Research and Science - basic development for efficient production
Petroleum engineers who are interested in research and science are able to work at universities as well as for industrial companies. Some of the current and/or available research areas are:
- Computational and experimental techniques.
- Modeling resource production, aquifer management, and geological sequestration of greenhouse gases.
- Geothermal energy recovery.
- Natural gas from unconventional sources (deep shales, hydrates, tight - gas sands, coal beds)
- Recovery of energy resources from tar sands, heavy oil reservoirs, shales and other nonconventional sources with reduced emissions of pollutants and greenhouse gases.
- Integrated energy resource systems.
- Optimization of the efficiency of energy recovery and the minimization of environmental and societal impact.
- Enhanced oil recovery by thermal means.
- Gas injection and the use of chemicals.
- Flow of fluid in pipes.
- Geostatistical reservoir characterization.
- Properties of petroleum fluids.
- Reservoir simulation using computer models.
- Well test analysis.