Entrance hall of the ICMS Workshop

Novel multi-scale methods for porous media flow II

Feb 14, 2011 - Feb 16, 2011

ICMS, 15 South College Street Edinburgh


Name Institution
Banas, Lubomir University of Bielefeld, Germany
Duncan4, Dugald Heriot-Watt University
Geiger, Sebastian Heriot-Watt University
Lord, Gabriel Heriot-Watt University
van Dijke, Rink Heriot-Watt University

Confirmed speakers:

Ilenia Battiato (Max Planck Institute for Dynamics of Complex Fluids)
Samir Bekri (Institute Francais du Petrole)
John Chen (University of Calgary)
Andrew Cliffe (University of Nottingham)
Giovanni Porta (Politecnico di Milano)
Rudolf Held (Statoil)
Rudolf Hilfer (University of Stuttgart)
Mike King (Texas A&M  University)
John Kuzan (ExxonMobil)
Tara La Force (Imperial College London)
Ivan Lunati (University of Lausanne)
Jan Nordbotten (University of Bergen)
Ken Sorbie (Heriot-Watt University)
Alexandre Tartakovsky (Pacific Northwest Laboratory)
Daniel Tartakovsky (University of California San Diego)

The workshop aims to bring a number of experts round the table to explore the feasibility of novel mathematical approaches for modelling three-phase flow in porous media, including the validity of Darcy's law, upscaling, and stochastic methods.

This is second workshop organised as part of a collaboration between Department of Mathematics and the Institute of Petroleum Engineering of the Heriot-Watt University.

Details of the previous workshop can be found at http://www.icms.org.uk/workshops/mediaflow


To register for this workshop please complete this form. There will be a registration fee of 30.00 GBP to cover tea/coffee throughout the workshop and lunch on Tuesday 15 February. This fee will be waived for PhD students. Registration will take place at 1.15pm on Monday 14 February.

A workshop dinner is being held on Monday 14 February at The Magnum Restaurant, 1 Albany Street, Edinburgh. There is an additional charge of £35 for this dinner. Spaces are limited please let Jane Walker at ICMS (jane.walker@icms.org.uk) know if you would like to attend.

Invited speakers have been e-mailed a separate form. Please do not complete the public form above. 

The workshop will be held at 15 South College Street, Edinburgh. All lectures will be held in the Newhaven Lecture Theatre. To view this room and a list of the visual equipment available click here. In addition there are two blackboards. Follow this link for a map showing the location of 15 South College Street.

Wireless Access The workshop venue, 15 South College Street, has wireless access throughout. On arrival at Registration you will be given instructions and a code for accessing the wireless network.

Information about travel to the UK and Edinburgh is available here. Participants (other than invited Speakers) are asked to fund their own travel to attend the workshop. You may find this map useful.

A taxi directly from the airport will cost approximately 20.00 - 25.00 GBP to the city centre for a one-way journey.

From the airport, you can take the airport bus Airlink to the city centre. It will cost you 3.50 GBP for a single ticket, or 6.00 GBP return. More details on the airport bus Airlink is available here. The bus will take you to Waverley Bridge (next to Waverley Railway Station).

Lothian buses charge £1.20 for a single, £3.00 for a day ticket. Please note that the exact fare is required and no change is given.

If travelling by train, please note that Edinburgh has two railway stations - Waverley Railway Station being the main station and closest to the workshop venue at 15 South College Street (also, for Speakers, the closest to Pollock Halls of Residence). If you alight the train at Edinburgh Waverley, the workshop venue is an easy 10 minute walk over North and South Bridge map. The second railway station is called Haymarket and is at the West End of the city centre.

Participants (excluding invited speakers) should make their own accommodation arrangements. A list of Edinburgh accommodation of various sorts and prices is available here . Sections 4 is particularly relevant. 


Untitled DocumentPlease note that the programme is subject to change


Monday 14 February

  ICMS, 15 South College Street, Edinburgh
12.00 - 13.00


Registration and lunch at in the Chapterhouse (Ground Floor) ICMS


13.00 - 13.45 Ken Sorbie (Institute of Petroleum Engineering, Heriot-Watt University)
Upscaling Multiphase Flow Through Porous Media: What are we trying to do?
13.45 - 14.30


John Kuzan (ExxonMobil Upstream Research Center)
Reservoir modeling and Simulation: An Industrial Perspective
14.30 - 15.00


Coffee and Tea in the Chapterhouse (Ground Floor)


15.00 - 15.45


John Chen (Univeristy of Calgary)


Heavy Oil Modeling
15.45 - 16.30


Daniel Tartakovsky (University of California San Diego)
Uncertainty Quantification in Subsurface Modeling
16.30 - 17.30 Network discussion
19.00 Dinner (venue tba)


Tuesday 15 February

09.00 - 09.45

Rudolf Hilfer (University of Stuttgart)
Residual saturation dynamics and hysteresis in unsaturated porous media

09.45 - 10.30


Samir Bekri (Institute Francais du Petrole)


Pore network modeling to determine the petrophysical property changes in presence of a reactive fluid
10.30 - 11.00


Coffee and Tea in the Chapterhouse (Ground Floor)
11.00 - 11.45


Andrew Cliffe (University of Nottingham)
Coupling between CO2 dissolution and fingering in porous media


11.45 - 12.30


Alexandre Tartakovsky (Pacific Northwest Laboratory)


