Robert Gordon Moore

Professor

Department of Chemical and Petroleum Engineering

PhD - Chemical Engineering

University of Alberta, 1971

BSc - Chemical Engineering

University of Alberta, 1965

Contact information

Phone

Office: 403.220.7217

Location

Calgary Centre for Innovative Technology : CCIT 106

Courses

Dr. Moore teaches:

Behaviour of Liquids, Gases, and Solids (ENGG 201)

Engineering Thermodynamics (ENGG 311)

Group Design (Capstone) Project I and II (ENPE 511/ENPE 531)


Research

Research activities

Dr. Moore has experience with laboratory testing under elevated temperatures and pressure conditions that have been applied to the development of equipment and techniques for investigating high pressure flammability limits, high pressure flame speeds, gas phase combustion within porous media, and emulsion burning characteristics. Gas injection expertise has been applied to the design of mixing systems for combustible gases.

The In-Situ Combustion research group is renowned internationally for expertise in developing sustainable Enhanced Oil Recovery (EOR) methods for light, conventional, and heavy oils. The main thrust of their research deals with EOR process using air or a hybrid of steam and air, and has led to significant research discoveries, including: in situ combustion in heavy oils and bitumen; high pressure air injection technique in light oil reservoirs; flue gas injection-based EOR and CO2 sequestration; and specialized downhole tool design and development.


Biography

Dr. Robert G. Moore is a Distinguished Member of the SPE, and a member of APEGA, CSChE and CHOA. He is also a principal in Hot-Tec Energy Inc. Gordon is the former head of the Department of Chemical and Petroleum Engineering.  He is the recipient of numerous awards relating to his work with the In-Situ Combustion Research Group.  He was co-founder of this research group in 1974 and continues to co-supervise the team with Dr. S.A. Mehta.


Publications

Selected publications

Bhattacharya, S., Belgrave, J.D.M., Mallory, D.G., Moore, R.G., Ursenbach, M.G., and Mehta, S.A., "Investigation of Thermal Finger Print in Accelerating Rate Calorimetry for Air-Injection Enhanced Oil Recovery Processes," Accepted for Publication in SPEJ, August 2016.

Bhattacharya, Mallory, D.G., Moore, R.G., Ursenbach, M.G., and Mehta, S.A., "Vapor Phase Combustion in Accelerating Rate Calorimetry for Air-Injection EOR Processes," Accepted for Publication in SPEREE, July 2016.

The ABCs of In-Situ-Combustion Simulations: From Laboratory Experiments to Field Scale by: Gutirrez, D., Moore, R.G., Ursenbach, M., Mehta, S.
Journal of Canadian Petroleum Technology, vol. 51, no. 4, pp. 256-267, 2012.

Effect of Initial Water Saturation on the Thermal Efficiency of the Steam-Assisted Gravity-Drainage Process by: Javad, S., Oskouei, P., Maini, B., Moore, R.G., Mehta, S. Journal of Canadian Petroleum Technology, vol. 51, no. 5, pp. 351-361, 2012.

Experimental Investigation of In-Situ Combustion at Low Air Fluxes by: Alamatsaz, A., Moore, R.G., Mehta, S., Ursenbach, M. Journal of Canadian Petroleum Technology, vol. 50, no. 11, pp. 48-67, 2011.