Petroleum and Gas Labs

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Governments worldwide are committed to reducing the use of harmful gases, improving air quality and transitioning to greener economies.


Our laboratories

Each group has its own discrete laboratory that, as well as furthering research and commercial interests, also plays a central role in training our students, giving them an invaluable opportunity to gain practical experience using the specialist equipment housed in these unique spaces.

Our laboratories in detail

Spray Research Group (SRG) Lab

The Spray Research Group features equipment such as:

  • Phase doppler anemometry
  • Particle image velocimetry
  • Malvern mastersizer
  • Pulse photonics
  • High speed cameras and various digital imaging
  • Hot wire anemometry
  • Computational fluid dynamics
  • Various CFD packages, CAD, Solidworks
  • Fire and explosion equipment
  • Descaling equipment
  • Spray coating and painting equipment

Petroleum Technology Research Group (PTRG) Lab

A multi-million pound investment was made in the petroleum laboratory’s state of the art facilities which include leading edge simulation software packages used for research and consultancy as well as teaching and learning.

Example of these facilities are:

  • Capillary pressure and resistivity system
  • Rock compressibility and insitu acoustic velocity system
  • Coreflood system configurable for any EOR processes
  • Unsteady state gas permeameter and porosimeter 
  • The Steady State Liquid Permeameter
  • Bench top unsteady state and steady state relative permeameter system
  • Wax deposition flow loop for stock tank oil
  • Pressure Tapped Hydrostatic Core Holder
  • Automatic Porosimeter (AutoPore)
  • NanoCT package
  • Rolling ball viscometer

Petroleum Computer Simulation Research Laboratory

The Petroleum Computer Simulation Research Laboratory features equipment such as:

  • Schlumberger (Pipesim, OFM, Petrel, Eclipse)
  • Petroleum Experts (IPM Suite)
  • KAPPA (Ecrin v4.12.07, Emeraude v2.60.05)
  • STREAMsim Technologies (Studio SL, 3DSL, FloodOPT)
  • Fekete (WELLTEST)
  • Baker Hughes