Thomas Russell

Mr Thomas Russell

ARC Grant-Funded Researcher A

School of Chemical Engineering

Faculty of Sciences, Engineering and Technology

I am a Postdoctoral researcher in Petroleum Engineering at the Australian School of Petroleum and Energy Resources. I am performing novel research on fluid flow and formation damage in porous media. My work includes contribution to government and industry projects with particular focus on enhanced oil/gas recovery processes and geosequestration of CO2. My work is primarily focused on mathematical modelling to improve design and predictive capabilities with contributions to experimental works to improve understanding of underlying processes.

My research consists of:

  • Fines migration and formation damage during single-phase and two-phase flow
  • Formation damage and geochemical interactions during CO2 storage in subsurface reservoirs
  • Underground hydrogen storage
  • Enhanced oil recovery

My primary focus is on theoretical developments and mathematical modelling for flow in porous media. My research involves both modelling and laboratory studies.

  • Other Supervision Activities

    Date Role Research Topic Location Program Supervision Type Student Load Student Name
    2018 - 2018 Co-Supervisor The effect of calcium ions on rock permeability The University of Adelaide - Honours - Dao Hanh Ly Tu, Phuc Hoang Nguyen, Aaron Tan Yi Xing Uthaia Kumaran
    2017 - 2017 Co-Supervisor Experimental study of oil recovery by low salinity water injection using unconsolidated cores The University of Adelaide - Honours - Tin Nguyen, Kiet Wong, Xiaochen Fan
  • Position: ARC Grant-Funded Researcher A
  • Phone: 83138034
  • Email:
  • Campus: North Terrace
  • Building: Santos Petroleum Engineering, floor 2
  • Org Unit: Mining and Petroleum Engineering

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