Research theme: Production Technology
Theme Lead: Prof. David Davies
Joint industry project
The principal work in this theme is our current joint industry project. The project focuses on the added value achievable from intelligent wells and fields technology.
This JIP has built up expertise over a number of years gained from work completed in earlier phases; IWFsT phases I & II and IWsT.
Our research is developing evaluation methodologies and techniques for well and field monitoring, control and optimisation. These IWFsT tools are illustrated by their use for analysis of sponsor supplied case studies.
This JIP is supported by a wide range of industrial sponsors . We also provide consultancy and short courses to the industry.
Reservoir stress state management
The group also has been involved in the study of water injection, sand production, rock testing and modelling related to production issues for both Clastic (mainly N Sea) and Carbonate reservoirs (mainly Middle East).
The modelling has concentrated around coupled modelling of stress related production process and has lead to the development of the concept of reservoir stress state management.