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John Philip Ortiz

John Ortiz

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Phone (505) 665-5901

Capabilities

  • Computational Physics and Applied Mathematics
  • Numerical modeling
  • Coupled multi-physics simulations
  • Computational fluid dynamics (CFD)
  • Subsurface flow simulation
  • Multiscale-multiphase-multicomponent subsurface reactive flows
  • Earth and Space Sciences
  • Geoscience
  • Geophysics
  • Subsurface flow and transport
  • Hydrology
  • Geology
  • Computer and Computational Sciences
  • Machine learning,
  • Data mining
  • Earth and Space Sciences
  • Earthquakes
  • PFLOTRAN
  • Computational Physics and Applied Mathematics
  • Sensitivity analysis
  • Earth and Space Sciences
  • Model calibration
  • Multi-scale, multi-phase subsurface flow simulations
  • FEHM: Finite-Element Heat and Mass-Transfer
  • Oil and gas reservoir simulations
  • Subsurface energy applications risk analysis

Expertise

Multiphase Fluid Flow Modeling

  • Gas migration from underground nuclear explosions
  • Groundwater flow and contaminant transport
  • Passive soil vapor extraction (SVE) caused by barometric pumping
  • Fluid-fault interactions
  • Induced seismicity related to oilfield brine reinjection

Field Work

  • Deploying subsurface geophysical field survey equipment (Transverse electromagnetics [TEM], Magnetotellurics [MT])
  • Data acquisition and interpretation of deep flow regimes of saline geothermal fluids in order to evaluate potential hydrothermal systems in southern New Mexico.
  • Structural and geologic characterization of sedimentary fault-zone architectural elements

Education

2017, M.Sc. Hydrology, New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology

Thesis: The Role of Falt-Zone Architecture and Basal Altered Zones on Downward Pore Pressure Propagation and Induced Seismicity in the Crystaline Basement

2014, B.A. Earth Sciences, Dartmouth College

Senior Honor's Thesis: Quantifying regional sediment flux from observations of nearshore morphology in the Columbia River Littoral Cell

 

LANL Positions

2017 - present, Post-Masters Research Assistant, Earth and Environmental Sciences Division, Computation Earth Science Group (EES-16)

2018 - present, LANL Student Programs Advisory Committee (SPAC) Representative

 

Professional Societies

AGU (American Geophysical Union), since 2013

AAPG (American Association of Petroleum Geologists), since 2015

GSA (Geological Society of America), since 2016

NGWA (National Ground Water Association), since 2017

NMGS (New Mexico Geological Society), since 2017

InterPore (International Society for Porous Media), since 2018

 

Awards

2018, LANL "Spot" Performance Award (May)

 

Publications

Journal Publications, Reports, Conference Talks

2018

Harp, D. R., Ortiz, J. P., Pandey, S., Karra, S., Anderson, D., Bradley, C., ... & Stauffer, P. H. Immobile Pore-Water Storage Enhancement and Retardation of Gas Transport in Fractured Rock. Transport in Porous Media, 1-26.

Ortiz, J.P. A reduced-order model to assist real-time predictions of gas transport in unsaturated fractured media, oral presentation. InterPore 10th Annual Meeting in New Orleans (May 2018). Ortiz, J.P. Analysis of enhanced gas transport in fractured rock due to barometric pressure variations, (presented for Dr. Dylan Harp) oral presentation. InterPore 10th Annual Meeting in New Orleans (May 2018).

Stauffer, P.H., Rahn, T.A., Ortiz, J.P., Salazar, L.J., Boukhalfa, H., & Snyder, E.E.. Summary of a Gas Transport Tracer Test in the Deep Cerros Del Rio Basalts, Mesita del Buey, Los Alamos NM. United States. doi:10.2172/1417180.

2017

Ortiz, J.P. (2017). The Role of Fault-Zone Architecture and Basal Altered Zones on Downward Pore Pressure Propagation and Induced Seismicity. Masters Thesis. New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology.

Ortiz, J. P. Improving estimates of subsurface gas transport in unsaturated fractured media using field tracer data and numerical methods”, oral presentation. AGU 2017 Fall Meeting in New Orleans.

2016

Zhang, Y., Edel, S. S., Pepin, J., Person, M., Broadhead, R., Ortiz, J. P., Bilek, Susan L., Mozley, P., & Evans, J. P. (2016). Exploring the potential linkages between oil‐field brine reinjection, crystalline basement permeability, and triggered seismicity for the Dagger Draw Oil field, southeastern New Mexico, USA, using hydrologic modeling. Geofluids, 16(5), 971-987.

Ortiz, J. P. The Hydrologic Connection Between Basal Reservoir Injection, Crystalline Basement Fault Zones, and Induced Seismicity, oral presentation. September 2016 GSA Annual Meeting in Denver, CO.

2015

Ortiz, J.P. (2015). Quantifying regional sediment flux from observations of nearshore morphology in the Columbia River Littoral Cell. Senior Honors Thesis. Dartmouth College.

2014

Cohn, N., Ruggiero, P., Ortiz, J.P., & Walstra, D. J. (2014). Investigating the role of complex sandbar morphology on nearshore hydrodynamics. Journal of Coastal Research, 70(sp1), 53-58.

 
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