Section: Application Domains
This application domain is led by the Gocad consortium, created by Prof. Mallet, now headed by Guillaume Caumon. The consortium involves 48 universities and most of the major oil and gas companies. ALICE contributes to Gocad with numerical geometry and visualization algorithms for oil and gas engineering. The currently explored domains are complex and dynamic structural models construction, extremely large seismic volumes exploration, and drilling evaluation and planning. The solutions that we develop are transferred to the industry through Earth Decision Sciences . The Ph.D. thesis of Laurent Castanié, co-advised by Gocad and ALICE, defended last year, lead to novel visualization methods, published in IEEE Visualization  . We continue the cooperation, with the Ph.D. thesis of Luc Buatois, on high-performance numerical solvers on Graphic Processing units. Results were published in the high-performance computing conference [Oops!] (second best student paper award). This year, a new co-advised Ph.D. started (Thomas Viard), on the visualization of data with uncertainties.