Department of Earth Resources Engineering, Faculty of Engineering
Department of Earth Resources Engineering, Graduate School of Engineering
Department of Earth Resources Engineering, School of Engineering
Resources Production and Safety Engineering Laboratory studies on the technologies producing fossil fuels safely, environmental friendly and costly. In addition, we study on CO2 capture and storage (CCS). We study on low-cost and environmentally friendly enhanced recovery technologies using CO2, chemicals, nanoparticles/bubbles, and microorganisms to recover additionally crude oil that would otherwise be left unrecovered underground. We are also studying on the production technologies for unconventional fossil fuels such as methane hydrate, coalbed methane, and shale oil/gas. We are starting to study on a novel technology for generating hydrogen in oil reservoirs by generating steam and reacting it with oil in-situ. Those fossil fuels are also the source of CO2 which causes the global warming, therefore, we are also studying on the technologies reducing CO2 emissions. New absorbents and adsorbents for efficient CO2 separation are studied and developed in our laboratory. Also, we study on the injection technologies to increase CO2 storage. We are now developing the technologies monitoring soil CO2 flux for long-term safe CO2 storage.