Louis J. Durlofsky

Professor and Chair of Energy Resources Engineering
Department of Energy Resources Engineering
Stanford University
Stanford, CA 94305-2220
USA
phone: 650-723-4142
fax: 650-725-2099
lou@stanford.edu

 

Publications – Journal Articles

  1. Durlofsky, L.J., Efendiev, Y., Ginting, V.: “An adaptive local-global multiscale finite volume element method for two-phase flow simulations,” to appear in Advances in Water Resources.
  2. Ahmadov, R., Aydin, A., Karimi-Fard, M., Durlofsky, L.J.: “Permeability upscaling of fault zones in the Aztec Sandstone, Valley of Fire State Park, Nevada, with a focus on slip surfaces and slip bands,” to appear in Hydrogeology Journal.
  3. Chen, Y., Mallison, B.T., Durlofsky, L.J.: “Nonlinear two-point flux approximation for modeling full-tensor effects in subsurface flow simulations,” in review.
  4. Sarma, P., Durlofsky, L.J., Aziz, K.: “Kernel principal component analysis for an efficient, differentiable parameterization of multipoint geostatistics,” in review.
  5. Sarma, P., Durlofsky, L.J., Aziz, K.: “Computational techniques for closed-loop reservoir modeling with application to a realistic reservoir,” in review.
  6. Wen, X.H., Chen, Y., Durlofsky, L.J.: “Efficient three-dimensional implementation of local-global upscaling for reservoir simulation,” SPE Journal, 11, 443-453 (Dec. 2006) (also SPE paper 92965).
  7. Artus, V., Durlofsky, L.J., Onwunalu, J., Aziz, K.: “Optimization of nonconventional wells under uncertainty using statistical proxies,” Computational Geosciences, 10, 389-404 (2006).
  8. He, C., Durlofsky, L.J.: “Structured flow-based gridding and upscaling for modeling subsurface flow,” Advances in Water Resources, 29, 1876-1892 (2006).
  9. Karimi-Fard, M., Gong, B., Durlofsky, L.J.: “Generation of coarse-scale continuum flow models from detailed fracture characterizations,” Water Resources Research, 42, W10423, doi:10.1029/2006WR005015 (2006).
  10. Lohne, A., Virnovsky, G., Durlofsky, L.J.: “Two-stage upscaling of two-phase flow: from core to simulation scale,” SPE Journal, 11, 304-316 (Sept. 2006) (also SPE paper 89422).
  11. Mlacnik, M.J., Durlofsky, L.J., Heinemann, Z.E.: “Sequentially adapted flow-based PEBI grids for reservoir simulation,” SPE Journal, 11, 317-327 (Sept. 2006) (also SPE paper 90009).
  12. Sternlof, K.R., Karimi-Fard, M., Pollard, D.D., Durlofsky, L.J.: “Flow effects of compaction bands in sandstone at scales relevant to aquifer and reservoir management,” Water Resources Research, 42, W07425, doi:10.1029/2005WR004664 (2006).
  13. Chen, Y., Durlofsky, L.J.: “Efficient incorporation of global effects in upscaled models of two-phase flow and transport in heterogeneous formations,” SIAM Multiscale Modeling and Simulation, 5, 445-475 (2006).
  14. Sarma, P., Durlofsky, L.J., Aziz, K., Chen, W.H.: “Efficient real-time reservoir management using adjoint-based optimal control and model updating,” Computational Geosciences, 10, 3-36 (2006).
  15. Mlacnik, M.J., Durlofsky, L.J.: “Unstructured grid optimization for improved monotonicity of discrete solutions of elliptic equations with highly anisotropic coefficients,” Journal of Computational Physics, 216, 337-361 (2006).
  16. Chen, Y., Durlofsky, L.J.: “Adaptive local-global upscaling for general flow scenarios in heterogeneous formations,” Transport in Porous Media, 62, 157-185 (2006).
  17. Sarma, P., Durlofsky, L.J., Aziz, K.: “Efficient closed-loop production optimization under uncertainty,” Journal of Petroleum Technology, 57, 51-52 (2005).
