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.
Trajectory piecewise quadratic reduced-order model for subsurface flow, with application to PDE-constrained optimizationJOURNAL OF COMPUTATIONAL PHYSICSTrehan, S., Durlofsky, L. J.2016; 326: 446-473
A general method to select representative models for decision making and optimization under uncertaintyCOMPUTERS & GEOSCIENCESShirangi, M. G., Durlofsky, L. J.2016; 96: 109-123
A general gridding, discretization, and coarsening methodology for modeling flow in porous formations with discrete geological featuresADVANCES IN WATER RESOURCESKarimi-Fard, M., Durlofsky, L. J.2016; 96: 354-372
Analytical approximations for effective relative permeability in the capillary limitWATER RESOURCES RESEARCHRabinovich, A., Li, B., Durlofsky, L. J.2016; 52 (10): 7645-7667
Regularized kernel PCA for the efficient parameterization of complex geological modelsJOURNAL OF COMPUTATIONAL PHYSICSVo, H. X., Durlofsky, L. J.2016; 322: 859-881
Assessment of advanced solvent-based post-combustion CO2 capture processes using a bi-objective optimization techniqueAPPLIED ENERGYKang, C. A., Brandt, A. R., Durlofsky, L. J., Jayaweera, I.2016; 179: 1209-1219
Use of above-zone pressure data to locate and quantify leaks during carbon storage operationsINTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF GREENHOUSE GAS CONTROLCameron, D. A., Durlofsky, L. J., Benson, S. M.2016; 52: 32-43
Upscaling for Compositional Reservoir SimulationSPE JOURNALLi, H., Durlofsky, L. J.2016; 21 (3): 873-887
Ensemble level upscaling for compositional flow simulationCOMPUTATIONAL GEOSCIENCESLi, 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 stationINTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF GREENHOUSE GAS CONTROLKang, C. A., Brandt, A. R., Durlofsky, L. J.2016; 48: 234-252
Local-Global Upscaling for Compositional Subsurface Flow SimulationTRANSPORT IN POROUS MEDIALi, H., Durlofsky, L. J.2016; 111 (3): 701-730
Closed-Loop Field Development Under Uncertainty by Use of Optimization With Sample ValidationSPE JOURNALShirangi, M. G., Durlofsky, L. J.2015; 20 (5): 908-922
Upscaling of CO2 injection into brine with capillary heterogeneity effectsJOURNAL OF PETROLEUM SCIENCE AND ENGINEERINGRabinovich, A., Itthisawatpan, K., Durlofsky, L. J.2015; 134: 60-75
Data assimilation and uncertainty assessment for complex geological models using a new PCA-based parameterizationCOMPUTATIONAL GEOSCIENCESVo, H. X., Durlofsky, L. J.2015; 19 (4): 747-767
Comprehensive framework for gradient-based optimization in closed-loop reservoir managementCOMPUTATIONAL GEOSCIENCESBukshtynov, 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-TPWLINTERNATIONAL JOURNAL FOR NUMERICAL METHODS IN ENGINEERINGHe, J., Durlofsky, L. J.2015; 103 (1): 1-30
Optimization of carbon-capture-enabled coal-gas-solar power generationENERGYBrodrick, 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 captureINTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF GREENHOUSE GAS CONTROLKang, C. A., Brandt, A. R., Durlofsky, L. J.2014; 31: 138-152
Generalized Field-Development Optimization With Derivative-Free ProceduresSPE JOURNALIsebor, O. J., Ciaurri, D. E., Durlofsky, L. J.2014; 19 (5): 891-908
Reduced-Order Modeling for Compositional Simulation by Use of Trajectory Piecewise LinearizationSPE JOURNALHe, 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 ModelsMATHEMATICAL GEOSCIENCESVo, 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 controlsCOMPUTATIONAL GEOSCIENCESIsebor, O. J., Durlofsky, L. J., Ciaurri, D. E.2014; 18 (3-4): 463-482
Reduced-order modeling for thermal recovery processesCOMPUTATIONAL GEOSCIENCESRousset, M. A., Huang, C. K., Klie, H., Durlofsky, L. J.2014; 18 (3-4): 401-415
Biobjective optimization for general oil field developmentJOURNAL OF PETROLEUM SCIENCE AND ENGINEERINGIsebor, O. J., Durlofsky, L. J.2014; 119: 123-138
Adjoint formulation and constraint handling for gradient-based optimization of compositional reservoir flowCOMPUTATIONAL GEOSCIENCESKourounis, D., Durlofsky, L. J., Jansen, J. D., Aziz, K.2014; 18 (2): 117-137
