Administrative Appointments


  • Post-Doctoral Fellow, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, California (1986 - 1987)
  • Various positions, Chevron Petroleum Technology Company, La Habra, California (1987 - 1999)
  • Associate Professor (Research) of Petroleum Engineering, Stanford University (1998 - 2001)
  • Senior Staff Research Scientist, Reservoir Simulation Research Team, Chevron Energy Technology Company, San Ramon, California (1999 - 2004)
  • Associate Professor of Petroleum Engineering, Stanford University (2001 - 2003)
  • Professor of Petroleum Engineering / Professor of Energy Resources Engineering, Stanford University (2003 - Present)
  • Chair, Department of Energy Resources Engineering, Stanford University (2006 - 2012)

Honors & Awards


  • Best Paper Award (for year 2014), Mathematical Geosciences (2016)
  • IBM Faculty Award, IBM (2013)
  • Best Paper Award (for year 2008), Mathematical Geosciences (2009)
  • Otto N. Miller Chair in Earth Sciences, Stanford University (2009)
  • SPE Distinguished Member, Society of Petroleum Engineers (2007)
  • SPE Lester C. Uren Award (for distinguished achievement before age 45), Society of Petroleum Engineers (2007)
  • SPE Outstanding Technical Editor Award, SPE Journal (2004)
  • SPE Reservoir Engineering Award, Society of Petroleum Engineers (2002)
  • School of Earth Sciences Excellence in Teaching Award, Stanford University (2001)
  • Chevron Corporation Chairman's Award, Chevron (1999)
  • Chevron Petroleum Technology Company R&D Award, Chevron Petroleum Technology Company (1995)

