Dr Jan Vinogradov
Dr Jan Vinogradov

Dr Jan Vinogradov

Lecturer

Accepting PhDs

About

Room 168, Fraser Noble Building

King's College

University of Aberdeen

AB24 3UE

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Research

Research Overview

I am an academic at the School of Engineering with research interests residing in the field of earth sciences,  sustainable earth systems and energy resources.

In particular, my active research projects rely on fundamental geological fluid mechanics, reservoir and interfacial physics, self- and zeta potential phenomena, all of which are applied to wettability characterisation, carbon geological storage, underground hydrogen storage, geothermal resources and hydrocarbon recovery. The used methods span across cutting-edge laboratory experiments, novel field geophysical techniques, analytical and numerical modelling on multiple scales.

Research Areas

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I am currently accepting PhDs in Engineering, Chemistry, Physics, Geology and Geophysics, Computing Science.


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Engineering

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Chemistry

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Physics

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Geology and Geophysics

Supervising
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Computing Science

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Research Specialisms

  • Energy Engineering
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Fluid Mechanics
  • Engineering Physics
  • Chemical Engineering

Our research specialisms are based on the Higher Education Classification of Subjects (HECoS) which is HESA open data, published under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International licence.

Current Research

My research focuses on self-potential (SP) methods applied to enhanced oil recovery via controlled salinity waterflooding, hydrodynamics of saline intrusion, flows in fractured systems, wettability characterisation, geothermal resources, geological storage of CO2 and H2, and harvesting of subsurface energy.

SP arises in porous media saturated with electrolytes and other NAPF (non-aqueous phase fluid) in response to pressure, concentration or temperature gradients. SP measurements and interpreted from them zeta potential improve our understanding of underlying physics of many complex interfacial phenomena. The method complemented by other petrophysical properties and geophysical methods has already demonstrated its potential to:

  1. Accurately quantify wettability;
  2. Characterise flows in fractured rock systems;
  3. Monitor fluid fronts 100s of meter away from instrumented boreholes;
  4. Design composition and concentration of injected brines for maximum oil recovery;
  5. Predict residual gas saturation in porous formations.

Other potential applications of SP measurements include:

  1. Pre-screening formations for the most efficient subsurface storage of CO2/H2;
  2. Real-time monitoring and characterisation of geothermal sources;
  3. Harvesting subsurface electrical energy.

Collaborations

Current collaborations:

Imperial College London, UK

British Geological Survey, UK

Curtin University, Australia

Edith Cowan University, Austarlia

Bureau de Recherches Géologiques et Minières, France

Sorbonne Université, France

Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany

 

Past collaborations:

Southern Water, UK

Atkins, UK

TotalEnergies (TOTAL S.A.), France

Shell, Netherlands

Funding and Grants

  • Australian Research Council Discovery Grant (ARC-Discovery), "Improved hydrogen geological storage via zeta potential measurements" (co-PI with Edith Cowan University), 2022-2025;
  • Society of Petrophysicists and Well Log Analysists, "Investigation of Interactions between Rock-Brine and CO2-Brine Interfaces" (PI), 2021-2023;
  • Aberdeen Formation Evaluation Society (AFES), "Streaming potential measurement in intact core samples at reservoir conditions with the application to enhanced oil recovery and underground gas storage via miscible CO2 and CO2 sequestration" (PI), 2021-2023;
  • Aberdeen Formation Evaluation Society (AFES), "Comprehensive Investigation of Chemical and Miscible Flooding in Enhanced Oil in Natural Rocks" (PI), 2021-2022;
  • Petroleum Technology Development Fund, "Miscible-CO2/Chemical Injection EOR - a Comprehensive Study" (PI), 2019-2022;
  • Edith Cowan University, "Zeta Potential Measurements in Intact Core Samples at Reservoir Conditions with the Application to CO2 Geological Storage" (PI), 2018-2019.
Teaching

Teaching Responsibilities

Reservoir Engineering I-Fundamentals - coordinator

Well Testing: Analysis and Desing - coordinator

Well Plugging And Abandonment - contributor (50%)

Near Surface & Environmental Geophysics - contributor

Topics In Advanced Applied Geophysics - contributor

Publications

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  • Optimization of Controlled Salinity Waterflooding in Carbonates

    Al Mahrouqi, D. A., Vinogradov, J., Jackson, M. D.
    Contributions to Conferences: Papers
  • Zeta potential in intact natural sandstones at elevated temperatures

    Vinogradov, J., Jackson, M. D.
    Geophysical Research Letters, vol. 42, no. 15, pp. 6287-6294
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • Zeta Potential in Carbonates at Reservoir Conditions - Application to IOR

    Alroudhan, A., Vinogradov, J., Jackson, M.
    Contributions to Conferences: Papers
  • Understanding Controlled Salinity Waterflooding in Carbonates Using Streaming Potential Measurements: SPE Latin American and Caribbean Petroleum Engineering Conference

    Al Mahrouqi, D. A., Vinogradov, J., Jackson, M. D.
    Contributions to Conferences: Papers
  • Self-potential (SP) response to seawater intrusion in coastal aquifers