Adjoint formulation and constraint handling for gradient-based optimization of compositional reservoir flowComputational GeosciencesKourounis, D., Durlofsky, L. J., Jansen, J. D., Aziz, K.2014
Reduced-order modeling for compositional simulation by use of trajectory piecewise linearizationSPE JournalHe, J., Durlofsky, L. J.2014
Fluid flow through porous sandstone with overprinting and intersecting geological structures of various typesAdvances in the Study of Fractured Reservoirs, Special Publications, 374Zhou, X., Karimi-Fard, M., Durlofsky, L. J., Aydin, A., Spence, et al., G. H.The Geological Society, London.2014
Generalized field development optimization using derivative-free proceduresSPE JournalIsebor, O. J., Durlofsky, L. J., Echeverría Ciaurri, D.2014
Reduced-order modeling for thermal recovery processesComputational GeosciencesRouuset, M. A., Huang, C. K., Klie, H., Durlofsky, L. J.2014
Optimization of shale gas field development using direct search techniques and reduced-physics modelsJOURNAL OF PETROLEUM SCIENCE AND ENGINEERINGWilson, K. C., Durlofsky, L. J.2013; 108: 304-315
Reduced-order flow modeling and geological parameterization for ensemble-based data assimilationCOMPUTERS & GEOSCIENCESHe, J., Sarma, P., Durlofsky, L. J.2013; 55: 54-69
Generalized field development optimization using derivative-free procedures, SPE paper 163631SPE Reservoir Simulation Symposium, The Woodlands, TX, Feb. 18-20Isebor, O. J., Echeverria Ciaurri, D., Durlofsky, L. J.2013
Optimal heat integration in a coal-natural gas energy park with CO2 captureInternational 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 capture11th 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 storageComputational Models for CO2 Sequestration and Compressed Air Energy StorageCameron, 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 controlsComputational GeosciencesIsebor, O. J., Durlofsky, L. J., Echeverria Ciaurri, D.2013
Optimization of shale gas field development using direct search techniques and reduced-physics modelsJournal of Petroleum Science and EngineeringWilson, K. C., Durlofsky, L. J.2013; 108: 304–315
Reduced-order modeling for compositional simulation using trajectory piecewise linearizationSociety of Petroleum Engineers Reservoir Simulation SymposiumHe, J., Durlofsky, L. .2013
Approximate dynamic programming for optimizing oil production. Reinforcement Learning and Approximate Dynamic Programming for Feedback ControlIEEE Press Series on Computational IntelligenceWen, Z., Durlofsky, L. J., Van Roy, B., Aziz, K.Wiley/IEEE Press.2013
Chemical reaction modeling in a compositional reservoir-simulation framework, SPE paper 163677SPE Reservoir Simulation Symposium, The Woodlands, TX, Feb. 18-20Farshidi, S. F., Fan, Y., Durlofsky, L. J., Tchelepi, H. A.2013
Accurate Resolution of Near-Well Effects in Upscaled Models Using Flow-Based Unstructured Local Grid RefinementSPE Reservoir Simulation Symposium on Improved Oil RecoveryKarimi-Fard, M., Durlofsky, L. J.SOC PETROLEUM ENG.2012: 1084–95
Optimization of well placement, CO2 injection rates, and brine cycling for geological carbon sequestrationINTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF GREENHOUSE GAS CONTROLCameron, D. A., Durlofsky, L. J.2012; 10: 100-112
Joint optimization of oil well placement and controlsCOMPUTATIONAL GEOSCIENCESBellout, 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 simulationsADVANCES IN WATER RESOURCESFan, Y., Durlofsky, L. J., Tchelepi, H. A.2012; 42: 47-61
Optimal Well Placement Under Uncertainty Using a Retrospective Optimization FrameworkSPE JOURNALWang, 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 shale12th 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 flowsCOMPUTATIONAL GEOSCIENCESNakashima, T., Li, H., Durlofsky, L. J.2012; 16 (1): 55-73
Uncertainty quantification for subsurface flow problems using coarse-scale modelsNumerical Analysis of Multiscale Problems, Lecture Notes in Computational Science and Engineering, Vol. 83Durlofsky, 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 captureProceedings 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 modelsSociety of Petroleum Engineers Western Regional MeetingWilson, K. C., Durlofsky, L. J.2012
