Recent Submissions

  • Gas-condensate flow modelling for shale gas reservoirs. 

    Labed, Ismail (Robert Gordon University School of Engineering, 2016-10)
    LABED, I. 2016. Gas-condensate flow modelling for shale gas reservoirs. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.
    In the last decade, shale reservoirs emerged as one of the fast growing hydrocarbon resources in the world unlocking vast reserves and reshaping the landscape of the oil and gas global market. Gas-condensate reservoirs ...
  • An investigation of energy-based planned maintenance of offshore drilling mud pumps. 

    Mok, Soon H. (Robert Gordon University School of Mechanical and Offshore Engineering, 1994-07)
    MOK, S.H. 1994. An investigation of energy-based planned maintenance of offshore drilling mud pumps. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.
    Mud pumps used on offshore installations for drilling operations have been known to experience unpredictable breakdowns, including during critical stages of drilling. The fluid end has been identified as requiring more ...
  • Computational fluid dynamics (CFD) modelling of critical velocity for sand transport flow regimes in multiphase pipe bends. 

    Tebowei, Roland (Robert Gordon University Faculty of Design and Technology, School of Engineering, 2016-09-01)
    TEBOWEI, R. 2016. Computational fluid dynamics (CFD) modelling of critical velocity for sand transport flow regimes in multiphase pipe bends. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.
    The production and transportation of hydrocarbon fluids in multiphase pipelines could be severely hindered by particulate solids deposit such as produced sand particles which accompany hydrocarbon production. Knowledge of ...
  • Direct synthesis gas conversion to alcohols and hydrocarbons using a catalytic membrane reactor. 

    Umoh, Reuben Mfon (Robert Gordon University Faculty of Design and Technology, School of Engineering, 2009-06-01)
    UMOH, R.M. 2009. Direct synthesis gas conversion to alcohols and hydrocarbons using a catalytic membrane reactor. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.
    In this work, inorganic membranes with highly dispersed metallic catalysts on macroporous titania-washcoated alumina supports were produced, characterized and tested in a catalytic membrane reactor. The reactor, operated ...
  • Increasing the temperature stability of environmentally friendly drilling and completion fluids based on organic brine. 

    Kaminski, Lauren (Robert Gordon University Faculty of Design and Technology, School of Engineering, 2013-10-30)
    KAMINSKI, L. 2013. Increasing the temperature stability of environmentally friendly drilling and completion fluids based on organic brine. Robert Gordon University, MRes thesis.
    Formates provide an already superior system, designed to complement synthetic polymers and extend their temperature capabilities as drilling fluids. However, as HPHT drilling continues to move into more harsh environments ...
  • Preparation, characterization and testing of inorganic ceramic membranes. 

    Ogbuke, Ikechukwu (Robert Gordon University Faculty of Design and Technology, School of Engineering, 2013-10-01)
    OGBUKE, I. 2013. Preparation, characterization and testing of inorganic ceramic membranes. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.
    A novel approach to enhance the concentration of Carbon dioxide to economic scale using low efficient Inorganic Ceramic membranes has been proposed. This was achieved by the addition of second and third stage permeation ...
  • Design and real-time process optimisation of steam assisted gravity drainage for improved heavy oil recovery. 

    Bali, Amol Bhagwan (Robert Gordon University Faculty of Design and Technology, School of Engineering, 2013-07)
    BALI, A.B. 2013. Design and real-time process optimisation of steam assisted gravity drainage for improved heavy oil recovery. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.
    “Introduction to the Canadian Oil Sands”, “Canada’s Oil Sand Industry: An Overview”, “Heavy Oil Technologies”, and so many other topics about heavy oil have become the hotcakes in the oil industry. A number of new projects ...
  • A novel method of producing microbubbles for targeted drug delivery. 

    Fiabane, Joe (Robert Gordon University Faculty of Design and Technology. School of Engineering., 2016-01)
    FIABANE, J. 2016. A novel method of producing microbubbles for targeted drug delivery. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.
    Microbubbles, currently employed in diagnostic ultrasound as a contrast agent, have a potential new application as vehicles for targeted drug delivery, which could revolutionise medicine by eliminating side-effects. A new ...
  • Optimisation of offshore wind farm maintenance. 