Boards, Advisory Committees, Professional Organizations


  • Co-organizer, IPAM Long Program on Computational Issues in Oil Field Applications, UCLA IPAM (2017 - 2017)
  • Guest co-editor, of Special Issue of Mathematical Geosciences on Smart Oil Fields and Mining Complexes, Mathematical Geosciences (2017 - 2017)
  • Invited speaker, ExxonMobil Upstream Research Company, Houston, TX (2017 - 2017)
  • Invited speaker, IPAM Workshop on Multiphysics, Multiscale, and Coupled Problems in Subsurface Physics, UCLA IPAM. Los Angeles, CA (2017 - 2017)
  • Associate Chair for Diversity and Inclusion, Stanford School of Earth, Energy & Environmental Sciences (2016 - Present)
  • Co-taught Reservoir Simulation Short Course, July, Stanford University (2016 - 2016)
  • Invited speaker, InterPore Conference, Cincinnati, OH, InterPore (2016 - 2016)
  • Invited speaker, Workshop on Numerical Optimization for Application in Reservoir Management, Utrecht, The Netherlands, TNO (2016 - 2016)
  • External review committee member, Geo-cluster, TU Delft, The Netherlands (2015 - 2016)
  • Co-taught Reservoir Simulation Short Course, July, Stanford University (2015 - 2015)
  • Invited speaker, Chevron Energy Technology Company, Houston (2015 - 2015)
  • Invited speaker, West Coat ROM Workshop, Sandia National Laboratories, Livermore, CA (2015 - 2015)
  • Invited speaker, Zandmer Distinguished Lecture Series (2 talks), University of Calgary, Alberta, Canada (2015 - 2015)
  • Editorial Board, Mathematical Geosciences (2014 - Present)
  • Co-taught Reservoir Simulation Short Course, August, Stanford University (2014 - 2014)
  • Invited speaker, AGU Annual Meeting, San Francisco, AGU (2014 - 2014)
  • Invited speaker, IFORS (International Federation of Operational Research Societies), Barcelona, Spain, IFORS (2014 - 2014)
  • Invited speaker, InterPore Conference, Milwaukee, WI, InterPore (2014 - 2014)
  • Invited speaker, Schlumberger Applied Mathematics Workshop (Webinar), Schlumberger, UK (2014 - 2014)
  • Co-taught Reservoir Simulation Short Course, August, Stanford University (2013 - 2013)
  • Invited speaker, Petroleum & Geosystems Engineering Department Seminar, March, University of Texas, Austin (2013 - 2013)
  • Invited speaker, Petroleum Engineering Seminar Series, April, University of Houston (2013 - 2013)
  • Invited speaker, Petroleum Engineering, October, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim, Norway (2013 - 2013)
  • Invited speaker, Schlumberger Applied Math Global Webinar, March, Schlumberger (2013 - 2013)
  • Keynote speaker, International Conference on Nonlinearities and Upscaling in Porous Media, October, NUPUS, Os, Norway (2013 - 2013)
  • Member of School of Earth Sciences Core Council, Stanford University (2012 - Present)
  • Co-taught Reservoir Simulation Short Course, July, Stanford University (2012 - 2012)
  • Invited speaker, InterPore Conference, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, May, InterPore (2012 - 2012)
  • Editorial Board, Computational Geosciences (2011 - Present)
  • Associate Editor, SIAM Multiscale Modeling and Simulation, Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (2011 - 2014)
  • Co-taught Reservoir Simulation Short Course, July, Stanford University (2011 - 2011)
  • Invited speaker, CENPES, Petrobras, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, June, Petrobras (2011 - 2011)
  • Invited speaker, NSF-SIAM Workshop on Collaboration in Mathematical Geosciences, Washington DC, September, NSF-SIAM (2011 - 2011)
  • Invited speaker, Petroleum and Geological Engineering Department Seminar, October, University of Oklahoma (2011 - 2011)
  • Invited speaker, Thermal and Fluid Sciences Affiliates Meeting - Optimization Day, February, Stanford University (2011 - 2011)
  • Invited speaker, Workshop on Large-scale Inverse Problems and Quantification of Uncertainty, Institute of Mathematics and its Applications (IMA), University of Minnesota (2011 - 2011)
  • Minisymposium co-organizer, SIAM Conference on Mathematical and Computational Issues in the Geosciences, Long Beach, CA, March, Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (2011 - 2011)
  • Plenary speaker, Workshop on Geomechanics and Numerical Methods for Reservoir Simulation, LNCC, Petropolis, Brazil, June, LNCC (2011 - 2011)
  • Co-Director, Stanford Smart Fields Consortium, Stanford University (2010 - Present)
  • Co-taught Reservoir Simulation Short Course, July, Stanford University (2010 - 2010)
  • Invited speaker, 2nd International Conference on Engineering Optimization, Lisbon, Portugal, September, EngOpt (2010 - 2010)
  • Invited speaker, InterPore Conference and Annual Meeting, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX, March, InterPore (2010 - 2010)
  • Invited speaker, London Mathematical Society Durham Research Symposium – Numerical Analysis of Multiscale Problems, Durham University, Durham, UK, July, London Mathematical Society (2010 - 2010)
  • Invited speaker, Petroleum Engineering Department Seminar, College Station, October, Texas A&M University, (2010 - 2010)
  • Co-organizer and Participant, Fueling the Future Panel Discussion, Stanford, January, Stanford University (2009 - 2009)
  • Co-taught Reservoir Simulation Short Course, Stanford, July, Stanford University (2009 - 2009)
  • Invited speaker, Reservoir Engineering Research Institute, Palo Alto, CA, May, Reservoir Engineering Research Institute (2009 - 2009)
  • Invited speaker, SPE Golden Gate Section, San Ramon, CA, May, Society of Petroleum Engineers (2009 - 2009)
  • Co-taught Reservoir Simulation Short Course, Stanford, July, Stanford University (2008 - 2008)
  • Invited speaker, Distinguished Speaker Series in Computation for Design and Optimization, MIT, December, MIT (2008 - 2008)
  • Invited speaker, SIAM Conference on Optimization, Boston, May, Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (2008 - 2008)
  • Invited speaker, SPE Applied Technology Workshop on Closed-loop Reservoir Management, Bruges, Belgium, June, Society of Petroleum Engineers (2008 - 2008)
  • Invited speaker, SPE Colloquium on Petroleum Engineering Education, Houston, January, Society of Petroleum Engineers (2008 - 2008)
  • Invited speaker, Schlumberger-Doll Research, Cambridge, MA, December, Schlumberger-Doll (2008 - 2008)
  • Minisymposium co-organizer, SIAM Conference on Optimization, Boston, May, Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (2008 - 2008)
  • Co-taught Reservoir Simulation Short Course, Stanford, August, Stanford University (2007 - 2007)
  • Invited speaker, Applied Computational Intelligence Laboratory, Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, August, Applied Computational Intelligence Laboratory (2007 - 2007)
  • Invited speaker, CENPES, Petrobras, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, August, Petrobras (2007 - 2007)
  • Invited speaker, Foundation CMG Technical Symposium, Calgary, Canada, September, Foundation CMG (2007 - 2007)
  • Invited speaker, Mathematics and Engineering Seminar, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX, February, Texas Tech University (2007 - 2007)
  • Invited speaker, Occidental of Elk Hills, Bakersfield, CA, September, Occidental (2007 - 2007)
  • Invited speaker, Petroleum & Geosystems Engineering Department Seminar, September, University of Texas, Austin, (2007 - 2007)
  • Invited speaker, Petroleum Engineering Department Seminar, Baton Rouge, October, Louisiana State University (2007 - 2007)
  • Invited speaker, Petroleum Engineering Department Seminar, University of Tulsa, OK, February, University of Tulsa (2007 - 2007)
  • Invited speaker, Smart Fields Roundtable, Petrobras, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, August, Petrobras (2007 - 2007)
  • Invited speaker, US Baseline Workshop on Simulation Based Engineering and Science, Arlington, VA, November, World Technology Evaluation Center (2007 - 2007)
  • Invited speaker, Uncertainty Modeling and Quantification in Computational Mechanics, Ann. Mtg, San Francisco, July, US National Congress on Computational Mechanics (2007 - 2007)
  • Upscaling Short Course, Occidental of Elk Hills, Bakersfield, CA, September, Occidental (2007 - 2007)
  • Co-taught Reservoir Simulation Short Course, August, Stanford University (2006 - 2006)
  • Guest co-editor, Special Issue on Closed-loop Reservoir Management, Computational Geosciences (2006 - 2006)
  • Invited speaker, 7th World Congress, Los Angeles, July, Computational Mechanics, Mathematical and Computational Aspects of Multi-scale and Multi-physics (2006 - 2006)
  • Invited speaker, CNODC, Beijing, China, November, China National Oil & Gas Exploration Development (2006 - 2006)
  • Invited speaker, China University of Petroleum, Beijing, China, November, China University of Petroleum (2006 - 2006)
  • Invited speaker, ConocoPhillips, Houston, June, ConocoPhillips (2006 - 2006)
  • Invited speaker, Data Assimilation in Computational Mechanics, Ann. Mtg. Los Angeles, July, World Congress on Computational Mechanics (2006 - 2006)
  • Invited speaker, Geophysics Department Seminar, June, Stanford University (2006 - 2006)
  • Invited speaker, Research Institute of Petroleum Exploration and Development (RIPED), PetroChina, Beijing, China, November, RIPED (2006 - 2006)
  • Keynote speaker, Marathon Oil Company Upscaling Symposium, Houston, July, Marathon Oil Company (2006 - 2006)
