TÜV SÜD Research Highlighted at SPE UK Paper Contest

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14 October 2019

TÜV SÜD National Engineering Laboratory Research Highlighted at SPE UK Paper Contest

TÜV SÜD National Engineering Laboratory’s Fluid Properties expert, Dr Edris Joonaki, was shortlisted as a top entrant in the annual Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) UK Paper Contest recently, in the category of early career Young Professional. This research study was part of a project to develop a Thermodynamic & PVT (Pressure Volume Temperature) package for the unique Advanced Multiphase Facility (AMF) which was officially opened in October.

Dr Joonaki was invited to present his research paper entitled “Thermodynamics can Explain the Critical Role of Phase Contamination in Multiphase Flow Measurements at Elevated Pressure and Temperature Conditions” to an audience of industry and academic experts at the finals of the contest in London recently. 

This is not the first time that Dr Joonaki’s work has been shortlisted as a top entrant for an SPE paper contest: in 2017, his paper entitled “Do We Have Solutions for the Old Problem of Asphaltene Deposition?” won the international SPE-OMC Paper Contest in the PhD Category and best presentation award sponsored by Schlumberger, Total, and Eni.

“I was proud to be selected as a top entrant for the SPE paper contest,” commented Dr Joonaki.  “It is fantastic to have our work recognised in this way and to get the opportunity to share this research with the SPE judges and wider group.  The interaction from the audience was fantastic, with a number of interesting questions posed and further discussions had.” 

Dr Joonaki has been asked by SPE to publish part of his work in SPE Magazine.

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