Workshop on Simulation of Complex Processes in Porous Media

IMPA, Rio de Janeiro, September 25-26, 2015 

Venue: IMPA

IMPA is located in the South Zone of Rio de Janeiro, near the Tijuca Forest and the Botanical Gardens, 20 minutes from major hotels of Leblon and Ipanema. You can find our address and some practical information about how to get to the institution below.

How to get to IMPA:

From the airport

On leaving the airport we suggest that you take a taxi. There are several companies that have booths located inside the airport facilities, on the way out. A ride to South Zone costs around R$120 to R$150 and takes about 50 minutes. There are also special buses leaving from Terminals 1 and 2, whose routes you can find here.


There are three bus lines running near the Institute:

  • 409 – Saens Peña – Horto (via Lapa)
  • 416 – Saens Peña – Jardim Botânico (Horto) (via Túnel Rebouças)

You can check which buses line is the best for you by clicking here.

The passenger must pay as they enter, using the front door to get on the bus and the rear door to get off the bus. The bus fare is R$ 3,80 and the maximum change given is for a R$ 20,00 bill.

Should you prefer to use a taxi, we suggest the following companies:

MAP of the area

List of Registered Participants



IMPA, Auditorium 232 (second floor)

Friday, September 25

09:30 Registration
09:45 Welcome
10:00 Marcio A. Murad (LNCC, Brazil)
A New Matrix-Fracture Multiscale Coupled Model For Flow in Shale Gas Reservoirs
11:00 Dan Marchesin (IMPA, Brazil)
The role of geochemistry in the recovery of oil in calcite reservoirs by carbon dioxide
12:00 Lunch
14:00 Martinus Th. van Genuchten (UFRJ, Brazil / Utrecht University, Netherlands)
An overview of selected collaborative porous media research projects between Brazil and The Netherlands
15:00 Paulo Herrera (Universidad de Chile)
Streamlines numerical simulations of mixing in complex groundwater flow topology
16:00 Coffee break
16:30 Antoine Tambue (University of Cape Town, South Africa)
A Rosenbrock-Type Method for simulation of liquid-vapor flows with phase change in geothermal systems
17:30 Cocktail

Saturday, September 26

10:00 Alexei A. Mailybaev (IMPA, Brazil)
Liquid-gas filtration combustion in porous media: Theory, simulations and applications
11:00 Juan Nogues (Universidad Paraguayo Alemana)
Influence of the permeability model in the local capillary trapping process
12:00 Lunch
14:00 Juan Galvis (Universidad Nacional de Colombia)
A mass conservative generalized multiscale finite element method applied to two-phase flow in heterogeneous porous media
15:00 Renato M. Cotta (UFRJ, Brazil)
Computational Integral Transforms for Heat and Mass Transfer in Porous Media
16:00 Coffee break
16:30 Jan Martin Nordbotten (University of Bergen, Norway / Princeton University)
Finite volume methods for coupled flow and deformation in porous media



Workshop Poster


Picture of the Group





Videos of the lectures



Jan M. Nordbotten (University of Bergen)
Rien van Genuchten (UFRJ)
Alexei A. Mailybaev (IMPA)

Postal address: Estrada Dona Castorina 110
Rio de Janeiro, RJ, 22460-320, Brazil
Tel.: 55 21 2529 5070