Keynote: Improving Oil Recovery Methods with Simulation


In his keynote presentation at the COMSOL Conference 2015 Grenoble, Sébastien Cambon of the Open and Experimental Centre for Heavy Oil (CHLOE) discusses his organization's work to find more energy-efficient heavy oil recovery methods. To do this, the researchers used COMSOL Multiphysics to simulate electromagnetic heating, multiphase flow in porous media, heat transfer, and other physical effects of an oil reservoir. This resulted in a reliable and accurate model for petroleum applications.