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Advances in Computational Methods for Subsurface Modeling: In Honor of Professor Mary F. Wheeler

Todd Arbogast, ICES

Shuyu Sun, KAUST

Ivan Yotov, University of Pittsburgh

Modeling and simulation of flow, transport, and geomechanics in the Earth's subsurface is required to make decisions associated with the management of subsurface reservoirs. Application areas vary widely, and include groundwater contamination, carbon sequestration, petroleum exploration and recovery, and many others. Due to the high complexity of subsurface reservoirs, accurate mathematical and numerical simulation of flow, transport, and geomechanics remain challenging topics in many ways. The aim of this mini-symposium is to bring together researchers working on reservoir simulation to exchange and discuss the latest developments in reservoir modeling and simulation. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
- Advanced models of subsurface flow, transport, and geomechanics;
- Advanced numerical methods, including those that are physics preserving and high order in space and time;
- Strategies for compatible coupling of multiphysics systems of equations and numerical schemes;
- Multiscale methods for handling medium heterogeneity and nonlinearities on coarse meshes, including upscaling methods, treatment of fractures, homogenization, and multiscale algorithms;
- Fast and accurate solvers for subsurface modeling, including mesh adaptation, multigrid/multilevel algorithms, decomposition schemes, and nonlinear preconditioners.