About the Project
This aim of this PhD project is to establish the relationship between the macroscopic capillary pressure and relevant geometrical properties of fluids within the pores, for a series of porous media typical for reservoir rocks. This will be done through an extensive experimental or computational programme in two stages: 2D experiments, 3D imbibition/drainage experiments. Both sets of experiments will start with idealised regular pore geometry, followed by the pore configuration typical for natural reservoir rocks. The outcome of the project will be novel relationships that need to be built into numerical simulation models of macroscopic multi-phase flows in porous media.
Candidates should have (or expect to achieve) a UK honours degree at 2.1 or above (or equivalent) in Civil, Petroleum or Chemical Engineering; Physics.
Essential background: Fluid mechanics and porous media flows.
Experience in programming, data processing, and image analysis will be an advantage. Good written and spoken communication skills are essential.
• Apply for Degree of Doctor of Philosophy in Engineering (Distance Learning)
• State name of the lead supervisor as the Name of Proposed Supervisor
• State ‘Self-funded’ as Intended Source of Funding
• State the exact project title on the application form
When applying please ensure all required documents are attached:
• All degree certificates and transcripts (Undergraduate AND Postgraduate MSc-officially translated into English where necessary)
• Detailed CV
Informal inquiries can be made to Professor D Pokrajac ([email protected]), with a copy of your curriculum vitae and cover letter. All general enquiries should be directed to the Postgraduate Research School ([email protected])
It is possible to study this project entirely by distance learning. Interested parties should discuss this with Professor Pokrajac.
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