Research

Overview
OUR MISSION
OUR MISSION

To find environmentally friendly and economic production solutions for challenging reservoirs including heavy oil, oil shale, oil sand, and carbonate host-rock environments. The Texas A&M University Heavy Oil, Oil shales, Oil sands, & Carbonate Analysis and Recovery Methods (HOCAM) is a research group focusing on education and research for the recovery of unconventional oil reservoirs. Our solution strategies are empowered with the interdisciplinary vision of the research team.

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Thermal EOR Methods
Thermal EOR Methods

We are capable to conduct 1D, 2D, and 3D experiments to mimic all thermal and non-thermal Enhanced Oil Recovery (EOR) Methods in our Laboratories.

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Unconventional Hydrocarbons
Unconventional Hydrocarbons

We can conduct experiments on light oil, heavy oil, extra-heavy oil, oil sands (bitumen), and oil shale resources

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OUR CORE AREAS OF EXPERTISE