2 p.m. - 3 p.m. Location: FO 2.604
Distinguished Professor of Mathematics
Distinguished Professor of Petroleum Engineering
School of Energy Resources
University of Wyoming
Predictive Modeling of Subsurface Flows
We are concerned with the development of a computationally fast and effective framework for the modeling and simulation of multiphase subsurface flows arising in multi-scale heterogeneous porous media. Our strategy consists of combining:
- Model development and validation at the Darcy (or Lab) scale
- Development of accurate numerical methods and high-performance numerical simulators
- Pore scale modeling and simulation to generate relevant flow functions (relative permeability and capillary pressure functions)
- Uncertainty quantification methods for reservoir characterization and prediction of fluid flows
We will discuss the challenges/opportunities related to these research areas and then we focus on the new concept of multi-physics Markov chain Monte Carlo methods for reservoir characterization. A set of problems of practical interest will be considered such as CO2 storage in deep saline aquifers, contaminant transport in the subsurface and oil/gas recovery.
Sponsored by the Department of Mathematical Sciences
Refreshments will be served in the FO 2.604 30 minutes prior to the talk
John Zweck, 972-883-6699
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