  • Keynote speaker, Quantitative Methods for Reservoir Characterization, Institut Francais du Petrole, Paris, France, April, Institut Francais du Petrole (2006 - 2006)
  • Chair of Technical Committee, SPE Advanced Technology Workshop on Modeling and Optimization of Smart Wells, Huntington Beach, CA, April, Society of Petroleum Engineers (2005 - 2005)
  • Co-taught Reservoir Simulation Short Course, August, Stanford University (2005 - 2005)
  • Interim Department Chair, Energy Resources Engineering, Stanford University (2005 - 2005)
  • Invited speaker, Computer Modeling Group, Calgary, Canada, March, Computer Modeling Group (2005 - 2005)
  • Invited speaker, Eni E&P, Milan, Italy, June, Eni E&P (2005 - 2005)
  • Invited speaker, Workshop on Integrative Multiscale Modeling and Simulation in Materials Science, Fluids and Environmental Science, Universite de Montreal, Canada, May, Universite de Montreal, (2005 - 2005)
  • Keynote speaker, 8th International Forum on Reservoir Simulation, Stresa, Italy, June, International Forum on Reservoir Simulation (2005 - 2005)
  • Member, Graduate Admissions Committee, Petroleum Engineering, Stanford University (2005 - 2005)
  • School of Earth Sciences Academic Programs Committee (EEES), Stanford University (2004 - 2006)
  • Chair, Graduate Admissions Committee, Petroleum Engineering, Stanford University (2004 - 2004)
  • Co-organizer, Delft-Stanford Workshop on Closed-Loop Reservoir Management, Delft, Netherlands, June, Delft and Stanford Universities (2004 - 2004)
  • Co-taught Reservoir Simulation Short Course, Stanford, August, Stanford University (2004 - 2004)
  • Invited speaker EAGE Workshop on Scale Changes in Shared Earth Models, Paris, France, June, European Association of Scientists and Engineers (2004 - 2004)
  • Invited speaker, AGU Annual Meeting, San Francisco, December, American Geophysical Union (2004 - 2004)
  • Invited speaker, BG Group, Reading, UK, June, BG Group (2004 - 2004)
  • Invited speaker, Department of Mathematics, University of Bergen, Norway, October, University of Bergen (2004 - 2004)
  • Invited speaker, Department of Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering, University of Texas, September, University of Texas (2004 - 2004)
  • Invited speaker, Gaz de France, Paris, France, June, Gaz de France (2004 - 2004)
  • Invited speaker, Institut Francais du Petrole, Paris, France, June, Institut Francais du Petrole (IFP) (2004 - 2004)
  • Invited speaker, Institute for Scientific Computation, Texas A&M University, August, Institute for Scientific Computation (2004 - 2004)
  • Invited speaker, SPE Advanced Technology Workshop on Improved Reservoir Physics, San Diego, CA, April, Society of Petroleum Engineers (2004 - 2004)
  • Invited speaker, Workshop on Multiscale Modeling for Fluid Flow and Material Science, University of Oslo, Norway, October, University of Oslo (2004 - 2004)
  • School of Earth Sciences Core Disciplines Committee, Stanford University (2003 - 2004)
  • Co-organizer, Heriot-Watt - Stanford Reservoir Description and Modeling Forum, Peebles, UK, September, Heriot-Watt - Stanford Modeling Forum, (2003 - 2003)
  • Co-taught Short Course on Reservoir Simulation, August, Stanford University (2003 - 2003)
  • Invited Speaker and Session Chair, SPE Forum on Reservoir Simulation, Park City, UT, July, Society of Petroleum Engineers (2003 - 2003)
  • Invited Speaker, Ecole Nationale Superieure de Geologie, Nancy, France, October, Ecole Nationale Superieure de Geologie (2003 - 2003)
  • Invited Speaker, Geophysics Department Seminar, May, Stanford University (2003 - 2003)
  • Invited Speaker, SIAM Conference on Mathematical and Computational Issues in the Geosciences, Austin, TX, March, Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (2003 - 2003)
  • Invited Speaker, Total, Pau, France, October, Total (2003 - 2003)
  • Member of Technical Committee, SPE Reservoir Simulation Symposium, Febrary, Society of Petroleum Engineers (2003 - 2003)
  • Mini-symposium co-organizer, SIAM Geosciences Conference, Austin, TX, March, Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (2003 - 2003)
  • Permanent Member of the Scientific Committee, European Conference on the Mathematics of Oil Recovery (2002 - Present)
  • Co-organizer and Invited Speaker, Institute of Mathematics and its Applications Workshop on Quantifying Uncertainty and Multiscale Phenomena in Subsurface Processes, Minneapolis, January, Institute of Mathematics (2002 - 2002)
  • Guest Editor, Special Issue on Upscaling, Computational Geosciences (2002 - 2002)
  • Invited Speaker, Dept. of Mathematics, University of Bergen (Norway), University of Bergen (2002 - 2002)
  • Invited Speaker, Institute of Mathematics and its Analysis Workshop on Numerical Methods in the Geosciences, Minneapolis, MN, Institute of Mathematics (2002 - 2002)
  • Keynote Speaker, Reservoir Simulation Forum, BHP-Billiton, Houston, TX, Reservoir Simulation Forum (2002 - 2002)
  • Chairman of Technical Committee, 2001 SPE Reservoir Simulation Symposium, Society of Petroleum Engineers (2001 - 2001)
  • Session Chair, Stanford/Heriot-Watt Reservoir Modeling Forum, Carmel, CA, Stanford/Heriot-Watt Reservoir Modeling Forum (2001 - 2001)
  • Short course on Reservoir Simulation, Petroleum Engineering Department, Stanford University (2001 - 2001)
  • Co-Director, Stanford Reservoir Simulation Affiliates Program (SUPRI-B), Stanford University (2000 - Present)
  • Invited Speaker, Environmental Fluid Mechanics and Hydrology Seminar, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Stanford University (2000 - 2000)
  • Invited Speaker, First SIAM Conference on Computational Science and Engineering, Washington, D.C., Society of Industrial and Applied Mathematics (2000 - 2000)
  • Invited Speaker, Gordon Research Conference on Modeling Flow in Permeable Media, Andover, NH, Gordon Research Conference (2000 - 2000)
  • Invited Speaker, Waseda University, Tokyo, Japan, Waseda University (2000 - 2000)
  • Panelist, Fourth International Conference and Exhibition on Horizontal Well Technology, Calgary, Alberta, Canada, International Conference and Exhibition on Horizontal Well Technology (2000 - 2000)
  • Short course on Reservoir Simulation, Petroleum Engineering Department, Stanford University (2000 - 2000)
  • Member of Technical Committee, 2000 SPE Asia Pacific Conference (Japan), Society of Petroleum Engineers (1999 - 2000)
  • Co-organizer and presenter, Workshop on Challenges of Multiphase Flow in Horizontal Wells, Porsgrunn, Norway, Workshop on Challenges of Multiphase Flow in Horizontal Wells (1999 - 1999)
  • Invited Speaker, Chemical Engineering Fluid Mechanics Group, Stanford University (1999 - 1999)
  • Invited Speaker, Workshop on Multiscale Modeling and Simulation of Flow and Transport in Porous Media, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, NM, Workshop on Multiscale Modeling and Simulation... (1999 - 1999)
  • Invited speaker, SPE Forum on Reservoir Engineering Aspects of Multilateral and Advanced Wells, Breckenridge, CO, Society of Petroleum Engineers (1999 - 1999)
  • Mini-symposium co-organizer and session chair, Fifth SIAM Geosciences Conference San Antonio, TX, Society of Industrial and Applied Mathematics (1999 - 1999)
  • Session chair and presenter, Heriot-Watt - Stanford Forum, Edinburgh, UK, Heriot-Watt - Stanford Forum (1999 - 1999)
  • Short course on Reservoir Simulation, Chevron, San Ramon, CA, Chevron (1999 - 1999)
  • Short course on Reservoir Simulation, Petroleum Engineering Department, Stanford University (1999 - 1999)
  • Co-Director, Stanford Advanced Wells Affiliates Program (SUPRI-HW), Stanford University (1998 - 2010)
  • Member, Graduate Admissions Committee, Petroleum Engineering, Stanford University (1998 - 2001)
  • Member of Technical Committee, 1999 SPE Reservoir Simulation Symposium, Society of Petroleum Engineers (1998 - 1999)
  • Invited speaker, Petroleum Engineering, University of Texas at Austin, University of Texas, Austin (1998 - 1998)
  • Member, SPE Forum Steering Committee, Society of Petroleum Engineers (1998 - 1998)
  • Short course on Reservoir Simulation, Petroleum Engineering Dept, Stanford University (1998 - 1998)
  • Short course on Upscaling, Japan National Oil Corporation, Tokyo, Japan, Japan National Oil Corporation (1998 - 1998)
  • Invited plenary speaker and session chair, Fourth SIAM Geosciences Conference, Albuquerque, New Mexico, Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (1997 - 1997)
  • Invited speaker, Petroleum Engineering, Stanford University (1997 - 1997)
  • Member, Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) (1996 - Present)
  • Member, SPE Journal Editorial Board, SPE Journal (1996 - 2006)
  • Invited speaker, Applied Math Colloquium, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, California Institute of Technology (1996 - 1996)
  • Invited speaker, Chemical Engineering, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, University of Southern California (1996 - 1996)
  • Invited speaker, Elf Aquitaine Production, Pau, France, Elf Aquitaine (1996 - 1996)
  • Invited speaker, SPE Forum Series in Europe on Upscaling, Aviemore, UK, Society of Petroleum Engineers (1996 - 1996)
  • Member, Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) (1994 - Present)

