Hibernia Enhanced Oil Recovery (EOR) Laboratory

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The Hibernia Enhanced Oil Recovery (EOR) Lab contains a multidisciplinary team of researchers dedicated to providing laboratory and simulation support to the EOR activities of the local oil and gas industry and to solving fundamental problems of multiphase flow. The group encompasses researchers from the areas of pore-scale physics, reservoir engineering, mathematics, rock mechanics and sedimentology.

The EOR Lab investigates how to recover as much oil as possible from offshore Newfoundland and Labrador. The EOR Lab recovers 5-15 percent additional oil from already producing oil fields that potentially add hundreds and millions of barrels of oil to Newfoundland and Labrador's oil and gas industry. 

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Dr. Lesley James 

  • Enhanced Oil Recovery
  • Improved Oil Recovery
  • Phase Behaviour
  • Offshore Oil & Gas
  • Process Engineering
  • Process Equipment Design
  • Business Process Engineering


Use: Drainage and Imbibition test on reservoir core samples

Use: Density of reservoir fluids (oil and brine)

Use: Two-phase relative permeability and slim tube test for Minimum Miscibility Pressure determination

Use: Three-phase relative permeability and slim tube test for Minimum Miscibility Pressure determination

Use: Density of reservoir fluids (oil, brine, and gas)

Use: Composition of reservoir oil and gas

Use: Interfacial tension and contact angle

Use: Porosity and pore size distribution of porous media

Use: Pumping reservoir fluids (gas, oil and brine)

Use: Reservoir fluid phase behaviour studies and gas oil ratio measurement

Use: Imaging of rock microstructure, 3D reconstruction

Use: Recombination of reservoir fluids

Use: Cleaning reservoir core samples

Use: Viscosity of oil, gas, and brine


Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science
Memorial University of Newfoundland
St. John’s, Newfoundland