A new global upscaling technique for 3D unstructured gridsProceedings of the 13th European Conference on the Mathematics of Oil RecoveryKarimi-Fard, M., Durlofsky, L. J.2012
A derivative-free methodology with local and global search for the joint optimization of well location and controlProceedings of the 13th European Conference on the Mathematics of Oil RecoveryIsebor, 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 151446Carbon Management Technology ConferenceKang, C. A., Brandt, A. R., Durlofsky, L. J.2012
Reduced-order modeling for thermal recovery processesProceedings of the 13th European Conference on the Mathematics of Oil RecoveryRousset, 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 windENERGYKang, 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 surveyAAPG BULLETINWilson, 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 simulationJOURNAL OF COMPUTATIONAL PHYSICSHe, J., Saetrom, J., Durlofsky, L. J.2011; 230 (23): 8313-8341
A New Well-Pattern-Optimization Procedure for Large-Scale Field DevelopmentSPE JOURNALOnwunalu, 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, TexasAAPG BULLETINWilson, 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 dataCOMPUTATIONAL GEOSCIENCESScheidt, C., Caers, J., Chen, Y., Durlofsky, L. J.2011; 15 (3): 545-563
Statistical assignment of upscaled flow functions for an ensemble of geological models17th International Conference on Composite MaterialsChen, Y., Park, K., Durlofsky, L. J.SPRINGER.2011: 35–51
Derivative-free optimization for oil field operationsComputational Optimization and Applications in Engineering and Industry, Studies in Computational Intelligence, 359Echeverria Ciaurri, D., Mukerji, T., Durlofsky, L. J.edited by Yang, X. S., Koziel, S.Springer-Verlag.2011: 19–55
Application of derivative-free methodologies to generally constrained oil production optimisation problemsInternational Journal of Mathematical Modelling and Numerical OptimisationEcheverria Ciaurri, D., Isebor, O. J., Durlofsk, L. J.2011; 2: 134-161
Use of approximate dynamic programming for production optimizationSymposium of the Society of Petroleum EngineersZheng, W., Durlofsky, L. J., Roy, V. B., Aziz, K.2011
Use of reduced-order models for improved data assimilation within an EnKF contextSymposium of the Society of Petroleum EngineersHe, J., Sarma, P., Durlofsky, L. J.2011
A Semianalytical Thermal Multiphase Wellbore-Flow Model for Use in Reservoir SimulationSPE JOURNALLivescu, S., Durlofsky, L. J., AZIZ, K.2010; 15 (3): 794-804
Accurate Representation of Near-well Effects in Coarse-Scale Models of Primary Oil ProductionTRANSPORT IN POROUS MEDIANakashima, T., Durlofsky, L. J.2010; 83 (3): 741-770
Use of Reduced-Order Modeling Procedures for Production OptimizationSPE JOURNALCardoso, M. A., Durlofsky, L. J.2010; 15 (2): 426-435
Numerical Simulation of the In-Situ Upgrading of Oil ShaleSPE JOURNALFan, Y., Durlofsky, L. J., Tchelepi, H. A.2010; 15 (2): 368-381
A fully-coupled thermal multiphase wellbore flow model for use in reservoir simulation4th International Symposium on Hydrocarbons and ChemistryLivescu, S., Durlofsky, L. J., AZIZ, K., GINESTRA, J. C.ELSEVIER SCIENCE BV.2010: 138–46
Linearized reduced-order models for subsurface flow simulationJOURNAL OF COMPUTATIONAL PHYSICSCardoso, M. A., Durlofsky, L. J.2010; 229 (3): 681-700
Global variable compact multipoint methods for accurate upscaling with full-tensor effectsCOMPUTATIONAL GEOSCIENCESChen, T., Gerritsen, M. G., Lambers, J. V., Durlofsky, L. J.2010; 14 (1): 65-81
New approaches for generally constrained production optimization with an emphasis on derivative-free techniquesProceedings of the 12th European Conference on the Mathematics of Oil RecoveryCiaurri, C. E., Isebor, O. J., Durlofsky, L. J.2010
