diagenesis; electron microbeam methods: X-ray mapping, cathodoluminescence imaging; micro-scale reservoir characterization|
|Personnel management, fiscal reporting, budget management, contract negotiation, management of geological samples|
|Microstructural analysis of rocks, particularly small-scale deformation structures and pores in mudrocks.|