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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


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 2018

Experimental investigation of CO2-brine-calcite interactions under reservoir conditions

Steel, L., Mackay, E. & Maroto-Valer, M. M. Jan 2018 In : Fuel Processing Technology. 169, p. 122-131 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Adenosine Diphosphate Sugars
Flicker Fusion

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. J., Watson, F., Geiger, S., Mackay, E. J. & Chalaturnyk, R. Jan 2018 In : AAPG Bulletin. 102, 1, p. 1-26 26 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle


Assessing Interactions between Multiple Geological CO2 Storage Sites to Optimize Capacity in Regionally Extensive Storage Sandstones

Akhurst, M., Mallows, T., Pearce, J. & Mackay, E. Jul 2017 In : Energy Procedia. 114, p. 4571-4582 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Risk assessment

Experimental Study of Wellbore Integrity for CO2 Geological Storage

Recasens, M., Garcia, S., Mackay, E., Delgado, J. & Maroto-Valer, M. M. Jul 2017 In : Energy Procedia. 114, p. 5249-5255 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Abandoned wells
Gas condensates
Application programming interfaces (API)