Geonumerics is a joint collaboration between the Massachusetts Institute of Technology,
Schlumberger-Doll Research Center and James Cook University. The group is dedicated
to the development and implementation of next generation numerical simulator technologies
and algorithms as they apply to problems in geoscience, particularly those involving permeable rock
and complex multi-phase fluid flows. Such characteristics are key when simulating
grain scale physics in oil reservoir rock and problems related to hydrates,
carbon sequestration and coal seam gas.
Additional areas of interest relate to the simulation of deformable, fracturable and
granula media. Of most interest is the development of integrated techniques for
simulating solids and liquids together to model important geotechnical phenomena
like sanding, bore hole stability and hydrofracturing.