    MacAllister, D., Jackson, M., Butler, A., Vinogradov, J.
    Chapters in Books, Reports and Conference Proceedings: Conference Proceedings
  • Permanent reservoir monitoring using passive electrical measurements

    Jackson, M., Vinogradov, J.
    Contributions to Conferences: Papers
  • Spontaneous Potentials in Hydrocarbon Reservoirs during Waterflooding: Application to Waterfront Monitoring

    Jackson, M., Gulamali, M., Leinov, E., Saunders, J., Vinogradov, J.
    SPE Journal, vol. 17, no. 1, pp. 53-69
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • Impact of Wettability on Laboratory Measurements of Streaming Potential in Carbonates

    Jackson, M., Vinogradov, J.
    Colloids and Surfaces. A, Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects, vol. 393, pp. 86–95
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • Characterisation of surface electrical charge and wettability in carbonates with application to controlled salinity waterflooding

    Jackson, M. D., Vinogradov, J.
    Contributions to Conferences: Papers
  • Measurements of Spontaneous Potential in Chalk with Application to Aquifer Characterisation in the Southern UK

    Jackson, M., Butler, A. P., Vinogradov, J.
    Quarterly Journal of Engineering Geology and Hydrogeology, vol. 45, pp. 457–471
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • Streaming potentials at hydrocarbon reservoir conditions

    Saunders, J., Jackson, M., Gulamali, M. Y., Vinogradov, J., Pain, C.
    Geophysics, vol. 77, no. 1, pp. E77-E90
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • Laboratory Measurements and Numerical Modeling of Streaming Potential for Downhole Monitoring in Intelligent Wells

    Jackson, M., Vinogradov, J., Saunders, J., Jaafar, M.
    SPE Journal, vol. 16, no. 3, pp. 625-636
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • Multiphase streaming potential in sandstones saturated with gas/brine and oil/brine during drainage and imbibition

    Vinogradov, J., Jackson, M.
    Geophysical Research Letters, vol. 38, no. 1, pp. 1-7
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • Salinity Dependence of the Thermoelectric Coupling Coefficient in Brine-Saturated Sandstones

    Leinov, E., Vinogradov, J., Jackson, M.
    Geophysical Research Letters, vol. 37, no. 23, pp. 1-6
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • Measurement of Streaming Potential Coupling Coefficient in Sandstones Saturated with Natural and Artificial Brines at High Salinity

    Vinogradov, J., Jaafar, M., Jackson, M.
    Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth, vol. 115, no. B12, pp. 1-18
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • Measurements of Streaming Potential for Downhole Monitoring in Intelligent Wells

    Jaafar, M., Jackson, M., Pain, C., Saunders, J., Vinogradov, J.
    Exploration & Production Oil and Gas Review OTC Edition, vol. 8, no. 1, pp. 46-48
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • Real-Time Measurements of Spontaneous Potential for Inflow Monitoring in Intelligent Wells: SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition

    Jackson, M. D., Gulamali, M., Leinov, E., Saunders, J., Vinogradov, J.
    Contributions to Conferences: Papers
  • Measurements of Streaming Potential Coupling Coefficient in Sandstones Saturated with High Salinity NaCl Brine

    Jaafar, M., Vinogradov, J., Jackson, M.
    Geophysical Research Letters, vol. 36, no. 21, pp. 1-6
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • Measurements of Streaming Potential for Downhole Monitoring in Intelligent Wells: SPE Middle East Oil and Gas Show and Conference

    Jaafar, M. Z., Jackson, M. D., Saunders, J., Vinogradov, J., Pain, C. C.
    Contributions to Conferences: Papers
  • NOx Reduction from Compression Ignition Engines with Pulsed Corona Discharge

    Vinogradov, J., Rivin, B., Sher, E.
    Energy, vol. 33, no. 3, pp. 480–491
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • Multielectrode Corona Reactor for NOx Diesel Exhaust Treatment

    Yankelevich, Y., Wolf, M., Baksht, R., Pokryvailo, A., Vinogradov, J., Sher, E.
    Chapters in Books, Reports and Conference Proceedings: Conference Proceedings
  • NOx Diesel Exhaust Gas Treatment Using a Pulsed Corona Discharge: the Pulse Repetition Rate Effect

    Yankelevich, Y., Wolf, M., Baksht, R., Pokryvailo, A., Vinogradov, J., Rivin, B., Sher, E.
    Plasma Sources Science and Technology, vol. 16, no. 2, pp. 386-391
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • On-Board Battery Condition Diagnostics Based on Mathematical Modeling of an Engine Starting System

    Averbukh, M., Rivin, B., Vinogradov, J.
    Working Papers and Discussion Papers: Working Papers
  • NOx Reduction from Compression Ignition Engines with DC Corona Discharge – an Experimental Study

    Vinogradov, J., Rivin, B., Sher, E.
    Energy, vol. 32, no. 3, pp. 174-186
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • Voltage-Current Characteristics of a Flame-Assisted Unipolar Corona

    Vinogradov, J., Sher, E., Rutkevich, I., Mond, M.
    Combustion and Flame, vol. 127, no. 1-2, pp. 2041-2050
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
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