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Leidos is looking to expand our support at NETL to complete research relating to Reservoir Simulation for Representing Coupled P, T Effects on Fractures.
Support will be required in the areas of computational modeling and numerical simulation to study fracture mechanics in heterogeneous medium and fluid flow simulations. The results of testing will be used by NETL to develop a modeling approach to characterize thermal and pressure changes within hydraulically fractured shale reservoirs and the effects on hydrocarbon flow from the matrix to the primary fracture.
The Computational Mechanics Scientist will aid in multi-scale modeling including using finite element and finite difference techniques to solve PDE's based on SVD algorithm and other algorithms. This includes completion of numerical simulations with optimization techniques to predict the behavior of molecular dynamical systems and to research and develop a model capable of simulating thermal and pressure changes within a network of fractures. A user interface for the fracture model will be developed.
Primary Responsibilities Include:
Research models capable of simulating thermal and pressure changes within a network of fractures.
Identify a modeling approach to characterize the influence thermal and pressure changes within a hydraulically fractured shale reservoir have on hydrocarbon flow from the matrix to the primary fracture.
Develop model to simulate the goal identified in 1d.
Bachelor’s degree in a science or science-related field (e.g., biology, chemistry, economics, geology, mathematics, and physics) and 5 years of job-related experience or a Master’s degree and 3 years job-related experience.
Excellent communication skills and a willingness and interest to collaborate in an interdisciplinary team environment to drive towards overall project and team objectives is also required.
Demonstrated experience in mentorship of early-career scientists and/or students is required.
Ph.D. in Computational Mechanics.
Experience conducting research as a principal research scientist.
Demonstrated ability to author publications and to present results related to research work.
Fracture mechanics in heterogeneous medium and fluid flow simulations.
Multi-scale modeling, using Finite Element and Finite Difference techniques to solve PDE's, based on SVD algorithm and other algorithms.
Numerical simulations with optimization techniques to predict the behavior of molecular dynamical systems.
First authorship of peer-reviewed journal articles and posters/presentations at national conferences.
Familiarity with working in a Research and Development setting.
Experience conducting research at a GOGO (Government owned Government operated) lab.
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External Referral Bonus:Ineligible
Potential for Telework:Yes, 75%
Clearance Level Required:None
Travel:Yes, 10% of the time
Scheduled Weekly Hours:40
Job Family:Research Scientist
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