Affiliate - Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment; Otto N. Miller Professor in Earth Sciences; Professor, Department of Energy Resources Engineering
Energy Resources Engineering
Lou Durlofsky's research focuses mainly on the development of computational modeling and optimization techniques for subsurface flow processes. His specific research areas include general flow simulation, computational upscaling, or the development of flow models from detailed geological descriptions, reduced-order modeling, data assimilation, and energy system optimization. His work is relevant to oil and gas production, geological carbon storage operations, and fossil-renewable energy systems.
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As the world continues to burn 100 million barrels of oil a day – a rate that is expected to continue for the next 50 years – Stanford Earth researchers are developing greener ways of extracting the oil and mitigating the resulting greenhouse gases.
By Ker Than,