Monday, October 26, 2015

Netherlands: Three Year Post Doctorate Research in Oil, Gas & Geothermal Exploration

Delft University of Technology - Post-doc: Synergy for Oil, Gas & Geothermal Exploration

The focus of this 3-year research project is to develop scenarios and models for the potential use of geothermal hot fluid for enhanced recovery of heavy oil, and production from marginally economic gas fields by water injection from a geothermal doublet project. Applying such approaches will result in efficient-energy recovery from stranded fields and can make production from these fields profitable.

This project aims at developing a field-scale model to represent the non-isothermal single- and two-phase flow processes taking place in the subsurface. A coupled numerical model that considers hydrocarbon and heat production from different geological formations needs to be developed and applied to two hydrocarbon fields in the Netherlands. The detailed geological models need to be constructed based on the sequence stratigraphy principles. Several field development scenarios will be advanced in cooperation with stakeholders.

For more information about this position, please contact Hamid Nick, To apply, please e-mail a detailed CV, summary of academic record and research experience, list of any publications, list of two references, and a letter of application by 15 November 2015 to D.W.A.M. Verbunt,