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PhD students are encouraged to have both theoretical and computational components to their research projects. Our research group consists of students with varying backgrounds ranging in computational mathematics, fluid mechanics, computer science, petroleum, chemical and environmental engineering, and physics.For more information about academic programs in Department of Energy Resources Engineering, please refer to the Department's Research Group page.

Student Opportunities:

We are looking for prospective students with a background in computational mathematics, fluid mechanics, computer science, chemical and environmental engineering, or physics. Please refer to the Prospective Students page for the requirement and application procedure of our graduate program.

Related Courses:

The following courses are recommended for those interested in reservoir simulation research. Graduate students are suggested to build solid knowledge and skills in multi-phase flow in porous media, numerical analysis, optimization, high performance computing, and object-oriented programming.

Most Relevant Courses

Course Number

Title

ENERGY 221

Fundamentals of Multiphase Flow

ENERGY 222

Advanced Reservoir Engineering

ENERGY 223

Reservoir Simulation

ENERGY 224

Advanced Reservoir Simulation

ENERGY 284

Optimization

CME 200

Linear Algebra with Application to Enginering Computations

CME 204

Partial Differential Equations in Engineering

CS 106B

Programming Abstractions

Relevant Courses

Course Number

Title

ENERGY 225

Theory of Gas Injection Processes

ENERGY 227

Enhanced Oil Recovery

ENERGY 240

Geostatistics for Spatial Phenomena

ENERGY 251

Thermodynamics of Equilibria

CME 206

Introduction to Numerical Methods for Engineering

CME 343

Programming Parallel Numerical Algorithms with CUDA and MPI

ME 335A

Finite Element Analysis

ME 335B

Finite Element Analysis

GEOPHYS 112

Exploring Geosciences with MATLAB