Workshop "HPC and Energy" - CARLA 2021
02 July 2021

ENERXICO co-organises this workshop at CARLA 2021 on 4 October 2021


The workshop will focus on HPC techniques applied to the energy sector that have the power to improve and reform many industrial sectors. HPC can provide solutions for the energy sector, for example specifically in oil and gas by giving solutions in upstream, midstream and downstream problems, improving wind energy performance, solving issues of combustion efficiency for transportation systems, making nuclear systems more efficient and safer, developing better solar energy systems, optimising wind energy systems, improving the quality and efficiency of seismic and geophysical simulations, and so on. With the appearance in the near future of exascale systems, it opens new opportunities for more complex numerical simulations of energy systems that can represent in a more realistic way the physical system.


  • Oil and gas applications.
  • Oil refining.
  • Seismic and geophysical applications.
  • Wind energy simulations.
  • Nuclear energy simulations.
  • Combustion efficiency for transportation systems.
  • HPC and exascale applications or developments applied to the energy sector.

Submission Guidelines

All accepted papers of this workshop will be published following the General CARLA 2021 guidelines.

Agenda of the workshop *Time of Guadalajara (GMT -5)

Session 1

Moderator: Jaime Klapp (ININ)

9:00 - 9:10 Introduction to the workshop. Jaime Klapp (ININ) and Alvaro Coutinho (COPPE / Federal University of Rio de Janeiro)

9:10 - 9:40  The ENERXICO project. José María Cela (Barcelona Supercomputing Center)

9:40 - 10:00  Accuracy and Implementation of Pseudospectral Methods for Acoustic Wave Motion. Otilio Rojas (Barcelona Supercomputing Center)

10:00 - 10:20  High-fidelity simulation of high-pressure spray flames of renewable fuels for transportation. Daniel Mira (Barcelona Supercomputing Center)

10:20 - 10:40 Multi-GPU data analysis for TByte experimental data. Luciano Ricardo Correa (SIDI)

10:40 - 11:00 Break

Session 2

Moderator: Alvaro Coutinho (COPPE / Federal University of Rio de Janeiro)

11:00 - 11:20 HPC geophysical electromagnetics: a synthetic VTI model with complex bathymetry. Octavio Castillo-Reyes (Barcelona Supercomputing Center)

11:20 - 11:40 Advances in Uncertainty Quantification for Seismic Imaging. Alvaro Coutinho (COPPE / Federal University of Rio de Janeiro)

11:40 - 12:00 Efficient simulation of multi-query problems applied to the design of solar photovoltaic devices. Antonio Tadeu (LNCC) 

12:00 - 12:20 The ENERXICO Project: HPC numerical simulations applied to the energy sector. Jaime Klapp and Estela Mayoral (ININ) 

12:20 - 12:40 Designing effective thickening polymers for their use in enhanced oil recovery and fracking. Armando Gama (Tecnológico de Ecatepec)

Session 3

Moderator: Alvaro Coutinho (COPPE / Federal University of Rio de Janeiro)

15.00 - 15:20 Review of optimized GPU processing using OpenCL for the SPH method and further recommendations. Gabriel Camporredondo Diaz (Universidad Iberoamericana)

15:20 - 15:40 A distributed open-source big data platform for real-time geolocation tracking. Pedro Moreno-Bernal, Universidad Autónoma del Estado de Morelos

15:40 - 16:00 Liquid-Vapor coexistence in equilibrium drops using smoothed particle hydrodynamics applied to the oil industry. Lamberto Díaz-Damacillo (ININ)

16:00 - 16:20 Numerical Study of Multiphase Water–Glycerol Emulsification Process in a Y-junction Horizontal Pipeline. Mauricio De la Cruz Ávila (ININ)

16:20 - 16.40 Matching saturation pressures and volumetric PVT data of gas and condensate fluids with the Peng – Robinson equation of state. Humberto Hinojosa (ININ)

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