Use of linearized reduced-order modeling and pattern search methods for optimization of oil productionProceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Engineering OptimizationHe, J., Durlofsky, L. J.2010
Rapid construction of ensembles of high-resolution reservoir models constrained to production dataProceedings of the 12th European Conference on the Mathematics of Oil RecoveryScheidt, C., Caers, J., Chen, Y., Durlofsky, L. J.2010
Modeling of multisegmented thermal wells in reservoir simulationSociety of Petroleum Engineers Europec/EAGE Annual Conference and ExhibitionSemenova, A., Livescu, S., Durlofsky, L. J., Aziz, K.2010
An expanded well model for accurate simulation of reservoir-well interactionsProceedings of the 12th European Conference on the Mathematics of Oil RecoveryKarimi-Fard, M., Durlofsky, L. J.2010
USE OF RETROSPECTIVE OPTIMIZATION FOR PLACEMENT OF OIL WELLS UNDER UNCERTAINTY2010 Winter Simulation ConferenceWang, H., Ciaurri, D. E., Durlofsky, L. J.IEEE.2010: 1750–1757
Application of Derivative-Free Methodologies to Generally Constrained Oil Production Optimization ProblemsInternational Conference on Computational Science (ICCS)Ciaurri, D. E., Isebor, O. J., Durlofsky, L. J.ELSEVIER SCIENCE BV.2010: 1295–1304
New models for heater wells in reservoir simulationProceedings of the 12th European Conference on the Mathematics of Oil RecoveryAouizerate, A., Durlofsky, L. J., Samier, P.2010
Application of a particle swarm optimization algorithm for determining optimum well location and typeCOMPUTATIONAL GEOSCIENCESOnwunalu, J. E., Durlofsky, L. J.2010; 14 (1): 183-198
Multiscale Mixed-Finite-Element Modeling of Coupled Wellbore/Near-Well Flow2007 SPE Reservoir Simulation SymposiumKrogstad, S., Durlofsky, L. J.SOC PETROLEUM ENG.2009: 78–87
Development and application of reduced-order modeling procedures for subsurface flow simulationINTERNATIONAL JOURNAL FOR NUMERICAL METHODS IN ENGINEERINGCardoso, M. A., Durlofsky, L. J., Sarma, P.2009; 77 (9): 1322-1350
Detailed near-well Darcy-Forchheimer flow modeling and upscaling on unstructured 3D gridsSymposium of the Society of Petroleum EngineersKarimi-Fard, M., Durlofsky, L. J.2009
Development and application of a new well pattern optimization algorithm for optimizing large-scale field developmentSociety of Petroleum Engineers Annual Technical Conference and ExhibitionOnwunalu, J., Durlofsky, L. J.2009
Development and application of a fully-coupled thermal compositional wellbore flow modelSociety of Petroleum Engineers Western Regional MeetingLivescu, S., Aziz, K., Durlofsky, L. J.2009
Adaptive local-global VCMP methods for coarse-scale reservoir modelingSymposium of the Society of Petroleum EngineersChen, T., Gerritsen, M. G., Durlofsky, L. J., Lambers, J. V.2009
Ensemble-Level Upscaling for Efficient Estimation of Fine-Scale Production Statistics2007 SPE Reservoir Simulation SymposiumChen, Y., Durlofsky, L. J.SOC PETROLEUM ENG.2008: 400–411
Nonlinear two-point flux approximation for modeling full-tensor effects in subsurface flow simulationsCOMPUTATIONAL GEOSCIENCESChen, Y., Mallison, B. T., Durlofsky, L. J.2008; 12 (3): 317-335
Production optimization with adjoint models under nonlinear control-state path inequality constraints2006 SPE Intelligent Energy Conference and ExhibitionSarma, 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 effects2006 SPE Annual Technical Conference and ExhibitionGong, 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 reservoirPETROLEUM SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGYSarma, P., Durlofsky, L. J., AZIZ, K.2008; 26 (10-11): 1120-1140
Application of a new fully-coupled thermal multiphase wellbore flow modelSociety of Petroleum Engineers Improved Oil Recovery SymposiumLivescu, S., Durlofsky, L. J., Aziz, K., Ginestra, J. C.2008
Application of statistical proxies to speed up field development optimization procedures, Paper 117323Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition and ConferenceOnwunalu, J., Litvak, M., Durlofsky, L. J., Aziz, K.2008
