Dr. Stefan Herwig Gӧdeke

stefan.godeke@ubd.edu.bn

Senior Assistant Professor, Faculty of Science

               

     

For some, learning is a continuous and lifetime adventure. For Stefan, attaining Masters in Geology from Technical University Freiberg, Germany wasn’t enough. He later pursued his Geology Doctorate majoring in Hydrogeology from Eberhard-Karls University Tübingen in 2004. Upon successfully completing his PhD, he worked for a while in Tübingen University prior to relocating to Perth, Australia in 2005 as a Hydrogeologist at engineering & consulting companies of MWH and URS. In line with his passion for learning and whilst working full-time, Stefan tackled the challenge of pursuing a Graduate Diploma in Oil & Gas Engineering from University of Western Australia in 2010 and later an MSc in Petroleum Engineering from Curtin University in 2011. The latter presented an alternative career path, Stefan switched to working as a consultant Petroleum Engineer in OPES International prior to relocating to Doha in 2012 as a Reservoir Researcher with Qatar Petroleum’s Research and Technology group. In 2016, Stefan joined Petronas Research Centre in Bangi, Malaysia as a Researcher working on CO2 sequestration project before taking up the Senior Assistant Professor role with UBD.

RESEARCH INTERESTS

-Hydrogeology
-Environmental Geology
-Contaminant Hydrogeology
-Groundwater Geochemistry
-Groundwater Modelling
-Production Optimisation
-Petroleum Engineering
-Formation Damage
-Carbon Storage

FUTURE PROJECTS

Ground- and Surface Water Investigation in Brunei Darussalam

Brunei relies heavily on its surface water resources for drinking water usage. This project will study hydrochemical changes at key sampling points (lake, river, groundwater) through longterm monitoring techniques using datalogger as well as passive samplers.The benefits of passive sampling over traditional sampling methods will be highlighted. Moreover it is planned to study the water balance of peat soils as well as perform groundwater mapping exercises using geophysical tools.


Applications Invited
MSc. PhD

Ground- and Surface Water Investigation for Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) in Brunei Darussalam

Environmental Regulations, specifying the need for Environmental Impact Assessments (EIA) are new to Brunei and only become mandatory in 2017. Currently a range of significant major projects, are underway such as the building of the Brunei Temburong Bridge, the building of a major industrial complex including refinery at Pulau Muara Besar as well as the harbourfront development in Bandar Seri Begawan. The biggest of these projects is the construction at Pulau Muara Besar involving the building of a refinery and bridge connecting the island to the mainland. Hengyi Industries invests more than 10 Billion USD for this project. The EIA is a necessity for the project to prove that adverse impact on the environment is avoided. However the monitoring duration and assessment of the baseline conditions for the EIA are not clearly defined in the regulations. This project aims to perform water sampling and analysis as wells as install observatory groundwater monitoring points for monitoring and sampling at Brunei and Serasa Bay. The results aim to add value to the EIA work at Pulau Muara Besar in particular and Brunei as a whole.


Applications Invited
MSc. PhD

Investigation of Formation Damage of a Brunei Darussalam Oil and Gas Reservoir

Scaling and Formation Damage can severely reduce the production of oil and gas. This project aims to perform scaling simulation as well as Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM) studies to identify scaling and potential formation damage mechanisms. It is also planned to perform coreflooding studies to investigate scaling and formation damage under Reservoir Pressure and Temperature.


Applications Invited
MSc. PhD
16

Scopus Publications

329

Google Scholar Citations

8

Google Scholar h-index

7

Google Scholar i10-index

Scopus Publications

RECENT PUBLICATIONS

Gödeke, S., Sazali, W.L., Graham, G., Kidd, S., Ibrahim, M.J., Sazali, Y.A. (2017): Experimental study to investigate fines migration for the development of a high CO2 (70 Mol %) content carbonate gas field offshore Malaysia. EAGE Paris, 12.06 -15.06, 2017, Accepted extended abstract

Gödeke, S., Sazali, W.M.L., Dindi, M., Kidd, S., Graham, G., Sazali, Y.A (2017): Investigation of scaling and dissolution effects for the development of a high CO2 (70 Mol %) content carbonate gas field offshore Malaysia. EAGE Paris, 12.06 -15.06, 2017, Accepted extended abstract

