PIMS/Shell Lunchbox Lecture: How Can Parallelization Recover More Oil?

  • Date: 12/18/2013

Zhangxing (John) Chen


NSERC/AIEES/Foundation CMG Chair and AITF (iCORE) Chair
Director, Foundation CMG/Frank-Sarah Meyer Collaboration Centre
Department of Chemical & Petroleum Engineering, University of Calgary


Calgary Place Tower (Shell)


How Can Parallelization Recover More Oil?


For large oil and gas heterogeneous fields, vast amounts of seismic, geologic and dynamic reservoir data yield high-resolution geological models. These models involve mega (million) to giga (billion) grid block cells. Recent advances in the development of parallel reservoir simulators are capable of the solution of field simulations of these sizes within minutes. These parallel simulations provide increased recovery of oil and gas resources, due to a full utilization of available data and a better understanding of the chemical and physical mechanisms involved, process design and uncertainty analysis

Other Information: 

Location: Calgary Place Tower 1 (330 5th Avenue SW), Room 1104


Time: 12:00-1:00 pm






is grateful for the support of Shell Canada Limited, Alberta Enterprise
and Advanced Education, and the University of Calgary for their
support of this series of lectures.