Lesley James

Lesley James

Associate Professor, Memorial University

Lesley James is the former Chevron Chair in Petroleum Engineering in the Department of Process Engineering at Memorial University.

Lesley’s research interests focus on sustainable oil production by increasing oil recovery rates through enhanced and improved oil recovery (EOR & IOR). Currently, her focus is on maximizing recovery from offshore Newfoundland and Labrador through understanding the fluid-fluid and rock-fluid interactions at the fundamental, core and field scale; in particular, examining miscible/near-miscible fluid injection and optimal EOR strategies for offshore production.

Working closely with industry and international collaborators, Lesley is currently working on the use of CO2 for offshore oil recovery from complex reservoirs, integrated operations for maximizing oil recovery in remote harsh locations, water-alternating-gas for Hibernia, EOR screening, digital oilfield education and technologies to increase production and reduce costs.

Lesley holds a PhD from the University of Waterloo and is a professional engineer of Newfoundland and Labrador. She is a member and past-president of the Society of Core Analysts, a member and faculty mentor of the Society of Petroleum Engineers and a member of the Canadian Society of Chemical Engineers and the European Association of Geoscientists and Engineers.

Lesley James will speak during conference Day Three Technical Sessions.