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Mathematics Colloquium by Felipe Pereira
Friday, Apr 25, 2014
2 p.m. - 3 p.m. Location: FO 2.604

Felipe Pereira

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

Contact Info:
John Zweck, 972-883-6699
Questions? Email me.

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