Reservoir Engineering is a knowledge related to the exploitation of oil, gas, and geothermal of a reservoir. Reservoir engineering activities require creative application of basic science knowledge such as mathematics, physics, geology, chemistry, and engineering science knowledge such as mechanical engineering, chemical engineering and electrical engineering.
Reservoir Engineering Research Group is being challenged to improving the exploitation of oil, gas and geothermal as a result of the difficulty in finding reserves, especially oil and gas after conventional methods could no longer produce optimal oil and gas. Thus, Reservoir Engineering Research Group has come up with these new methods to increase the oil and gas:
The research road map for the next five-year period (2016-2020) has been planned and it includes: education/teaching, research, community service, improvement in organization, human resources, and partnership, as well as in the development of laboratory service. Our conducted researches include: exploitation of oil, gas and geothermal planning; and implementation, monitoring and evaluation of all aspects ranging from the discovery phase, stage of development, until the production phase of the primary, secondary and tertiary, as well as the utilization phase.
Currently, Reservoir Engineering Research Group has eleven lecturers and one assistant academic in support. We also have two laboratories; Reservoir Fluid Laboratory and Petrophysics Laboratory which have some additional tools given by Chevron UPP.