Mission of the SPE-GCS Computational Fluid Dynamics Study Group is to provide a common platform for CFD practitioners in Oil & Gas industry to foster knowledge sharing and networking, facilitate discussions, education/learning/training and develop boarder consensus on best practices in the area of CFD modelling for applications including (but not limited to) Near wellbore reservoir modelling, Drilling and Completion, Flow Assurance, Process and Process Safety, Offshore and Deepwater, Refining and Petrochemicals…

Scope for CFD modelling is gaining momentum and growing rapidly in Oil & Gas industry. It is important to set proper expectations through good understanding of opportunities and challenges in CFD modeling. By raising awareness and providing a platform for industry professionals to network, this Study Group increases confidences on CFD predictions and influences sound decision making.

To address the growing interest within the SPE community, the CFD Study Group organizes knowledge‐sharing events by key industry practitioners, thought leaders, and decision makers. The target audience for these events include oil and gas executives and managers, CFD practitioners, industry professionals, and subject matter experts from operators, service companies, consultants, academia, software vendors, and government labs.



1st one-Day Symposium on 

Digital Solutions for Fluid Flow Problems in Oil & Gas Industry

April 11, 2019, Chevron Auditorium, 1500 Louisiana St, Houston


Program Booklet






Past Luncheon Meetings Speakers

January 23, 2018: Prof Krishnaswamy Nandakumar from LSU on Multiphase flow models for Processes Innovation: Challenges and Opportunities

March 15, 2018: Prof Siamack A. Shirazi from Univ of Tulsa on CFD Simulations and Experiments in Multiphase Flow for Predicting Solid Particle Erosion: Challenges and Success Stories

May 25, 2018: Dr. Jang Whan Kim – Chief Technical Advisor @ TechnipFMC/ Genesis Americas on Industry Efforts to Develop CFD-Base Numerical Wave Basin

August 21, 2018: Alistair E. Gill – General Manager @ Wild Well Control on CFD – the Good, the Bad and the Ugly

January 25, 2019: Marcus Reis and Clovis Maliska Jr – ESSS Group on CFD – DEM Coupling for Modeling of Fluid Flow with Accurate Particle Representation

September 17, 2019: Dr Andy Cai, COMSOL on Corrosion Modelling: Mechanisms, Challenges and Numerical Solutions

December 5, 2019: Prof Rodney Fox, Iowa State University –CFD Modeling for Multiphase Flows


Position Name Phone
Chair Madhusuden Agrawal 281-661-9228
Vice Chair Kedar Desphande 785-304-0571
Program Coordinator Gocha Chochua 832-523-0870
Program Coordinator Bharat Tulsyan 617-275-9482
Program Coordinator Uday Godse 512-934-3552
Treasurer Mazdak Parsi 918-849-5000


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