Ensemble level upscaling of 3D well-driven flow for efficient uncertainty quantificationProceedings of the 11th European Conference on the Mathematics of Oil RecoveryChen, Y., Park, K., Durlofsky, L. J.2008: 8–11
Kernel principal component analysis for efficient, differentiable parameterization of multipoint geostatisticsMATHEMATICAL GEOSCIENCESSarma, 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 bandsHYDROGEOLOGY JOURNALAhmadov, 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 simulationsADVANCES IN WATER RESOURCESDurlofsky, L. J., Efendiev, Y., Ginting, V.2007; 30 (3): 576-588
A new approach to automatic history matching using kernel PCASymposium of the Society of Petroleum EngineersSarma, P., Durlofsky, L. J., Aziz, K., Chen, W. H.2007
Development and application of new computational procedures for modeling miscible gas injection in fractured reservoirsSociety of Petroleum Engineers Annual Technical Conference and ExhibitionHui, M., Gong, B., Karimi-Fard, M., Durlofsky, L. J.2007
Optimization of nonconventional wells under uncertainty using statistical proxiesCOMPUTATIONAL GEOSCIENCESArtus, V., Durlofsky, L. J., Onwunalu, J., Aziz, K.2006; 10 (4): 389-404
Structured flow-based gridding and upscaling for modeling subsurface flowADVANCES IN WATER RESOURCESHe, C., Durlofsky, L. J.2006; 29 (12): 1876-1892
Efficient 3D implementation of local-global upscaling for reservoir simulation2005 SPE Reservoir Simulation SymposiumWen, X., Chen, Y., Durlofsky, L. J.SOC PETROLEUM ENG.2006: 443–53
Generation of coarse-scale continuum flow models from detailed fracture characterizationsWATER RESOURCES RESEARCHKarimi-Fard, M., Gong, B., Durlofsky, L. J.2006; 42 (10)
Two-stage upscaling of two-phase flow: From core to simulation scale2004 SPE/DOE Symposium on Improved Oil RecoveryLohne, A., Virnovsky, G., Durlofsky, L. J.SOC PETROLEUM ENG.2006: 304–16
Sequentially adapted flow-based PEBI grids for reservoir simulation2004 SPE Annual Technical Conference and ExhibitionMlacnik, 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 managementWATER RESOURCES RESEARCHSternlof, 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 coefficientsJOURNAL OF COMPUTATIONAL PHYSICSMlacnik, M. J., Durlofsky, L. J.2006; 216 (1): 337-361
Closed-loop reservoir management - PrefaceCOMPUTATIONAL GEOSCIENCESJansen, 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 updatingWorkshop on Closed-Loop Reservoir ManagementSarma, P., Durlofsky, L. J., Aziz, K., Chen, W. H.SPRINGER.2006: 3–36
Adaptive local-global upscaling for general flow scenarios in heterogeneous formationsTRANSPORT IN POROUS MEDIAChen, 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 formationsMULTISCALE MODELING & SIMULATIONChen, Y., Durlofsky, L. J.2006; 5 (2): 445-475
Computational techniques for closed-loop reservoir modeling with application to a realistic reservoirProceedings, 10th European Conference on the Mathematics of Oil Recovery, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, Sept. 4-7Sarma, P., Durlofsky, L. J., Aziz, K.2006
Nonlinear two-point flux approximations for simulating subsurface flows with full-tensor anisotropyProceedings of the 10th European Conference on the Mathematics of OilMallison, B., Chen, T., Durlofsky, L. J.2006
Grid optimization for improved monotonicity of MPFA solutions on unstructured gridsProceedings of the 10th European Conference on the Mathematics of OilMlacnik, M. J., Durlofsky, L. J.2006
Improved modeling of 4D seismic response using flow-based downscaling of coarse grid saturationsProceedings of the 10th European Conference on the Mathematics of Oil RecoveryCastro, S., Caers, J., Durlofsky, L. J.2006
Unstructured 3D gridding and upscaling for coarse modelling of geometrically complex reservoirsPETROLEUM GEOSCIENCEPrevost, 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 reservoirsJOURNAL OF PETROLEUM SCIENCE AND ENGINEERINGHui, M., Durlofsky, L. J.2005; 49 (1-2): 37-56
Optimizing the performance of smart wells in complex reservoirs using continuously updated geological modelsJOURNAL OF PETROLEUM SCIENCE AND ENGINEERINGAitokhuehi, I., Durlofsky, L. J.2005; 48 (3-4): 254-264
