Dr. Olga Vizika-Kavvadias
Dr. Olga Vizika-Kavvadias holds a Diploma and a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering (University of Patras). Since 2013 she is Director of Geosciences at IFP Energies Nouvelles. Her relative research activity is focused on: Water Alternate Gas (WAG) processes, gas condensate and depressurization of mature fields; Experimental investigation and modeling of transport properties of gravity drainage, gas injection processes; Modeling of phenomena occurring during reactive flows in porous media with applications to the geological storage of CO2; Experimental investigation and modeling of the effect of microstructure and heterogeneities at different scales on the displacement mechanisms and macroscopic flow properties of sandstones and carbonates.
Relative Research Projects
- 1996-2000: Project Leader of EC project (programme JOULE) with AEA (UK), IKU (Norway), TUD (Netherlands), ENS (France) ‘Estimation of reserves potential for near-critical systems-RESPONS I and II’.
- 1998-2000: Project Leader French National programs supporting research on hydrocarbons FSH "WAG - Hystérésis des perméabilités relatives triphasiques" with TOTAL and GDF,
- 1998-2000: French National programs supporting research on hydrocarbons FSH " Dépressurisation" with EEP, TOTAL and GDF.
- 1998 – 2006: Project Leader, confidential projects with oil companies
- 2003-2009: IFPEN representative in CO2GeoNet (European Network of Excellence)
- Bauer et al., “From computed microtomography images to resistivity index calculations of heterogeneous carbonates using a dual-porosity pore-network approach: Influence of percolation on the electrical transport properties”, Physical Review E, 84 (1), Article 011133 (2011).
- Algive et al., “Impact of diagenetic alterations on the petrophysical and multiphase flow properties of carbonate rocks using a reactive pore network modeling approach”, Oil & Gas Science and Technology - Revue d'IFP Energies nouvelles 67 (1), pp. 147-160 (2012).
- Bauer et al., “Improving the estimations of petrophysical transport behavior of carbonate rocks using a dual pore network approach combined with computed microtomography”, Transport in Porous Media, 94 (2), pp. 505-524 (2012).
- Egermann et al., “Drainage Three-Phase Flow Relative Permeability on Oil-Wet Carbonate Reservoir Rock Types: Experiments, Interpretation and Comparison with Standard Correlations” Petrophysics, 55(4), pp. 287-293 (2014).
- Oughanem et al., “A Multi-Scale Investigation of Pore Structure Impact on the Mobilization of Trapped Oil by Surfactant Injection”, Transport in Porous Media, 109 (3), pp. 673-692 (2015).