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Welcome to the

Carbonate Reservoir Group

The Carbonate Reservoir Group at the Institute of Petroleum Engineering is world-renowned for its applied and fundamental research on improving the predictability of hydrocarbon recovery from carbonate reservoirs.

Senior Staff

Main Investigators

Professor Sebastian Geiger

Foundation CMG Chair in Carbonate Reservoir Simulation

Education

2004: PhD in Computational Geology, ETH Zürich, Switzerland
2000: MSc in Hydrogeology, Oregon State University, U.S.A.
1996: Vordiplom in Geology and Mineralogy, University of Freiburg, Germany

Biography

Since 2017: Director of the Institute of Petroleum Engineering, Heriot-Watt University
Since 2012: Co-Director, International Centre for Carbonate Reservoirs (ICCR)
Since 2010: Foundation CMG Chair Heriot-Watt University
2015 - 2017: Director of Research for the Institute of Petroleum Engineering, Heriot-Watt University
2009 - 2010: ECOSSE Senior Lecturer, Heriot-Watt University
2006 - 2009: ECOSSE Lecturer, Heriot-Watt University
2006: Academic Visitor, Imperial College London
2004 - 2005: Postdoctoral Researcher, ETH Zürich
2001: Visiting fellow, Australia National University

Email: s.geiger@hw.ac.uk Phone: +44 (0)131 451 3120

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Professor Patrick Corbett

BG Group Professor of Carbonate Petroleum Geoengineering

Education

2006: DSc in Petroleum Geoengineering, Heriot-Watt University, U.K.
1993: PhD in Petroleum Engineering, Heriot-Watt University, U.K.
1982: PGDip in Statistical Analysis of Geological Data, Kingston Polytechnic, U.K.
1978: MSc in Micropaleontology, University College London, U.K.
1977: BSc in Geology, Exeter University

Biography

Since 2012: BG Group Professor, Heriot-Watt University
1999 - 2012: Total Professor of Petroleum Geoengineering, Heriot-Watt University
2009 - 2012: Head of Energy Academy, Heriot-Watt University
2003 - 2008: Head of the Institute of Petroleum Engineering, Heriot-Watt University
1996 - 1999: Senior Lecturer (funded by Elf), Heriot-Watt University
1992 - 1996: Lecturer, Heriot-Watt University
1989 - 1992: Research Associate, Heriot-Watt University
1983 - 1989: Various roles as a geologist, Unocal Indonesia and Netherlands
1979 - 1983: Geologist, Union Oil U.K.
1978 - 1979: Mudlogging Geologist, Gearhart-Owen, U.K.

Email: p.w.m.corbett@hw.ac.uk Phone: +44 (0)131 451 3171

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Dr Florian Doster

Assistant Professor in Multiscale and Multiphysics Modelling

Education

2011: PhD in Computational Physics, University of Stuttgart, Germany
2006: MSc in Physics, University of Heidelberg, Germany

Biography

Since 2013: Assistant Professor, Heriot-Watt University
2011 - 2013: Postdoctoral Research Associate Princeton University, NJ, USA (50%)
2011 - 2013: Post doctoral research associate, University of Bergen, Norway (50%)

Email: f.doster@hw.ac.uk

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Associated Investigators

Dr Helen Lewis

Associate Professor in Geomechanics

Education

1998: PhD in Basin Development and Basin-scale Flow Systems, Glasgow University, U.K.

Biography

Since 2007: Associate Professor, Heriot-Watt University
1999 - 2006: Research Associate, Heriot-Watt University
1980 - 1990: Various roles as a geomechanics specialist in US oil and gas companies
1977 - 1980: Centre for Centre for Tectonophysics, Texas A&M University

Email: h.lewis@hw.ac.uk Phone: +44 (0)131 451 3691

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Dr Rink van Dijke

Associate Professor in Pore-Network Modelling

Education

1997: PhD in Multiphase Flow Modelling, Wageningen Agricultural University, Netherlands
1992: MSc in Technical Mathematics, TU Delft, Netherlands

Biography

Since 2014: Associate Professor, Heriot-Watt University
2007 - 2014: Assistant Professor, Heriot-Watt University
1998 - 2006: Research Associate and Research Fellow, Heriot-Watt University
1997 - 1998: Research Assistant, Centre for Mathematics and Computer Sciences, Netherlands

Email: r.van_dijke@hw.ac.uk Phone: +44 (0)131 451 3694

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Dr Zeyun Jiang

Assistant Professor in Pore-Network Modelling

Education

2007: PhD in Image Processing and Analysis, Heriot-Watt University
1991: MSc in Applied Mathematics, Sichuan University, China.
1987: BSc in Mathematics, Southwest Normal University, China

Biography

Since 2013: Assistant Professor, Heriot-Watt University
2008 - 2013: Research Associate, Heriot-Watt University
1994 - 2004: Associate Professor, Applied Mathematics Department, UESTC University of China
1987 - 1991: Lecturer, Mathematics Department of Tibet University of China

Email: zeyun.jiang@hw.ac.uk Phone: +44 (0)131 451 3808

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