Development and application of a new technique for upscaling miscible processes2004 SPE/DOE Symposium on Improved Oil RecoveryHui, 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 wellbores2004 SPE Annual Technical Conference and ExhibitionShi, 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 wellbores2003 SPE Annual Technical Conference and ExhibitionShi, H., Holmes, J. A., Durlofsky, L. J., AZIZ, K., Diaz, L. R., Alkaya, B., Oddie, G.SOC PETROLEUM ENG.2005: 24–33
Modeling fluid flow in oil reservoirsANNUAL REVIEW OF FLUID MECHANICSGerritsen, M. G., Durlofsky, L. J.2005; 37: 211-238
Assessment of uncertainty in reservoir production forecasts using upscaled flow models7th International Geostatistics CongressLodoen, O. P., Omre, H., Durlofsky, L. J., Chen, Y. G.SPRINGER.2005: 713–722
Efficient closed-loop production optimization under uncertainty14th Europec Biennial ConferenceSarma, P., Durlofsky, L. J., Aziz, K.2005
Implementation of adjoint solution for optimal control of smart wellsSymposium of the Society of Petroleum EngineersSarma, P., Aziz, K., Durlofsky, L. J.2005
Upscaling and gridding of fine scale geological models for flow simulationProceedings of the 8th International Forum on Reservoir SimulationDurlofsky, L. J.2005
Application of a new upscaling technique to a miscible gas injection field studyProceedings of the 13th EAGE Symposium on Improved Oil RecoveryHui, M., Durlofsky, L. J., Wen,, X. H.2005
Permeability effects of deformation band arrays in sandstoneAAPG BULLETINSternlof, K. R., Chapin, J. R., Pollard, D. D., Durlofsky, L. J.2004; 88 (9): 1315-1329
Decision analysis under uncertainty for smart well deploymentSPE International Thermal Operations and Heavy Oil SymposiumYeten, 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 simulators2003 SPE Reservoir Simulation SymposiumKarimi-Fard, M., Durlofsky, L. J., Aziz, K.SOC PETROLEUM ENG.2004: 227–36
Accurate subgrid models for two-phase flow in heterogeneous reservoirsSPE Reservoir Simulation SymposiumEfendiev, 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 modellingPETROLEUM GEOSCIENCEFlodin, E. A., Durlofsky, L. J., Aydin, A.2004; 10 (2): 173-181
Unstructured 3D gridding and upscaling for coarse modeling of geometrically complex reservoirsProceedings, 9th European Conference on the Mathematics of Oil Recovery, Cannes, France, Aug. 30 - SeptPrevost, M., Lepage, F., Durlofsky, L. J., Mallet, J. L.2004
Optimization of advanced well type and performanceProceedings of the 9th European Conference on the Mathematics of Oil RecoveryAitokhuehi,, I., Durlofsky, L. J., Artus, V., Yeten, B., Aziz, K.2004
Robust coarse scale modeling of flow and transport in heterogeneous reservoirsProceedings of the 9th European Conference on the Mathematics of Oil RecoveryChen, Y., Durlofsky, L. J., Wen, X. H.2004
A coupled local-global upscaling approach for simulating flow in highly heterogeneous formationsADVANCES IN WATER RESOURCESChen, Y., Durlofsky, L. J., Gerritsen, M., Wen, X. H.2003; 26 (10): 1041-1060
Optimization of nonconventional well type, location, and trajectory2002 SPE Annual Technical Conference and ExhibitionYeten, B., Durlofsky, L. J., Aziz, K.SOC PETROLEUM ENG.2003: 200–210
Efficient modeling of nonconventional wells with downhole inflow control devicesBrigham SymposiumValvatne, P. H., Serve, J., Durlofsky, L. J., AZIZ, K.ELSEVIER SCIENCE BV.2003: 99–116
Use of border regions for improved permeability upscalingMATHEMATICAL GEOLOGYWen, X. H., Durlofsky, L. J., Edwards, M. G.2003; 35 (5): 521-547
Upscaling of channel systems in two dimensions using flow-based gridsTRANSPORT IN POROUS MEDIAWen, 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 pipesINTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF MULTIPHASE FLOWOddie, 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 gridsCOMPUTATIONAL GEOSCIENCESWolfsteiner, C., Durlofsky, L. J., AZIZ, K.2003; 7 (1): 61-82
Optimization of intelligent well controlWorld OilYeten, B., Durlofsky, L. J., Aziz, K.2003; 224: 35-40