Professional Education


  • Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Chemical Engineering (1986)
  • M.S., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Chemical Engineering Practice (1982)
  • B.S., Pennsylvania State University, Chemical Engineering (1981)

Current Research and Scholarly Interests


Research
The ability to accurately model flow in subsurface formations enables the efficient production and optimal management of key resources such as oil and natural gas. Reliable subsurface flow models will also be required for the design and operation of geologic CO2 storage processes. My students and I pursue a number of research areas involving the simulation of multiphase subsurface flow phenomena. Some of the specific areas we study are the optimization of well placement and well settings, the upscaling (or coarse-graining) of detailed geological descriptions for flow simulation, reduced-order modeling, flow in fractured or faulted systems, CO2 sequestration modeling, and general numerical discretization and gridding issues. Many of our studies involve the development of new computational methods able to accurately and efficiently represent the effects of geological complexity on subsurface flow. Another main focus is "closed-loop" reservoir modeling, in which we employ computational optimization and data assimilation techniques for real-time simulation and optimization. I am also active in the area of energy systems optimization, where the goal is to determine the optimal design and operating parameters for integrated energy facilities that include carbon capture.

Teaching
I teach or co-teach graduate courses on advanced reservoir engineering, reservoir simulation, and advanced reservoir simulation. These classes focus on the analytical description and computational modeling of subsurface flow phenomena. I also co-teach an undergraduate class on energy and the environment.

Professional Activities
I co-direct the Stanford University Industrial Affiliates Programs on Smart Fields and Reservoir Simulation Research (SUPRI-B). Outside of Stanford, I serve on the Editorial Boards of two journals, Computational Geosciences and Mathematical Geosciences, and I am a permanent member of the European Conference on the Mathematics of Oil Recovery (ECMOR) Program Committee. I am also an active member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers and the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics.

2017-18 Courses


Stanford Advisees


All Publications


  • Multilevel Field Development Optimization Under Uncertainty Using a Sequence of Upscaled Models MATHEMATICAL GEOSCIENCES Aliyev, E., Durlofsky, L. J. 2017; 49 (3): 307-339
  • Use of reduced-order models in well control optimization OPTIMIZATION AND ENGINEERING Jansen, J. D., Durlofsky, L. J. 2017; 18 (1): 105-132
  • Trajectory piecewise quadratic reduced-order model for subsurface flow, with application to PDE-constrained optimization JOURNAL OF COMPUTATIONAL PHYSICS Trehan, S., Durlofsky, L. J. 2016; 326: 446-473
  • A general method to select representative models for decision making and optimization under uncertainty COMPUTERS & GEOSCIENCES Shirangi, M. G., Durlofsky, L. J. 2016; 96: 109-123
  • Assessment of advanced solvent-based post-combustion CO2 capture processes using a bi-objective optimization technique APPLIED ENERGY Kang, C. A., Brandt, A. R., Durlofsky, L. J., Jayaweera, I. 2016; 179: 1209-1219
  • Analytical approximations for effective relative permeability in the capillary limit WATER RESOURCES RESEARCH Rabinovich, A., Li, B., Durlofsky, L. J. 2016; 52 (10): 7645-7667
  • Regularized kernel PCA for the efficient parameterization of complex geological models JOURNAL OF COMPUTATIONAL PHYSICS Vo, H. X., Durlofsky, L. J. 2016; 322: 859-881
  • A general gridding, discretization, and coarsening methodology for modeling flow in porous formations with discrete geological features ADVANCES IN WATER RESOURCES Karimi-Fard, M., Durlofsky, L. J. 2016; 96: 354-372
  • Use of above-zone pressure data to locate and quantify leaks during carbon storage operations INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF GREENHOUSE GAS CONTROL Cameron, D. A., Durlofsky, L. J., Benson, S. M. 2016; 52: 32-43
  • Upscaling for Compositional Reservoir Simulation SPE JOURNAL Li, H., Durlofsky, L. J. 2016; 21 (3): 873-887
  • Ensemble level upscaling for compositional flow simulation COMPUTATIONAL GEOSCIENCES Li, H., Durlofsky, L. J. 2016; 20 (3): 525-540
  • A new carbon capture proxy model for optimizing the design and time-varying operation of a coal-natural gas power station INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF GREENHOUSE GAS CONTROL Kang, C. A., Brandt, A. R., Durlofsky, L. J. 2016; 48: 234-252
  • Local-Global Upscaling for Compositional Subsurface Flow Simulation TRANSPORT IN POROUS MEDIA Li, H., Durlofsky, L. J. 2016; 111 (3): 701-730
  • Closed-Loop Field Development Under Uncertainty by Use of Optimization With Sample Validation SPE JOURNAL Shirangi, M. G., Durlofsky, L. J. 2015; 20 (5): 908-922
  • Upscaling of CO2 injection into brine with capillary heterogeneity effects JOURNAL OF PETROLEUM SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING Rabinovich, A., Itthisawatpan, K., Durlofsky, L. J. 2015; 134: 60-75
  • Data assimilation and uncertainty assessment for complex geological models using a new PCA-based parameterization COMPUTATIONAL GEOSCIENCES Vo, H. X., Durlofsky, L. J. 2015; 19 (4): 747-767
  • Comprehensive framework for gradient-based optimization in closed-loop reservoir management COMPUTATIONAL GEOSCIENCES Bukshtynov, V., Volkov, O., Durlofsky, L. J., Aziz, K. 2015; 19 (4): 877-897
  • Constraint reduction procedures for reduced-order subsurface flow models based on POD-TPWL INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL FOR NUMERICAL METHODS IN ENGINEERING He, J., Durlofsky, L. J. 2015; 103 (1): 1-30

