Mark holds BEng Hons (Electrical) and MEng Distinction (Petroleum) degrees from the University of New South Wales and Heriot Watt University respectively. Following a 37 year career in the petroleum industry with Schlumberger, Independent Operators, Petroleum Experts Ltd and BHP Petroleum, Mark is undertaking PhD studies part time with UWA’s Fluids Sciences and Resources group.
Water in oil emulsions are responsible for reduced oil production rates and water separation problems. His research project “Improved Characterisation of Oilfield Emulsions associated with Inflow Control Devices” is undertaken in cooperation with Oilfield Technologies P/L and support of BHP Petroleum P/L. Application of NMR emulsion droplet sizing and extended Saturates Aromatics Resin Asphaltene analysis techniques developed at FSR will improve benchmarking methods for emulsion formation potential pre-development and provide insight into development of improved emulsion flow modelling methods.
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