Modeling of flows and transfers in porous media Department Head in the Geosciences Division
Paris ENSAM (Engineering School) and ESTA (Aerospace School) graduate
Based in Rueil-Malmaison
Why did you choose IFP Energies nouvelles?
I began my career in 1986 at Onera, where I helped develop numerical calculation codes. I then went to Beicip-Franlab, an IFP Energies nouvelles subsidiary and industrial partner, to work on the simulation of fluid flows in oil fields. In 1994, I joined IFP Energies nouvelles at the helm of a European project on production data integration in reservoir modeling.
What does your job involve?
As Department Head, it is my role to ensure the teams develop their expertise so that they can meet the requirements of R&D programs. Previously, I was project leader and was involved in defining multi-year research programs in the domain of field simulation and monitoring.
What do you like about your job?
Above all, managing the department's teams and scientific leadership. I also enjoy working on innovative subjects, in which IFP Energies nouvelles often plays a strategic role. Lastly, the projects conducted with industrial partners give us a more concrete view of the ultimate purpose of our research.
How do you see your career developing?
Numerical simulation and monitoring, reservoir production optimization or the study of CO2 storage sites with a sustainable development focus provide a broad scope for investigation. There are numerous technological challenges to overcome and the prospects for career development are particularly interesting.