New developments in multiblock reservoir simulation: black oil modeling, nonmatching subdomains and near-well upscalingProceedings of the Symposium of the Society of Petroleum EngineersLee, 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 progressProceedings of the 7th International Forum on Reservoir SimulationDurlofsky, L. J.2003
A generalized convection-diffusion model for subgrid transport in porous mediaMULTISCALE MODELING & SIMULATIONEfendiev, Y., Durlofsky, L. J.2003; 1 (3): 504-526
Stabilized finite element methods for coupled geomechanics - reservoir flow simulationsProceedings of the Symposium of the Society of Petroleum EngineersWan, J., Durlofsky, L. J., Hughes, T. J., Azaz, K.2003
Numerical modeling of subgrid heterogeneity in two phase flow simulationsWATER RESOURCES RESEARCHEfendiev, Y., Durlofsky, L. J.2002; 38 (8)
Computing permeability of fault zones in eolian sandstone from outcrop measurementsAAPG BULLETINJourde, 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 grids2001 SPE Reservoir Simulation SymposiumJenny, 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 mediaSymposium on Upscaling DownunderWallstrom, 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 equationsSymposium on Upscaling DownunderWallstrom, 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 issueCOMPUTATIONAL GEOSCIENCESDurlofsky, L. J.2002; 6 (1): 1-4
Optimization of smart well controlProceedings of the Society of Petroleum Engineers International Thermal Operations and Heavy Oil Symposium and International Horizontal Well Technology ConferenceYeten, B., Durlofsky, L. J., Aziz, K.2002
Near-well radial upscaling for the accurate modeling of nonconventional wellsProceedings of the Society of Petroleum Engineers Western Reginal/AAPG Pacific Section Joint MeetingWolfsteiner, C., Durlofsky, L. J.2002
Numerical calculation of equivalent cell permeability tensors for general quadrilateral control volumesCOMPUTATIONAL GEOSCIENCESHe, 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 schemes2000 SPE Asia Pacific Conference on Integrated Modeling for Asset ManagementDarman, N. H., Durlofsky, L. J., Sorbie, K. S., Pickup, G. E.SOC PETROLEUM ENG.2001: 47–56
Modeling conventional and non-conventional wellsProceedings of the Sixth International Forum on Reservoir SimulationWolfsteiner, C., Aziz, K., Durlofsky,, L. J.2001
Representation of fault zone permeability in reservoir flow modelsProceedings of the Society of Petroleum Engineers Annual Technical Conference and ExhibitionFlodin, E. A., Aydin, A., Durlofsky, L. J., Yeten, B.2001
Semi-analytical modeling of the performance of intelligent well completions, SPE 66368Proceedings of the Symposium of the Society of Petroleum EngineersValvatne, P. H., Durlofsky, L. J., Aziz, K.2001
Modeling of subgrid effects in coarse-scale simulations of transport in heterogeneous porous mediaWATER RESOURCES RESEARCHEfendiev, Y., Durlofsky, L. J., Lee, S. H.2000; 36 (8): 2031-2041
Approximate model for productivity of nonconventional wells in heterogeneous reservoirs1999 SPE Annual Technical Conference and ExhibitionWolfsteiner, C., Durlofsky, L. J., AZIZ, K.SOC PETROLEUM ENG.2000: 218–26
An approximate model for well productivity in heterogeneous porous mediaMATHEMATICAL GEOLOGYDurlofsky, L. J.2000; 32 (4): 421-438
Coarse scale simulation of horizontal wells in heterogeneous reservoirsJOURNAL OF PETROLEUM SCIENCE AND ENGINEERINGMascarenhas, O., Durlofsky, L. J.2000; 25 (3-4): 135-147
Scaleup in the near-well region1999 SPE Reservoir Simulation SymposiumDurlofsky, L. J., Milliken, W. J., Bernath, A.SOC PETROLEUM ENG.2000: 110–17
Approximate finite difference modeling of the performance of horizontal wells in heterogeneous reservoirsProceedings of the Society of Petroleum Engineers Western Regional MeetingYeten, Y., Wolfsteiner, C., Durlofsky, L. J., Aziz, K.2000
Efficient estimation of the effects of wellbore hydraulics and reservoir heterogeneity on the productivity of non-conventional wellsProceedings of the Society of Petroleum Engineers Asia Pacific Conference on Integrated ModellingWolfsteiner, C., Durlofsky, L. J., Aziz, K.2000
