Dr Pedro Diaz

Pedro Diaz, LSBU

Associate Professor; Head of Chemical and Petroleum Engineering

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    Engineering / Chemical and Petroleum Engineering
 
Dr Pedro Diaz is an Associate Professor in the School of Engineering at London South Bank University (LSBU). He is the Head of the Chemical and Petroleum Engineering Division. Before joining academia, he worked for over 16 years in the oil industry researching in oil recovery methods. He has also researched in the characterisation of electronic nano-materials. Currently his research interests are in the areas of enhanced oil recovery, fluid-rock and fluid-rock interactions, and formation damage.

Dr Diaz has taught reservoir, production, drilling engineering and petrophysics in the MSc, MEng and BEng Petroleum Engineering courses. He has also taught fluids-particles, and transfer processes for BEng Chemical Engineering.  More recently, he has been supporting the Innovation and Enterprise module for the MEng/BEng Petroleum and BEng Chemical Engineering courses, and also teaching Petroleum Economics.

Dr Diaz’s interests include:

  • Enhanced oil recovery methods
  • Chemical methods of oil recovery (Alkali, surfactant, and polymer injection.)
  • Gas injection (CO2 injection, water alternated gas injection, foam injection)
  • Fluid Flow Assurance: Study of Waxing process
  • Loss of injectivity
  • Fine migration in reservoir rock

Most recent publications

Sagbana, I and Diaz, PA and Eneotu, M and Centeno, M and Vajihi, F and Farhadi, A Application of Low Concentration Surfactant Enhanced Water-Alternating-Gas Flooding. In: IOR 2016 – 19th European Symposium on Improved Oil Recovery, 24 April 2017 - 27 April 2017, Stavanger, Norway.

Centeno, M and Diaz, PA and Breda, A Comparative Study of Polyacrylamide Co-polymers for EOR at High Salinity Conditions “Laboratory and Simulation". In: IOR 2017 - 19th European Symposium on Improved Oil Recovery, 22 April 2017 - 24 April 2017, Satavanger.

Diaz, PA and Centeno, M and Breda, A Systematic comparative study of Polyacrylamide Co-polymers for EOR at High Salinity Conditions. In: 19th European Symposium on Improved Oil Recovery, 24 April 2017 - 27 April 2017, Stavenger, Norway..

Theyab, M and Diaz, PA Experimental Study on the Effect of Spiral Flow on Wax Deposition Volume. In: Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition and Conference, 7–10 November 2016, Abu Dhabi, UAE.

Diaz, PA and Sagbana, P Evaluation of Ultra Low Concentration Surfactant System for Chemical Flooding. In: 15th European Conference on the Mathematics of Oil Recovery, 29 August – 1 September 2016, Amsterdam, Netherlands.

Theyab, M and Diaz, PA Experimental Study of Wax Deposition in Pipeline – Effect of Inhibitor and Spiral Flow. International Journal of Smart Grid and Clean Energy, 5. 174-181. DOI 10.12720/sgce.5.3.174-181

Theyab, M and Diaz, PA Experimental Study of Wax Deposition in Pipeline – Effect of Inhibitor and Spiral Flow. In: 2016 5th International Conference on Petroleum Industry and Energy (ICPIE 2016), 10 Jun 2016 - 12 Jun 2016, Barcelona, Spain.

Diaz, PA and Theyab, M Experimental Study of Wax Deposition in Pipeline – Effect of Inhibitor and Spiral Flow. In: 4th International Petroleum Engineering Conference, 15 Aug 2016 - 17 Aug 2016, London.

Theyab, M and Diaz, PA Experimental Study on the Effect of Polyacrylate Polymer (C16-C22) on Wax Deposition. In: 7th International Conference on Chemical Engineering and Applications (CCEA 2016), 07 Jul 2016 - 09 Jul 2016, Shanghai, China.

More publications at LSBU Research Open
  • Member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) 2007
  • Affiliate of the Institute of Chemical Engineering (IChemE) 2007
  • Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Authority (2015)

Dr Diaz has been part of the Academic Committee of SPE London. He is an external examiner at Robert Gordon University for MSc Oil and Gas Engineering, MSc Drilling and Well Engineering and MSc Petroleum Production Engineering. He has participated in validation of the MSc Oil and Gas Safety Engineering at UCLAN. Additionally, he has contributed to SPE conferences.

 
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