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Title: Editorial to the special issue on the 2015 TOUGH Symposium

Abstract

This Special Issue of Transport in Porous Media features selected papers from the 2015 TOUGH Symposium, which took place on September 28–30, 2015, in Berkeley, California, USA. Such symposia are held every 3 years and are a forum where users of the TOUGH family of numerical simulators meet for an open exchange on the code applications and recent enhancements. The TOUGH codes (TOUGH is an acronym for Transport of Unsaturated Groundwater and Heat) were originally developed in the early 1980s for geothermal reservoir simulation by a team of researchers at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) headed by Karsten Pruess (see http://esd.lbl.gov/TOUGH). The TOUGH codes have a modular structure in which different fluid components can be incorporated into the code by means of a replaceable equation of state (EOS) package. Since its first release, a variety of important EOS modules have been developed, enabling the modeling of volatile organic compounds, decay chains of multiple radionuclides, gas hydrates, tight and shale gas behavior, enhanced oil recovery, and supercritical water and CO 2. Derivatives and descendants of the basic TOUGH code include coupled multi-phase flow and reactive chemical transport; coupled thermo-hydrologic-mechanical processes; inverse modeling for parameter estimation, sensitivity analysis, and uncertainty quantification;more » and parallelization for multi-core PCs, workstation clusters, and supercomputers. The TOUGH codes have been applied to a large variety of problems, including geothermal and petroleum reservoir engineering, nuclear waste and CO 2 geologic sequestration, subsurface environmental remediation, methane gas hydrate production, compressed air energy storage, and many other energy and environmental applications. Finally, the international TOUGH user community currently numbers almost 400 organizations (research laboratories, government agencies, private companies, universities, etc.) in over 60 countries.« less

Authors:
 [1];  [1]
  1. Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. (LBNL), Berkeley, CA (United States). Energy Geosciences Division
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. (LBNL), Berkeley, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1479420
Grant/Contract Number:  
[AC02-05CH11231]
Resource Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Transport in Porous Media
Additional Journal Information:
[ Journal Volume: 123; Journal Issue: 3]; Journal ID: ISSN 0169-3913
Publisher:
Springer
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
99 GENERAL AND MISCELLANEOUS

Citation Formats

Doughty, Christine, and Moridis, George J. Editorial to the special issue on the 2015 TOUGH Symposium. United States: N. p., 2018. Web. doi:10.1007/s11242-018-1061-y.
Doughty, Christine, & Moridis, George J. Editorial to the special issue on the 2015 TOUGH Symposium. United States. doi:10.1007/s11242-018-1061-y.
Doughty, Christine, and Moridis, George J. Mon . "Editorial to the special issue on the 2015 TOUGH Symposium". United States. doi:10.1007/s11242-018-1061-y. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1479420.
@article{osti_1479420,
title = {Editorial to the special issue on the 2015 TOUGH Symposium},
author = {Doughty, Christine and Moridis, George J.},
abstractNote = {This Special Issue of Transport in Porous Media features selected papers from the 2015 TOUGH Symposium, which took place on September 28–30, 2015, in Berkeley, California, USA. Such symposia are held every 3 years and are a forum where users of the TOUGH family of numerical simulators meet for an open exchange on the code applications and recent enhancements. The TOUGH codes (TOUGH is an acronym for Transport of Unsaturated Groundwater and Heat) were originally developed in the early 1980s for geothermal reservoir simulation by a team of researchers at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) headed by Karsten Pruess (see http://esd.lbl.gov/TOUGH). The TOUGH codes have a modular structure in which different fluid components can be incorporated into the code by means of a replaceable equation of state (EOS) package. Since its first release, a variety of important EOS modules have been developed, enabling the modeling of volatile organic compounds, decay chains of multiple radionuclides, gas hydrates, tight and shale gas behavior, enhanced oil recovery, and supercritical water and CO2. Derivatives and descendants of the basic TOUGH code include coupled multi-phase flow and reactive chemical transport; coupled thermo-hydrologic-mechanical processes; inverse modeling for parameter estimation, sensitivity analysis, and uncertainty quantification; and parallelization for multi-core PCs, workstation clusters, and supercomputers. The TOUGH codes have been applied to a large variety of problems, including geothermal and petroleum reservoir engineering, nuclear waste and CO2 geologic sequestration, subsurface environmental remediation, methane gas hydrate production, compressed air energy storage, and many other energy and environmental applications. Finally, the international TOUGH user community currently numbers almost 400 organizations (research laboratories, government agencies, private companies, universities, etc.) in over 60 countries.},
doi = {10.1007/s11242-018-1061-y},
journal = {Transport in Porous Media},
number = [3],
volume = [123],
place = {United States},
year = {2018},
month = {5}
}

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