It is generally believed that the global oil reserves will last for several decades only and the hydrocarbon era is nearing its end, but this is far from true. The actual concern is that oil production is becoming more difficult and costly. While the energy sector can switch to renewable sources, the polymer industry has not yet found a suitable alternative to hydrocarbons.
At the lecture, you will learn about the exploration and production of hydrocarbons, as well as about the modern technologies and computational methods that help to solve this ambitious task.
About the speaker: Alexey Cheremisin is Professor and Associate Director for Experimental Research at the Skoltech Center for Hydrocarbon Recovery. 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 was engaged in the development of new hydraulic fracturing technologies.