The focus of the Petroleum Engineering and Reservoir Modeling Lab (PERMlab) is on implementing novel methods in the upstream of oil and gas as tools to better understand the behavior of carbonate reservoirs. More than 60% of the world’s oil and 40% of the world’s gas reserves are located in carbonate reservoirs. Carbonate rocks have often a complicated flow behavior due to their complex pore-structure. Predicting the properties of these reservoirs is a challenging task due to their heterogeneous structure. Identifying and characterizing the production performance of these formations will result in increasing the amount of crude oil that can be extracted from them.
The main research aspects of our lab on carbonate formations are:
- Reservoir formation characterization using novel methods
- Enhanced oil recovery using advanced polymer flooding methods
- Digital core analysis & Pore-scale modeling
The lab is equipped with:
- Flooding systems (Hassler core holder, glassy micromodel, 3D-printted porous media, sandpacks, …)
- Visual-cell model capable of mounting real rock samples (non-atmospheric conditions)
- Aging System
- High pressure pumps
PERMlab is run by Dr. Saeid Sadeghnejad and is located in the Department of Petroleum Engineering, Faculty of Chemical Engineering at Tarbiat Modares University. For more information on the type of projects being pursued by the PERMlab team, take a look at the Research and Publications pages.