Dmitry Eskin

Modeling Complex Transport Phenomena in Application to Flow Assurance and EOR

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Brief Bio

Dmitry Eskin obtained M.Sc. degree in Mechanical Engineering  from Bauman Moscow State Technical University and  Ph.D. degree in Chemical Engineering from Mendeleyev University of Chemical Technology of Russia.  After that, for a few years,  Dmitry was a faculty member at Bryansk State Engineering and Technological University (Russia). Then, he held Research Associate positions at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (Israel), University of Calgary and University of Florida, respectively. During those years he was working on modeling complex transport phenomena in application to different technologies, mainly related to powder and bulk solids processing. In 2005 Dmitry started his career within Schlumberger, a largest in the world oilfield service company, as a Senior Development Engineer at Novosibirsk Technology Center.  Already in 2006 he moved to Edmonton (Canada), where he  joined Schlumberger  DBR Technology Center as a Senior Research Scientist.  During his Schlumberger career Dmitry worked on many projects related to different areas of petroleum engineering such as hydraulic fracturing, wax and asphaltene deposition, fluid characterization, gas-liquid and liquid-liquid flows in production pipelines etc.  Before joining SkolTech early in 2018, he held a position of Scientific Advisor at Schlumberger-Doll Research Center in Cambridge, MA, US. During his term in industry Dmitry closely collaborated with different universities, conducting research and co-supervising graduate students. He has published over 70 papers in peer-reviewed journals.


Modeling Complex Transport Phenomena 

Flow Assurance

  • Emulsion formation in turbulent flows
  • Bubbly turbulent flows
  • Asphaltene deposition in production pipelines
  • Wax deposition in production pipelines

Hydraulic fracturing

  • Hydraulic conveying of slurries
  • Suspension transport in fracture channels

In situ combustion

  • Modeling of oil recovery

Other problems

  • Turbulent drag reduction
  • Multiphase flows in microchannels




Some selected publications

  • Eskin D., Taylor S., Dingzheng Y., Modeling of droplet dispersion in a turbulent Taylor–Couette flow, Chem. Eng. Sci. 161, 2017, pp. 36–47
  • Eskin D., Modeling Non-Newtonian Slurry Flow in a Flat Channel with Permeable Walls, Chem. Eng. Sci. 123, 2015, pp. 116–124
  • Eskin D., Applicability of a Taylor-Couette Device to Characterization of Turbulent Drag Reduction in a Pipeline, Chem. Eng. Sci. 116(6), 2014, pp. 275-283.
  • Eskin D., Ratulowski J., Akbarzadeh K., Modeling Wax Deposition in Oil Transport Pipelines, The Can. J. Chem. Eng. 96(2), 2014, 973-988
  • Eskin D., Ratulowski J., Akbarzadeh K., Modeling of Particle Deposition in a Vertical Turbulent Pipe Flow at a Reduced Probability of Particle Sticking to the Wall, Chem. Eng. Sci. 66, 2011, pp. 4561-4572.
  • Eskin D., Mostowfi F., A Model of a Bubble Train Flow Accompanied with Mass Transfer through a Long Microchannel, Int. J. of Heat and Fluid Flow 33(1), 2012, pp. 147-155
  • Eskin D., Ratulowski J., Akbarzadeh K., Pan S., Modeling Asphaltene Deposition in Turbulent Pipeline Flows, The Canadian Journal of Chemical Engineering 89 (3), 2011, pp. 421-441
  • Eskin D., Modeling Non-Newtonian Slurry Convection in a Vertical Fracture, Chem. Eng. Science 64(7), 2009, pp. 1591-1599.
  • Eskin D., Miller M., A Model of Non-Newtonian Slurry Flow in a Fracture, Powder Technology 182, 2008, pp. 313-322.
  • Eskin D., Zhupanska O., Hamey R., Moudgil B., Scarlett B., Microhydrodynamic Analysis of Nanogrinding in Stirred Media Mills, AICHE Journal, 51(5), 2005, pp. 1346-1358.
  •  Eskin D., Modeling Dilute Gas-Particle Flows in Horizontal Channels with Different Wall Roughness, Chem. Eng. Science 60 (3), 2005, pp 655-663.
  • Eskin D., Leonenko Y. and Vinogradov O., On a Turbulence Model for Slurry Flow in Pipelines, Chemical Engineering Science 59(3), 2004, pp. 557-565.