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  • Optimization of carbon-capture-enabled coal-gas-solar power generation ENERGY Brodrick, P. G., Kang, C. A., Brandt, A. R., Durlofsky, L. J. 2015; 79: 149-162
  • Optimizing heat integration in a flexible coal-natural gas power station with CO2 capture INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF GREENHOUSE GAS CONTROL Kang, C. A., Brandt, A. R., Durlofsky, L. J. 2014; 31: 138-152
  • Generalized Field-Development Optimization With Derivative-Free Procedures SPE JOURNAL Isebor, O. J., Ciaurri, D. E., Durlofsky, L. J. 2014; 19 (5): 891-908
  • Reduced-Order Modeling for Compositional Simulation by Use of Trajectory Piecewise Linearization SPE JOURNAL He, J., Durlofsky, L. J. 2014; 19 (5): 858-872
  • A New Differentiable Parameterization Based on Principal Component Analysis for the Low-Dimensional Representation of Complex Geological Models MATHEMATICAL GEOSCIENCES Vo, H. X., Durlofsky, L. J. 2014; 46 (7): 775-813
  • A derivative-free methodology with local and global search for the constrained joint optimization of well locations and controls COMPUTATIONAL GEOSCIENCES Isebor, O. J., Durlofsky, L. J., Ciaurri, D. E. 2014; 18 (3-4): 463-482
  • Reduced-order modeling for thermal recovery processes COMPUTATIONAL GEOSCIENCES Rousset, M. A., Huang, C. K., Klie, H., Durlofsky, L. J. 2014; 18 (3-4): 401-415
  • Biobjective optimization for general oil field development JOURNAL OF PETROLEUM SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING Isebor, O. J., Durlofsky, L. J. 2014; 119: 123-138
  • Adjoint formulation and constraint handling for gradient-based optimization of compositional reservoir flow COMPUTATIONAL GEOSCIENCES Kourounis, D., Durlofsky, L. J., Jansen, J. D., Aziz, K. 2014; 18 (2): 117-137
  • Generalized field development optimization using derivative-free procedures SPE Journal Isebor, O. J., Durlofsky, L. J., Echeverría Ciaurri, D. 2014
  • Reduced-order modeling for compositional simulation by use of trajectory piecewise linearization SPE Journal He, J., Durlofsky, L. J. 2014
  • Fluid flow through porous sandstone with overprinting and intersecting geological structures of various types Advances in the Study of Fractured Reservoirs, Special Publications, 374 Zhou, X., Karimi-Fard, M., Durlofsky, L. J., Aydin, A., Spence, et al., G. H. The Geological Society, London. 2014
  • Reduced-order modeling for thermal recovery processes Computational Geosciences Rouuset, M. A., Huang, C. K., Klie, H., Durlofsky, L. J. 2014
  • Adjoint formulation and constraint handling for gradient-based optimization of compositional reservoir flow Computational Geosciences Kourounis, D., Durlofsky, L. J., Jansen, J. D., Aziz, K. 2014
  • Optimization of shale gas field development using direct search techniques and reduced-physics models JOURNAL OF PETROLEUM SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING Wilson, K. C., Durlofsky, L. J. 2013; 108: 304-315
  • Reduced-order flow modeling and geological parameterization for ensemble-based data assimilation COMPUTERS & GEOSCIENCES He, J., Sarma, P., Durlofsky, L. J. 2013; 55: 54-69
  • Approximate dynamic programming for optimizing oil production. Reinforcement Learning and Approximate Dynamic Programming for Feedback Control IEEE Press Series on Computational Intelligence Wen, Z., Durlofsky, L. J., Van Roy, B., Aziz, K. Wiley/IEEE Press. 2013
  • Optimal heat integration in a coal-natural gas energy park with CO2 capture International Conference on Greenhouse Gas Technologies (GHGT) Kang, C. A., Brandt, A. R., Durlofsky, L. J. ELSEVIER SCIENCE BV. 2013: 2715–2726
  • Optimal heat management in an integrated fossil-renewable energy system with CO2 capture 11th International Conference on Greenhouse Gas Control Technologies (GHGT-11) Kang, C. A., Brandt, A. R., Durlofsky, L. J. 2013: 2715–26
  • Optimization and data assimilation for geological carbon storage Computational Models for CO2 Sequestration and Compressed Air Energy Storage Cameron, D. A., Durlofsky, L. J. Taylor & Francis Group/CRC Press. 2013
  • A derivative-free methodology with local and global search for the constrained joint optimization of well locations and controls Computational Geosciences Isebor, O. J., Durlofsky, L. J., Echeverria Ciaurri, D. 2013
  • Chemical reaction modeling in a compositional reservoir-simulation framework, SPE paper 163677 SPE Reservoir Simulation Symposium, The Woodlands, TX, Feb. 18-20 Farshidi, S. F., Fan, Y., Durlofsky, L. J., Tchelepi, H. A. 2013
  • Generalized field development optimization using derivative-free procedures, SPE paper 163631 SPE Reservoir Simulation Symposium, The Woodlands, TX, Feb. 18-20 Isebor, O. J., Echeverria Ciaurri, D., Durlofsky, L. J. 2013
  • Optimization of shale gas field development using direct search techniques and reduced-physics models Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering Wilson, K. C., Durlofsky, L. J. 2013; 108: 304–315
  • Reduced-order modeling for compositional simulation using trajectory piecewise linearization Society of Petroleum Engineers Reservoir Simulation Symposium He, J., Durlofsky, L. . 2013
  • Accurate Resolution of Near-Well Effects in Upscaled Models Using Flow-Based Unstructured Local Grid Refinement SPE Reservoir Simulation Symposium on Improved Oil Recovery Karimi-Fard, M., Durlofsky, L. J. SOC PETROLEUM ENG. 2012: 1084–95
  • Optimization of well placement, CO2 injection rates, and brine cycling for geological carbon sequestration INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF GREENHOUSE GAS CONTROL Cameron, D. A., Durlofsky, L. J. 2012; 10: 100-112
  • Joint optimization of oil well placement and controls COMPUTATIONAL GEOSCIENCES Bellout, M. C., Ciaurri, D. E., Durlofsky, L. J., Foss, B., Kleppe, J. 2012; 16 (4): 1061-1079
  • A fully-coupled flow-reactive-transport formulation based on element conservation, with application to CO2 storage simulations ADVANCES IN WATER RESOURCES Fan, Y., Durlofsky, L. J., Tchelepi, H. A. 2012; 42: 47-61
  • Optimal Well Placement Under Uncertainty Using a Retrospective Optimization Framework SPE JOURNAL Wang, H., Ciaurri, D. E., Durlofsky, L. J., Cominelli, A. 2012; 17 (1): 112-121
  • New models for heater wells in subsurface simulations, with application to the in situ upgrading of oil shale 12th European Conference on the Mathematics of Oil Recovery (ECMOR) Aouizerate, G., Durlofsky, L. J., Samier, P. SPRINGER. 2012: 519–33
  • Near-well upscaling for three-phase flows COMPUTATIONAL GEOSCIENCES Nakashima, T., Li, H., Durlofsky, L. J. 2012; 16 (1): 55-73
  • Uncertainty quantification for subsurface flow problems using coarse-scale models Numerical Analysis of Multiscale Problems, Lecture Notes in Computational Science and Engineering, Vol. 83 Durlofsky, L. J., Chen, Y. edited by Graham, I. G., Hou, T. Y., Lakkis, O., Scheichl, R. Springer. 2012
  • Optimal heat management in an integrated fossil-renewable energy system with CO2 capture Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Greenhouse Gas Control Technologies (GHGT-11) Kang, C. A., Brandt, A. R., Durlofsky, L. J. 2012
  • Computational optimization of shale resource development using reduced-physics surrogate models Society of Petroleum Engineers Western Regional Meeting Wilson, K. C., Durlofsky, L. J. 2012
  • A new global upscaling technique for 3D unstructured grids Proceedings of the 13th European Conference on the Mathematics of Oil Recovery Karimi-Fard, M., Durlofsky, L. J. 2012
  • A derivative-free methodology with local and global search for the joint optimization of well location and control Proceedings of the 13th European Conference on the Mathematics of Oil Recovery Isebor, O. J., Durlofsky, L. J., Echeverría Ciaurri, D. 2012
  • Impact of CO2 emissions policy and system configuration on optimal operation of an integrated fossil-renewable energy, CMTC Paper 151446 Carbon Management Technology Conference Kang, C. A., Brandt, A. R., Durlofsky, L. J. 2012
  • Reduced-order modeling for thermal recovery processes Proceedings of the 13th European Conference on the Mathematics of Oil Recovery Rousset, M. A., Huang, H., Klie, C. K., Durlofsky, L. J. 2012
  • Optimal operation of an integrated energy system including fossil fuel power generation, CO2 capture and wind ENERGY Kang, C. A., Brandt, A. R., Durlofsky, L. J. 2011; 36 (12): 6806-6820
  • From outcrop to flow simulation: Constructing discrete fracture models from a LIDAR survey AAPG BULLETIN Wilson, C. E., Aydin, A., Karimi-Fard, M., Durlofsky, L. J., Sagy, A., Brodsky, E. E., Kreylos, O., Kellogg, L. H. 2011; 95 (11): 1883-1905
  • Enhanced linearized reduced-order models for subsurface flow simulation JOURNAL OF COMPUTATIONAL PHYSICS He, J., Saetrom, J., Durlofsky, L. J. 2011; 230 (23): 8313-8341
  • A New Well-Pattern-Optimization Procedure for Large-Scale Field Development SPE JOURNAL Onwunalu, J. E., Durlofsky, L. J. 2011; 16 (3): 594-607
  • Use of outcrop observations, geostatistical analysis, and flow simulation to investigate structural controls on secondary hydrocarbon migration in the Anacacho Limestone, Uvalde, Texas AAPG BULLETIN Wilson, C. E., Aydin, A., Durlofsky, L. J., Boucher, A., Brownlow, D. T. 2011; 95 (7): 1181-1206
  • A multi-resolution workflow to generate high-resolution models constrained to dynamic data COMPUTATIONAL GEOSCIENCES Scheidt, C., Caers, J., Chen, Y., Durlofsky, L. J. 2011; 15 (3): 545-563
  • Application of derivative-free methodologies to generally constrained oil production optimisation problems International Journal of Mathematical Modelling and Numerical Optimisation Echeverria Ciaurri, D., Isebor, O. J., Durlofsk, L. J. 2011; 2: 134-161
  • Derivative-free optimization for oil field operations Computational Optimization and Applications in Engineering and Industry, Studies in Computational Intelligence, 359 Echeverria Ciaurri, D., Mukerji, T., Durlofsky, L. J. edited by Yang, X. S., Koziel, S. Springer-Verlag. 2011: 19–55
  • Use of approximate dynamic programming for production optimization Symposium of the Society of Petroleum Engineers Zheng, W., Durlofsky, L. J., Roy, V. B., Aziz, K. 2011
  • Use of reduced-order models for improved data assimilation within an EnKF context Symposium of the Society of Petroleum Engineers He, J., Sarma, P., Durlofsky, L. J. 2011
  • Statistical assignment of upscaled flow functions for an ensemble of geological models 17th International Conference on Composite Materials Chen, Y., Park, K., Durlofsky, L. J. SPRINGER. 2011: 35–51
  • A Semianalytical Thermal Multiphase Wellbore-Flow Model for Use in Reservoir Simulation SPE JOURNAL Livescu, S., Durlofsky, L. J., AZIZ, K. 2010; 15 (3): 794-804
  • Accurate Representation of Near-well Effects in Coarse-Scale Models of Primary Oil Production TRANSPORT IN POROUS MEDIA Nakashima, T., Durlofsky, L. J. 2010; 83 (3): 741-770
  • Numerical Simulation of the In-Situ Upgrading of Oil Shale SPE JOURNAL Fan, Y., Durlofsky, L. J., Tchelepi, H. A. 2010; 15 (2): 368-381
  • Use of Reduced-Order Modeling Procedures for Production Optimization SPE JOURNAL Cardoso, M. A., Durlofsky, L. J. 2010; 15 (2): 426-435
  • A fully-coupled thermal multiphase wellbore flow model for use in reservoir simulation 4th International Symposium on Hydrocarbons and Chemistry Livescu, S., Durlofsky, L. J., AZIZ, K., GINESTRA, J. C. ELSEVIER SCIENCE BV. 2010: 138–46
  • Linearized reduced-order models for subsurface flow simulation JOURNAL OF COMPUTATIONAL PHYSICS Cardoso, M. A., Durlofsky, L. J. 2010; 229 (3): 681-700
  • Application of Derivative-Free Methodologies to Generally Constrained Oil Production Optimization Problems International Conference on Computational Science (ICCS) Ciaurri, D. E., Isebor, O. J., Durlofsky, L. J. ELSEVIER SCIENCE BV. 2010: 1295–1304
  • New approaches for generally constrained production optimization with an emphasis on derivative-free techniques Proceedings of the 12th European Conference on the Mathematics of Oil Recovery Ciaurri, C. E., Isebor, O. J., Durlofsky, L. J. 2010
  • Use of linearized reduced-order modeling and pattern search methods for optimization of oil production Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Engineering Optimization He, J., Durlofsky, L. J. 2010
  • Rapid construction of ensembles of high-resolution reservoir models constrained to production data Proceedings of the 12th European Conference on the Mathematics of Oil Recovery Scheidt, C., Caers, J., Chen, Y., Durlofsky, L. J. 2010
  • Modeling of multisegmented thermal wells in reservoir simulation Society of Petroleum Engineers Europec/EAGE Annual Conference and Exhibition Semenova, A., Livescu, S., Durlofsky, L. J., Aziz, K. 2010
  • An expanded well model for accurate simulation of reservoir-well interactions Proceedings of the 12th European Conference on the Mathematics of Oil Recovery Karimi-Fard, M., Durlofsky, L. J. 2010
  • USE OF RETROSPECTIVE OPTIMIZATION FOR PLACEMENT OF OIL WELLS UNDER UNCERTAINTY 2010 Winter Simulation Conference Wang, H., Ciaurri, D. E., Durlofsky, L. J. IEEE. 2010: 1750–1757
  • New models for heater wells in reservoir simulation Proceedings of the 12th European Conference on the Mathematics of Oil Recovery Aouizerate, A., Durlofsky, L. J., Samier, P. 2010
  • Global variable compact multipoint methods for accurate upscaling with full-tensor effects COMPUTATIONAL GEOSCIENCES Chen, T., Gerritsen, M. G., Lambers, J. V., Durlofsky, L. J. 2010; 14 (1): 65-81
  • Application of a particle swarm optimization algorithm for determining optimum well location and type COMPUTATIONAL GEOSCIENCES Onwunalu, J. E., Durlofsky, L. J. 2010; 14 (1): 183-198
  • Multiscale Mixed-Finite-Element Modeling of Coupled Wellbore/Near-Well Flow 2007 SPE Reservoir Simulation Symposium Krogstad, S., Durlofsky, L. J. SOC PETROLEUM ENG. 2009: 78–87
  • Development and application of reduced-order modeling procedures for subsurface flow simulation INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL FOR NUMERICAL METHODS IN ENGINEERING Cardoso, M. A., Durlofsky, L. J., Sarma, P. 2009; 77 (9): 1322-1350

