Section: Application Domains
Participants : Luc Buatois, Guillaume Caumon, Bruno Lévy, Nicolas Ray, Nicolas Saugnier, Thomas Viard.
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 . Several Ph.D. students were co-advised by researchers in GOCAD and ALICE, such as Laurent Castanié (defended in 2006, on novel visualization methods, published in IEEE Visualization  ), Luc Buatois (defended this year, on high-performance numerical solvers on Graphic Processing units), and more rencently (last year), Thomas Viard, on the visualization of data with uncertainties.