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Multiscale Inversion of Porous Rock Physics using High-Performance Simulators: Bridging the Gap between Mathematics and Geophysics

Objective

We will develop and exchange knowledge on applied mathematics, high-performance computing (HPC), and geophysics to better characterize the Earth´s subsurface. We aim to better understand porous rocks physics in the context of elasto-acoustic wave propagation phenomena. We will develop parallel high-continuity isogeometric analysis (IGA) simulators for geophysics. We will design and implement fast and robust parallel solvers for linear equations to model multi-physics electromagnetic and elasto-acoustic phenomena. We seek to develop a parallel joint inversion workflow for electromagnetic and seismic geophysical measurements. To verify and validate these tools and methods, we will apply the results to: characterise hydrocarbon reservoirs, determine optimal locations for geothermal energy production, analyze earthquake propagation, and jointly invert deep-azimuthal resistivity and elasto-acoustic borehole measurements.
Our target computer architectures for the simulation and inversion software infrastructure consists of distributed-memory parallel machines that incorporate the latest Intel Xeon Phi processors. Thus, we will build a hybrid OpenMP and MPI software framework.
We will widely disseminate our collaborative research results through publications, workshops, postgraduate courses to train new researchers, a dedicated webpage with regular updates, and visits to companies working in the area. Therefore, we will perform a significant role in technology transfer between the most advanced numerical methods and mathematics, the latest super-computer architectures, and the area of applied geophysics.

Call for proposal

H2020-MSCA-RISE-2017
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Coordinator

UNIVERSIDAD DEL PAIS VASCO/ EUSKAL HERRIKO UNIBERTSITATEA
Address
Barrio Sarriena S N
48940 Leioa
Spain
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 234 000

Participants (5)

BCAM - BASQUE CENTER FOR APPLIED MATHEMATICS
Spain
EU contribution
€ 225 000
Address
Al Mazarredo 14
48009 Bilbao
Activity type
Research Organisations
INSTITUT NATIONAL DE RECHERCHE EN INFORMATIQUE ET AUTOMATIQUE
France
EU contribution
€ 94 500
Address
Domaine De Voluceau Rocquencourt
78153 Le Chesnay Cedex
Activity type
Research Organisations
BARCELONA SUPERCOMPUTING CENTER-CENTRO NACIONAL DE SUPERCOMPUTACION
Spain
EU contribution
€ 117 000
Address
Calle Jordi Girona 31
08034 Barcelona
Activity type
Research Organisations
UNIVERSITAT POLITECNICA DE CATALUNYA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 94 500
Address
Calle Jordi Girona 31
08034 Barcelona
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
REPSOL SA

Participation ended

Spain
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Calle Mendez Alvaro 44
28045 Madrid
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)

Partners (8)

PONTIFICIA UNIVERSIDAD CATOLICA DE VALPARAISO
Chile
Address
Avenida Brasil 2950
N/A Valparaiso
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
CURTIN UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY
Australia
Address
Gpo Box U1987
6845 Perth
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS SYSTEM
United States
Address
Colorado Street 601
78701 2982 Austin
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSIDAD NACIONAL DE COLOMBIA
Colombia
Address
Carrera 30
N/A Bogota
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
PONTIFICIA UNIVERSIDAD CATOLICA DE CHILE
Chile
Address
Avenida Libertador Bernardo O'higgins 340
8331150 Santiago
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSIDAD CENTRAL DE VENEZUELA
Venezuela
Address
Cent Com Los Chaguaramos 6/10
1040 Caracas
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSIDAD DE BUENOS AIRES
Argentina
Address
Calle Viamonte 430
1053 Buenos Aires
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
MACQUARIE UNIVERSITY
Australia
Address
Balaclava Road North Ryde
2109 Sydney
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments