Unconventional Petroleum, Reservoirs Analysis, Recovery, Risk-Uncertainty and Economics


UPR3E is a research group focused on education and research for the recovery of unconventional oil and gas resources with low and very low API gravity as well as high percentage of sourness. The main objective of UPR3E is to find environmentally friendly and economic production solutions for challenging reservoirs including heavy oil, oil shale and shale gas, oil sand, and carbonate host-rock environments. Our ultimate goal is to educate and train engineers on finding practical solutions for the recovery of these unconventional oil resources using enhanced oil recovery (EOR) methods.

Current PhD Projects

  • Michael Kenmore, 'Economics and Extraction of UK shale gas'
  • Rand Al-Obaidy, 'The impact of EOR on relative permeability in high water cut fields casing Asran field Egypt'
  • Munirudeen Oloso, 'Predicting Petroleum fluids properties using neuron network analysis'
  • Amir Gharavi, 'Modeling the Geo-mechanics and Geo-chemistry of Hydraulic Fracking for conventional and unconventional reservoirs'