Affiliate - Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment; Thomas Davies Barrow Professor in the School of Earth, Energy, and Environmental Sciences
Earth, Energy, and Environmental Sciences
Stanford Geothermal Program
Roland Horne's research focuses on well test interpretation and optimization of geothermal energy resources. He is currently working on matching models to various classes of reservoir responses. These "inverse problems" seek the values of unknown reservoir parameters by inference rather than direct measurement. Typical problems include tracer analysis of fractures, computer-aided well test analysis, production schedule optimization, and automated history matching/decline analysis.