Reservoir Engineering Research Group

General Information

Reservoir Engineering is a knowledge related to the exploitation of oil, gas, and geothermal of a reservoir. Reservoir engineering activities require creative application of basic science knowledge such as mathematics, physics, geology, chemistry, and engineering science knowledge such as mechanical engineering, chemical engineering and electrical engineering.

Reservoir Engineering Research Group is being challenged to improving the exploitation of oil, gas and geothermal as a result of the difficulty in finding reserves, especially oil and gas after conventional methods could no longer produce optimal oil and gas. Thus, Reservoir Engineering Research Group has come up with these new methods to increase the oil and gas:

  1. Enhanced Oil Recovery: CO2 injection, Chemical injection (Alkali, Surfactant, Polymer), Nitrogen Injection.
  2. Unconventional Hydrocarbon Recovery: Coal Bed Methane and Gas Hydrate.

The research road map for the next five-year period (2016-2020) has been planned and it includes: education/teaching, research, community service, improvement in organization, human resources, and partnership, as well as in the development of laboratory service. Our conducted researches include: exploitation of oil, gas and geothermal planning; and implementation, monitoring and evaluation of all aspects ranging from the discovery phase, stage of development, until the production phase of the primary, secondary and tertiary, as well as the utilization phase.

Currently, Reservoir Engineering Research Group has eleven lecturers and one assistant academic in support. We also have two laboratories; Reservoir Fluid Laboratory and Petrophysics Laboratory which have some additional tools given by Chevron UPP.

Top researches:

  1. Enhanced Oil Recovery : CO2 Injecttion; a research collaboration with Sejong University, Konkuk University (South Korea), and Lemigas to develop methods that will be applied in the field and Chemical Injection; a research collaboration with IPB, New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology (Socorro), PT. Pertamina, and CNOOC to obtain a good method to increase oil recovery and gas in the field Indonesia.
  2. Geothermal; a research collaboration between Kyoto University, Netherland Consortium to practice modeling, simulation for reservoir geothermal and production engineering.
  3. Unconventional Hydrocarbon Recovery; to discover fossil energy sources Aother than oil and gas with unconventional methods, such as CBM and Gas Hydrate
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