Dr Eylem Kaya

PhD (EngSci), Dip GeothermEnergyTech, BSc, MSc in Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering

Biography

Eylem began to work as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Department of Engineering Science in 2010 and currently she is working as a lecturer. From 2000 to 2006 she worked as a research assistant in the Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering department at Istanbul Technical University for industrial and scientific research projects.

Research | Current

Modelling reinjection of non-condansable gases into geothermal reservoirs

Modelling deep geothermal resources in part of Taupo Volcanic Zone

 

Teaching | Current

GEOTHERM 785 - Geothermal and Reservoir Engineering

GEOTHERM 602 - Geothermal Energy Technology

GEOTHERM 620 - Geothermal Engineering

Postgraduate supervision

ME. 2015-2016

  • Alex Grey Saldaña: Numerical Simulation of a Geothermal Reservoir to Investigate the Effects of the Injection of Non-Condensable Gases (NCG)

Master of Energy Research Project (ENERGY 785A – B) – 2015 :

  • Pandu Wicaksono: Review of Subsidence Modelling Study in Wairakei and Tauhara Geothermal Fields
  • Sari Widyanti: Numerical Model of the Deep Hydrothermal Convection in the Taupo Volcanic Zone
  • Victor Callos: Modelling NCG reinjection in Geothermal Reservoirs

Master of Energy Research Project (ENERGY 785A – B) – 2014 :

  • Alexandre Rivera Diaz: Reinjection in geothermal fields : A worldwide review update
  • Arcadius Angalwa: Extraction of geothermal energy from petroleum fields
  • Desy Caesary: Natural state model calibration for a natural convective model part of the TVZ
  • Eko Hari Purwanto: NCG-NaCl Reservoir Modelling in Waiotapu-Waikite-Reporoa Geothermal Areas

PGCert Project (GEOTHERM 689) – 2015 :

  • Wida Ningrum : Development of convective high temperature systems beneath Indonesian strato-volcanoes
  • Khairul Fajarudin : Calibration of a refined natural state convective model of the TVZ

PGCert Project (GEOTHERM 689) – 2014 :

  • Dalton Eloi: Development of a Numerical Reservoir Model of the Roseau Valley Geothermal Field in Dominica
  • Fatah Gunawan: Early Development of Numerical Reservoir Modelling in Tompaso Geothermal Field, Indonesia
  • Jonathan Kartadjoemena: Extraction of Geothermal Energy from Ngatoro Petroleum Field
  • Sari Widyanti: Numerical Model of the Deep Geothermal Resources in the Taupo Volcanic Zone

PGCert Project (GEOTHERM 689) – 2013 :

  • Arcadius Angalwa: Calcite Scaling Potential Assessment in the Menengai Geothermal Field, Nakuru Kenya: A Case Study of Well MW – 01
  • Desy Caesary: Natural State Model Calibration for A Natural Convective Model Part of the Taupo Volcanic Zone, New Zealand
  • Eko Hari Purwanto: A Reservoir Modelling Study to Investigate the Effect on Reinjection into Dry Steam Zones
  • Rainier Halcon: Resource Assessment Review of the Daklan Geothermal Prospect Benguet, Philippines

Areas of expertise

  • Geothermal energy
  • Geothermal reservoir engineering
    • Reservoir simulation
    • Inverse modelling
    • Reinjection strategies
  • Petroleum and natural gas engineering
    • Reservoir engineering
    • Well tests
    • Fluid/rock properties

Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)

  • Kaya, E., & Zarrouk, S. J. (2017). Simulation of reinjection of Non-Condensable Gas-Water mixture into geothermal reservoirs. Proceedings, 42nd Workshop on Geothermal Reservoir Engineering Stanford University, Stanford, California, US. Related URL.
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Sadiq Zarrouk
  • Kaya, E. (2016). Modelling reinjection into vapour-dominated two-phase systems: Part 2- reinjection experiments on the 3D Model. Geothermics, 60, 196-217. 10.1016/j.geothermics.2015.12.006
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/28651
  • Kaya, E. (2016). Modelling reinjection into vapour-dominated two-phase systems: Part 1- Experiments on model design. Geothermics, 60, 175-195. 10.1016/j.geothermics.2015.12.005
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/30706
  • Saldaňa AGM, Kaya, E., Zarrouk, S. J., Callos, V., & Mountain, B. W. (2016). Numerical Simulation of Mixed Brine-CO2/H2S-Rock Interaction During the Reinjection of Non-condensable Gases. Proceedings the 41st Workshop on Geothermal Reservoir Engineering Stanford University, Stanford, California. Related URL.
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Sadiq Zarrouk
  • Rivera Diaz, A., Kaya, E., & Zarrouk, S. J. (2016). Reinjection in geothermal fields: a worldwide review update. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, 53, 105-162. 10.1016/j.rser.2015.07.151
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/28652
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Sadiq Zarrouk
  • Kaya, E., & Widyanti, S. (2015). Numerical Model of the Deep Hydrothermal Convection in the Taupo Volcanic Zone, New Zealand. Proceedings 37th New Zealand Geothermal Workshop Taupo, New Zealand. Related URL.
  • Callos, V., Kaya, E., Zarrouk, S. J., Mannington, W., & Burnell, J. (2015). Injection of CO2 into Liquid Dominated Two-phase Geothermal Reservoirs. Proceedings 37th New Zealand Geothermal Workshop Taupo, New Zealand. Related URL.
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Sadiq Zarrouk
  • Kaya, E., Hochstein, M. P., Yeh, A., & O'Sullivan MJ (2015). Aspects of Natural Heat Transfer of a Geothermal System in Moderate terrain: the Greater Waiotapu Geothermal System, New Zealand. In R. N. Horne, T. Boyd (Eds.) Proceedings World Geothermal Congress 2015 Melbourne, Australia. Related URL.
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Michael OSullivan, Manfred Hochstein, Angus Yeh