Systematic investigation of rock/fluid interactions at nano- to millimeter-scale
This project investigates rock/fluid interactions (and their implications on fluid flow in porous medium) for various systems and at various scales. As an example, wettability alteration is investigated at the micro-scale via SEM imaging while classical approaches are used to examine macro-scale wettability. Moreover, the fluid flow behavior of carbonate rocks (particularly anhydrite-rich) is evaluated.
I am leading this project as a Principal Investigator in collaboration with King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals and Edith Cowan University, Australia.
This project investigates the wettability of a range of surfaces as a function of several influencing parameters including but not limited to, rock surface chemistry, surface roughness, and operating conditions of pressure, temperature, and salinity to gain a broader understanding.
I am leading this project as a Principal Investigator.