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Dr. L. Felipe Pereira|School of Energy Resources

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Dr. L. Felipe Pereira

Dr. Felipe Pereira

At the University of Wyoming Professor Pereira is a School of Energy Resources Distinguished Professor of Petroleum Engineering in the Department of Chemical and Petroleum Engineering (since 2013), a School of Energy Resources Distinguished Professor of Mathematics in the Department of Mathematics (since 2008), and the Associate Director of the Center for Fundamentals of Subsurface Flow (since 2010). His expertise includes modeling and simulation of multiphase flows in heterogeneous oil reservoirs and aquifers (both at the field and pore scales), Bayesian uncertainty quantification/history matching, numerical methods for partial differential equations and high performance computing. He has undergraduate and MSc degrees in physics (from the Federal University of Minas Gerais, Brazil), a MSc in mathematics (from the Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, NYU), and a PhD degree in applied mathematics, obtained at the University at Stony Brook. Professor Pereira enjoys working with engineers in applying state-of-the-art mathematical/statistical/computational methods to solve real-life, challenging problems related to fluid flows in the subsurface.


Ph.D., Applied Mathematics, The University at Stony Brook, 1992
M.Sc., Mathematics, New York University, Courant Institute 1988
M.Sc., Physics, Federal University of Minas Gerais, Brazil, 1985
B.S., Physics, Federal University of Minas Gerais, Brazil, 1983

Current Research Interests

  • Numerical Simulation of Multiphase Flows in Multiscale Porous Media: CO2 sequestration, oil reservoirs, contaminant transport
  • Uncertainty Quantification
  • Numerical Methods for Partial Differential Equations
  • High Performance, Parallel, Scientific Computing

Recent Peer-Reviewed Publications

  • M. Mendes, M. Murad and F. Pereira, (2012), A New Computational Strategy for Solving Two-Phase Flow in Strongly Heterogeneous Poroelastic Media of Evolving Scales. International Journal for Numerical and Analytical Methods in Geomechanics, 36(15):1683-1716.
  • F. Furtado, V. Ginting, F. Pereira, M. Presho, (2011), Operator Splitting Multiscale Finite Volume Element Method for Two-Phase Flow with Capillary Pressure, Transport in Porous Media, 90, no. 3, pp. 927-947.
  • V. Ginting, F. Pereira, M. Presho, S. Wo, (2011), Application of the Two-stage Markov Chain Monte Carlo Method for Characterization of Fractured Reservoirs using a Surrogate Flow Model, Computational Geosciences, 15, no. 4, pp. 691-707.
  • J. Aquino, A.S. Francisco, F. Pereira, H.P. Amaral Souto (2011), A hybrid method for the simulation of radionuclide contaminant plumes in heterogeneous unsaturated formations, Progress in Nuclear Energy, Volume 53, Issue 8, pp. 1159–1166.
  • F. Pereira and A. Rahunanthan, (2011), A Semi-discrete Central Scheme for the Approximation of Two-phase Flows in Three Space Dimensions, Mathematics and Computers in Simulation, Volume 81, Issue 10, pp. 1935-2370.
  • M. R. Borges, F. Pereira, H. P. Amaral Souto, (2010), Efficient Generation of Multi-scale Random Fields: a Hierarchical Approach. International Journal for Numerical Methods in Biomedical Engineering, Vol. 26, 2, 176-189.
  • C. Douglas, F. Furtado, V. Ginting, M. Mendes, F. Pereira, M. Piri, (2010), On the development of a high-performance tool for the simulation of CO2 injection into deep saline aquifers, Rocky Mountain Geology, Vol. 45, N. 2, pp. 151-161.
  • J. Aquino, T. J. Pereira, A. S. Francisco, F. Pereira, H. P. Amaral Souto, (2010), A Lagrangian Strategy for the Numerical Simulation of Radionuclide Transport Problems, Progress in Nuclear Energy, Vol. 52, 3, pp. 282-291.
  • M. R. Borges, M. Murad, F. Pereira and F. Furtado, (2009), A New Multiscale Scheme for Computing Statistical Moments in Single Phase Flow in Heterogeneous Porous Media, Water Resources Research, Vol. 32, pp. 361-382.
  • E. Abreu, F. Pereira, S. Ribeiro, Central Schemes for Porous Media Flow, (2009), Computational and Applied Mathematics, Vol. 28, N. 1, pp. 87-110.
  • E. Abreu, Jim Douglas, Jr., F. Furtado and F. Pereira, (2009), Operator Splitting for Three-phase Flow in Heterogeneous Porous Media, Communications in Computational Physics, Vol. 6, No. 1, pp. 72-84.
  • M. R. Borges, F. Furtado, F. Pereira and H. P. Amaral Souto, (2008), Scaling Analysis for the Tracer Flow Problem in Self-Similar Permeability Fields, SIAM Multiscale Model. Simul., Vol. 7, Issue 3, pp. 1130-1147.
  • E. Abreu, Jim Douglas Jr., F. Furtado and F. Pereira, (2008), Operator Splitting Based on Physics for Flow in Porous Media, International Journal of Computational Science, v. 2, 3, pp. 315-335.
  • J. Aquino, A. S. Francisco, F. Pereira, H. P. Amaral Souto, (2008), An Overview of Eulerian-Lagrangian Schemes Applied to Radionuclide Transport in Unsaturated Porous Media, Progress in Nuclear Energy, v. 50, 7, pp. 774-787.

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