The general perception that we are well past the hydrocarbon era and global oil reserves will likely be exhausted within decades is very wide of the mark. What is true though is that extracting oil becomes increasingly more complex, expensive, and less efficient, while oil prices keep plummeting.
Creating new oil production technologies is a major challenge for scientists and engineers worldwide, while a general concern for saving the environment and wildlife is driving “green” technology, a new trend in hydrocarbon recovery.
The lecture will offer insights into oil exploration and production, with the spotlight on advanced technologies and computational methods used to address this daunting task.
Alexey Cheremisin is an Associate Professor and Deputy Director at the Skoltech Center for Hydrocarbon Recovery (CHR). After graduating from the Physics Department of the Novosibirsk State University (NSU) and prior to joining Skoltech, Alexey worked at Schlumberger’s R&D department where he engaged in the development of new hydraulic fracturing technologies.