Comprehensive investigation of the chemical flooding EOR in natural rocks
Dr J Vinogradov, Dr L Akanji
Applications accepted all year round
Chemical flooding is a promising method of EOR in both carbonate and sandstone reservoirs. It is widely accepted that presence of chemicals in rock pore space results in alteration of interfacial tension between brine and hydrocarbons and rock wettability alteration.
What can hydrocarbon fingerprints tell us about fracking in organic-rich shales?
Prof P S Monks, Prof S Davies
21 January 2019
The accurate estimation of the hydrocarbon content of potential source rocks is increasingly important as unconventional sources of hydrocarbons become economically viable and we look manage of our environment responsibly as we try to meet our energy needs.
Earthquake-induced instabilities in orogenic and volcanic environments
Prof Y Lavallee, Dr J Kendrick, Ms L.N Schaefer
23 January 2019
Landslides and sector collapses are frequent consequences of tectonic earthquakes (Keefer, 1984, 2002), and represent an important secondary hazard, costing the economy ~$2 billion annually in damage and causing thousands of fatalities in the last century.
Going round the twist: The effect of stress on magma intrusion in Scotland and the Canary Islands
Dr J Kavanagh, Prof a Biggin, Dr D Dennis, Dr B O'Driscoll
23 January 2019
Introduction. Magma is transported through the crust in fractures called dykes that cut across rock layers. Dykes are important in all stages in the life of a volcano; they transport magma from depth but may stall during ascent or reach the surface to feed eruptions (see Kavanagh 2018 for a review).