Hello, I am Marcio Arab Murad.
I work on the development of Multiscale Computational Models for Coupled Phenomena in Porous Media

I'm a researcher of the National Laboratory for Scientific Computation (LNCC), located in the city of Petropolis, RJ, Brazil, where for 30 years I have developed research, education and collaboration with industry in the general field of coupled phenomena in porous media. In this fascinating area I'm interested in developeing efficient multiscale computational models for coupling flow, electro-chemistry, transport and Geomechanics with particular emphasis on reservoir simulation and capable of handling geological complexity.

Papers Published in Journals

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  • A.C. Rocha, M. A. Murad, T.D. Le, A New Model for Flow in Shale-Gas Reservoirs including Natural and Hydraulic Fractures, Computational Geosciences, in press, 2017.   View

  • T.D. Le, M. A. Murad, P. Pereira, A New Matrix/Fracture Multiscale Coupled Model for Flow in Shale-Gas Reservoirs, SPE Journal, v. 22(1), p. 265-288, 2017.   View

  • Rocha, Aline C.; Murad, Marcio A.; Moyne, Christian; Oliveira, Saulo P.; Le, Tien D.. A new methodology for computing ionic profiles and disjoining pressure in swelling porous media. Computational Geosciences (Amsterdam), v. ', p. '-', 2016.   View

  • Le, Tien Dung; Murad, Marcio A.; Pereira, Patricia A.. A New Matrix/Fracture Multiscale Coupled Model for Flow in Shale-Gas Reservoirs. SPE Journal (Society of Petroleum Engineers (U.S.). 1996), v. 1, p. 1-25, 2016.   View

  • LE, TIEN DUNG ; MOYNE, Christian ; MURAD, MARCIO A. . A three-scale model for ionic solute transport in swelling clays incorporating ion-ion correlation effects. Advances in Water Resources, v. 75, p. 31-52, 2015.   View

  • LE, TIEN DUNG ; MURAD, MARCIO A. ; PEREIRA, PATRICIA A. ; Boutin, Claude. Bridging between macroscopic behavior of shale gas reservoirs and confined fluids in nanopores. Computational Geosciences (Amsterdam), v. 20, p. 751-771, 2015.   View

  • MAINKA, JULIA ; MURAD, MARCIO A. ; MOYNE, Christian ; LIMA, SIDARTA A. . A Modified Effective Stress Principle for Unsaturated Swelling Clays Derived from Microstructure. Vadose Zone Journal, v. 13(5), p. 1-17, 2014.   View

  • PONCE F., RANENA V. ; Márcio A. Murad ; Sidarta A. Lima . A Two-Scale Computational Model of pH-Sensitive Expansive Porous Media. Journal of Applied Mechanics, v. 80, p. 020903, 2013.   View

  • LE, T.D. ; MOYNE, C. ; MURAD, M.A. ; LIMA, S.A. . A two-scale non-local model of swelling porous media incorporating ion size correlation effects. Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids, v. 1, p. 1, 2013.   View

  • Azevedo, Juarez S. ; Murad, Márcio A. ; Borges, Marcio R. ; Oliveira, Saulo P. . A space-time multiscale method for computing statistical moments in strongly heterogeneous poroelastic media of evolving scales. International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering (Print), v. 1, p. n/a-n/a, 2012.   View

  • MENDES, MARCOS ALCOFORADO ; MURAD, MARCIO A. ; PEREIRA, Felipe . A new computational strategy for solving two-phase flow in strongly heterogeneous poroelastic media of evolving scales. International Journal for Numerical and Analytical Methods in Geomechanics (Print), v. 36, p. 1683-1716, 2012.   View

  • MURAD, MARCIO A.; BORGES, MARCIO ; OBREGÓN, JESUS A. ; CORREA, MAICON . A new locally conservative numerical method for two-phase flow in heterogeneous poroelastic media. Computers and Geotechnics, v. 1, p. 1-1, 2012.   View

  • Lima, Sidarta Araújo ; MURAD, M.A. ; MOYNE, Christian ; STEMMELEN, Didier . Electro-osmosis in kaolinite with pH-dependent surface charge modelling by homogenization. Anais da Academia Brasileira de Ciências (Impresso), v. 82, p. 223-242, 2010.   View

  • Lima, Sidarta Araújo ; Murad, Márcio A. ; MOYNE, Christian ; STEMMELEN, Didier . A Three-Scale Model of pH-Dependent Flows and Ion Transport with Equilibrium Adsorption in Kaolinite Clays: I. Homogenization Analysis. Transport in Porous Media, v. 85, p. 23-44, 2010.   View