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  • Detailed near-well Darcy-Forchheimer flow modeling and upscaling on unstructured 3D grids Symposium of the Society of Petroleum Engineers Karimi-Fard, M., Durlofsky, L. J. 2009
  • Development and application of a new well pattern optimization algorithm for optimizing large-scale field development Society of Petroleum Engineers Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition Onwunalu, J., Durlofsky, L. J. 2009
  • Development and application of a fully-coupled thermal compositional wellbore flow model Society of Petroleum Engineers Western Regional Meeting Livescu, S., Aziz, K., Durlofsky, L. J. 2009
  • Adaptive local-global VCMP methods for coarse-scale reservoir modeling Symposium of the Society of Petroleum Engineers Chen, T., Gerritsen, M. G., Durlofsky, L. J., Lambers, J. V. 2009
  • Ensemble-Level Upscaling for Efficient Estimation of Fine-Scale Production Statistics 2007 SPE Reservoir Simulation Symposium Chen, Y., Durlofsky, L. J. SOC PETROLEUM ENG. 2008: 400–411
  • Nonlinear two-point flux approximation for modeling full-tensor effects in subsurface flow simulations COMPUTATIONAL GEOSCIENCES Chen, Y., Mallison, B. T., Durlofsky, L. J. 2008; 12 (3): 317-335
  • Production optimization with adjoint models under nonlinear control-state path inequality constraints 2006 SPE Intelligent Energy Conference and Exhibition Sarma, P., Chen, W. H., Durlofsky, L. J., Aziz, K. SOC PETROLEUM ENG. 2008: 326–39
  • Upscaling discrete fracture characterizations to dual-porosity, dual-permeability models for efficient simulation of flow with strong gravitational effects 2006 SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition Gong, B., Karimi-Fard, M., Durlofsky, L. J. SOC PETROLEUM ENG. 2008: 58–67
  • Computational techniques for closed-loop reservoir modeling with application to a realistic reservoir PETROLEUM SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY Sarma, P., Durlofsky, L. J., AZIZ, K. 2008; 26 (10-11): 1120-1140
  • Application of a new fully-coupled thermal multiphase wellbore flow model Society of Petroleum Engineers Improved Oil Recovery Symposium Livescu, S., Durlofsky, L. J., Aziz, K., Ginestra, J. C. 2008
  • Ensemble level upscaling of 3D well-driven flow for efficient uncertainty quantification Proceedings of the 11th European Conference on the Mathematics of Oil Recovery Chen, Y., Park, K., Durlofsky, L. J. 2008: 8–11
  • Application of statistical proxies to speed up field development optimization procedures, Paper 117323 Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition and Conference Onwunalu, J., Litvak, M., Durlofsky, L. J., Aziz, K. 2008
  • Kernel principal component analysis for efficient, differentiable parameterization of multipoint geostatistics MATHEMATICAL GEOSCIENCES Sarma, P., Durlofsky, L. J., Aziz, K. 2008; 40 (1): 3-32
  • Permeability upscaling of fault zones in the Aztec Sandstone, Valley of Fire State Park, Nevada, with a focus on slip surfaces and slip bands HYDROGEOLOGY JOURNAL Ahmadov, R., Aydin, A., Karimi-Fard, M., Durlofsky, L. J. 2007; 15 (7): 1239-1250
  • An adaptive local-global multiscale finite volume element method for two-phase flow simulations ADVANCES IN WATER RESOURCES Durlofsky, L. J., Efendiev, Y., Ginting, V. 2007; 30 (3): 576-588
  • A new approach to automatic history matching using kernel PCA Symposium of the Society of Petroleum Engineers Sarma, P., Durlofsky, L. J., Aziz, K., Chen, W. H. 2007
  • Development and application of new computational procedures for modeling miscible gas injection in fractured reservoirs Society of Petroleum Engineers Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition Hui, M., Gong, B., Karimi-Fard, M., Durlofsky, L. J. 2007
  • Optimization of nonconventional wells under uncertainty using statistical proxies COMPUTATIONAL GEOSCIENCES Artus, V., Durlofsky, L. J., Onwunalu, J., Aziz, K. 2006; 10 (4): 389-404
  • Structured flow-based gridding and upscaling for modeling subsurface flow ADVANCES IN WATER RESOURCES He, C., Durlofsky, L. J. 2006; 29 (12): 1876-1892
  • Efficient 3D implementation of local-global upscaling for reservoir simulation 2005 SPE Reservoir Simulation Symposium Wen, X., Chen, Y., Durlofsky, L. J. SOC PETROLEUM ENG. 2006: 443–53
  • Generation of coarse-scale continuum flow models from detailed fracture characterizations WATER RESOURCES RESEARCH Karimi-Fard, M., Gong, B., Durlofsky, L. J. 2006; 42 (10)
  • Two-stage upscaling of two-phase flow: From core to simulation scale 2004 SPE/DOE Symposium on Improved Oil Recovery Lohne, A., Virnovsky, G., Durlofsky, L. J. SOC PETROLEUM ENG. 2006: 304–16
  • Sequentially adapted flow-based PEBI grids for reservoir simulation 2004 SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition Mlacnik, M. J., Durlofsky, L. J., Heinemann, Z. E. SOC PETROLEUM ENG. 2006: 317–27
  • Flow and transport effects of compaction bands in sandstone at scales relevant to aquifer and reservoir management WATER RESOURCES RESEARCH Sternlof, K. R., Karimi-Fard, M., Pollard, D. D., Durlofsky, L. J. 2006; 42 (7)
  • Unstructured grid optimization for improved monotonicity of discrete solutions of elliptic equations with highly anisotropic coefficients JOURNAL OF COMPUTATIONAL PHYSICS Mlacnik, M. J., Durlofsky, L. J. 2006; 216 (1): 337-361
  • Closed-loop reservoir management - Preface COMPUTATIONAL GEOSCIENCES Jansen, J., Durlofsky, L., Aziz, K., van Kruijsdijk, C. 2006; 10 (1): 1-2
  • Efficient real-time reservoir management using adjoint-based optimal control and model updating Workshop on Closed-Loop Reservoir Management Sarma, P., Durlofsky, L. J., Aziz, K., Chen, W. H. SPRINGER. 2006: 3–36
  • Adaptive local-global upscaling for general flow scenarios in heterogeneous formations TRANSPORT IN POROUS MEDIA Chen, Y. G., Durlofsky, L. J. 2006; 62 (2): 157-185
  • Efficient incorporation of global effects in upscaled models of two-phase flow and transport in heterogeneous formations MULTISCALE MODELING & SIMULATION Chen, Y., Durlofsky, L. J. 2006; 5 (2): 445-475

