Fuel Processing, Handling & Marketing

The progress of civilization over the past two centuries is largely due to the energy derived from crude oil, natural gas, coal sources. The projected total global energy demand by 2030 is 50–60% more than current levels.

In order to meet this alarmingly increasing energy demand, the role of this research cluster is to utilize the scientific and technological approach to enhance the performance of the upstream (exploration and production), midstream (handling, storage and marketing) and downstream (refining and processing) sectors of oil and gas industries. The cluster team has extensive expertise in all the three sectors of the petroleum industry. We aim to convert the fossil and renewable resources efficiently into cleaner fuels, value-added chemicals, advanced carbon materials and by-products to extend sustainability whilst maintaining an unpolluted environment.

The research cluster team has extensive expertise in the following research areas:

  • Drilling
  • Pyrolysis
  • Nano Materials
  • Fluidization
  • Supercritical Fluids
  • Renewable Energy
  • Business Management and Corporate Auditing
  • Polymers
  • Soil Remediation

The following are the active research projects:

Optimization of Ferromagnetic Nanocomposites as Electromagnetic Absorbing Material for Enhanced Oil Recovery Application.
Nanoscale Materials on Wettability Alteration and Interfacial Tension Reduction in Enhanced Oil Recovery.
For interested research collaboration, research scholarships and/or graduate study opportunities, please contact the cluster leader or the respective researcher:

Dr. Mohammad Hazwan Azri
Cluster Leader
(Petroleum & Chemical Engineering)
E: hazwan.azri@utb.edu.bn

Research Interests:
Pyrolysis, Hydrocarbons, Supercritical CO2, Solar Heat Extraction, Energy.

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