Professor Pavel Bedrikovetski

Professor

Australian School of Petroleum

Faculty of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences

Eligible to supervise Masters and PhD - email supervisor to discuss availability.


Pavel is Professor of Petroleum Engineering at the University of Adelaide. He authors a seminal book on reservoir engineering and 250 papers in international journals and SPE. His research covers waterflood, formation damage and EOR. He holds MSc in Applied Mathematics, PhD in Fluid Mechanics and DSc in Reservoir Engineering, all from Moscow Gubkin Oil-Gas University. In 1991-1994 Pavel was a Visiting Professor at Delft University of Technology and at Imperial College of Science and Technology. He boasts 40-year industrial experience in Russia, Europe, Brazil and Australia. He served as Section Chairman, short course instructor and Program Committee member at numerous SPE Conferences. Pavel is 2008-2009 and 2016-2017 SPE Distinguished Lecturer.

Research Interests

Mathematical modelling, laboratory studies and field projects in coal seam gas reservoirs; shale gas fields; geothermal fields; waterflooding; Low-Sal and Smart waterflood; EOR; formation damage.

Formation damage includes fines migration, sand production and control, horizontal and fractured wells, gravel pack, oilfield scaling, drilling fluid invasion and cake formation

Fines migration in oil, gas and unconventional reservoirs. Fines-assisted methods for improved gas and oil production.  

Suspension/colloid transport in porous media with applications to environmental engineering, aquifer and soil contamination, artesian wells, water cleaning and treatment, industrial filtering, membrane science, size exclusion chromatography, medical applications

Well stimulation and nano technologies in Unconventional Energy Resources (CBM, shale gas, geothermal reservoirs)

Derivation of basic equations for two-phase multi-component flow in porous and fractured media with geo-mechanics using methods of continuous mechanics and non-equilibrium thermodynamics (Onzager, Couri), Boltzmann’s and random walk micro scale equations.

Exact and asymptotic solutions of non-linear equations of mathematical physics. Riemann problems for systems of conservation laws. Interaction between non-linear waves.

Mounting laboratory on Formation Damage and Improved Oil Recovery, 2009-2012

Modeling the capillary entrapment phenomena and integrity of geological reservoirs for clean energy, water and waste management technologies, ARC Discovery Grant, 2010-2013

Development of innovative technologies for oil production based on the advanced theory of suspension flows in porous media, ARC Linkage Grant, 2010-2013

Determination of rates from different layer from the temperature profile in gas wells, 2010-2011 and 2013

Using nano technology for improved gas and oil recovery, 2013

Novel technology for enhanced coal seam gas production utilizing mechanisms of stimulated cleat permeability through graded particle injection, ARC Linkage grant, 2011-2014

Prediction of well injectivity during PWRI, 2013, 2014

Low-Salinity Smart Fines-Migration-Assisted Waterflood, modelling and simulation, 2014-2016

Coreflooding for Low-Salinity Smart Fines-Migration-Assisted Waterflood, 2014

Fines Migration in Coal Seam Gas reservoirs, 2014

Olympic Dam in a Test Tube: Critical Experiments and Theory, ARC Discovery Grant, 2014-2017

Teaching Interests

Formation damage, its prevention and mitigation;

Waterflooding;

EOR and IOR;

Environmental fluid mechanics;

Mathematical modelling and fluid mechanics for petrleum engineers and geo-scientists;

Transport in porous media;

Non-linear waves in continuous mechanics;

Systems of conservation laws;

Reservoir Simulation

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  • Current Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2019 Principal Supervisor Governing Equations for Two-Phase Multi-Component Flow with Gravity Effect in Porous Media Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Hao Zhang
    2019 Principal Supervisor Laboratory and Theoretical Study of Fines Detachment and Migration in Porous Media Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Abolfazl Hashemi
    2019 Co-Supervisor Modelling of fines retention and detachment in a fracture using computational fluid dynamics Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Heng Zheng Ting
    2018 Principal Supervisor Basic Equations for Two-Phase Flow with Changing Wettability in Porous Media Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Miss Shuyan Yang
    2017 Principal Supervisor Fines Migration in Two-Phase Environment in Porous Media: Mathematical and Laboratory Modelling Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Thomas Linsay Russell
    2016 Principal Supervisor Mathematical and Laboratory Modelling of Low Salinity Water flooding Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Miss Larissa Boechat Chequer
    2016 Principal Supervisor Experimental & Math Modelling of Smart Water flood in Oil Fields Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Gabriel de Veiga Cabral Malgaresi
    2016 Co-Supervisor Ion Exchange and Oil Recovery in Sandstone and Carbonates Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Abdullah Sarihi
  • Past Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2017 - 2018 Principal Supervisor Suspension-Colloidal Transport in Porous Media: Basic Equations, Analytical Model and Nonlinear Physics Effects Master of Philosophy Master Full Time Mr Hao Zhang
    2012 - 2016 Principal Supervisor Analytical Modelling of Two-Phase Multi-Component Flow in Porous Media with Dissipative and Non-equilibrium Effects Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Dr Sara Borazjani
    2012 - 2016 Co-Supervisor A New Solution for an Edge Dislocation with Applications to the Stress and Fracture Analysis of Multilayered Media Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Dr Aditya Shankar Khanna
    2012 - 2016 Principal Supervisor Analytical Modelling of Fines Migration in Porous Media Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Yulong Yang
    2011 - 2015 Principal Supervisor Advanced Analytical Models for Well Injectivity Decline Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Azim Kalantariasl
    2011 - 2015 Principal Supervisor A novel technology for enhanced coal seam gas recovery by graded proppant injection Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Alireza Keshavarz
    2010 - 2014 Principal Supervisor The Experimental and Theoretical Study of Fines Migration in Porous Media Under Particle-rock Repulsion and Attraction Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Aji Kaiser
    2010 - 2011 Principal Supervisor Reservoir Simulation Studies of Formation Damage for Improved Recovery on Oil-gas Reservoirs Master of Engineering Science Master Full Time Ms Thi Nguyen
    2010 - 2014 Co-Supervisor Petrophysical and Mineralogical Evaluation of Shale Gas Reservoirs - A Cooper Basin Case Study Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Maqsood Ahmad
    2010 - 2013 Co-Supervisor Thermally Enhanced Gas Recovery and Infill Well Placement Optimization in Coalbed Methane Reservoirs Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Alireza Salmachi
    2010 - 2013 Co-Supervisor Uncertainty Reduction in Reservoir Characterisation through Inverse Modelling of Dynamic Data: an Evolutionary Computation Approach Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Mohammad Sayyafzadeh
    2009 - 2012 Principal Supervisor New Technologies and Mathematical Modeling of Fines-Assisted Oil and Gas Recovery Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Abbas Zeinijahromi
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  • Memberships

    Date Role Membership Country
    1993 - ongoing Member Society of Petroleum Engineers SPE Australia
  • Position: Professor
  • Phone: 83133082
  • Email: pavel.bedrikovetski@adelaide.edu.au
  • Fax: 8313 4345
  • Campus: North Terrace
  • Building: Santos Petroleum Engineering, floor 2
  • Room: 2 14
  • Org Unit: Australian School of Petroleum

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