Performance Evaluation of Solvent Co-Injection Scenarios in Steam Assisted Gravity Drainage (SAGD)-Based Bitumen Recovery

Through the outlined objectives and methodologies, this project aims at evaluating the performance of the solvent assisted bitumen recovery techniques under various operation scenarios and in presence of reservoir heterogeneities. The objectives are fulfilled through advance numerical reservoir simulation studies, detailed review of the present technologies, and analyzing the laboratory/field production results. Ms. Fazlyeva will be accomplishing the outlined tasks under direct supervisions of senior reservoir engineering and technology developers.

Development of an agent-based model to assess the industry-induced impacts on woodland caribou habitat selection and use in Alberta.

The objective of this project is to develop a computational simulation model designed to determine how the resource-extraction industries of oil, gas and forestry influence woodland caribou (Rangifer tarandus) habitat selection and use in west central Alberta. Specifically, an agent-based model will simulate caribou as individual agents that 1) are capable of making trade-off decisions to maximize their reproductive success and survival, 2) are spatially aware of their surrounding environment, and 3) can learn where to forage, while concurrently avoiding predators and habitat disturbance.