Dr. Samuel Erzuah


Research Areas/Interests

Understanding rock/fluid interaction using Surface Complexation Modelling (SCM) Machine learning Carbon Capture Utilization and Storage (CCUS)...~more

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Dr. Samuel Erzuah is both a Well Engineer and Reservoir Engineer by training.

He pursued his PhD at The University of Stavanger (UiS), Norway with The National IOR Centre of Norway, where he worked on “Wettability Estimation by Oil Adsorption”. His research interests include geochemical simulation of lab-scale experiments of various EOR processes such as

  • Wettability alteration
  • Low salinity water-flooding
  • Zeta potential measurements
  • CO2 for EOR
  • CO2 sequestration

For instance, to understand the Crude Oil/Brine/Rock (COBR) interactions during the experiment, Dr. Erzuah modeled these surface interactions using the properties (quantities and qualities) of the materials used during the experiment as input into a geochemical solver, PHREEQ-C.  Through Surface Complexation Modelling (SCM), he is able to elucidate the electrostatic pair linkages that led to the observed experimental results. His research is tailored towards developing models to solve the complex challenges confronting the oil and gas industry. Thus providing a fast, cheap and reliable technique of addressing the industrial problems. Dr. Erzuah has numerous publications in top-tier journals notably SPE Reservoir Evaluation & Engineering Journals, Oil & Gas Science and Technology, European Association of Geoscientists & Engineers (EAGE) etc.

Prior to his PhD, he pursued his MS degree in Well Engineering at The University of Stavanger (UiS), Norway. His Master thesis was captioned "Hookload correction with non-uniform movements". This project was meant to unravel the effect of acceleration on the hook load measurement resulting from the heave effect for the offshore environment. Erzuah holds a BS degree in Petroleum Engineering from Kwame Nkrumah University of Science & Technology (KNUST), Ghana.

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