  • Lima, Sidarta Araújo ; Murad, Márcio A. ; MOYNE, Christian ; STEMMELEN, Didier ; Boutin, Claude . A Three-Scale Model of pH-Dependent Flows and Ion Transport with Equilibrium Adsorption in Kaolinite Clays: II Effective-Medium Behavior. Transport in Porous Media, v. 85, p. 45-78, 2010.   View

  • Borges, Marcio R. ; Murad, Márcio A. ; PEREIRA, Felipe ; Furtado, Frederico . A new multiscale scheme for computing statistical moments in single phase flow in heterogeneous porous media. Advances in Water Resources, v. 32, p. 361-382, 2009.   View

  • MURAD, M.A.; MOYNE, Christian . A dual-porosity model for ionic solute transport in expansive clays. Computational Geosciences (Amsterdam), v. 12, p. 47-82, 2008.   View

  • Lima, Sidarta Araújo ; MURAD, M.A. ; MOYNE, Christian ; STEMMELEN, Didier . A three-scale model for pH-dependent steady flows in 1:1 clays. Acta Geotechnica, v. 3, p. 153-174, 2008.   View

  • OBREGON, Jesus Alexei ; MURAD, M.A. ; ROCHINHA, Fernando A . Computational Homogenization of Nonlinear Hydromechanical Coupling in Poroplasticity. International Journal of Multiscale Computational Engineering, Begell House, v. 4, p. 693-732, 2007.   View

  • MOYNE, Christian ; Murad, Márcio A. . A Two-Scale Model for Coupled Electro-Chemo-Mechanical Phenomena and Onsager s Reciprocity Relations in Expansive Clays: I Homogenization Analysis. Transport in Porous Media, Kluwer Holanda, v. 62, n.3, p. 333-380, 2006.   View

  • MOYNE, Christian ; Murad, Márcio A. . A Two-Scale Model for Coupled Electro-Chemo-Mechanical Phenomena and Onsager s Reciprocity Relations in Expansive Clays: II Computational Validation. Transport in Porous Media, Kluwer Holanda, v. 63, n.1, p. 13-56, 2006.   View

  • Murad, Márcio A.; MOYNE, Christian . A three-scale computational model of reactive pollutant transport in smectitic clays. Communications in Numerical Methods in Engineering, John Wiley & Sons, v. 22, p. 875-891, 2006.   View

  • Frias, Diego G. ; Murad, Márcio A. ; PEREIRA, Felipe . Stochastic computational modelling of highly heterogeneous poroelastic media with long-range correlations. International Journal for Numerical and Analytical Methods in Geomechanics, Wiley Interscience, v. 28, n.1, p. 1-32, 2004.   View

  • MOYNE, Christian ; MURAD, M.A. . Macroscopic Behavior of Swelling Porous Media derived from Micromechanical Analysis. Transport in Porous Media, Holanda, v. 50, n.1, p. 127-151, 2003.   View

  • MURAD, M.A.; MOYNE, Christian . Micromechanical Computational Modeling of Expansive Porous Media. Comptes Rendus. Mécanique, Elsevier, v. 330, p. 865-872, 2002.   View

  • FRIAS, Diego Gervásio ; MURAD, M.A. ; PEREIRA, Luiz Felipe F . Stochastic Computational Modeling of Reservoir Compaction due to Fluid Withdrawal. Journal of Computational and Applied Mathematics, SBMAC, v. 21, n.2, p. 1-23, 2002.   View

  • MOYNE, Christian ; MURAD, M.A. . Electro-chemo-mechanical couplings in swelling clays derived from a micro/macro-homogenization procedure. International Journal of Solids and Structures, Elsevier, v. 39, n.25, p. 6159-6190, 2002.   View

  • MURAD, M.A.; GUERREIRO, J. N. C. ; LOULA, A. F. D. . Micromechanical computational modeling of secondary consolidation and hereditary creep in soils. Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering, Elsevier, v. 190, n.15, p. 1985-2016, 2001.   View

  • MURAD, M.A.; GUERREIRO, J. N. C. ; LOULA, A. F. D. . Micromechanical Computational Modeling of Reservoir Compaction and Surface Subsidence. Matemática Contemporanea, Brasil, v. 19, p. 41-69, 2000.   View

  • MURAD, M.A.; CUSHMAN, J. H. . Thermomechanical theories for swelling porous media with microstructure. International Journal of Engineering Science, EUA, v. 38, n.5, p. 517-564, 2000.   View

