Dr. Velisa Vesovic is a Reader in Transport Phenomena at Imperial College London. His research is in modelling transport phenomena and his expertise is in thermophysical properties, with special emphasis on reservoir fluids. The work encompasses both the fundamental and applied research. The applied research focuses on: prediction of the viscosity of reservoir fluids including heavy oil; influence of different transport phenomena on compositional segregation (interplay among different diffusional fluxes); hydrate formation (the influence of thermodynamics and diffusion in CO2/CH4 replacement); CO2 enhanced oil recovery and storage (influence of CO2 on oil viscosity and resulting flow); modelling spreading and vaporization of LNG following accidental spillage.
Dr. Vesovic has published over ninety papers and reviews in the refereed scientific literature. He is the co-developer of a very successful theoretically-based scheme for the predictions of viscosity of dense fluid mixtures, namely the VW methodology.
He teaches a course on Reservoir Fluids on internationally recognized Imperial College MSc in Petroleum Engineering and supervises both individual and group MSc projects. He also teaches a departmental course on Thermodynamics to undergraduate geoscientist.
Dr. Vesovic is a Theme Leader for the Oil & Gas Network that is run under the auspice of the Energy Futures Institute at Imperial College.
His research is currently being funded by a couple of Middle Eastern companies and a number of multinational oil companies. He also acts as a consultant and adviser to the chemical and petroleum industry in the fields of fluid characterization, transport phenomena and accidental releases.
- Thermophysical Behaviour of Reservoir Fluids