Energy Resources


Dr. Anthony Kovscek and Supri A
My research group and I examine the physics of oil and gas recovery at length scales that vary from the pore to the laboratory to the reservoir. The organizing themes are flow imaging to delineate the mechanisms of multiphase flow (oil, water, and gas) in porous media and the synthesis of models from experimental, theoretical, and field data. In all of our work, we strive to interweave physical observations (mainly experimental) and theory.

Dr.Anthony Kovscek
Professor of Energy Resources Engineering

My academic interests center around efficient, responsible hydrocarbon recovery and the efficient use of energy. Before joining the faculty at Stanford in 1996, I worked at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. I hold a Ph. D. from the University of California, Berkeley and a B.S. from the University of Washington. Both degrees are in Chemical Engineering

My Specific Interests Include

Strongly coupled mass/heat transport processes in fractured rocks and soils

Thermal oil recovery

Geological Sequestration of green house gases

Simulation of thermal and isothermal multiphase flow in porous media

Interfacial phenomena, especially wettability of solids,foams,and emulsions

Experimental imaging of fluid flow in porous media

Reservoir definition via streamline based techniques

Contact Information

I try to answer all email that I receive, however, prospective students who have general questions and are seeking admission to the Energy Resource Engineering Department should first visit the ERE website for prospective students.

Energy Resources Engineering Department
367 Panama St
Stanford University
Stanford, CA 94305-2220

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