The objectives of this research group include the development, testing, verification, and application of reservoir simulators for oil and gas recovery processes. The reservoir simulators developed by this research group are used as test beds for new process physics, computational algorithms, physical property models, and other scientific purposes. The most recent code developments have been concentrated on the design and implementation of a multi-purpose suit of compositional reservoir simulators called the Multi-Purpose Simulator (MPS). This code is intended for the simulation of miscible gas flooding, chemical flooding, and simulating production form unconventional reservoirs. Other ongoing projects include model developments for wettability alteration, geomechanics, unstructured gridding, naturally fractured reservoirs, and compositional fluid flow in reservoir and wellbores including flow assurance issues such as asphaltene and scales precipitation and deposition. For the last several years, a great effort has been concentrated on simulation of unconventional reservoirs and development of embedded discrete fracture modeling (EDFM). Most recent research activities include geological CO2 sequestration, Hydrogen storage, and geothermal energy production. We address the application of our codes as well as the commercial reservoir simulators for solving field-scale simulation studies.

Ongoing and Past Projects

  • An EOS Compositional Miscible Gas Flooding Simulator (UTCOMPRS)


  • Chemical Flooding Simulator (UTCHEMRS)


  • Parallel, Multi-Purpose Simulator (MPS) 


  • Unstructured Grids
  • A Coupled Flow/Geomechanics Simulator with Complex Fracture Networks 


  • Advanced Embedded Discrete Fracture Modeling and its Application 


  • Compositional Wellbore Model
  • Coupled Reservoir and Wellbore Simulator for Flow Assurance Problems (Scales, Asphaltene, etc.)

Flow assurance Simulator

  • Conformance Control using Microgels
  • Mechanistic Modeling of Low Salinity Waterflooding
  • Reservoir Souring
  • Wettability Alteration in Conventional and Restructured Reservoirs
  • Flow Profiling and Fracture Characterization with DTS and EDFM
  • Field-Case Studies in conventional and Unconventional Reservoirs 


  • Automatic History Matching
  • Modeling EOR processes in Conventional and Unconventional Reservoirs
  • Geological storage: CO2 and Hydrogen Storage Simulations 

             CO2 vs. Hydrogen Storage

             CO2 Migration and Fault Reacrtivation

  • Geothermal Energy Production

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