  18. Prevost, M., Lepage, F., Durlofsky, L.J., Mallet, J.-L.: “Unstructured 3D gridding and upscaling for coarse modeling of geometrically complex reservoirs,” Petroleum Geoscience, 11, 339-345 (2005).
  19. Hui, M., Durlofsky, L.J.: “Accurate coarse modeling of well-driven, high mobility ratio displacements in heterogeneous reservoirs,” Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering, 49, 37-56 (2005).
  20. Aitokhuehi, I., Durlofsky, L.J.: “Optimizing the performance of smart wells in complex reservoirs using continuously updated geological models,” Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering, 48, 254-264 (2005).
  21. Hui, M.H., Zhou, D., Wen, X.H., Durlofsky, L.J.: “Development and application of a new technique for upscaling miscible processes,” SPE Reservoir Evaluation & Engineering, 8, 189-195 (June 2005) (also SPE paper 89435).
  22. Shi, H., Holmes, J.A., Diaz, L.R., Durlofsky, L.J., Aziz, K.: “Drift-flux parameters for three-phase steady-state flow in wellbores,” SPE Journal, 10, 130-137 (June 2005) (also SPE paper 89836).
  23. Shi, H., Holmes, J.A., Durlofsky, L.J., Aziz, K., Diaz, L.R., Alkaya, B., Oddie, G.: “Drift-flux modeling of two-phase flow in wellbores,” SPE Journal, 10, 24-33 (March 2005) (also SPE paper 84228).
  24. Gerritsen, M.G., Durlofsky, L.J.: “Modeling fluid flow in oil reservoirs,” Annual Review of Fluid Mechanics, 37, 211-238 (2005).
  25. Yeten, B., Brouwer, D.R., Durlofsky, L.J., Aziz, K.: “Decision analysis under uncertainty for smart well deployment,” Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering, 43, 183-199 (2004).
  26. Sternlof, K.R., Chapin, J.R., Pollard, D.D., Durlofsky, L.J.: “Permeability effects of deformation band arrays in sandstone,” AAPG Bulletin, 88, 1315-1329 (2004).
  27. Flodin, E.A., Durlofsky, L.J., Aydin, A.: “Upscaled models of flow and transport in faulted sandstone: boundary condition effects and explicit fracture modeling,” Petroleum Geoscience, 10, 173-181 (2004).
  28. Efendiev, Y., Durlofsky, L.J.: “Accurate subgrid models for two-phase flow in heterogeneous reservoirs,” SPE Journal, 9, 219-226 (June 2004) (also SPE paper 79680).
  29. Karimi-Fard, M., Durlofsky, L.J., Aziz, K.: “An efficient discrete fracture model applicable for general purpose reservoir simulators,” SPE Journal, 9, 227-236 (June 2004) (also SPE paper 79699).
  30. Wen, X.H., Durlofsky, L.J., Edwards, M.G.: “Use of border regions for improved permeability upscaling,” Mathematical Geology, 35, 521-547 (2003).
  31. Yeten, B., Durlofsky, L.J., Aziz, K.: “Optimization of nonconventional well type, location, and trajectory,” SPE Journal, 8, 200-210 (Sept. 2003) (also SPE paper 77565).
  32. Wen, X.H., Durlofsky, L.J., Edwards, M.G.: “Upscaling of channel systems in two dimensions using flow-based grids,” Transport in Porous Media, 51, 343-366 (2003).
  33. Wolfsteiner, C., Durlofsky, L.J., Aziz, K.: “Calculation of well index for nonconventional wells on arbitrary grids,” Computational Geosciences, 7, 61-82 (2003).
  34. Oddie, G., Shi, H., Durlofsky, L.J., Aziz, K., Pfeffer, B., Holmes, J.A.: “Experimental study of two and three phase flows in large diameter inclined pipes,” International Journal of Multiphase Flow, 29, 527-558 (2003).
  35. Valvatne, P.H., Serve, J., Durlofsky, L.J., Aziz, K.: “Efficient modeling of nonconventional wells with downhole inflow control devices,” Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering,39, 99-116 (2003).
  36. Efendiev, Y., Durlofsky, L.J.: “A generalized convection-diffusion model for subgrid transport in porous media,” SIAM Multiscale Modeling and Simulation, 1, 504-526 (2003).
