Ali Zidane, PhD

Research focus

Reservoir Simulation Engineering

Structured and unstructured mesh generation in 2D, 2.5D and 3D

Numerical modeling of fractures using the Fracture cross-flow equilibrium (FCFE) approach

Numerical modelling of single and multi-phase flow coupled with mass transport in porous media

Numerical discretization using the Discontinuous Galerkin Method (DGM) and Mixed Hybrid Fined Element Method (MHFE)

Selected publications

Zidane, A., and Firoozabadi, A.: "Fracture cross-flow equilibrium in compositional two-phase reservoir simulation," SPE Journal (2017) SPEJ 184402-PA.

Zidane, A., and Firoozabadi, A.: "Two-Phase Compositional Flow Simulation in Complex Fractured Media by 3D Unstructured Gridding with Horizontal and Deviated Wells; SPE Reservoir Evaluation & Engineering-Reservoir Engineering (2019) SPE-191405-PA.