  • BENNETHUM, L. S. ; MURAD, M.A. ; CUSHMAN, J. H. . Macroscale Thermodynamics and the Chemical Potential for Swelling Porous Media. Transport in Porous Media, Holanda, v. 39, n.2, p. 187-225, 2000.   View

  • MURAD, M.A.. Thermomechanical model of hydration swelling in smectitic clays: I two-scale mixture-theory approach. International Journal for Numerical and Analytical Methods in Geomechanics, EUA, v. 23, n.7, p. 673-696, 1999.   View

  • MURAD, M.A.. Thermomechanical Model of Hydration Swelling in Smectite Clays: II Inter-Phase Mass Transfer: Homogenization and Computational Validation. International Journal for Numerical and Analytical Methods in Geomechanics, EUA, v. 23, n.7, p. 697-719, 1999.   View

  • MURAD, M.A.; CUSHMAN, J. H. . A Multiscale Theory of Swelling Porous Media: II. Dual Porosity Models for Consolidation of Clays Incorporating Physicochemical Effects. Transport in Porous Media, Holanda, v. 28(1), p. 69-108, 1997.   View

  • BENNETHUM, L. S.; MURAD, M.A.; CUSHMAN, J. H.. Modified Darcy's Law, Terzaghi's Effective Stress Principle and Fick's Law for Swelling Clay Soils. Computers and Geotechnics, EUA, v. 20, n.3/4, p. 245-266, 1997.   View

  • MURAD, M.A.; CUSHMAN, J. H. . Multiscale Flow and Deformation in Hydrophilic Swelling Porous Media. International Journal of Engineering Science, Elsevier, v. 34, n.3, p. 313-336, 1996.   View

  • MURAD, M.A.; THOMÉE, V. ; LOULA, A. F. D. . Asymptotic Behaviour of Semidiscrete Finite Element Approximations of Biot's Consolidation Problem. SIAM Journal on Numerical Analysis, EUA, v. 33, n.3, p. 1065-1083, 1996.   View

  • BENNETHUM, L. S. ; MURAD, M.A. ; CUSHMAN, J. H. . Clarifying Mixture Theory and the Macroscale Chemical Potential for Porous Media. International Journal of Engineering Science, EUA, v. 34(14), p. 1611-1621, 1996.   View

  • MURAD, M.A.; BENNETHUM, L. S. ; CUSHMAN, J. H. . A Multiscale Theory of Swelling Porous Media: I Application to One-Dimensional Consolidation. Transport in Porous Media, Holanda, v. 19, n.2, p. 93-122, 1995.   View

  • LOULA, A. F. D. ; ROCHINHA, Fernando A ; MURAD, M.A. . Higher Order Gradient Post-Processing for Second Order Elliptic Problems. Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering, EUA, v. 128, p. 361-381, 1995.   View

  • MURAD, M.A.; LOULA, A. F. D. . Long-Time Behavior of some Galerkin and Petrov-Galerkin Methods for Thermoelastic Consolidation. Numerical Methods for Partial Differential Equations, EUA, v. 11, p. 291-309, 1995.   View

  • MURAD, M.A.; LOULA, A. F. D. . On Stability and Convergence of Finite Element Approximations of Biot's Consolidation Problem. International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering, Wiley, v. 37, p. 645-667, 1994.   View

  • MURAD, M.A.; LOULA, A. F. D. . Improved Accuracy in Finite Element Analysis of Biot's Consolidation Problem. Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering, EUA, v. 95, p. 359-382, 1992.   View

Education

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  • Postdoctoral - Purdue University, PURDUE, United States
    1992 - 1996

    Area: Soil Mechanics

    Development of consistent multscale thermodynamic models for Electro-Chemo-Mechanical couplings in swelling clays.

  • Doctorate degree - Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro, PUC-Rio, Brazil
    1986 - 1990

    Area: Mechanical Engineering

    Title: "Modeling and Numerical Analysis of Flow in Deformable Porous Media."

    Advisor: Rubens Sampaio Filho.

  • Master's degree - Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro, PUC-Rio, Brazil.
    1984 - 1986

    Area: Mechanical Engineering

    Title: "As Várias Faces da Termodinâmica dos Meios Contínuos e Aplicações"

    Advisor: Rubens Sampaio Filho.