    Sinha, Yashwant (Robert Gordon University Faculty of Design and Technology. School of Engineering., 2016-05)
    SINHA, Y. 2016. Optimisation of offshore wind farm maintenance. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.
    The installed capacity of European Offshore Wind Turbines (OWT) is likely to rise from the 2014 value of 7GW to 150GW in 2030. However maintenance of OWT is facing unprecedented challenges and cost 35% of lifetime costs. ...
  • Development of novel lanthanide based particle tracers for rapid monitoring of soil erosion. 

    Cruickshank, Laura (Robert Gordon University Faculty of Design and Technology. School of Engineering., 2016-01)
    CRUICKSHANK, L. 2016. Development of novel lanthanide based particle tracers for rapid monitoring of soil erosion. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.
    Soil erosion is a global problem, affecting much of the world’s agricultural land. As the world’s population increases, the pressures placed upon the land resource to provide space for food production, leisure, housing and ...
  • A resilience engineering approach to safety excellence in the maintenance of oil and gas assets. 

    Ameziane, Said (Robert Gordon University Faculty of Design and Technology. School of Engineering., 2016-05)
    AMEZIANE, S. 2016. A resilience engineering approach to safety excellence in the maintenance of oil and gas assets. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.
    The established approach to safety management has failed to handle socio-technical systems that have become more complex. The main argument is this approach is based on assumptions that systems are protected against ...
  • Intelligent grain size profiling using neural network and application to sanding potential prediction in real time. 

    Oluyemi, Gbenga Folorunso (Robert Gordon University School of Engineering, 2007-11)
    Production of hydrocarbon from both consolidated and unconsolidated clastic reservoir rocks poses a risk of sand production especially if a well articulated programme of sand management strategy is not put in place to ...
  • Composite inorganic membranes for hydrogen reaction, separation and purification. 

    El-Zarouk, Khaled Mohamed (Robert Gordon University School of Engineering, 2007-01)
    Silica-alumina composite membranes for hydrogen separation and high temperature chemical reactions were prepared using both conventional and modified dip-coating techniques. These were deposited on commercially available ...
  • Photocatalytic destruction of volatile organic compounds from the oil and gas industry. 

    Tokode, Oluwatosin (Robert Gordon University School of Engineering, 2014-04)
    Heterogeneous photocatalysis is an advanced oxidation technology widely applied in environmental remediation processes. It is a relatively safe and affordable technology with a low impact on the environment and has found ...
  • Indigenous capability building as an intervention strategy for sustainable enerby implementation in vulnerable societies. 

    Garniati, Leuserina (Robert Gordon University School of Engineering, 2014-10)
    Geospatial regions have different requirements for energy development due to variations in environmental, economic, social, and political constraints which influence their energy demand profiles and generation capacities. ...
  • Modelling of fines migration mechanisms in high permeability sands - impact on reservoir performance. 

    Al-Mufarji, Said (Robert Gordon University School of Engineering, 2009-04)
    Today the oil and gas industry suffers significant production losses due to fines migrations in high permeability sandstone formations or sand packs. During drilling, production or injection, fines migration continues to ...
  • A semi-empirical approach to modelling well deliverability in gas condensate reservoirs. 

    Ugwu, Johnson Obunwa (Robert Gordon University School of Engineering, 2011-11)
    A critical issue in the development of gas condensate reservoirs is accurate prediction of well deliverability. In this investigation a procedure has been developed for accurate prediction of well production rates using ...
  • Development and testing of thin composite palladium membrane for membrane fuel cell processors. 

    Chen, Chee Chong (Robert Gordon University School of Engineering, 2010-09)
    The Palladium (Pd) based membranes have long been the focus of studies for the separation of hydrogen due to its high permeability and selectivity toward hydrogen. However, palladium is a precious metal and extremely ...
  • Structure, strength and defect characterisation of cement based materials. 

    Choudhury, Ajmol H. (Robert Gordon University School of Engineering, 2014)
    In cement based systems, the residual stresses are created by internal expansion. This provides toughening by the release of the residual stresses as the macro-crack propagates. While circumstantial evidence of the residual ...
  • Control of surface interactions with ultra-violet/ozone modification at polystyrene surface. 

    Liang, He (Robert Gordon University School of Engineering, 2014-01)
    Surface interactions and reactivity are of critical importance in current biomedical technologies, for example, satisfactory cell attachment and long term viability are essential for optimal in vitro tissue culture and for ...

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