Energy Geosystems Group
We provide unprecedent physics-based engineering solutions for subsurface energy resource recovery and geo-storage with reduced environmental and economic costs that have a decisive impact on the Kingdom and the world
Continuing hydrocarbon production at high rates requires fundamental and applied research that addresses flow—the flow of liquids, gases and dissolved chemical compounds through multiscale, fractured reservoirs with mixed rock wettability. The subtleties of such flow can only be captured by experiment and theories that illuminate the coupled thermo-, hydro-, chemo-, and mechanical (THCM) effects in fluid flow and fluid/rock interactions. Given this context, ANPERC’s and EGG’s raison d’etre—flow—translates into a unique multidisciplinary, collaborative learning and research effort, enabled by the unique set of research skills and infrastructure of KAUST
"I appreciate the chance to collaborate with universities worldwide and various industries."
"I am happy to be part of a group addressing the serious issues of ecological degradation and resource scarcity."
"I am happy to learn from the best minds in the world and contribute a tiny dust-sized grain to petroleum engineering knowledge"
04 January, 2023Syed's Work Was Highlighted in KAUST Discovery
Part of the work of Syed Haider during his Ph.D. at KAUST was highlighted in KAUST Discovery 2023. The title of the article is Understanding how gas evolves could help the transition from fossil fuels.
20 November, 2022Samuel Fontalvo Successfully Defended His MS Thesis
Congratulations to EGG group member, Samuel Fontalvo, who successfully defended his MS work titled "Coreflood chromatography in limestones", under the supervision of Professor Tadeusz Patzek.