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Dr Andrew Fergusson-Rees

Dr Andrew Fergusson-Rees

fergusa3@lsbu.ac.uk

Chemical and Energy Engineering

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I gained an MEng in Chemical Engineering from Leeds University before completing my PhD at Imperial College London in Catalysis and Reaction Engineering. I then worked as a process engineer in the oil and gas sector for 6 years, gaining chartered engineer certification and membership of the Institute of Chemical Engineers.

I currently teach catalysis and reaction engineering and multi-phase fluid flow on the Chemical and Energy Engineering courses. The teaching includes the application of HYSYS, PROSPER and GAP software. My research interests are in multi-phase fluid flow associated with well performance.

My research investigates multi-phase fluid flow in vertical/inclined tubing associated with improving well performance and analysis. This includes investigation of the flow regimes, the transition between flow regimes and particularly the hydrodynamics of the slug flow regime. I also have interests in heavy metal heterogeneous catalysis and reaction engineering associated with “greener” and sustainable chemical technology.

Courses taught

Chemical and Energy Engineering - BEng (Hons)

Chemical and Energy Engineering - MEng (Hons)

Chemical Engineering - BEng (Hons)

Chemical Engineering - MEng (Hons)

Advanced Chemical Engineering - MSc

Postgraduate Research Supervision
Awarded in the last 5 years
Mr Kwame SarkodieCharacterisation of Vertical Upward Gas-Liquid Flow Using a Non-Intrusive Optical Infrared SensorPhD
Ms Marsha Padmini MarajEvaluation of the pore space of sandstone samples using Nuclear Magnetic Resonance, Micro-computed Tomography and Mercury Injection Capillary Pressure TestingPhD
PhD

Imperial College London

2004
2007
MEng

Leeds University

1999
2003
CEng MIChemE

Chartered Member of the Institute of Chemical Engineers

2012
SFHEA

Higher Education Academy

2018
Process Engineer
Offshore Design Engineering Ltd.

Oil & gas processing detailed design, front-end engineering and conceptual process simulation; sizing of gas processing equipment; flow assurance modelling for offshore oil and gas developments; decommissioning studies of offshore oil & gas platforms; quantitative risk analysis of gas production platforms and application of HSE regulations.

2007
2013
Commercial/industry
IChemE
2012

Flow Regime Identification in Vertical Upward Gas–Liquid Flow Using an Optical Sensor With Linear and Quadratic Discriminant Analysis
Fergusson-Rees, A. and Sarkodie, K (2020). Flow Regime Identification in Vertical Upward Gas–Liquid Flow Using an Optical Sensor With Linear and Quadratic Discriminant Analysis. Journal of Fluids Engineering. 143(2) (FE-20-1191), p. 12. https://doi.org/10.1115/1.4048613

Slug Flow Monitoring in Pipes Using a Novel Non-Intrusive Optical Infrared Sensing Technology
Sarkodie, K, Fergusson-Rees, A, Makwashi, N and Diaz, P (2019). Slug Flow Monitoring in Pipes Using a Novel Non-Intrusive Optical Infrared Sensing Technology. 81st EAGE Conference and Exhibition. London 04 - 06 Jun 2019

Slug flow monitoring in pipes using a novel non intrusive optical infrared sensing technology
Sarkodie, K, Fergusson-Rees, A, Makwashi, N and Diaz, P (2019). Slug flow monitoring in pipes using a novel non intrusive optical infrared sensing technology. SPE Europec featured at 81st EAGE Conference and Exhibition. Society of Petroleum Engineers. https://doi.org/10.2118/195449-ms

A review of the application of non-intrusive infrared sensing for gas–liquid flow characterization
Sarkodie, K, Fergusson-Rees, AJ and Diaz, P (2018). A review of the application of non-intrusive infrared sensing for gas–liquid flow characterization. The Journal of Computational Multiphase Flows. 10 (1), pp. 43-56. https://doi.org/10.1177/1757482X17748784