  37. Chen, Y., Durlofsky, L.J., Gerritsen, M., Wen, X.H.: “A coupled local-global upscaling approach for simulating flow in highly heterogeneous formations,” Advances in Water Resources, 26, 1041-1060 (2003).
  38. Yeten, B., Durlofsky, L.J., Aziz, K.: “Optimization of intelligent well control,” World Oil, 224, 35-40 (March 2003).
  39. Efendiev, Y., Durlofsky, L.J.: “Numerical modeling of subgrid heterogeneity in two phase flow simulations,” Water Resources Research, 38(8), 1128 (2002).
  40. Jourde, H., Flodin, E.A., Aydin, A., Durlofsky, L.J., Wen, X.H.: “Computing permeability of fault zones in eolian sandstone from outcrop measurements,” AAPG Bulletin, 86, 1187-1200 (July 2002).
  41. Durlofsky, L.J.: “Upscaling of geological models for reservoir simulation: issues and approaches,” Computational Geosciences, 6, 1-4 (2002).
  42. He, C., Edwards, M.G., Durlofsky, L.J.: “Numerical calculation of equivalent cell permeability tensors for general quadrilateral control volumes,” Computational Geosciences, 6, 29-47 (2002).
  43. Jenny, P., Wolfsteiner, C., Lee, S.H., Durlofsky, L.J.: “Modeling flow in geometrically complex reservoirs using hexahedral multiblock grids,” SPE Journal, 7, 149-157 (June 2002) (also SPE paper 66357).
  44. Wallstrom, T.C., Christie, M.A., Durlofsky, L.J., Sharp, D.H.: “Effective flux boundary conditions for upscaling porous media equations,” Transport in Porous Media, 46, 139-153 (2002).
  45. Wallstrom, T.C., Hou, S., Christie, M.A., Durlofsky, L.J., Sharp, D.H., Zou, Q.: “Application of effective flux boundary conditions to two-phase upscaling in porous media,” Transport in Porous Media, 46, 155-178 (2002).
  46. Darman, N.H., Durlofsky, L.J., Sorbie, K.S., Pickup, G.E.: “Upscaling immiscible gas displacements: quantitative use of fine-grid flow data in grid-coarsening schemes,” SPE Journal, 6, 47-56 (March 2001) (also SPE paper 59452).
  47. Durlofsky, L.J.: “An approximate model for well productivity in heterogeneous porous media,” Mathematical Geology, 32, 421-438 (2000).
  48. Mascarenhas, O., Durlofsky, L.J.: “Coarse scale simulation of horizontal wells in heterogeneous reservoirs,” Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering, 25, 135-147 (2000).
  49. Wolfsteiner, C., Durlofsky, L.J., Aziz, K.: “Approximate model for productivity of non-conventional wells in heterogeneous reservoirs,” SPE Journal, 5, 218-226 (June 2000) (also SPE paper 56754).
  50. Durlofsky, L.J., Milliken, W.J., Bernath, A.: “Scaleup in the near-well region,” SPE Journal, 5, 110-117 (March 2000) (also SPE paper 51940).
  51. Efendiev, Y., Durlofsky, L.J., Lee, S.H.: “Modeling of subgrid effects in coarse scale simulations of transport in heterogeneous porous media,” Water Resources Research, 36, 2031-2041 (2000).
  52. Tchelepi, H.A., Durlofsky, L.J., Chen, W.H., Bernath, A., Chien, M.C.H.: “Practical use of scale up and parallel reservoir simulation technologies in field studies,” SPE Reservoir Evaluation and Engineering, 2, 368-376 (Aug. 1999) (also SPE paper 38886).
  53. Wallstrom, T.C., Hou, S., Christie, M.A., Durlofsky, L.J., Sharp, D.H.: “Accurate scale up of two phase flow using renormalization and nonuniform coarsening,” Computational Geosciences,3, 69-87 (1999).
  54. Lee, S.H., Durlofsky, L.J., Lough, M.F., Chen, W.H.: “Finite difference simulation of geologically complex reservoirs with tensor permeabilities,” SPE Reservoir Evaluation and Engineering, 1, 567-574 (Dec. 1998) (also SPE paper 38002).
