Professor Rosalind Archer

BE, MS, PhD

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Head of Department

Biography

Rosalind Archer joined the Engineering Science Department in 2002 as a lecturer. Previously she had been an Assistant Professor in the Petroleum Engineering Department at Texas A&M University.

She has research interests in reservoir engineering in geothermal and petroleum reservoirs.  Rosalind holds the Mighty River Power Chair in Geothermal Reservoir Engineering.

 

Qualifications

PhD in Petroleum Engineering and PhD minor in Geological and Environmental Science, Stanford University
MS in Petroleum Engineering, Stanford University
BE in Engineering Science, The University of Auckland

Research | Current

Research groups

Fluid Dynamics

Reservoir Engineering

Teaching | Current

ENERGY 722 - Energy Technology

GEOTHERM 785 - Geothermal and Reservoir Engineering

Postgraduate supervision

Main supervisor

Laith Hermez - supervised with Professor David Williams, School of Chemistry

Jongchan Kim - supervised with Professor Peter Malin, IESE
Thermo-hydro-mechanical geothermal modeling.

Angela Prieto
Systematic characterisation of geothermal reservoirs.

Bart van Campen - supervised with Assoc. Professor David Grinlinton
The use of reservoir modelling for geothermal reserves valuation and licensing.

Ariel Vidal - supervised with Professor Mike O'Sullivan
Geostatistical models in well testing analysis for geothermal reservoirs, a data uncertainty approach.

Charlie Zhang - supervised with Dr Sadiq Zarrouk
Enhanced coalbed methane (ECBM) recovery using gas injection.


Cosupervisor

Jem Austria - supervised with Professor Mike O'Sullivan
Dual porosity numerical models of geothermal reservoirs.

Emily Clearwater - supervised with Professor Mike O'Sullivan
Interaction between the deep and shallow zones in geothermal systems.

Jerry Gao - supervised with Associate Professor Leo Cheng, Auckland Bioengineering Institute

Wesley Koros - supervised with Professor Mike O'Sullivan

 

Responsibilities

Administration

  • Head of Department, Department of Engineering Science
  • Director, Geothermal Institute

Committees/Professional groups/Services

  • Society of Petroleum Engineers
  • American Association of Petroleum Geologists
  • Society of Industrial and Applied Mathematics
  • Insitute of Professional Engineers NZ (Graduate Member)

Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)

  • Archer, R. A. (2014). An Exploration of Porosity-permeability Relationships in 3D Fracture Networks Using the Lattice-Boltzmann Method. Paper presented at European Conference on the Mathematics of Oil Recovery, Catania, Sicily. 8 September - 11 September 2014.
  • Archer, R., Abraham, L., Pecher, I., & Fohrmann, M. (2014). Modelling gas hydrate production potential in the Hikurangi margin. New Zealand Journal of Geology and Geophysics, 57 (1), 102-105. 10.1080/00288306.2013.854813
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Ingo Pecher
  • Archer, R., Abraham, L., Pecher, I., & Fohrmann, M. (2014). Modelling gas hydrate production potential in the Hikurangi margin. New Zealand Journal of Geology and Geophysics, 57 (1), 102-105.
  • Gao, J., Du, P., O'Grady G, Archer, R., Farrugia, G., Gibbons, S. J., & Cheng, L. K. (2013). Numerical metrics for automated quantification of interstitial cell of Cajal network structural properties. J R Soc Interface, 10 (86),10.1098/rsif.2013.0421
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Greg O'Grady, Leo Cheng, Peng Du
  • Dempsey, D. E., Archer, R. A., Ellis, S. M., & Rowland, J. V. (2013). Hydrological effects of dip-slip fault rupture on a hydrothermal plume. JOURNAL OF GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH-SOLID EARTH, 118 (1), 195-211. 10.1029/2012JB009395
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Julie Rowland
  • Dempsey, D. E., Simmons, S. F., Archer, R. A., & Rowland, J. V. (2012). Delineation of catchment zones of geothermal systems in large-scale rifted settings. JOURNAL OF GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH-SOLID EARTH, 117,10.1029/2012JB009515
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Julie Rowland
  • Dempsey, D. E., Archer, R. A., Ellis, S. M., & Rowland, J. V. (2012). The role of frictional plasticity in the evolution of normal fault systems. Journal of Structural Geology, 39, 122-137. 10.1016/j.jsg.2012.03.001
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Julie Rowland
  • Dempsey, D., Ellis, S., Archer, R. A., & Rowland, J. R. (2012). The energetics of normal earthquakes on dip-slip faults. Geology, 40 (3), 279-282. 10.1130/G32643.1

Contact details

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Primary location

UNISERVICES HOUSE
Level 3, Room 439-309
70 SYMONDS ST
Auckland 1010
New Zealand