绣山讲坛第328讲机械学院学术报告—Petroleum Geomechanics Research at GTEP/PUC-Rio
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报告题目：Petroleum Geomechanics Research at GTEP/PUC-Rio
报 告 人：Professor Sergio AB da Fontoura
会议地点：绣山工程楼 208 室
In this lecture, we will explore the ongoing research in experimental rock mechanics in sedimentary rocks, notably carbonates and rock salt, as well as computational developments associated with the solution of coupled stress-flow problems of interest to reservoir engineering. The experimental program carried out in rock salt (Halite) includes triaxial tests creep tests and time-dependent closure of holes subjected to confinement and internal pressures. High-pressure and high-temperature tests on carbonates will also be presented. We will summarize the development of an integrated solution for the flow-stress problem highlighting the usage of GPU programming in order to reach high-performance computing of the coupled problem.
Professor Sergio Fontoura graduated in Civil Engineering at the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and did his doctorate studies at the University of Alberta, Canada, in 1980. After that, he joined the Civil Engineering Department of PUC-Rio, Brazil. He has been a Visiting Researcher at the Disaster Prevention Research Institute, Kyoto University in 1983 and a Visiting Professor at the Department of Civil Engineering of the University of Toronto, Canada. He has supervised over 100 MSc and PhD students in their research work and has published over 130 articles in many areas of geotechnical engineering, notably in the application of rock mechanics, both experimental and computational modeling, to petroleum engineering. He has worked as a consultant for rock mechanics engineering projects and has served as an expert witness in judicial cases involving the failure of oil engineering structures. Professor Fontoura has served as President of the Brazilian Rock Mechanics Committee for 8 years and he was the representative and voting delegate of Brazil in the International Society for Rock Mechanics and Rock Engineering (ISRM) Council from 2003 to 2015.