  55. Durlofsky, L.J.: “Coarse scale models of two phase flow in heterogeneous reservoirs: volume averaged equations and their relationship to existing upscaling techniques,” Computational Geosciences, 2, 73-92 (1998).
  56. Durlofsky, L.J.: “Use of higher moments for the description of upscaled, process independent relative permeabilities,” SPE Journal, 2, 474-484 (Dec. 1997) (also SPE paper 37987).
  57. Durlofsky, L.J., Jones, R.C., Milliken, W.J.: “A nonuniform coarsening approach for the scale up of displacement processes in heterogeneous porous media,” Advances in Water Resources, 20, 335-347 (1997).
  58. Durlofsky, L.J., Behrens, R.A., Jones, R.C., Bernath, A.: “Scale up of heterogeneous three dimensional reservoir descriptions,” SPE Journal, 1, 313-326 (Sept. 1996) (also SPE paper 30709).
  59. Dehghani, K., Basham, W.M., Durlofsky, L.J., Tucker, K.E.: “Modeling and scale up of steamflood in a heterogeneous reservoir,” SPE Reservoir Engineering, 10, 237-245 (Nov. 1995) (also SPE paper 28587).
  60. Durlofsky, L.J.: “Accuracy of mixed and control volume finite element approximations to Darcy velocity and related quantities,” Water Resources Research, 30, 965-973 (1994).
  61. Chen, W.H., Durlofsky, L.J., Engquist, B., Osher, S.: “Minimization of grid orientation effects through use of higher order finite difference methods,” SPE Advanced Technology Series, 1, 43-52 (July 1993) (also SPE paper 22887).
  62. Durlofsky, L.J.: “A triangle based mixed finite element - finite volume technique for modeling two phase flow through porous media,” Journal of Computational Physics, 105, 252-266 (1993).
  63. Durlofsky, L.J.: “Modeling fluid flow through complex reservoir beds,” SPE Formation Evaluation, 7, 315-322 (Dec. 1992) (also SPE paper 21240).
  64. Durlofsky, L.J.: “Representation of grid block permeability in coarse scale models of randomly heterogeneous porous media,” Water Resources Research, 28, 1791-1800 (1992).
  65. Durlofsky, L.J., Engquist, B., Osher, S.: “Triangle based adaptive stencils for the solution of hyperbolic conservation laws,” Journal of Computational Physics, 98, 64-73 (1992).
  66. Durlofsky, L.J.: “Numerical calculation of equivalent grid block permeability tensors for heterogeneous porous media,” Water Resources Research, 27, 699-708 (1991).
  67. Durlofsky, L.J., Brady, J.F.: “Dynamic simulation of bounded suspensions of hydrodynamically interacting particles, Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 200, 39-67 (1989).
  68. Brady, J.F., Durlofsky, L.J.: “The sedimentation rate of disordered suspensions,” Physics of Fluids, 31, 717-727 (1988).
  69. Durlofsky, L.J., Brady, J.F.: “Analysis of the Brinkman equation as a model for flow in porous media,” Physics of Fluids, 30, 3329-3341 (1987).
  70. Durlofsky, L.J., Brady, J.F., Bossis, G.: “Dynamic simulation of hydrodynamically interacting particles,” Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 180, 21-49 (1987).
  71. Brady, J.F., Durlofsky, L.J.: “On rotating disk flow,” Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 175, 363-394 (1987).
  72. Durlofsky, L.J., Brady, J.F.: “The spatial stability of a class of similarity solutions,” Physics of Fluids, 27, 1068-1076 (1984).
  73. Tarbell, J.M., Ultman, J.S., Durlofsky, L.J.: “Oscillatory convective dispersion in a branching tube network,” Transactions of the ASME - Journal of Biomechanical Engineering, 104, 338-342 (1982).

Conference Proceedings Papers

  1. Krogstad, S., Durlofsky, L.J.: “Multiscale mixed finite element modeling of coupled wellbore/near-well flow,” SPE paper 106179, presented at the SPE Reservoir Simulation Symposium, Houston, Feb. 26-28 (2007).
  2. Chen, Y., Durlofsky, L.J.: “An ensemble level upscaling approach for efficient estimation of fine-scale production statistics using coarse-scale simulations,” SPE paper 106086, presented at the SPE Reservoir Simulation Symposium, Houston, Feb. 26-28 (2007).
