Hydrocarbon Resources

Scientists Unveil New Version of Popular Flow-Simulation Tool

Scientists from the Energy Geosciences Division at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) have released the latest version of TOUGH (Transport Of Unsaturated Groundwater and Heat), a suite of software codes used worldwide to simulate nonisothermal multiphase flow and transport in fractured and porous media. TOUGH3 builds on the impressive legacy of its TOUGH predecessors, which…

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New Hydrocarbon Resources Program Lead: Tim Kneafsey

On February 1, 2017, Tim Kneafsey will assume the position of Program Lead for the Hydrocarbon Resources Program at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. Tim will be responsible for strategic development, identification, dissemination, and coordination of funding opportunities related to hydrocarbon resources (DOE and work-for-others opportunities), and for serving as point of contact and spokesperson for this…

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Berkeley Lab to Develop Exascale Simulator to Assess Earthquake Hazard and Risk

“High Performance, Multidisciplinary Simulations for Regional Scale Seismic Hazard and Risk Assessments” is one of two Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab), Earth and Environmental Sciences Area-led projects recently selected by the DOE Exascale Computing Project (ECP) to be funded at about $3M over the next three years. The project will be led by David…

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Berkeley Lab to Lead Development of Exascale Subsurface Simulator

David Trebotich and Carl Steefel stand in front of Cori

“An Exascale Subsurface Simulator of Coupled Flow, Transport, Reactions and Mechanics” is one of two Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab), Earth and Environmental Sciences Area-led projects recently selected by the Department of Energy (DOE) Exascale Computing Project (ECP) to be funded at $10M over the next four years. Berkeley Lab Principal Investigator, Carl Steefel…

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Workshop Helps with Reducing the Risk of Future Incidents of a Natural Gas Storage Leak

Schematic of SS-25 Well

Selected by the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Fossil Energy, Berkeley along with three other National Laboratories (Sandia, Livermore, and National Energy Technologies) co-chaired a Workshop on “Well Integrity for Natural Gas Storage in Depleted Reservoirs and Aquifers”. The workshop was held in Denver, Colorado this past July and was hosted by the four…

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