Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering

Petroleum and natural gas engineering students performing tests in the lab

Research Areas

Faculty in the Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering program are active in the following areas of research:

  • fluid dynamics in pipes
  • compositional multi-phase simulation of fluid flow in pipes and in wellbores
  • remediation of pipeline contamination
  • wellbore-reservoir interactions
  • multi-phase flow in porous media
  • diffusion in porous media
  • fracture-matrix interaction
  • reservoir rock characterization
  • reservoir engineering
  • conventional and numerical well testing
  • drilling engineering
  • perforations and completions design
  • numerical reservoir simulation
  • improved oil and gas recovery
  • compositional coalbed methane modeling
  • secondary migration
  • rock mechanics
  • environmental issues
  • virtual intelligence operations