The Energy Modeling Group (EMG) is a research organization in the Petroleum Engineering (PE) Department at the Colorado School of Mines, consisting of faculty members, graduate students, visiting scholars, and post-doctoral researchers. EMG was founded in 2009.
EMG’s mission is to develop state-of-the-art reservoir modeling technology and advanced simulation tools for research, teaching, and field application in the area of subsurface energy and natural resources, and environmental science and engineering. Specifically, EMG relies on the support from government funding agencies, industries, and international organizations for its research and teaching activities.
Currently, the research focuses of EMG are (1) CO2-EOR and sequestration modeling; (2) unconventional reservoir dynamics and simulation (such as tight and shales gas reservoir simulation); (3) simulation of coupled thermal-hydrological-mechanical-chemical (THMC) processes in reservoirs; (4) geothermal reservoir simulation; and (5) coupled process models for hydraulic fracturing and production from porous and fractured reservoirs.
EMG seeks collaboration with universities, national laboratories, and industries, in particular, national and international petroleum companies, in developing and applying advanced reservoir simulation systems.