Reservoir Engineering

Achieving a sustainable energy future is a major present-day challenge in which fossil fuels are predicted to play a dominant role over decades. In order to address a sustainable energy supply, developments and targets in the areas of renewable energies and fossil fuels must be coupled and balanced.

Reservoir Engineering is a key discipline to drive advances in subsurface technologies in order to improve the balance between energy production and environment impact through R&D.

In this context, the Reservoir Engineering Group aims to provide best possible education, to further develop the field of reservoir engineering and to tackle the energy-supply challenge and related topics by cooperating with the public sector and energy companies. We focus on economically feasible and environmentally friendly hydrocarbon recovery methods, gas injection for energy storage (power-to-gas) and sequestration (CCS).

Engineering future energy!

Reservoir Engineering

Reservoir Engineering



Our primary research interest relates to multiphase flow in complex rock such as multi-porosity and fractured carbonates. We place emphasis on processes that dynamically change rock and fluid properties – i.e. reactive transport. Due to the coupling of flow and reactions there are effects on different time and length scales. We try to address these mechanisms on their natural length and time scales by state-of-the-art laboratory experiments, numerical interpretation and upscaling to the field-relevant scales.

Improved and Enhanced Oil Recovery

Upscaling of Porous Media Flow

Geological Hydrogen Storage

CO2 Sequestration


Univ.-Prof. Dipl.-Phys. Dr.rer.nat. Holger Ott - Reservoir Engineering
Univ.-Prof. Dipl.-Phys. Dr.rer.nat.
Holger Ott
Head of Chair, University Professor

Scientific Staff

Univ.-Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr.mont. Leonhard Ganzer - Reservoir Engineering
Univ.-Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr.mont.
Leonhard Ganzer
Visiting Professor
MSc Neda Hassannayebi - Reservoir Engineering
Neda Hassannayebi
Research Associate
Dipl.-Ing. Kata Kurgyis - Reservoir Engineering
Kata Kurgyis
Research Associate
PhD Siroos Azizmohammadi - Reservoir Engineering
Siroos Aziz­mohammadi
Senior Lecturer
Mat.-Inz. Roman Manasipov - Reservoir Engineering
Roman Manasipov
Senior Lecturer


 Bettina Matzer - Reservoir Engineering
Bettina Matzer
Office Manager
Ing. Michael Koopmans - Reservoir Engineering
Michael Koopmans
 Horst Resch - Reservoir Engineering
Horst Resch

Student Assistants

Mostafa Borji, BSc
David Gönczi, BSc
Patrick Groinig, BSc
Bettina Jenei, BSc