People and publications


– Heads of the project: Professor Christopher C. Pain and Professor Matthew D. Jackson

– Lead developers of IC-FERST: Dr. Pablo Salinas

– Lead geologist and surface-based developer: Dr. Carl Jacquemyn

– Current and former people of the team: Dr. A. Hamzehloo, Dr. A. Kampitsis, L. Via-estrem, Dr. D. Pavlidis, Dr. Z. Xie, Dr. J.R. Percival, Dr. F. Fang, Dr. Q. Lei, M. Rood, Dr. A. Adam, Dr. Y. Melnikova, Dr. J.L.M.A. Gomes, H. Osman, Y. Debbabi, Dr. J.P. Latham, A. Obeysekara, P. Yang and Dr. J. Xiang.

How to cite IC-FERST

Cite Gomes et al. 2016, Salinas et al. 2016 and Salinas et al. 2017 for the formulation and numerical methods and cite Jackson et al. 2015 and Melnikova et al. 2016 for the general overview of the geological and meshing workflow.

Key publications

A Force-Balanced Control Volume Finite Element Method for Multiphase Porous Media Flow Modelling
J.L.M.A. Gomes, D. Pavlidis, P. Salinas, Z. Xie, J.R. Percival, Y. Melnikova, C.C. Pain, M.D. Jackson; International Journal for Numerical Methods in Fluids (2016) doi: 10.1002/fld.4275

Improving the convergence behaviour of a fixed-point-iteration solver for multiphase flow in porous media
P.Salinas, D. Pavlidis, Z. Xie, A. Adam, C. Pain and M.D. Jackson; International Journal for Numerical Methods in Fluids (2016) doi: 10.1002/fld.4357

Improving the Robustness of the Control Volume Finite Element Method with Application to Multiphase Porous Media Flow
P.Salinas, D. Pavlidis, Z. Xie, A. Adam, C. Pain and M.D. Jackson; Int J Numer Meth Fluids. (2017) doi: 10.1002/fld.4381

Reservoir Modeling for Flow Simulation by Use of Surfaces, Adaptive Unstructured Meshes, and an Overlapping-Control-Volume Finite-Element Method
M.D. Jackson, J.R. Percival, P. Mostaghimi, B. Tollit, D. Pavlidis, C.C. Pain, J. Gomes, A.H. Elsheikh, P. Salinas, A. Muggeridge and M. Blunt; SPE Reservoir Evaluation & Engineering (2015) doi: 10.2118/163633-PA

Reservoir Modelling Using Parametric Surfaces and Dynamically Adaptive Fully Unstructured Grids
Y. Melnikova, C. Jacquemyn, H. Osman, P. Salinas, G. Gorman, G.J. Hampson and M.D. Jackson; ECMOR XV (2016) doi: 10.3997/2214-4609.201601887

A discontinuous overlapping control volume finite element method for multi-phase porous media flow using dynamic unstructured mesh optimization
P. Salinas, J.R. Percival, D. Pavlidis, Z. Xie, J.L.M.A. Gomes, C.C. Pain and M.D. Jackson; SPE RSS 2015 (2015) doi: SPE-173279-MS

A balanced-force control volume finite element method for interfacial flows with surface tension using adaptive anisotropic unstructured meshes
Z. Xie, D. Pavlidis, P. Salinas, J.R. Percival, C.C. Pain and O.K. Matar; Computers and Fluids (2016) doi: 10.1016/j.compfluid.2016.08.005

Higher-order conservative interpolation between control-volume meshes: Application to advection and multiphase flow problems with dynamic mesh adaptivity
A. Adam, D. Pavlidis, J.R. Percival, P.Salinas, Z. Xie, F. Fang, C. Pain A.H. Muggeridge and M.D. Jackson; Journal of Computational Physics (2016) doi: 10.1016/

Geologic Modelling Using Parametric NURBS Surfaces
C. Jacquemyn, Y. Melnikova, M.D. Jackson, G.J. Hampson and C.M. John; ECMOR XV (2016) doi: 10.3997/2214-4609.201601884

A Fluid-Solid Coupled Approach for Numerical Modeling of Near Wellbore Hydraulic Fracturing and Flow Dynamics with Adaptive Mesh Refinement
A. Obeysekara, Q. Lei, P. Salinas, D. Pavlidis, J.P. Latham, J. Xiang and C.C. Pain; ARMA 2016 (2016) doi: ARMA-2016-013

Modelling of fluid–structure interaction with multiphase viscous flows using an immersed-body method
P. Yang, J. Xiang, F. Fang, D. Pavlidis, J.P. Latham and C.C. Pain Journal of Computational Physics (2016) doi: 10.1016/

For more publications visit the personal webpages of any of the people involved in the project.