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About HOT Microfluidics

HOT Microfluidics is the leading provider of turnkey microfluidic solutions for enhanced recovery (IOR/EOR) and underground storage (hydrogen, carbon dioxide, natural gas) applications. The pioneering, fast and cost-effective ‘Rock-on-a-Chip’ approach provides unmatched process visualisation and optimisation, chemicals screening and yields an unrivalled understanding of fluid flow processes in porous systems.
We have invested in a fully equipped laboratory that puts us in a position to perform laboratory experiments using gases such as hydrogen, carbondioxide and hydrogen mixtures at reservoir conditions in compliance to highest HSE regulations.
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Jonas Wegner
Our laboratory equipment ranges from autoclaves to core-flooding rigs to microfluidics solutions.

Management

Dr Diethard Kratzer

Managing Director


Diethard Kratzer combines 30+ years of experience in consulting and R&D management. He is founder and CEO of HOT Engineering and heading the HOT Energy Group.
Dr Diethard Kratzer / © The HOT Energy Group
Dr Diethard Kratzer
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Dr Jonas Wegner

CTO


Jonas Wegner is Chief Technical Officer with HOT Microfluidics and Head of Lab Services for the HOT Energy Group. He has been lead developer for the application of microfluidic technologies for the visualisation of underground flow and transport processes.
Dr Jonas Wegner
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Dr Leonhard Ganzer

Research & Innovation


Leonhard Ganzer is Professor of Reservoir Engineering and Head of the Institute of Subsurface Energy Systems at Technical University Clausthal, Germany. He is experienced in leading roles of R&D projects and technology development for reservoir simulation, enhanced oil recovery and underground storage of hydrogen and carbon capture and storage (CCS) or usage (CCU). He also acts as expert for the Austrian mining authority for underground gas storage (UGS) projects.
Dr Leonhard Ganzer / © The HOT Energy Group
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About the HOT Energy Group

The HOT Energy Group (HOT) is a technology driven, multidisciplinary and independent organisation serving the energy industry in its pursuit of recovery and field operations optimisation.
  • With more than three decades of specialist experience in the subsurface domain, HOT’s disruptive innovations, pioneering workflows and integrated solutions help to minimise exploration and field development risks.
  • HOT provides a wide range of services reflecting the latest thinking, development and technologies in the industry and works side by side with its partners across the globe to deliver best practices and timely solutions.
  • HOT’s global footprint is supported by HOT offices in Austria, Germany, Libya and the UAE and a network of alliance and representative offices.

Publications


ZHAINAKOV T. & CHONG Y.C. (2022):

ADIPEC, 31 October-3 November, Abu Dhabi, UAE
SPE-211208-MS
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HINCAPIE R. E., BOROVINA A., CLEMENS T., HOFFMANN E., TAHIR M., NURMI L., FOEDISCH H., HANSKI S., WEGNER J. & JANCZAK A. (2022)

ADIPEC, 31 October-3 November, Abu Dhabi, UAE
SPE-211452-MS
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HINCAPIE R.E., BOROVINA A., CLEMENS T., LUEFTENEGGER M., HOFFMANN E., WEGNER J. & OPRESCU L. (2022)

SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition, 3-5 October, Houston, Texas, USA
SPE-210240-MS
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HINCAPIE R.E., BOROVINA A., CLEMENS T., HOFFMANN E. & WEGNER J. (2022)

Alkali/Polymer Flooding of High-TAN Oil: Live Oil and Dead Oil Evaluation.

SPE Reservoir Evaluation & Engineering SPE Res Eval & Eng 25 (03): 380–396.
SPE-207424-PA
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WEGNER J. (2022):

Microfluidic Solutions for Rapid and Dynamic IOR/EOR Process Screening.

Oman Petroleum & Energy Show (OPES), Oral Presentation, 21-23 March, Muscat, Oman
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HOFFMANN E. & ALAKBAROV S. (2022)

Numerical Analysis of Surfactant Application in Water-Wet Naturally Fractured Reservoirs.

