Postdoc in PVT Modelling and Compositional Simulation

Centre for Energy Resources Engineering (CERE) at DTU Chemistry seeks a postdoc in connection with the project Gas Injection in Lower Cretaceous Reservoirs. CERE is a cross-departmental centre (www.cere.dtu.dk). The CERE group at DTU Chemistry is focused on high-pressure phase behaviour and other critical issues related to oil and gas production, petroleum processing, and carbon dioxide sequestration, where a fundamental understanding based on chemistry, physics, and necessary mathematical tools is needed. The research activities at CERE, DTU Chemistry mainly involve experimental measurement and modelling of phase equilibrium and thermophysical properties at high pressure and development of efficient phase equilibrium calculation algorithms for compositional simulations.

  
Responsibilities and tasks

The major responsibility of the postdoc is to carry out modelling and simulation work in this project about gas injection. The postdoc is supposed to interact with other colleagues within the project working on experimental PVT measurement, core flooding tests and gas diffusion measurements. The postdoc needs to help plan various experimental studies, develop fluid models based on the measured experimental data, and processing the core flooding data to get suitable engineering parameters for larger scale simulations, and finally develop a sector compositional model to estimate the effects of gas injection, its feasibility and which gas is more suitable. It is expected the candidate is familiar with thermodynamic modelling and compositional simulation, and has sufficient knowledge about reservoir engineering. The position also involves research and development on the fundamental aspects of gas injection theory and thermodynamics modelling of complex reservoir fluids.

 

The experimental measurement will be carried out with the help from the CERE group at DTU Chemical Engineering. The candidate is expected to collaborate with other groups in CERE as well as with the Danish Hydrocarbon Research and Technology Centre at DTU.

 

Qualifications
Candidates should have a PhD degree or equivalent in chemical engineering, chemistry, petroleum engineering, or mathematics.

 

Previous experience with PVT modelling of reservoir fluids and reservoir simulation is an advantage.

 
Assessment

In the assessment of the candidates consideration will be given to

  • scientific production and research potential at international level
  • innovative skills and the ability to generate new ideas
  • the ability to communicate at all levels such as the provision of scientific advice to public sector authorities
  • experience in teaching
  • an all-round experience basis, preferably including international experience
  • the ability to contribute to development of internal and external cooperation
We offer

DTU is a leading technical university globally recognized for the excellence of its research, education, innovation and scientific advice. We offer a rewarding and challenging job in an international environment. We strive for academic excellence in an environment characterized by collegial respect and academic freedom tempered by responsibility.

 
Salary and terms of employment

The appointment will be based on the collective agreement with the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations. The allowance will be agreed upon with the relevant union.

 

The postdoc position is for a period of 2 years and 1 month starting June 1, 2019 until June 30, 2021 (or according to mutual agreement).

 
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Further information

Further information may be obtained from Associate Professor Wei Yan, tel.: +45 4525 2379, email: weya@kemi.dtu.dk

 

You can read more about Department of Chemistry on www.kemi.dtu.dk

 
Application procedure

Please submit your online application no later than 30 May 2019 (local time)

 

Applications must be submitted as one PDF file containing all materials to be given consideration. To apply, please open the link “Apply online”, fill out the online application form, and attach all your materials in English in one PDF file. The file must include:

  • Application (cover letter)
  • CV
  • Diploma (MSc/PhD)
  • List of publications
  • H-index, and ORCID (see e.g. http://orcid.org/)

Applications and enclosures received after the deadline will not be considered.

 

All interested candidates irrespective of age, gender, disability, race, religion or ethnic background are encouraged to apply. 

DTU is a technical university providing internationally leading research, education, innovation and scientific advice. Our staff of 6,000 advance science and technology to create innovative solutions that meet the demands of society, and our 11,200 students are being educated to address the technological challenges of the future. DTU is an independent university collaborating globally with business, industry, government and public agencies.

Deadline: 30 May 2019
Unit: DTU Chemistry
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Post expires on Thursday May 30th, 2019