Teaching old dog reservoirs new mesoscience tricks

Steven Bryant, Canada Excellence Research Chair (CERC) in Materials Engineering for Unconventional Oil Reservoirs at the University of Calgary, is working to bridge the gap between the current technological status of the oil sands industry, and where it needs to be to ensure a sustainable, globally competitive future.

Bryant’s research focuses on the use of nanoparticles in petroleum engineering. He was invited to give a public plenary lecture on his research at the April 2015 annual meeting of CERCs, organized and hosted by the University of Waterloo.

In his lecture, Teaching old dog reservoirs new mesoscience tricks, Bryant talked about his research program at the University of Calgary. He also explained how he aims to reduce the environmental footprint of the extraction process, and to develop new platforms for extracting energy in Alberta’s oil fields.

See the video of the lecture (57 minutes)