Oman Petroleum & Energy Show (OPES), 21-23 March, Muscat, Oman
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NEUBAUER E., HINCAPIE R.E., BOROVINA A., CLEMENS T., WEGNER J., HOFFMANN E. & NESS D. (2022):

Nanoparticles, Alkali And Polymer As Hybrid Method For Oil Recovery.

SPE Virtual Improved Oil Recovery Conference, 25-29 April 2022, Virtual
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BOROVINA A., HINCAPIE R.E., CLEMENS T., HOFFMANN E., WEGNER J. & STEINDL J. (2022):

Polymer Selection for Sandstone Reservoirs Using Heterogeneous Micromodels, Field Flow Fractionation and Corefloods.

SPE Virtual Improved Oil Recovery Conference, 25-29 April 2022, Virtual
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HINCAPIE R.E., BOROVINA A., CLEMENS T., HOFFMANN E. & WEGNER J. (2021):

Alkali/Polymer Flooding of High-TAN Oil: Live Oil and Dead Oil Evaluation.

Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition & Conference, 15-18 November, Abu Dhabi, UAE
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GAOL C., WEGNER J. & GANZER L. (2021):

Investigation of Microbial Enhanced Oil Recovery (mEOR) in Micromodels that resemble Porous Media.

IEA EOR Technology Collaboration Programme, May, Virtual
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TAHIR M., HINCAPIE R. E., LANGANKE N., GANZER L. & JAEGER P (2020):

Coupling Microfluidics Data with Core Flooding Experiments to Understand Sulfonated/Polymer Water Injection.

MDPI-Polymers, 28th May
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GAOL C., WEGNER J. & GANZER L. (2020):

Real structure micromodels based on reservoir rocks for enhanced oil recovery (EOR) applications.

The Royal Society of Chemistry, Lab on a Chip, 11th May, Advance Article
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HOFFMANN E., HINCAPIE R. E. & GANZER L. (2019):

Low Salinity Evaluation in Low Permeable Sandstone Reservoirs with Intermediate Clay Content.

IOR 2019 – 20th European Symposium on Improved Oil Recovery, 08-11 April, Pau, France, Volume 2019, p.1 - 18
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SCHUMI B., CLEMENS T., WEGNER J., GANZER L., KAISER A. & HINCAPIE R.E. (2019):

Alkali Co-Solvent Polymer Flooding of High TAN Number Oil: Using Phase Experiments, Micro-Models and Corefloods for Injection Agent Selection.

SPE Europec featured at 81st EAGE Conference and Exhibition, 3-6 June, London, UK
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SAEFKEN S., WEGNER J. & GANZER L. (2019):

Wettability Alteration of Microfluidic Rock-on-a-Chip Devices to Replicate Reservoir Conditions.

DGMK/ÖGEW , 25-26 April, Celle, Germany
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EL-AAYI J., DIAB S., GANZER L. & WEGNER J. (2019):

Supporting Mexico's New Oil Output Vision with the Application of Microfluidics Technologies.

The Mexican Petroleum Congress (Congreso Mexicano del Petróleo, CMP), 19 -22 June, Léon, Mexico
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GAOL C., WEGNER J., GANZER L., DOPFFEL N., KOEGLER F., BOROVINA A. & ALKAN H. (2019):

Investigation of Pore-Scale Mechanisms of Microbial Enhanced Oil Recovery MEOR Using Microfluidics Application.

SPE Europec featured at 81st EAGE Conference and Exhibition, 3-6 June, London, UK
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ROCK A., HINCAPIE R. E., HOFFMANN E. & GANZER L. (2018):

Tertiary Low Salinity Waterflooding LSWF in Sandstone Reservoirs: Mechanisms, Synergies and Potentials in EOR Applications.

80th EAGE Conference and Exhibition 2018 , 11-14 June, Copenhagen, Denmark
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GANZER, L., WEGNER, J. & KRATZER, D. (2017):

Rapid and Cost-Efficient Investigations of EOR Processes Using Microfluidics Technologies.

38th IEA-EOR Workshop & Symposium, Mexico
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GANZER L. & WEGNER J. (2017):

How Microfluidic Solutions using a Rock-on-a-Chip Approach look set to Revolutionise IOR/EOR Process Visualisation.

Oilfield Technology, June Edition
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