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

**Courses Taught or Co-taught: **

Currently teaching Advanced Reservoir Engineering (ENERGY 222), Reservoir Simulation (ENERGY 223), Advanced Reservoir Simulation (ENERGY 224), and Energy and the Environment (ENERGY/EARTHSYS 101).

** Advanced Reservoir Engineering** covers:

- Single phase flow
- Permeability tensor
- Radial flow and skin
- Succession of steady states
- Injectivity in a depleted reservoir and in liquid-filled systems
- Gravity forces and flow potential
- Equations governing two phase flow, effects of compressibility and gravity
- Vertical sweep (layered reservoirs, vertical equilibrium)
- Streamlines and potential flow
- Unsteady radial flow (primary drainage, line source solutions)

** Reservoir Simulation** (co-taught with Margot Gerritsen and Hamdi Tchelepi) covers:

- Single phase flow (steady and transient) in one, two and three dimensions
- Implicit solution and Newton’s method
- General multiphase, multi-component reservoir flow equations
- Reduction to the black-oil model
- Discretization of the black-oil model
- Transmissibility and upwinding
- Stability and time step control
- Treatment of wells
- Solution of linear equations
- Discretization, grids and errors
- Compositional modeling
- Thermal modeling
- Fractured reservoir modeling

** Advanced Reservoir Simulation **is taught by several ERE faculty and addresses a number of specialized areas. My lectures in this course cover:

- Techniques for single-phase parameter upscaling
- Upscaling for transport calculations (flow-based grids, use of pseudo-relative permeability)
- Use of full-tensor permeability and multipoint flux in reservoir simulation
- Use of complex grids in reservoir simulation

** Energy and the Environment** is an undergraduate-level class addressing energy use and its environmental impacts, with emphasis on fossil fuels. Topics covered include large-scale energy use and trends, properties of fossil fuels, energy processes, transportation and carbon management. This class is co-taught with Tony Kovscek and Margot Gerritsen and (in ERE).