Langevin model for reactive transport in porous media
12.30 - 13.30


Lunch in the Chapterhouse (Ground Floor)


13.30 - 14.15


Giovanni Porta (Politecnico di Milano)
Upscaling solute transport in porous media in the presence of an irreversible bimolecular reaction


14.15 - 15.00


Ilenia Battiato (Max Planck Institute for Dynamics of Complex Fluids)
Hybrid simulations of reactive transport in porous media


15.00 - 15.30 Coffee and Tea in the Chapterhouse (Ground Floor)
15.30 - 16.15 Mike King (Texas A&M University)
Phase Segregation in Multiphase Flow in Porous Media
16.15 -17.00 Rudolf Held (Statoil)
Synthetic computed tomography for multiscale reservoir rock modeling
17.00 - 18.30 Wine Reception and posters in the Chapterhouse (Ground Floor)


Wednesday 16 February

09.00 - 09.45


Lubomir Banas (Heriot-Watt University)
Towards relative permeability free multiscale modelling of multiphase flows in porous media


09.45 - 10.30


Tara La Force (Imperial College London)


Insight from Analytical Solutions for Improved Simulations of Miscible WAG Flooding
10.30 - 11.00


Coffee and Tea in the Chapterhouse (Ground Floor)


11.00 - 11.45


Ivan Lunati (University of Lausanne)
Multiscale finite volume methods for flow instabilities


11.45 - 12.30


Jan Nordbotten (University of Bergen)


Multiscale modeling in porous media flow
12.30 - 13.30


Lunch in the Chapterhouse (Ground Floor)


  Workshop closes


Name Institution
Abdollahzadeh, Asaad Heriot-Watt University
Ahmed, Mohamed Heriot-Watt University
Al-Dhahli, Adnan Heriot-Watt University
Alqahtani, Aisha Heriot-Watt University
Alyaev, Sergey University of Bergen
Annewandter, Robert Heriot-Watt University
Banas, Lubomir Heriot-Watt University
Battiato, Ilenia Max Planck Institute for Dynamics of Complex Fluids
Bekri, Samir IFP Energies nouvelles
Chandra, Viswa Santhi Heriot-Watt University
Chapman, John Durham University
Chen, Zhangxin John University of Calgary
Christie, Mike Heriot-Watt University
Cliffe, Andrew University of Nottingham
Dentz, Marco IDAEA-CSIC
Duncan, Dugald Heriot-Watt University
Fahimpour, Jalal Heriot-Watt University
Falconer, Ruth University of Abertay Dundee
Farzaneh, Amir Heriot-Watt University
Fatemi, Mobeen Heriot-Watt University
Fuyong, Wang Heriot-Watt University
Geiger, Sebastian Heriot-Watt University
Gonzalez Martinez de Miguel, Gerardo Durham University
Graham, Ivan University of Bath
Hajizadeh, Yasin Heriot-Watt University
Held, Rudolf Statoil Research Center
Hilfer, Rudolf Universität Stuttgart
Hodson, Cath Durham University
Jensen, Max University of Sussex
Juri, Juan Ernesto Heriot-Watt University
Kazemi, Alireza Heriot-Watt University
King, Michael Texas A&M University
Kuzan, John ExxonMobil Upstream Research Center
La Force, Tara Imperial College London
Lacey, Andrew Heriot-Watt University
Lord, Gabriel Heriot-Watt University
Lunati, Ivan University of Lausanne
Maier, Christine Heriot-Watt University
Main, Ian University of Edinburgh
Malengier, Benny Ghent University
Mathias, Simon Durham University
Mills, John Heriot-Watt University
Moradpour, Hossein Heriot-Watt University
Mostaghimi, Peyman Imperial College
Netemeyer, Steve Exxon Mobil Upstream Research Company
Neuweiler, Insa Leibniz Universität Hannover
Nordbotten, Jan Martin University of Bergen
Otten, Wilfred University of Abertay Dundee
Perez-Reche, Francisco University of Aberdeen
Pickup, Gillian Heriot-Watt University
Porta, Giovanni Politecnico di Milano
Powell, Catherine University of Manchester
Qaseminejad Raeini, Ali Imperial College London
Riazi, Masoud Heriot Watt University
Russian, Anna GHS, Institute of Environmental Assessment and Water Research (IDAEA), CSIC, Spain
Saliu, Olufemi Heriot-Watt University
Sampath, K ExxonMobil
Schmid, Karen University of Stuttgart
Shahverdi, Hamidreza Heriot-Watt University
Sorbie, Ken Heriot-Watt University
Stone, Daniel Heriot-Watt University
Svard, Magnus University of Edinburgh
Tartakovsky, Alexandre Pacific Northwest Laboratory
Tartakovsky, Daniel University of California at San Diego
Tecklenburg, Jan Leibniz Universität Hannover
Thatcher, Kate Durham University
van Dijke, Rink Heriot-Watt University
Voss, Jochen University of Leeds
Wacher, Abigail Durham University
Wang, Chenchen Heriot-Watt University
Watson, Francesca Durham University
Xue, Lili Heriot-Watt University
Zaretskiy, Yan Heriot-Watt University
Zeyun, Jiang Heriot-Watt University
Zhu, Jiujiang University of Abertay Dundee
Zizina, Irina Stuttgart University, Institute of Hydraulic Engineering