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Research interests

Oilfield scale CO2 storage Application of numerical simulation to reactive transport problems, from pore scale to reservoir scale Main research interest is in oilfield scale as a Principal Investigator with the Flow Assurance and Scale Team ().FAST Also work on projects on CO2 capture and storage with the Scottish Carbon Capture and Storage (SCCS). Other research topics have included: pore-scale modelling of gel formation and transport in porous media the engineered depressurisation of waterflooded reservoirs in situ combustion for heavy oil recovery comparison of EOR techniques vs. infill well drilling for incremental production

Biography

Eric Mackay holds the Foundation CMG Chair in Reactive Flow Simulation in the Institute of Petroleum Engineering at Heriot-Watt University, where he has worked since 1990. His research interests include the study of fluid flow in porous media, such as the flow of oil, gas and water in subsurface geological formations. He has over 100 publications related primarily to maintaining oil production when faced with mineral scale deposition, but since 2005 he has also worked on Carbon Capture and Storage. He is involved in projects identifying methods for calculating secure CO2 storage potential in saline formations and depleted hydrocarbon reservoirs. As well as his research interests, Eric is involved in extensive consultancy activities, he delivers short courses for the oil industry and is a technical editor for a number of journals. He has also taught Reservoir Simulation to the residential and distance learning MSc classes at Heriot-Watt University since 1990. Eric holds a BSc in Physics from the University of Edinburgh and a PhD in Petroleum Engineering from Heriot-Watt University.

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Research Output 1996 2017

Three-dimensional Printing for Geoscience: Fundamental Research, Education, and Applications for the Petroleum Industry

Ishutov, S., Jobe, D., Zhang, S., Gonzalez, M., Agar, S. M., Hasiuk, F., Watson, F., Geiger, S., Mackay, E. J. & Chalaturnyk, R. 29 Mar 2017 In : AAPG Bulletin.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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rocks
Rocks
printing
Printing

Uncertainty Quantification for Foam Flooding in Fractured Carbonate Reservoirs

Almaqbali, A. S. H., Spooner, V., Geiger, S., Arnold, D. & Mackay, E. J. 2017 SPE Reservoir Simulation Conference 2017. Society of Petroleum Engineers , SPE-182669-MS

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

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foams
foam
Foams
parameter

Analysis of mineral reactions occurring in the Gyda field under seawater injection with the help of geochemical non-isothermal model and produced water data

Hu, Y. & Mackay, E. 2016 SPE International Oilfield Scale Conference and Exhibition, 11-12 May, Aberdeen, Scotland, UK. Society of Petroleum Engineers , SPE-179911-MS

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Minerals
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An engineering solution for CO2 injection in saline aquifers

Shariatipour, S. M., Mackay, E. J. & Pickup, G. E. Oct 2016 In : International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control. 53, p. 98-105 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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Submersible pumps
Solubility
Water

A retrospective review of 10 years of scale management in a deepwater field: From capex to plateau production

Myles, J. & Mackay, E. 2016 SPE International Oilfield Scale Conference and Exhibition, 11-12 May, Aberdeen, Scotland, UK. Society of Petroleum Engineers , SPE-179886-MS

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

well
water
Alcuronium
Diethylcarbamazine
Water injection