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Research interests

  • Reservoir heterogeneity and reservoir simulation
  • Simulation of CO2 Storage Research

For many years, Gillian was involved in a project to study the effect of reservoir heterogeneity on hydrocarbon recovery. In particular, she focussed on upscaling the effects of small-scale structures for use in larger scale models. From 2005-2008, she was a member of the Uncertainty Quantification Group and studied model complexity and error modelling . Over the past few years, she has applied the knowledge gained in oil-related projects to investigate CO2 storage in saline aquifers.

Biography

Gillian has BSc and PhD degrees in Astrophysics from Edinburgh University. However, for most of her career she has been involved with geoscience and engineering. She joined the Institute of Petroleum Engineering at Heriot-Watt University in 1990, initially as a Research Associate. She was promoted to Senior Research Associate in 1996 and to Research Fellow in 1998, and then to Lecturer in 2010. In 2009, she was presented with an SPE Aberdeen Award for contribution to industry.

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Research Output 1992 2018

Measurement Of Physical Dispersion In Random Correlated Permeability Fields And Its Application For Upscaling

Ghanbari, S., Mackay, E. J. & Pickup, G. E., 3 Sep 2018, 16th European Conference on the Mathematics of Oil Recovery. EAGE Publishing BV

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

upscaling
Peclet number
permeability
transition zone
Dispersions

The analysis of compositional effects on global flow regimes in CO2 near-miscible displacements in heterogeneous systems

Wang, G., Pickup, G. E., Sorbie, K. S. & Mackay, E. J., 2018, SPE Improved Oil Recovery Conference 2018. Society of Petroleum Engineers , SPE-190273-MS

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

fingering
Recovery
oil
upscaling
Mass transfer

What are the differences between CO2 injection offshore and onshore?

Ghanbari, S., Mackay, E. J. & Pickup, G. E., 24 Apr 2017, 19th European Symposium on Improved Oil Recovery: Sustainable IOR in a Low Oil Price World. EAGE Publishing BV

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

Well spacing
flooding
Flow patterns
Gravitation
Solubility

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

Open Access
File
Aquifers
brine
aquifer
engineering
Submersible pumps

Hydrodynamics in subsurface CO2 storage: Tilted contacts and increased storage security

Heinemann, N., Stewart, R. J., Pickup, G. E. & Haszeldine, R. S., Nov 2016, In : International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control. 54, Part 1, p. 322–329 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
brine
hydrodynamics
overpressure
aquifer
water level

Prizes

Arthur Charles Main Prize

Gillian Elizabeth Pickup (Recipient), 2009

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

SPE (Society of Petroleum Engineers) Award

Gillian Elizabeth Pickup (Recipient), 2009

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

petroleum
industry

Activities 2008 2012

  • 4 Participation in conference
  • 1 Membership of Policy Group
  • 1 Public lecture
  • 1 School Outreach

Science Business (External organisation)

Pickup, G. E. (Member)
27 Apr 2012

Activity: MembershipMembership of Policy Group

13th European Conference on the Mathematics of Oil Recovery 2012

Pickup, G. E. (Member of programme committee)
10 Sep 201213 Sep 2012

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

Maths in the Pipeline

Pickup, G. E. (Speaker)
27 Aug 2010

Activity: Talk or presentationSchool Outreach

12th European Conference on the Mathematics of Oil Recovery 2010

Pickup, G. E. (Member of programme committee)
6 Sep 20109 Sep 2010

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

6th IMA Conference on Modelling Permeable Rocks With Special Focus on CO2 Storage

Pickup, G. E. (Organiser)
29 Mar 20101 Apr 2010

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

Press / Media

Workshop with scientific journalists

Gillian Elizabeth Pickup

8/04/13

1 media contribution

Press/Media: Research