Dr Ayrton Soares Ribeiro

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

UQ Centre for Natural Gas
Faculty of Engineering, Architecture and Information Technology

Overview

Ayrton is completing a Post-Doc through The University of Queensland’s Energi Simulation Industrial Chair in Unconventional Onshore Gas Reservoir Modelling. The research chair is held by Professor Suzanne Hurter and is based at The University of Queensland Centre for Natural Gas (UQ-CCSG). Ayrton’s research interests include reservoir simulation, reactive transport (dissolution of minerals), CO2 EOR and Storage, and multiphase flow in fractured media.

Ayrton completed his PhD in Petroleum Engineering (dual degree between Heriot-Watt University and UFPE). His research topic was Modelling of Geochemical Reactions during CO2 WAG Injection in Carbonate Reservoirs.

Research Interests

  • CO2 EOR and Storage
  • Reactive Transport
  • Multiphase flow in fractured media

Publications

  • Wu, Benjamin, Ribeiro, Ayrton Soares, Firouzi, Mahshid, Rufford, Thomas E. and Towler, Brian (2020). Use of pressure signal analysis to characterise counter-current two-phase flow regimes in annuli. Chemical Engineering Research and Design, 153547-561. doi:10.1016/j.cherd.2019.11.009

  • Ribeiro, Ayrton Soares , Rodger, Iain and Underschultz, Jim (2019). Fluid model. The University of Queensland Surat Deep Aquifer Appraisal Project (UQ-SDAAP).Brisbane, Australia.The University of Queensland.

  • Harfoush, Ahmed, Gonzalez, Sebastian, Ribeiro, Ayrton Soares and Wolhuter, Alexandra (2019). Fluid substitution for seismic detection of plume. The University of Queensland Surat Deep Aquifer Appraisal Project (UQ-SDAAP).Brisbane, Australia.The University of Queensland.

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Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy

  • Doctor Philosophy

  • Doctor Philosophy

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Publications

Journal Article

Conference Publication

  • Ribeiro, Ayrton, Santiago, Vanessa, You, Zhenjiang, Johnson Jr., Raymond and Hurter, Suzanne (2019). Evaluating performance of graded proppant injection into CSG reservoir: a reservoir simulation study. SPE/AAPG/SEG Asia Pacific Unconventional Resources Technology Conference, Brisbane, QLD, Australia, 18 - 19 November 2019. Tulsa, OK, United States :Unconventional Resources Technology Conference. doi: 10.15530/ap-urtec-2019-198324

  • Wu, Benjamin, Firouzi, Mahshid, Ribeiro, Ayrton S., Rufford, Thomas E. and Towler, Brian (2019). Investigating the Effect of Salinity on Counter-Current Two-Phase Flow Regimes in Annuli. Unconventional Resources Technology Conference (URTEC), Brisbane, QLD Australia, 18 - 19 November 2019. Tulsa, OK United States :Unconventional Resources Technology Conference. doi: 10.15530/ap-urtec-2019-198228

  • Santiago, Vanessa, Ribeiro, Ayrton and Hurter, Suzanne (2019). Modelling the Contribution of Individual Seams to Coal Seam Gas Production. Unconventional Resources Technology Conference (URTEC), Brisbane, QLD Australia, 18 - 19 November 2019. Tulsa, OK United States :Unconventional Resources Technology Conference. doi: 10.15530/ap-urtec-2019-198241

  • Ribeiro, A. S., Mackay, E. J., Guimarães, L. J.N., Jordan, M. and Fellows, S. (2017). Scale risk management during CO2 WAG in carbonate formations. 19th European Symposium on Improved Oil Recovery: Sustainable IOR in a Low Oil Price World, Stavanger, Norway, 24-27 April 2017. European Association of Geoscientists and Engineers, EAGE. doi: 10.3997/2214-4609.201700302

  • Ribeiro, Ayrton S., Silva, Duarte, Mackay, Eric J. and Sorbie, Ken (2017). The impact of vapor/liquid-equilibria calculations on scale-prediction modeling. SPE International Oilfield Scale Conference and Exhibition, Aberdeen, Scotland, United Kingdom, 11-12 May 2016. Richardson, TX, United States :Society of Petroleum Engineers.

  • Ribeiro, Ayrton S., Mackay, Eric J. and Guimarães, Leonardo (2016). Predicting calcite scaling risk due to dissolution and re-precipitation in carbonate reservoirs during CO2 injection. SPE International Oilfield Scale Conference and Exhibition, Aberdeen, Scotland, United Kingdom, 11-12 May 2016. Society of Petroleum Engineers. doi: 10.2118/179884-ms

Other Outputs

  • Ribeiro, Ayrton Soares , Rodger, Iain and Underschultz, Jim (2019). Fluid model. The University of Queensland Surat Deep Aquifer Appraisal Project (UQ-SDAAP).Brisbane, Australia.The University of Queensland.

  • Harfoush, Ahmed, Gonzalez, Sebastian, Ribeiro, Ayrton Soares and Wolhuter, Alexandra (2019). Fluid substitution for seismic detection of plume. The University of Queensland Surat Deep Aquifer Appraisal Project (UQ-SDAAP).Brisbane, Australia.The University of Queensland.

  • Ribeiro, Ayrton Soares, Rodger, Iain, Underschultz, Jim and Garnett, Andrew (2019). Notional injection sites – injection scenarios. The University of Queensland Surat Deep Aquifer Appraisal Project (UQ-SDAAP).Brisbane, Australia.The University of Queensland.

PhD and MPhil Supervision

Current Supervision