Research at the Department of Energy Resources
The main research areas at the department are energy resources, technology for increased oil recovery (IOR), decision analysis and geosciences.
Reservoir engineering is about describing and monitoring the flow of oil, gas and water through rock formations in a reservoir.
Petroleum Geoscience is an important expertise area within the oil industry. It is fundamental to understand the processes that control the formation of reservoirs, their location and internal properties, and ultimately the amount of recoverable hydrocarbon reserves.