About us

Welcome to the home page of the SIAM Graduate Student Chapter (SIA&M) at Texas A&M University in College Station. The purpose of this organization is to promote interdisciplinary collaboration among graduate students, to provide a platform where graduate students can practice and improve their presentation skills, and to facilitate interactions among graduate students and faculty both inside the Mathematics department as well as with other Science and Engineering departments.

The main activity of SIA&M is co-organizing the Industrial and Applied MathSeminar.

We also host a Social Event every month.

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Next Talk

Speaker:   Ruud Weijermars
Harold Vance Department of Petroleum Engineering
Texas A&M University

Title: How Complex Analysis Enables Rapid Engineering of Flooding in Marginal Oil Fields and Fluid Circulation in Geothermal Reservoirs

Time / Date: 4-5 PM Monday, September 9

Location: Blocker 220

Abstract: Flooding operations in smaller oil fields frequently cannot afford (due to limited subsurface data and marginal cost production) the development of advanced numerical reservoir simulations. Complex analysis math tools can help fill this technology gap, providing fast solutions that require as inputs only actual well rate profiles (rate versus time) of injectors and producers. We apply an improved calculus based on conformal mapping to model the sweep pattern of waterfloods in bounded reservoirs. Solutions for streamlines and flood advancement obtained with the new calculus method are validated using an independent but more intricate numerical streamline simulation method. The benchmarked calculus is applied to the Quitman field, a tabular oil reservoir comprising an 18 ft thick payzone of Harris sand interfingering with shales of the Eagle Ford formation. Riemann’s mapping method in combination with the Schottky-Klein prime function is applied to find the complex potentials to describe the flow in the reservoir bound by impervious faults. The improved method can model waterflooding in marginal fields like the Quitman oil field more accurately than with previous calculus methods and can visualize the sweep pattern and compute time-of-flight contours in a simpler and faster fashion than with numerical streamline simulators. The new streamline methods developed are also applied in a reservoir study of the Neal Hot Springs Geothermal Power Plant (Vale, Oregon), history matching tracer test to inversely determine the average porosity and thickness of the geothermal reservoir.


Last Social

BBQ and Sports Day!

Time / Date:  3-7  PM, April 10

Location:  Tiffany Park



The 2016 Gene Golub SIAM Summer School will be held at Drexel University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania from July 25 - August 5, 2016. The theme of the summer school is Stochastic Differential Equations and Wave Propagation. 
All interested graduate students should send a CV and letter of reference to
golub2016@math.drexel.edu. The deadline for applications is Feb. 1, 2016.

The 2016 PIRE-CNA Summer School on New Frontiers in Nonlinear Analysis for Materials will be held at the Center for Nonlinear Analysis in Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA from June 2 - 10, 2016.

Advanced graduate students and postdocs are invited to submit a title and an abstract for a poster along with a cv. The deadline for submission and applications for financial support is April 15, 2016.