  3. Sarma, P., Durlofsky, L.J., Aziz, K., Chen, W.H.: “A new approach to automatic history matching using kernel PCA,” SPE paper 106176, presented at the SPE Reservoir Simulation Symposium, Houston, Feb. 26-28 (2007).
  4. Gong, B., Karimi-Fard, M., Durlofsky, L.J.: “An upscaling procedure for constructing generalized dual-porosity/dual-permeability models from discrete fracture characteri-zations,” SPE paper 102491, presented at the SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition, San Antonio, Sept. 24–27 (2006).
  5. Castro, S., Caers, J., Durlofsky, L.J.: “Improved modeling of 4D seismic response using flow-based downscaling of coarse grid saturations,” Proceedings of the 10th European Conference on the Mathematics of Oil Recovery, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, Sept. 4–7 (2006).
  6. Mallison, B.T., Chen, Y., Durlofsky, L.J.: “Nonlinear two-point flux approximations for simulating subsurface flows with full-tensor anisotropy,” Proceedings of the 10th European Conference on the Mathematics of Oil Recovery, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, Sept. 4–7 (2006).
  7. Mlacnik, M.J., Durlofsky, L.J.: “Grid optimization for improved monotonicity of MPFA solutions on unstructured grids,” Proceedings of the 10th European Conference on the Mathematics of Oil Recovery, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, Sept. 4–7 (2006).
  8. Sarma, P., Durlofsky, L.J., Aziz, K.: “Computational techniques for closed-loop reservoir modeling with application to a realistic reservoir,” Proceedings of the 10th European Conference on the Mathematics of Oil Recovery, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, Sept. 4–7 (2006).
  9. Sarma, P., Chen, W.H., Durlofsky, L.J., Aziz, K.: “Production optimization with adjoint models under nonlinear control-state path inequality constraints,” SPE paper 99959, presented at the SPE Intelligent Energy Conference and Exhibition, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, April 11–13 (2006).
  10. Durlofsky, L.J.: “Upscaling and gridding of fine scale geological models for flow simulation,” Proceedings of the 8th International Forum on Reservoir Simulation, Stresa, Italy, June 20 – 25 (2005).
  11. Sarma, P., Durlofsky, L.J., Aziz, K.: “Efficient closed-loop production optimization under uncertainty,” SPE paper 94241, presented at the 14th Europec Biennial Conference, Madrid, Spain, June 13 – 16 (2005).
  12. Hui, M., Durlofsky, L.J., Wen, X.H.: “Application of a new upscaling technique to a miscible gas injection field study,” Proceedings of the 13th EAGE Symposium on Improved Oil Recovery, Budapest, Hungary, April 25 – 27 (2005).
  13. Sarma, P., Aziz, K., Durlofsky, L.J.: “Implementation of adjoint solution for optimal control of smart wells,” SPE paper 92864, presented at the SPE Reservoir Simulation Symposium, Houston, Jan. 31 – Feb. 2 (2005).
  14. Lødøen, O.P., Omre, H., Durlofsky, L.J., Chen, Y.: “Assessment of uncertainty in reservoir production forecasts using upscaled flow models,” presented at the Seventh International Geostatistics Congress, Banff, Canada, Sept. 26 – Oct. 1 (2004).
  15. Chen, Y., Durlofsky, L.J., Wen, X.H.: “Robust coarse scale modeling of flow and transport in heterogeneous reservoirs,” Proceedings of the 9th European Conference on the Mathematics of Oil Recovery, Cannes, France, Aug. 30 - Sept. 2 (2004).
  16. Prevost, M., Lepage, F., Durlofsky, L.J., Mallet, J.-L.: “Unstructured 3D gridding and upscaling for coarse modeling of geometrically complex reservoirs,” Proceedings of the 9th European Conference on the Mathematics of Oil Recovery, Cannes, France, Aug. 30 - Sept. 2 (2004).
  17. Aitokhuehi, I., Durlofsky, L.J., Artus, V., Yeten, B., Aziz, K.: “Optimization of advanced well type and performance,” Proceedings of the 9th European Conference on the Mathematics of Oil Recovery, Cannes, France, Aug. 30 - Sept. 2 (2004).