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  • Computational techniques for closed-loop reservoir modeling with application to a realistic reservoir Proceedings, 10th European Conference on the Mathematics of Oil Recovery, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, Sept. 4-7 Sarma, P., Durlofsky, L. J., Aziz, K. 2006
  • Nonlinear two-point flux approximations for simulating subsurface flows with full-tensor anisotropy Proceedings of the 10th European Conference on the Mathematics of Oil Mallison, B., Chen, T., Durlofsky, L. J. 2006
  • Grid optimization for improved monotonicity of MPFA solutions on unstructured grids Proceedings of the 10th European Conference on the Mathematics of Oil Mlacnik, M. J., Durlofsky, L. J. 2006
  • 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 Castro, S., Caers, J., Durlofsky, L. J. 2006
  • Unstructured 3D gridding and upscaling for coarse modelling of geometrically complex reservoirs PETROLEUM GEOSCIENCE Prevost, M., Lepage, F., Durlofsky, L. J., Mallet, J. L. 2005; 11 (4): 339-345
  • Accurate coarse modeling of well-driven, high-mobility-ratio displacements in heterogeneous reservoirs JOURNAL OF PETROLEUM SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING Hui, M., Durlofsky, L. J. 2005; 49 (1-2): 37-56
  • Optimizing the performance of smart wells in complex reservoirs using continuously updated geological models JOURNAL OF PETROLEUM SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING Aitokhuehi, I., Durlofsky, L. J. 2005; 48 (3-4): 254-264
  • Development and application of a new technique for upscaling miscible processes 2004 SPE/DOE Symposium on Improved Oil Recovery Hui, M. H., Zhou, D., Wen, X. H., Durlofsky, L. J. SOC PETROLEUM ENG. 2005: 189–95
  • Drift-flux parameters for three-phase steady-state flow in wellbores 2004 SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition Shi, H., Holmes, J. A., Diaz, L. R., Durlofsky, L. J., AZIZ, K. SOC PETROLEUM ENG. 2005: 130–37
  • Drift-flux modeling of two-phase flow in wellbores 2003 SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition Shi, H., Holmes, J. A., Durlofsky, L. J., AZIZ, K., Diaz, L. R., Alkaya, B., Oddie, G. SOC PETROLEUM ENG. 2005: 24–33
  • Assessment of uncertainty in reservoir production forecasts using upscaled flow models 7th International Geostatistics Congress Lodoen, O. P., Omre, H., Durlofsky, L. J., Chen, Y. G. SPRINGER. 2005: 713–722
  • Efficient closed-loop production optimization under uncertainty 14th Europec Biennial Conference Sarma, P., Durlofsky, L. J., Aziz, K. 2005
  • Implementation of adjoint solution for optimal control of smart wells Symposium of the Society of Petroleum Engineers Sarma, P., Aziz, K., Durlofsky, L. J. 2005
  • Upscaling and gridding of fine scale geological models for flow simulation Proceedings of the 8th International Forum on Reservoir Simulation Durlofsky, L. J. 2005
  • Application of a new upscaling technique to a miscible gas injection field study Proceedings of the 13th EAGE Symposium on Improved Oil Recovery Hui, M., Durlofsky, L. J., Wen,, X. H. 2005
  • Modeling fluid flow in oil reservoirs ANNUAL REVIEW OF FLUID MECHANICS Gerritsen, M. G., Durlofsky, L. J. 2005; 37: 211-238
  • Permeability effects of deformation band arrays in sandstone AAPG BULLETIN Sternlof, K. R., Chapin, J. R., Pollard, D. D., Durlofsky, L. J. 2004; 88 (9): 1315-1329
  • Decision analysis under uncertainty for smart well deployment SPE International Thermal Operations and Heavy Oil Symposium Yeten, B., Brouwer, D. R., Durlofsky, L. J., AZIZ, K. ELSEVIER SCIENCE BV. 2004: 183–99
  • An efficient discrete-fracture model applicable for general-purpose reservoir simulators 2003 SPE Reservoir Simulation Symposium Karimi-Fard, M., Durlofsky, L. J., Aziz, K. SOC PETROLEUM ENG. 2004: 227–36
  • Accurate subgrid models for two-phase flow in heterogeneous reservoirs SPE Reservoir Simulation Symposium Efendiev, Y. R., Durlofsky, L. J. SOC PETROLEUM ENG. 2004: 219–26
  • Upscaled models of flow and transport in faulted sandstone: boundary condition effects and explicit fracture modelling PETROLEUM GEOSCIENCE Flodin, E. A., Durlofsky, L. J., Aydin, A. 2004; 10 (2): 173-181
  • Robust coarse scale modeling of flow and transport in heterogeneous reservoirs Proceedings of the 9th European Conference on the Mathematics of Oil Recovery Chen, Y., Durlofsky, L. J., Wen, X. H. 2004
  • Unstructured 3D gridding and upscaling for coarse modeling of geometrically complex reservoirs Proceedings, 9th European Conference on the Mathematics of Oil Recovery, Cannes, France, Aug. 30 - Sept Prevost, M., Lepage, F., Durlofsky, L. J., Mallet, J. L. 2004
  • Optimization of advanced well type and performance Proceedings of the 9th European Conference on the Mathematics of Oil Recovery Aitokhuehi,, I., Durlofsky, L. J., Artus, V., Yeten, B., Aziz, K. 2004
  • A coupled local-global upscaling approach for simulating flow in highly heterogeneous formations ADVANCES IN WATER RESOURCES Chen, Y., Durlofsky, L. J., Gerritsen, M., Wen, X. H. 2003; 26 (10): 1041-1060
  • Optimization of nonconventional well type, location, and trajectory 2002 SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition Yeten, B., Durlofsky, L. J., Aziz, K. SOC PETROLEUM ENG. 2003: 200–210
  • Efficient modeling of nonconventional wells with downhole inflow control devices Brigham Symposium Valvatne, P. H., Serve, J., Durlofsky, L. J., AZIZ, K. ELSEVIER SCIENCE BV. 2003: 99–116
  • Use of border regions for improved permeability upscaling MATHEMATICAL GEOLOGY Wen, X. H., Durlofsky, L. J., Edwards, M. G. 2003; 35 (5): 521-547
  • Upscaling of channel systems in two dimensions using flow-based grids TRANSPORT IN POROUS MEDIA Wen, X. H., Durlofsky, L. J., Edwards, M. G. 2003; 51 (3): 343-366
  • Experimental study of two and three phase flows in large diameter inclined pipes INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF MULTIPHASE FLOW Oddie, G., Shi, H., Durlofsky, L. J., AZIZ, K., Pfeffer, B., Holmes, J. A. 2003; 29 (4): 527-558
  • Calculation of well index for nonconventional wells on arbitrary grids COMPUTATIONAL GEOSCIENCES Wolfsteiner, C., Durlofsky, L. J., AZIZ, K. 2003; 7 (1): 61-82
  • Optimization of intelligent well control World Oil Yeten, B., Durlofsky, L. J., Aziz, K. 2003; 224: 35-40
  • New developments in multiblock reservoir simulation: black oil modeling, nonmatching subdomains and near-well upscaling Proceedings of the Symposium of the Society of Petroleum Engineers Lee, S. H., Wolfsteiner, C., Durlofsky, L. J., Jenny, P., Tchelepi,, H. A. 2003
  • Upscaling of geocellular models for reservoir flow simulation: a review of recent progress Proceedings of the 7th International Forum on Reservoir Simulation Durlofsky, L. J. 2003
  • A generalized convection-diffusion model for subgrid transport in porous media MULTISCALE MODELING & SIMULATION Efendiev, Y., Durlofsky, L. J. 2003; 1 (3): 504-526
  • Stabilized finite element methods for coupled geomechanics - reservoir flow simulations Proceedings of the Symposium of the Society of Petroleum Engineers Wan, J., Durlofsky, L. J., Hughes, T. J., Azaz, K. 2003
  • Numerical modeling of subgrid heterogeneity in two phase flow simulations WATER RESOURCES RESEARCH Efendiev, Y., Durlofsky, L. J. 2002; 38 (8)
  • Computing permeability of fault zones in eolian sandstone from outcrop measurements AAPG BULLETIN Jourde, H., Flodin, E. A., Aydin, A., Durlofsky, L. J., Wen, X. H. 2002; 86 (7): 1187-1200
  • Modeling flow in geometrically complex reservoirs using hexahedral multiblock grids 2001 SPE Reservoir Simulation Symposium Jenny, P., Wolfsteiner, C., Lee, S. H., Durlofsky, L. J. SOC PETROLEUM ENG. 2002: 149–57
  • Application of effective flux boundary conditions to two-phase upscaling in porous media Symposium on Upscaling Downunder Wallstrom, T. C., Hou, S., Christie, M. A., Durlofsky, L. J., Sharp, D. H., Zou, Q. SPRINGER. 2002: 155–78
  • Effective flux boundary conditions for upscaling porous media equations Symposium on Upscaling Downunder Wallstrom, T. C., Christie, M. A., Durlofsky, L. J., Sharp, D. H. SPRINGER. 2002: 139–53
  • Upscaling of geological models for reservoir simulation: Issues and approaches - Introduction to the special issue COMPUTATIONAL GEOSCIENCES Durlofsky, L. J. 2002; 6 (1): 1-4
