Research project

Displacement flows of non-Newtonian Fluids

Project Description

We study the problem of displacing one fluid by another in inclined geometries. The industrial motivation for this research comes from the processes present in construction and completion of oil and gas wells such as primary cementing, hydraulic fracturing and gravel packing. Many other wells such as geothermal, Carbon sequestration and domestic water distribution wells are cemented using the very same techniques as in the oil and gas industry. A key objective in well primary cementing is to hydraulically seal the newly constructed well in order to avoid leakage of subsurface fluids into the near-surface ecosystem. We study these flows experimentally, numerically and analytically to finally design the displacement processes more efficiently. This in turn will reduce the environmental impact and increase the well productivity.

Research Field

- Fluid mechanics

Research Supervisor

Seyed Mohammad Taghavi

Research Environment

Département de génie chimique

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Related Programs

Doctorate in Chemical Engineering

Program description

Financial aid available*

Financial aid related to research project

Information unavailable

Program-Specific Financial Aid

Graduate Studies Awards

Plan Steps Incentive
Progression studentship
7 x $500
Doctoral exam or seminar presentation
$750
Doctoral exam, seminar or conference
$1,000
Publication
$750
Communication
$1,000
Initial thesis submission
$1,000*
Total $8,500

*A $ 500 bonus will be added to the studentship for graduation if the initial deposit is made before the session that precedes the maximum qualifying session.

Université Laval: Student Financial Aid

Funding source Amount
Université Laval Doctoral Admission Scholarship  $2,000
Leadership and Sustainable Development Scholarships 
3 x $10,000
Mobility Grant for Out-of-Province Internships (in French)
$1,000
Graduate Scholarships from Granting Agencies   
$21,000 to $50,000$
Online Directory of Graduate Scholarships (in French)
$500 to $50,000

Supplemental Tuition Fee Exemption Scholarship Program: Entitles international students to pay Canadian student tuition fees, for overall savings of around $30,000.

* Amounts shown represent maximum financial aid available. Certain conditions apply. Subject to change without prior notice. For further information, contact sponsoring organizations directly.

Master's in Chemical Engineering - with dissertation

Program description

Financial aid available*

Financial aid related to research project

Information unavailable

Program-Specific Financial Aid

Graduate Studies Awards

Plan Steps Incentive
Evaluated activity
$650
Achievement scholarship
$1,000
Total $1,650

Université Laval: Student Financial Aid

Sources de financement Montant
Leadership and Sustainable Development Scholarships 2 x $5,000
Mobility Grant for Out-of-Province Internships (in French)
$1,000
Graduate Scholarships from Granting Agencies
$14,100 to $21,000
Online Directory of Graduate Scholarships (in French)
$500 to $50,000

Master's Scholarships for International StudentsThese scholarships are available in a number of programs to students from Africa and Europe, excluding France. This scholarship of $7,000 per year is awarded based on university academic achievement * Amounts shown represent maximum financial aid available. Certain conditions apply. Subject to change without prior notice. For further information, contact sponsoring organizations directly.

Desired Profile

- Chemical Engineering

Required Documentation

- Curriculum vitæ
- Student transcript

Find Out More

Seyed Mohammad Taghavi
Professeur
Département de génie chimique
Seyed-Mohammad.Taghavi@gch.ulaval.ca