Dr. Tayfun Babadagli
Facilities & Labs
NSERC Industrial Research Chair
Visiting PhD Students
Visiting MSc Students
Undergrads & Volunteers
Zhenjie (Martin) Wang
Current MSc student
Research topic: "Use of Nano Particles for Stable Pickering Emulsion in Heavy Oil Recovery"
Randy Agra Pratama
Research topic: "Effect of Temperature, Phase Change, and Chemical Additive on Interfacial Properties and Performance of Steam Applications"
Research topic: "Mechanics of Foamy Oils"
Research topic: "Chemical Additives to Steam Injection: Testing New Generation Chemicals and Conventional Surfactants"
Jungin Lee (Donna)
Research topic: "Stability of Microemulsion during Heavy-Oil Recovery under Steam and Water/Chemical Injection Conditions"
Research topic: "Improvement of Post-CHOPS: Cyclic Solvent Injection with Optimal Solvents and Conditions"
Yuliya (You) Wei
Research topic: “Wettability Alteration Induced by Chemical Agents at Elevated Temperature and Pressure"
Watch HTHP Imbibition System Video
Siyuan (Jessi) Yi
Research topic: “Application of Nano-Metal Particle to Enhance Heavy-Oil Recovery in the Late Stages of Cyclic Steam Stimulation"
Watch Cyclic Steam Injection Video
Jingwen (Jessica) Cui
Research topic: “Retrieval of Solvent Injected During Heavy-Oil Recovery in Heterogeneous Porous Media: Pore Scale Analysis through Micro Model Experiments"
Research topic: “3-D Analysis of Heavy-Oil Recovery by Solvents under Elevated Temperatures"
Watch 3-D visualization of solvent diffusion and dispersion Video
Co-advisor: Dr. E. Kuru
Research topic: “Effects of Proppant Characteristics on Gas-Water Flow in Rough Fractures”
Andrea Paola Marciales Ramirex
Research topic: “Development of Solvent Selection Criteria Based on Diffusion Rate, Mixing Quality, and Solvent Retrieval for Optimal Heavy-Oil and Bitumen Recovery at Different Temperatures"
Currently with Sudapet, Sudan
Research topic: “Solvent Retrieval and Wettability Alteration during Heavy-Oil and Bitumen Recovery by SOS-FR (Steam-Over-Solvent Injection in Fractured Reservoirs) Method"
Laura Smith Moreno Arciniegas
Currently with Cenovus
Research topic: "Asphaltene Precipitation During Solvent Injection at Different Reservoir Conditions and Its Effects on Heavy-Oil Recovery from Oilsands"
Co-advisor: Dr. R. Okuno
Current position: PhD Candidate, University of Calgary
Research topic: “Mechanistic Simulation Study of Steam-Solvent Coinjection for Bitumen and Heavy-Oil Recovery"
Co-advisor: Dr. J. Leung
Currently with ARAMCO
Currently with FEKETE
Research topic: “Core and Field Scale Modeling of Miscible Injection Processes in Fractured Porous Media Using Random Walk and Particle Tracking"
Currently with CMG
Research topic: “Hot Solvent Injection for Heavy-Oil and Bitumen Recovery"
Co-advisor: Dr. S. Mitra
Research topic: “Spontaneous Imbibition and Solvent Diffusion in Fractured Porous Media by LBM"
Currently with Saskatchewan Research Council
Research topic: "Experimental and Numerical Modeling of Borehole Ballooning - Effect of Fractures Roughness"
Currently with TOTAL
Currently with Alberta Innovates Technology Futures
Research topic: "2- and 3-D Fracture Network Generation and Modeling Solvent Injection Using Stochastic Algorithms in Fractured Systems"
MSc 2008/PhD 2013
Currently with ARC
Research topic: "Effect of Ultrasonic Waves on Multiphase Flow in Porous Media"