Numerical Studies for Petrol and Gas Reservoir Problems

The focus of this project will be mathematical models to describe petroleum or gas reservoir simulations. For such a kind of problems, permeability is desperately needed in the oil industry, however, it is hard to accurately measure the permeability field in the earth, due to the large area of oil reservoir and complicated earth structure. Therefore, identification of permeability parameter is crucial for the efficiency of the mathematical models. Since the classical (deterministic) partial differential equations cannot express the behavior of the physical problem completely, the permeability parameter is represented as a random field.  The mathematical modelling of such a kind of problems corresponds to basically unsteady convection diffusion equations. Therefore, our first interest will be numerical investigation of the time-dependent convection diffusion equation with random input data. Then, we extend the concept to the stochastic optimal control problems. Lastly, by constructing the random data parameters as permeability with the help of the original data, the effect of the mathematical simulations can be observed.