Date: June 18-29, 2007
Location: University of Wyoming, Laramie, Wyoming.
Deadline: For applications/abstracts of talks: April 1, 2007.
Oil production and the factors involved in the process are of prime importance in today's world. The understanding and modeling of the physical and chemical processes are necessary to increase oil production. It is also a very difficult subject since oil reservoirs are very complex. Simulation of flow inside a porous medium involves dealing with several phases, multiple scales and heterogeneity. Among the topics to be covered are the physical and chemical properties of reservoirs, mathematical and numerical models of multiphase flow in porous media, and geostatistics and stochastic differential equations.
Zhangxin Chen (Southern Methodist University)
Martin Diaz (Instituto Mexicano del Petroleo)
Malgorzata Peszynska (Oregon State University)
Mohammad Piri (University of Wyoming)
Provide a comprehensive, contemporary survey of simulations of multiphase flow in porous media delivered by leading experts.
Provide an environment where graduate student and faculty participants can have discussions with, and receive mentoring from the invited speakers.
Equip participants with a proper understanding of the technological problems and questions associated with oil reservoir modeling.
Provide participants an opportunity to work in groups on research projects.
Provide an encouraging environment to foster professional connections and collaborations.
Enhance public awareness of the important role that mathematics plays in solving real life problems.
B. Chen-Charpentier, Department of Mathematics, University of Wyoming, Laramie, Wyoming 82071;