Current Role at Stanford


Senior Research Scientist in the Department of Energy Resources Engineering

Professional Interests


Adjoint gradient-based framework for hydrocarbon field development, solution of production optimization and history matching problems.

All Publications


  • Development of efficient constraint-handling approaches for well placement optimization ECMOR XVI - 16th European Conference on the Mathematics of Oil Recovery Bellout, M. C., Volkov, O.
  • Joint optimization of economic project life and well controls SPE Journal Shirangi, M. G., Volkov, O., Durlofsky, L. J. 2018; 23 (2): 482-497

    View details for DOI 10.2118/182642-PA

  • Gradient-based constrained well placement optimization Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering Volkov, O., Bellout, M. C. 2018; 171: 1052-1066
  • Gradient-based production optimization with simulation-based economic constraints Volkov, O., Bellout, M. C. SPRINGER. 2017: 1385–1402
  • Joint optimization of economic project life and well controls SPE Reservoir Simulation Conference Shirangi, M. G., Volkov, O., Durlofsky, L. J. SPE-182642-MS. 2017

    View details for DOI 10.2118/182642-MS

  • Effect of time stepping strategy on adjoint-based production optimization COMPUTATIONAL GEOSCIENCES Volkov, O., Voskov, D. V. 2016; 20 (3): 707-722
  • 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
  • Advanced strategies of forward simulation for adjoint-based optimization SPE Reservoir Simulation Symposium Voskov, D. V., Volkov, O. SPE-163592-MS. 2013

    View details for DOI 10.2118/163592-MS