  • Graduation - Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro, PUC-Rio, Brazil.
    1978 - 1983

    Mechanical Engineering

Honors, Editorial Duties, Recent Invited and Plenary Talks

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Honors

  • Researcher of the National Council for Scientific and Technological Development (CNPq, Level 1A)
    2011-present
  • Best Paper presented at the Workshop of the Petrobras Network of Reservoir Simulation, Brazil
    2014
  • Doutor Honoris Causa, Institut National Polytechnique de Lorraine (França).
    2005
  • Comendador da Ordem Nacional do Mérito Científico, Academia Brasileira de Ciências -- Ministério da Ciência, Tecnologia e Inovação.
    2009 erarchical hydro-mechanical modeling of reservoirs containing complex geological structure

Editorial Duties

  • Associate Editor: Computational Geosciences Springer

    Member of the Editorial Board: Acta Geotechnica, Springer

Recent Invited and Plenary Talks

  • Hierarchical Hydro-Mechanical Modeling of Reservoirs Containing Complex Geological Structures, Invited Plenary Talk at the 6TH BIOT CONFERENCE ON POROMECHANICS: A TRIBUTE TO OLIVIER COUSS, Paris France
    2017
  • On the Extension of the Douglas/Arbogast Dual Porosity Model for Shale Gas Reservoirs Containing Natural and Hydraulic Fractures, Invitation to the Mini Symposium in Honor of the Late Jim Douglas, Jr at the SIAM Conference on Mathematical and Computational Issues in the Geosciences, Erlanger, Germany
    2017
  • Multiscale Reservoir Modeling Incorporating Geological Complexity, Invitation to the Mini Symposium in Honor of Abimael Loula at the Brazilian Congress of Computational and Applied Mathematics, S Jose dos Campos, Brazil
    2017
  • The Scale-Up Problem for Flow in Low Permeability Nanoporous Media, Applied Mathematics and Computation Seminar, Oregon State University, USA
    2017
  • New Computational Hydro-Geomechanical Models in Pre-Sal Reservoirs in Catholic State University (PUC) of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
    November, 2016
  • New Muliscake Model for in Shale Gas Reservoirs in Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
    October, 2016
  • A New Class of Methods for Upscaling Flow and Deformato in Disordered Nanoporous Media in Coloqium Series in Evironmental Htdrogeology in Univ. Utrecht, Holland
    September, 2016
  • A New Iterative Discrete-Fracture-Model for Upscaling Coupled Flow and Geomechanics in Fractured Reservoirs in CNMAC 2016, Gramado, Brazil
    October 2016

    MS: Numerical Solution of PDE's

  • Recent Advances in Iterative Coupling Between Multiphase Flows and Reservoir Geomechanics Including Surrounding Rocks in International Conference on Porous Media, Milkwaukee, USA
    2014

    Invited Speaker 6th International Conference on Porous Media, Milkwaukee, USA

Research Interests

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I have strong interest in the physics of coupled phenomena in porous media. In this fascinating area I have contributed to the research in the following topics subjects:

Models for coupling Flow, Transport and Geomechanics:

In this topic MM has been working with several collaborators on the development of accurate models for hydro-mechanical coupled phenomena in porous media containing several geological features such as salt domes, faults, open fractures, veins, karts and vugs. The discretization of the system is pursued within the framework of the fixed stress split in the context of iteratively coupled methods. Discrete models are constructed within the context of locally conservative numerical methods in strongly heterogeneous geological formations. The aim here is the reconstruction of the constitutive laws of equivalent properties in outcrop geometries with data input form geologists to be inserted in coarse-scale simulators

Multiscale Models for Nanoporous Media:

In this genuine multidisciplinary topic MM has developed multiscale models for porous media containing nanopores such as active clays, shale gas and coalbed methane, with applications in unconventional sources of energy and contaminant transport in reactive soils. Modeling for bridging scales and discretization techniques involve formal homogenization methods, Density Functional Theory for confined fluid in nanoporous and Reduced Models for fractures.

Multiscale Models for Low-Salinity Water flooding

In this topic MM has developed homgenization methods to upscaling the local electro-chemistry of aqueous thin liquid films lying between crude oil droplets and a clay substrate in sandstones. The methodology allows to reconstruct numerically relative permeability curves, partition coefficients and capillary pressure and a function of the water composition by invoking the local solution of the Poisson Boltzmann problem and computing the disjoining pressure isotherms and contact angle.

Personal Info

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  • nameMarcio Arab Murad
  • e-mailmurad@lncc.br
  • addressGetúlio Vargas Avenue, 333 - Quitandinha
  • CEP 25651-075
  • City/State Petrópolis/ Rio de Janeiro
  • CountryBrazil
  • phone55 (24)2233-6149
  • cell phone55 (21)99959-0759