Luis Ayala

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William A. Fustos Family Professor, John and Willie Leone Department of Energy & Mineral Engineering (EME)
FCMG Chair in Fluid Behavior and Rock Interactions, John and Willie Leone Department of Energy & Mineral Engineering (EME)

Research Summary

Natural gas engineering, numerical modeling of unconventional gas reservoirs, performance prediction of gas shale reservoirs and tight sands with retrograde gases, compositional reservoir simulation and thermodynamics of hydrocarbon fluids, multiphase flow in pipelines and gas network analysis, and artificial intelligence applications.

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Recent Publications

Experimental and numerical study of gas diffusion and sorption kinetics in ultratight rocks

Zhang, M., Chakraborty, N., Karpyn, Z., Emami-Meybodi, H. & Ayala, L. F., Feb 15 2021, In: Fuel. 286, 119300.

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The linear-analog method: A more efficient and effective linearization method for natural gas transportation optimization

Chen, Z., Kleit, A. N., Lei, Z., An, H., Ayala, L. F. & Pruvot, A. J. C. J., Aug 2020, In: Journal of Natural Gas Science and Engineering. 80, 103305.

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A robust semi-analytical method based on integral formulations for modeling unconventional gas wells with variable production constraints

Garcez, J., Zhang, M. & Ayala, L. F., Nov 2020, In: Journal of Natural Gas Science and Engineering. 83, 103522.

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Transient pressure behavior for unconventional gas wells with finite-conductivity fractures

Nguyen, K. H., Zhang, M. & Ayala, L. F., Apr 15 2020, In: Fuel. 266, 117119.

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A thermodynamically consistent pseudo-potential lattice Boltzmann model for multi-component, multiphase, partially miscible mixtures

Peng, C., Ayala, L. F. & Ayala, O. M., 2020, (Accepted/In press) In: Journal of Computational Physics. 110018.

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Attainment of rigorous thermodynamic consistency and surface tension in single-component pseudopotential lattice Boltzmann models via a customized equation of state

Peng, C., Ayala, L. F., Wang, Z. & Ayala, O. M., Jun 2020, In: Physical Review E. 101, 6, 063309.

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Use of a new thermodynamics-based saturation/pressure relationship in two-phase rate-transient analysis of boundary-dominated gas/condensate reservoirs

Sun, Q. & Ayala, L. F., 2020, In: SPE Journal. 25, 4, p. 1636-1656 21 p.

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Explicit Determination of Reserves for Variable-Bottomhole-Pressure Conditions in Gas Rate-Transient Analysis

Wang, Y. & Ayala, L. F., Feb 2020, In: SPE Journal. 25, 1, p. 369-390 22 p.

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