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

About Us

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

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Latest News

01 September, 2022

KAUST SEG EVOLVE team presented their work in IMAGE 2022 (Houston) and received the best teamwork recognition

Congratulations to Samuel Fontalvo for his participation in the SEG EVOLVE program. Our SEG EVOLVE team from KAUST presented their work during the IMAGE 2022 annual conference in Houston, TX.

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04 December, 2021

Prof. Patzek receives SPE IOR Pioneer Award 2022

Professor Tad Patzek has been awarded the SPE IOR PIONEER AWARD for 2022. The SPE IOR Pioneer Award is presented to selected individuals who have made significant advancements over the years in improved oil recovery technology.

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28 November, 2021

Prof. Patzek Will Participate in Webinar About Gas Flaring

The webinar raises the question on "How Can Governments, Oil & Gas Enterprises, and Research Institutions Collaborate to End Routine Gas Flaring?". It will be hosted next Tuesday, November 30 from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. (Riyadh time - GMT+3) The speakers of this webinar will go over the best practices and technology enablers that can detect gas flaring volumes and methane emissions and the progress made thus far to eliminate them.

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