Petroleum and Gas Engineering Research

The Spray Research Group (SRG) and the Petroleum Technology Research Group (PTRG) are the two major research groups within the Petroleum and Gas Engineering Division. All research is coordinated by the Director, Professor Ghasem G. Nasr.

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Spray Research Group

The Spray Research Group (SRG) conducts fundamental and applied research into the production of sprays, the structure of sprays, spray fluid/flow boundary interaction and multiphase/reacting sprays. The Group has a wide variety of experience in applying experimental and computational modeling techniques to a range of industrial and commercial applications, such as:

  • Aerosols
  • Decontamination
  • Cleaning
  • Descaling
  • Combustion
  • Agricultural
  • Cooling
  • Pharmaceutical

SRG has a range of facilities to analyse sprays experimentally and computationally for both research and consultancy activities. SRG also regularly deliver a range of short and bespoke courses for industry in the field of spray technology.

Petroleum Technology Research Group

The Petroleum Technology Research Group's activities include fundamental and applied research in meeting the needs of the petroleum and gas industry. The PTRG is actively involved in both modelling and experimental research in all aspects of petroleum and gas engineering:

  • Reservoir modelling and simulation
  • Drilling and drilling fluids technologies
  • Enhanced oil recovery (EOR) processes
  • Production optimisation and flow assurance
  • Petroleum economics and management
  • Gas pipe pressure drop analysis
  • Burner/combustor design
  • Gas plant design