Welcome to the EOGRRC Research Group
Dr. Tayfun Babadagli’s EOGRRC research group is housed in the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department-School of Mining and Petroleum Engineering at the University of Alberta
The EOGRRC research group focuses on problems relating to the efficiency of enhanced oil and gas recovery in fractured and non-fractured reservoirs, and characterization of this kind of reservoirs. Our research areas cover two aspects of petroleum reservoir engineering:
Enhanced Oil and Gas Recovery (EOGR)
Reservoir Characterization (RC)
Dr. Babadagli's research program is also part of the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada's (NSERC) Industrial Research Chair (IRC) in Unconventional Oil Recovery. For more information please visit our
Our first mission is to improve research for industry by developing and improving world class reservoir engineering solutions for industry conducting fundamental research to be further used for practical purposes creating strong, collaborative, interactive, and multi-disciplinary relations with industry and fellow researchers to tackle today's challenges in enhanced oil and gas recovery and reservoir characterization.
Our second mission is to foster and educate students by providing knowledge and facilities to do cutting-edge MSc, MEng, and PhD research providing research help to achieve successful, rewarding careers in the oil & gas industry.
EOGRRC News and Announcements
Dr. Tayfun Babadagli received the USC Distinguished Alumni Award
The Mork Family Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science at the University of Southern California (USC) recently celebrated alumni and student achievements at the 2022 MFD Distinguished Alumni & Graduates Awards. Dr. Babadagli was the one of the two Distinguished Alumni Award recipients.
Latest CWUR rankings put the university at 77th in the world, highlighting outstanding quality of faculty and research.
The CWUR rankings follow on the U of A’s strong performance in the recent QS World University Rankings by Subject, which named the university as the top institution in Canada for nursing and petroleum engineering.
April 25, 2022 By Adrianna MacPherson
Published on UAlberta Folio
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UAlberta is #8 in the world for Petroleum Engineering education as ranked by QS Top Universities. UAlberta is the only school in Canada listed in the top 10 and sits at #4 for schools in North America. It is also the second year in a row that UAlberta has ranked in top 10 for Petroleum Engineering education.
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Continuing our previous post honouring the University of Alberta world’s ranking in a petroleum engineering subject, we would like to share the ranking table released by the Centre for World University Rankings (CWUR) and QS World University Rankings.
Three universities from North America (two from Texas and one from Alberta) are ranked in Top 10 universities by petroleum engineering subject consistently.
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Dr. Babadagli Featured at Bandung Institute of Technology's Distinguished Lecture Event in Indonesia
October 25, 2019
Professor Babadagli was invited to the Bandung Institute of Technology for the University's Distinguished Guest Lecture event. He introduced students, professors, and industry professionals to unconventional and enhanced oil recovery methods via a presentation and seminar.
Dr. Tayfun Babadagli Takes Part In SPE Turkey Section Seminar 2019
March 18, 2019
As part of the SPE Turkey Section Seminar Series, Professor Tayfun Babadagli gave a lecture titled "Role of Heavy Oil in Meeting Future Energy Demand" in The Turkish Petroleum R&D Center Conference Hall on 18 March 2019.
"The rankings, which only name schools in the top 10 in each subject area, listed the U of A third in paleontology, fifth in petroleum engineering, forestry, and geology, and sixth in transplantation"
"SPE presents international awards to recognize those who have made significant technical and professional contributions to the industry, and those who have contributed exceptional service and leadership to the society"
Dr. Babadagli was honoured with the 2017 SPE Reservoir Descriptions and Dynamics Award for his hard work and contributions to petroleum engineering research. Please watch the video here to see him accept this award.
"Science and Discovery: How to Think and How to Act”
Dr. A. M. Celâl Şengör from Istanbul Technical University visited the EOGRRC research group at the University of Alberta and gave a special guest lecture on "Science and Discovery: How to Think and How to Act”.