  18. Durlofsky, L.J.: “Upscaling of geocellular models for reservoir flow simulation: a review of recent progress,” Proceedings of the 7th International Forum on Reservoir Simulation, Bühl/Baden-Baden, Germany, June 23-27 (2003).
  19. Lee, S.H., Wolfsteiner, C., Durlofsky, L.J., Jenny, P., Tchelepi, H.A.: “New developments in multiblock reservoir simulation: black oil modeling, nonmatching subdomains and near-well upscaling,” SPE paper 79682, presented at the SPE Reservoir Simulation Symposium, Houston, Feb. 3-5 (2003).
  20. Wan, J., Durlofsky, L.J., Hughes, T.J.R., Aziz, K.: “Stabilized finite element methods for coupled geomechanics – reservoir flow simulations,” SPE paper 79694, presented at the SPE Reservoir Simulation Symposium, Houston, Feb. 3-5 (2003).
  21. Yeten, B., Durlofsky, L.J., Aziz, K.: “Optimization of smart well control,” SPE paper 79031, presented at the SPE International Thermal Operations and Heavy Oil Symposium and International Horizontal Well Technology Conference, Calgary, Nov. 4 - 7 (2002).
  22. Wolfsteiner, C., Durlofsky, L.J.: “Near-well radial upscaling for the accurate modeling of nonconventional wells,” SPE paper 76779, presented at the SPE Western Regional Meeting, Anchorage, May 20-22 (2002).
  23. Flodin, E.A., Aydin, A., Durlofsky, L.J., Yeten, B.: “Representation of fault zone permeability in reservoir flow models,” SPE paper 71671, presented at the SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition, New Orleans, Sept. 30 - Oct. 3 (2001).
  24. Wolfsteiner, C., Aziz, K., Durlofsky, L.J.: “Modeling conventional and non-conventional wells,” Proceedings of the 6th International Forum on Reservoir Simulation, Hof/Salzburg, Austria, Sept. 3-7 (2001) (also appearing in the Proceedings of the International Energy Agency Symposium on Enhanced Oil Recovery, Vienna, Austria, Sept. 9-12, 2001).
  25. Valvatne, P.H., Durlofsky, L.J., Aziz, K.: “Semi-analytical modeling of the performance of intelligent well completions,” SPE paper 66368, presented at the SPE Reservoir Simulation Symposium, Houston, Feb. 11-14 (2001).
  26. Wen, X.H., Durlofsky, L.J., Lee, S.H., Edwards, M.G.: “Full tensor upscaling of geologically complex reservoir descriptions,” SPE paper 62928, presented at the SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition, Dallas, Oct. 1-4 (2000).
  27. Castellini, A., Edwards, M.G., Durlofsky, L.J.: “Flow based modules for grid generation in two and three dimensions,” Proceedings of the 7th European Conference on the Mathematics of Oil Recovery, Baveno, Italy, Sept. 5-8 (2000).
  28. Christie, M.A., Wallstrom, T.C., Durlofsky, L.J., Hou, S., Sharp, D.H., Zou, Q.: “Effective medium boundary conditions in upscaling,” Proceedings of the 7th European Conference on the Mathematics of Oil Recovery, Baveno, Italy, Sept. 5-8 (2000).
  29. Yeten, B., Wolfsteiner, C., Durlofsky, L.J., Aziz, K.: “Approximate finite difference modeling of the performance of horizontal wells in heterogeneous reservoirs,” SPE paper 62555, presented at the SPE Western Regional Meeting, Long Beach, June 19-23 (2000).
  30. Wallstrom, T.C., Hou, S., Christie, M.A., Durlofsky, L.J., Sharp, D.H., Zou, Q.: “Effective medium boundary conditions for upscaling relative permeabilities,” Upscaling Downunder Conference Proceedings, Melbourne, Australia, Feb. 7-10 (2000) (also Tech. Report LA-UR-99-6488, Los Alamos National Laboratory).
  31. Wolfsteiner, C., Durlofsky, L.J., Aziz, K.: “Efficient estimation of the effects of wellbore hydraulics and reservoir heterogeneity on the productivity of non-conventional wells,” SPE paper 59399, presented at the SPE Asia Pacific Conference on Integrated Modelling and Asset Management, Yokohama, Japan, April 25-26 (2000).
