People

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Current Members (4 PhD, 1 MS, 2 MEng, and 1 Undergraduate Students)

Lifu Zhang, PhD, Expected Graduation: August 2020

I investigate water-rock interaction to better engineer hydraulic fracturing fluids for Eagle Ford Formation and enhance fracture network map in Eagle Ford Formation.

I have published 1 Conference Paper from my PhD work so far

Murtdha Alshaikh, PhD, Expected Graduation: May 2020

I work on surfactant-steam flooding and investigate how polar fractions of crude oil impact the performance of surfactants. 

I have published 2 Conference Papers from my PhD work so far

Roly Simangunsong, PhD, Expected Graduation: August 2021

I work on the full field modelling of steam flooding and steam assisted gravity drainage for an Alaskan oil field. I mainly investigate accurate modeling of reservoir heterogeneity.

I work on complex flow mechanisms in pipelines

Tanya Matthews

Kevin Volz, MEng, Expected Graduation: May 2020

Harry Liu, MEng, Expected Graduation: December 2019

I work on dielectric heating 

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Previous Members (5 PhD, 15 MS, 3 MEng, & 19 Undergraduate Students)
A. Graduated PhD Students

Dissertation Title: Flow Control Devices in SAGD Completion Design: Enhanced Heavy Oil/Bitumen Recovery Through Improved Thermal Efficiency. LINK

Dr. Banerjee has published 3 Journal Papers and 4 Conference Papers from his PhD work.

Dissertation Title: Factors Affecting Asphaltenes Stability 

Dr. Punase has published 3 Journal Papers and 9 Conference Papers from his PhD work. Also, he has an issued patent.

Dissertation Title: Emulsion Formation Mechanism for Steam & Solvent-Steam Processes for Bitumen Recovery

Dr. Kar has published 3 Journal Papers and 6 Conference Papers from her PhD work.

4. Norasyikin Ismail, PhD, Graduated in December 2019, Now with Universiti Malaysia Pahang

Dissertation Title: Reaction Kinetics Study of In-Situ Combustion: Integration of Experimental & Analytical Approaches

Dr. Ismail has published 2 Journal Papers and 6 Conference Papers from his PhD work.

5. Matthew Morte, PhD, Graduated in December 2019, Now looking for faculty positions in the US

​Dissertation Title: Testing Electromagnetic Energy Penetration and Absorption Under Reservoir Conditions

Dr. Morte has published 2 Journal Papers and 4 Conference Papers from his PhD work.

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B. Graduated MS Students

Thesis Title: Effect of Initial Oil Saturation on In-Situ Combustion Performance of a Canadian Bitumen. LINK

Denis has published 2 Journal Papers and 3 Conference Papers from his MS work.

Thesis Title: An Experimental Investigation of Water Influence on Dry Forward In-Situ Combustion. LINK 

Philipp has published 1 Journal Paper and 2 Conference Papers from his MS study.

Thesis Title: Reducing the Environmental Impact of Bitumen Extraction with ES-SAGD Process. LINK

Albina has published 3 Journal Papers and 4 Conference Papers from her MS study.

Thesis Title: Thermally Induced Wettability Change during SAGD for Oil Sand Extraction, December 2014. LINK

Yasin has published 1 Journal Paper and 1 Conference Paper from his MS study.

Thesis Title: Physicochemical Interactions of Source-Rocks with Injected Water-Based Fluids

Zaid has published 1 Journal Paper and 1 Conference Paper from his MS study. LINK

Thesis Title: Produced Water Quality Based on Thermal Recovery Processes and After Interaction with Shale

Maaz has published 1 Journal Paper and 3 Conference Papers from his MS study.

Thesis Title: Analysis of Saturates, Aromatics, Resins, Asphaltenes (SARA), Water, and Clays in Water-Oil Emulsions for Steam-Assisted Gravity Drainage (SAGD) and Expanding Solvent-SAGD (ES-SAGD) LINK

Dr. Kar has published 2 Journal Papers and 6 Conference Papers from her MS study.