Effective medium boundary conditions for upscaling relative permeabilitiesProceedings of the 7th European Conference on the Mathematics of Oil RecoveryWallstrom, T. C., Hou, S., Christie, M. A., Durlofsky, L. J., Sharp, D. H., Zou, Q.2000
Full tensor upscaling of geologically complex reservoir descriptionsProceedings of the Society of Petroleum Engineers Annual Technical Conference and ExhibitionWen, X., Durlofsky, L. J., Lee, S. H., Edwards, M. G.2000
Effective medium boundary conditions in upscalingProceedings of the Upscaling Downunder ConferenceChristie, M. A., Wallstrom, T. C., Durlofsky, L. J., Hou, S., Sharp, D., Zou, Q.2000
Flow based modules for grid generation in two and three dimensionsProceedings of the 7th European Conference on the Mathematics of Oil RecoveryCastellini,, A., Edwards,, M. G., Durlofsky, L. J.2000
Practical use of scale up and parallel reservoir simulation technologies in field studies1997 SPE Annual Technical Conference and ExhibitionTchelepi, 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 coarseningCOMPUTATIONAL GEOSCIENCESWallstrom, 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 wellsProceedings of the 20th Annual International Energy Agency Workshop and SymposiumMascarenhas, O., Durlofsky, L. J.1999
Application of a new two-phase upscaling technique to realistic reservoir cross sectionsProceedings of the Symposium of the Society of Petroleum EngineersWallstrom, 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 gridsProceedings of the Society of Petroleum Engineers Reservoir Simulation SymposiumChambers, 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 techniquesCOMPUTATIONAL GEOSCIENCESDurlofsky, L. J.1998; 2 (2): 73-92
Upscaling of geologic models for reservoir simulationProceedings of the 19th Annual International Energy Agency Workshop and SymposiumDurlofsky, L. J., Milliken, W. J.1998
A nonuniform coarsening approach for the scale-up of displacement processes in heterogeneous porous mediaADVANCES IN WATER RESOURCESDurlofsky, 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 permeabilitiesSPE JournalDurlofsky, L. .1997; 2: 474-484
Finite difference simulation of geologically complex reservoirs with tensor permeabilitiesSPE Reservoir Evaluation and EngineeringLee, S. H., Durlofsky, L. J., Lough, M. F., Chen, W. H.1997: 567-574
MODELING AND SCALEUP OF STEAMFLOOD IN A HETEROGENEOUS RESERVOIRSPE RESERVOIR ENGINEERINGDehghani, 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 QUANTITIESWATER RESOURCES RESEARCHDurlofsky, L. J.1994; 30 (4): 965-973
A new method for the scale up of displacement processes in heterogeneous reservoirs4th 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-MEDIAJOURNAL OF COMPUTATIONAL PHYSICSDurlofsky, L. J.1993; 105 (2): 252-266
REPRESENTATION OF GRID BLOCK PERMEABILITY IN COARSE SCALE MODELS OF RANDOMLY HETEROGENEOUS POROUS-MEDIAWATER RESOURCES RESEARCHDurlofsky, L. J.1992; 28 (7): 1791-1800
TRIANGLE BASED ADAPTIVE STENCILS FOR THE SOLUTION OF HYPERBOLIC CONSERVATION-LAWSJOURNAL OF COMPUTATIONAL PHYSICSDurlofsky, L. J., Engquist, B., Osher, S.1992; 98 (1): 64-73
NUMERICAL-CALCULATION OF EQUIVALENT GRID BLOCK PERMEABILITY TENSORS FOR HETEROGENEOUS POROUS-MEDIAWATER RESOURCES RESEARCHDurlofsky, L. J.1991; 27 (5): 699-708
DYNAMIC SIMULATION OF BOUNDED SUSPENSIONS OF HYDRODYNAMICALLY INTERACTING PARTICLESJOURNAL OF FLUID MECHANICSDurlofsky, L. J., Brady, J. F.1989; 200: 39-67
THE SEDIMENTATION-RATE OF DISORDERED SUSPENSIONSPHYSICS OF FLUIDSBrady, J. F., Durlofsky, L. J.1988; 31 (4): 717-727
ANALYSIS OF THE BRINKMAN EQUATION AS A MODEL FOR FLOW IN POROUS-MEDIAPHYSICS OF FLUIDSDURLOFSKY, L., Brady, J. F.1987; 30 (11): 3329-3341
DYNAMIC SIMULATION OF HYDRODYNAMICALLY INTERACTING PARTICLESJOURNAL OF FLUID MECHANICSDURLOFSKY, L., Brady, J. F., Bossis, G.1987; 180: 21-49
ON ROTATING-DISK FLOWJOURNAL OF FLUID MECHANICSBrady, J. F., DURLOFSKY, L.1987; 175: 363-394
THE SPATIAL STABILITY OF A CLASS OF SIMILARITY SOLUTIONSPHYSICS OF FLUIDSDURLOFSKY, L., Brady, J. F.1984; 27 (5): 1068-1076