  32. Mascarenhas, O., Durlofsky, L.J.: “Scale up in the vicinity of horizontal wells,” Proceedings of the 20th Annual International Energy Agency Workshop and Symposium, Paris, Sept. 22-24 (1999).
  33. Wallstrom, T.C., Hou, S., Christie, M.A., Durlofsky, L.J., Sharp, D.H.: “Application of a new two-phase upscaling technique to realistic reservoir cross sections,” SPE paper 51939, presented at the SPE Reservoir Simulation Symposium, Houston, Feb. 14-17 (1999).
  34. Chambers, K.T., DeBaun, D.R., Durlofsky, L.J., Taggart, I.J., Bernath, A., Shen, A.Y., Legarre, H.A., Goggin, D.J.: “Geologic modeling, upscaling and simulation of faulted reservoirs using complex, faulted stratigraphic grids,” SPE paper 51889, presented at the SPE Reservoir Simulation Symposium, Houston, Feb. 14-17 (1999).
  35. Durlofsky, L.J., Milliken, W.J.: “Upscaling of geologic models for reservoir simulation,” Proceedings of the 19th Annual International Energy Agency Workshop and Symposium, Carmel, Oct. 4-7 (1998).
  36. Durlofsky, L.J., Milliken, W.J., Dehghani, K., Jones, R.C.: “Application of a new scale up methodology to the simulation of displacement processes in heterogeneous reservoirs,” SPE paper 28704, presented at the SPE International Petroleum Conference and Exhibition of Mexico, Veracruz, Oct. 10-13 (1994).
  37. Durlofsky, L.J., Jones, R.C., Milliken, W.J.: “A new method for the scale up of displacement processes in heterogeneous reservoirs,” Proceedings of the 4th European Conference on the Mathematics of Oil Recovery, Roros, Norway (1994).
  38. Durlofsky, L.J., Chien, M.C.H.: “Development of a mixed finite element based compositional reservoir simulator,” SPE paper 25253, presented at the SPE Reservoir Simulation Symposium, New Orleans, Feb. 28 - March 3 (1993).
  39. Durlofsky, L.J., Chung, E.Y.: “Effective permeability of heterogeneous reservoir regions,” Proceedings of the 2nd European Conference on the Mathematics of Oil Recovery, D. Guerillot and O. Guillon, eds., Editions Technips, Paris, 57-64 (1990).

U.S. Department of Energy Reports

    • Hou, T.Y., Durlofsky, L.J., Efendiev, Y., Tchelepi, H.: “Multiscale analysis and computation for flows in heterogeneous media,” Annual Report to U.S. Department of Energy (Year 1), contract no. DE-FG02-06ER25727 (2006)
      (see http://www.math.tamu.edu/~yalchin.efendiev/doe_joint.html).
    • Durlofsky, L.J., Aziz, K.: “Advanced techniques for reservoir simulation and modeling of nonconventional wells,” Final Report to U.S. Department of Energy, contract no. DE-AC26-99BC15213 (2004) 213 pp.
    • Durlofsky, L.J., Aziz, K.: “Advanced techniques for reservoir simulation and modeling of nonconventional wells,” Annual Report to U.S. Department of Energy (Year 4), contract no. DE-AC26-99BC15213 (2003) 200 pp.
    • Durlofsky, L.J., Aziz, K.: “Advanced techniques for reservoir simulation and modeling of nonconventional wells,” Annual Report to U.S. Department of Energy (Year 3), contract no. DE-AC26-99BC15213 (2002) 139 pp.
    • Durlofsky, L.J., Aziz, K.: “Advanced techniques for reservoir simulation and modeling of nonconventional wells,” Annual Report to U.S. Department of Energy (Year 2), contract no. DE-AC26-99BC15213 (2001) 141 pp.
    • Durlofsky, L.J., Aziz, K.: “Advanced techniques for reservoir simulation and modeling of nonconventional wells,” Annual Report to U.S. Department of Energy (Year 1), contract no. DE-AC26-99BC15213 (2000) 140 pp.