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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.
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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

€ 175 500

Participants (5)

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BCAM - BASQUE CENTER FOR APPLIED MATHEMATICS

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 207 000

INSTITUT NATIONAL DE RECHERCHE ENINFORMATIQUE ET AUTOMATIQUE

France

EU Contribution

€ 126 000

BARCELONA SUPERCOMPUTING CENTER - CENTRO NACIONAL DE SUPERCOMPUTACION

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 121 500

UNIVERSITAT POLITECNICA DE CATALUNYA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 94 500

REPSOL SA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 40 500

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PONTIFICIA UNIVERSIDAD CATOLICA DE VALPARAISO

CURTIN UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY

THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS SYSTEM

UNIVERSIDAD NACIONAL DE COLOMBIA

PONTIFICIA UNIVERSIDAD CATOLICA DE CHILE

UNIVERSIDAD CENTRAL DE VENEZUELA

UNIVERSIDAD DE BUENOS AIRES

MACQUARIE UNIVERSITY

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 777778

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 April 2018

  • End date

    31 March 2022

Funded under:

H2020-EU.1.3.3.

  • Overall budget:

    € 765 000

  • EU contribution

    € 765 000

Coordinated by:

UNIVERSIDAD DEL PAIS VASCO/ EUSKAL HERRIKO UNIBERTSITATEA

Spain