  • Optimization of smart well control Proceedings of the Society of Petroleum Engineers International Thermal Operations and Heavy Oil Symposium and International Horizontal Well Technology Conference Yeten, B., Durlofsky, L. J., Aziz, K. 2002
  • Near-well radial upscaling for the accurate modeling of nonconventional wells Proceedings of the Society of Petroleum Engineers Western Reginal/AAPG Pacific Section Joint Meeting Wolfsteiner, C., Durlofsky, L. J. 2002
  • Numerical calculation of equivalent cell permeability tensors for general quadrilateral control volumes COMPUTATIONAL GEOSCIENCES He, C. P., Edwards, M. G., Durlofsky, L. J. 2002; 6 (1): 28-47
  • Upscaling immiscible gas displacements: Quantitative use of fine-grid flow data in grid-coarsening schemes 2000 SPE Asia Pacific Conference on Integrated Modeling for Asset Management Darman, N. H., Durlofsky, L. J., Sorbie, K. S., Pickup, G. E. SOC PETROLEUM ENG. 2001: 47–56
  • Modeling conventional and non-conventional wells Proceedings of the Sixth International Forum on Reservoir Simulation Wolfsteiner, C., Aziz, K., Durlofsky,, L. J. 2001
  • Representation of fault zone permeability in reservoir flow models Proceedings of the Society of Petroleum Engineers Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition Flodin, E. A., Aydin, A., Durlofsky, L. J., Yeten, B. 2001
  • Semi-analytical modeling of the performance of intelligent well completions, SPE 66368 Proceedings of the Symposium of the Society of Petroleum Engineers Valvatne, P. H., Durlofsky, L. J., Aziz, K. 2001
  • Modeling of subgrid effects in coarse-scale simulations of transport in heterogeneous porous media WATER RESOURCES RESEARCH Efendiev, Y., Durlofsky, L. J., Lee, S. H. 2000; 36 (8): 2031-2041
  • Approximate model for productivity of nonconventional wells in heterogeneous reservoirs 1999 SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition Wolfsteiner, C., Durlofsky, L. J., AZIZ, K. SOC PETROLEUM ENG. 2000: 218–26
  • An approximate model for well productivity in heterogeneous porous media MATHEMATICAL GEOLOGY Durlofsky, L. J. 2000; 32 (4): 421-438
  • Coarse scale simulation of horizontal wells in heterogeneous reservoirs JOURNAL OF PETROLEUM SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING Mascarenhas, O., Durlofsky, L. J. 2000; 25 (3-4): 135-147
  • Scaleup in the near-well region 1999 SPE Reservoir Simulation Symposium Durlofsky, L. J., Milliken, W. J., Bernath, A. SOC PETROLEUM ENG. 2000: 110–17
  • Flow based modules for grid generation in two and three dimensions Proceedings of the 7th European Conference on the Mathematics of Oil Recovery Castellini,, A., Edwards,, M. G., Durlofsky, L. J. 2000
  • Efficient estimation of the effects of wellbore hydraulics and reservoir heterogeneity on the productivity of non-conventional wells Proceedings of the Society of Petroleum Engineers Asia Pacific Conference on Integrated Modelling Wolfsteiner, C., Durlofsky, L. J., Aziz, K. 2000
  • Effective medium boundary conditions for upscaling relative permeabilities Proceedings of the 7th European Conference on the Mathematics of Oil Recovery Wallstrom, T. C., Hou, S., Christie, M. A., Durlofsky, L. J., Sharp, D. H., Zou, Q. 2000
  • Full tensor upscaling of geologically complex reservoir descriptions Proceedings of the Society of Petroleum Engineers Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition Wen, X., Durlofsky, L. J., Lee, S. H., Edwards, M. G. 2000
  • Effective medium boundary conditions in upscaling Proceedings of the Upscaling Downunder Conference Christie, M. A., Wallstrom, T. C., Durlofsky, L. J., Hou, S., Sharp, D., Zou, Q. 2000
  • Approximate finite difference modeling of the performance of horizontal wells in heterogeneous reservoirs Proceedings of the Society of Petroleum Engineers Western Regional Meeting Yeten, Y., Wolfsteiner, C., Durlofsky, L. J., Aziz, K. 2000
  • Practical use of scale up and parallel reservoir simulation technologies in field studies 1997 SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition Tchelepi, H. A., Durlofsky, L. J., Chen, W. H., Bernath, A., Chien, M. C. SOC PETROLEUM ENG. 1999: 368–76
  • Accurate scale up of two phase flow using renormalization and nonuniform coarsening COMPUTATIONAL GEOSCIENCES Wallstrom, T. C., Hou, S. L., Christie, M. A., Durlofsky, L. J., Sharp, D. H. 1999; 3 (1): 69-87
  • Scale up in the vicinity of horizontal wells Proceedings of the 20th Annual International Energy Agency Workshop and Symposium Mascarenhas, O., Durlofsky, L. J. 1999
  • Application of a new two-phase upscaling technique to realistic reservoir cross sections Proceedings of the Symposium of the Society of Petroleum Engineers Wallstrom, T. C., Hou, S., Christie, M. A., Durlofsky, L. J., Sharp, D. H. 1999
  • Geologic modeling, upscaling and simulation of faulted reservoirs using complex, faulted stratigraphic grids Proceedings of the Society of Petroleum Engineers Reservoir Simulation Symposium Chambers, K. T., DeBaun, D. R., Durlofsky, L. J., Taggart, I. J., Bernath, A., Shen, A. Y., Legarre, H. A., Goggin, D. J. 1999
  • Coarse scale models of two phase flow in heterogeneous reservoirs: volume averaged equations and their relationship to existing upscaling techniques COMPUTATIONAL GEOSCIENCES Durlofsky, L. J. 1998; 2 (2): 73-92
  • Upscaling of geologic models for reservoir simulation Proceedings of the 19th Annual International Energy Agency Workshop and Symposium Durlofsky, L. J., Milliken, W. J. 1998
  • A nonuniform coarsening approach for the scale-up of displacement processes in heterogeneous porous media ADVANCES IN WATER RESOURCES Durlofsky, L. J., Jones, R. C., Milliken, W. J. 1997; 20 (5-6): 335-347
  • Use of higher moments for the description of upscaled, process independent relative permeabilities SPE Journal Durlofsky, L. . 1997; 2: 474-484
  • Finite difference simulation of geologically complex reservoirs with tensor permeabilities SPE Reservoir Evaluation and Engineering Lee, S. H., Durlofsky, L. J., Lough, M. F., Chen, W. H. 1997: 567-574
  • MODELING AND SCALEUP OF STEAMFLOOD IN A HETEROGENEOUS RESERVOIR SPE RESERVOIR ENGINEERING Dehghani, K., BASHAM, W. M., Durlofsky, L. J., Tucker, K. E. 1995; 10 (4): 237-245
  • ACCURACY OF MIXED AND CONTROL-VOLUME FINITE-ELEMENT APPROXIMATIONS TO DARCY VELOCITY AND RELATED QUANTITIES WATER RESOURCES RESEARCH Durlofsky, L. J. 1994; 30 (4): 965-973
  • A new method for the scale up of displacement processes in heterogeneous reservoirs 4th European Conference on the Mathematics of Oil Recovery (ECMOR IV) Durlofsky, L. J., Jones, R. C., Milliken, W. J. ICMOR IV. 1994: 19–37
  • A TRIANGLE BASED MIXED FINITE ELEMENT-FINITE VOLUME TECHNIQUE FOR MODELING 2-PHASE FLOW THROUGH POROUS-MEDIA JOURNAL OF COMPUTATIONAL PHYSICS Durlofsky, L. J. 1993; 105 (2): 252-266
  • REPRESENTATION OF GRID BLOCK PERMEABILITY IN COARSE SCALE MODELS OF RANDOMLY HETEROGENEOUS POROUS-MEDIA WATER RESOURCES RESEARCH Durlofsky, L. J. 1992; 28 (7): 1791-1800
  • TRIANGLE BASED ADAPTIVE STENCILS FOR THE SOLUTION OF HYPERBOLIC CONSERVATION-LAWS JOURNAL OF COMPUTATIONAL PHYSICS Durlofsky, L. J., Engquist, B., Osher, S. 1992; 98 (1): 64-73
  • NUMERICAL-CALCULATION OF EQUIVALENT GRID BLOCK PERMEABILITY TENSORS FOR HETEROGENEOUS POROUS-MEDIA WATER RESOURCES RESEARCH Durlofsky, L. J. 1991; 27 (5): 699-708
  • DYNAMIC SIMULATION OF BOUNDED SUSPENSIONS OF HYDRODYNAMICALLY INTERACTING PARTICLES JOURNAL OF FLUID MECHANICS Durlofsky, L. J., Brady, J. F. 1989; 200: 39-67
  • THE SEDIMENTATION-RATE OF DISORDERED SUSPENSIONS PHYSICS OF FLUIDS Brady, J. F., Durlofsky, L. J. 1988; 31 (4): 717-727
  • ANALYSIS OF THE BRINKMAN EQUATION AS A MODEL FOR FLOW IN POROUS-MEDIA PHYSICS OF FLUIDS DURLOFSKY, L., Brady, J. F. 1987; 30 (11): 3329-3341
  • DYNAMIC SIMULATION OF HYDRODYNAMICALLY INTERACTING PARTICLES JOURNAL OF FLUID MECHANICS DURLOFSKY, L., Brady, J. F., Bossis, G. 1987; 180: 21-49
  • ON ROTATING-DISK FLOW JOURNAL OF FLUID MECHANICS Brady, J. F., DURLOFSKY, L. 1987; 175: 363-394
  • THE SPATIAL STABILITY OF A CLASS OF SIMILARITY SOLUTIONS PHYSICS OF FLUIDS DURLOFSKY, L., Brady, J. F. 1984; 27 (5): 1068-1076