Gӧdeke, S., Gharbi, O., Franco, C., Bermejo, N., Ulumuddin, B., Al-Sammarraie, M.,. Al-Shahwani, S.,
Al-Mohannadi, N., Cheneviere, P., Julien, P. (2013): Acid Stimulation from Lab to Field: What are the
Gaps to Bridge?. Qatar Foundation Annual Research Forum Proceedings: Vol. 2013

Gӧdeke, S., Al-Sammarraie, M., Amir, A. Al-Shahwani, S., Al-Mohannadi, N., Cheneviere, P., Julien, P.
(2012): TOTAL and QP’s joint acid stimulation research program to improve productivity from Qatar’s oil
and gas fields. Qatar Foundation Annual Research Forum Proceedings: Vol. 2012, EEO2. DOI: 10.5339/qfarf.2012.EEO2

Gӧdeke, S., Hossain, M. (2012): Simulation of a Shale Gas Field Development: A Case Study from
Western Australia. SPE Middle East Unconventional Gas Conference and Exhibition, Abu Dhabi, UAE,
January 23-25, 2012

Gӧdeke, S. (2011): Simulation of groundwater mounding at a West Australian mine site. Environmental
Earth Sciences, Volume 64, Issue 5, 1363-1373

Gӧdeke, S., Richnow, H.H., Geistlinger, H., Schirmer, M. (2008). Modeling of a reactive tracer
experiment using stochastic conductivity fields, Journal of Environmental Geology, 55, Vol. 6.

TOP PUBLICATIONS

Gödeke, S., Sazali, W.L., Graham, G., Kidd, S., Ibrahim, M.J., Sazali, Y.A. (2017): Experimental study to investigate fines migration for the development of a high CO2 (70 Mol %) content carbonate gas field offshore Malaysia. EAGE Paris, 12.06 -15.06, 2017, Accepted extended abstract

Gödeke, S., Sazali, W.M.L., Dindi, M., Kidd, S., Graham, G., Sazali, Y.A (2017): Investigation of scaling and dissolution effects for the development of a high CO2 (70 Mol %) content carbonate gas field offshore Malaysia. EAGE Paris, 12.06 -15.06, 2017, Accepted extended abstract

Gӧdeke, S. (2011): Simulation of groundwater mounding at a West Australian mine site. Environmental
Earth Sciences, Volume 64, Issue 5, 1363-1373

Gӧdeke, S., Richnow, H.H., Geistlinger, H., Schirmer, M. (2008). Modeling of a reactive tracer
experiment using stochastic conductivity fields, Journal of Environmental Geology, 55, Vol. 6.

Gӧdeke, S., Richnow, H.H., Weiß, H., Geistlinger, H., Vogt, C., Schirmer, M. (2008): Estimation of
kinetic Monod Parameters from the Anaerobic Degradation of Benzene in groundwater, Journal of
Environmental Geology, 55, Vol 2.

Vogt, C, Gӧdeke S., Treutler, H.-C., Weiss, H., Schirmer, M., Richnow, H-H. (2007): Benzene oxidation
under sulfate-reducing conditions in columns simulating in situ conditions. Biodegradation, Volume 18,
Number 5

Gӧdeke, S., Richnow, H.H., Weiß, H, Fischer, A.., Borsdorf, H., Schirmer, M. (2006): Multispecies-
Reactive Tracer Test for the implementation of enhanced in situ bioremediation at a BTEX contaminated
megasite, Journal of Contaminant Hydrology, 87(3-4), 211-236

Vieth, A., Kästner, M., Schirmer, M., Weiß, H., Gӧdeke, S., Meckenstock, R.U., Richnow, H.H. (2005):
Monitoring in situ biodegradation of benzene and toluene by stable carbon isotope fractionation.
Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry 24 (1)

GRANT DETAILS

ASEAN CSR Vision 2020 Small Grants Fund (6,500 SGD)

Universiti Brunei Darussalam Competitive Research Grant (32,500 BND)

Industry, Institute, or Organisation Collaboration

Chemical Sciences (UBD),

EAWAG, Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology

PETRONAS

Universiti Teknologi Petronas

INDUSTRY EXPERIENCE

- PETRONAS
- Qatar Petroleum
- OPES International
- URS Australia
- Montgomery Watson Harza (MWH)