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Sergei Boronin

Senior Research Scientist
Center for Hydrocarbon Recovery

Professor: Andrei Osiptsov

Sergei has a strong background in fluid mechanics with the particular focus on modeling multiphase and particle-laden flows. He received his MSc and Candidate of Sciences degrees at Lomonosov Moscow State University (MSU), Faculty of Mechanics and Mathematics, in 2005 and 2008 respectively. In 2002-2012, while working at the Laboratory of Multiphase Fluid Mechanics of the MSU Institute of Mechanics, Sergei led the theoretical study of hydrodynamic stability of various particle-laden flows. In 2006-2011, Sergei carried out applied research activities in multiphase fluid mechanics at the Schlumberger Moscow Research as a part-time scientific consultant. In 2011, Sergei has joined University of Brighton in UK as a Research Fellow where he led the theoretical study of hydrodynamic instability and break-up of multiphase jets for 9 months.  From mid-2012 to the end of 2016, Sergei was a full-time Senior Research Scientist with Schlumberger Moscow Research, carrying out mathematical modelling of multiphase particle-laden flows during hydraulic fracturing and fracture flowback.

Sergei led, or contributed to, at least 8 academic research projects under governmental grants and 8 applied research projects in Schlumberger. He is the author of over 65 publications including 13 papers in top international and Russian peer-reviewed fluid mechanics journals. He is also an author of 3 patents.

  • Development of novel model for proppant transpor in hydraulic fractures to be implemented into hydraulic fracturing simulator (CyberFrac project);
  • Fines transport in porous media with associated dynamics of permeability due to particle trapping and mobilization.

Peer-reviewed papers:

  1. Boronin, S. A. and Osiptsov, A. N. (2008) Stability of a disperse-mixture flow in a boundary layer. Fluid Dynamics, 43(1), 66–76.
  2. Boronin, S. A. (2008). Investigation of the stability of a plane-channel suspension flow with account for finite particle volume fraction. Fluid Dynamics, 43(6), 873–884.
  3. Boronin, S. A. (2009). Hydrodynamic stability of stratified suspension flow in a plane channel. Doklady Physics, 54(12), 536-539.
  4. Boronin, S. A. and Osiptsov, A. A. (2010). Two Continua Model of Suspension Flow in a Hydraulic Fracture. Doklady Physics, 55(4), 199-202.
  5. Boronin, S. A. (2011). Stability of plane Couette dispersed flow with a finite volume fraction of inclusions. Fluid Dynamics, 46(1), 64-71.
  6. Boronin, S. A. (2012). Optimal disturbances of a dusty-gas plane-channel flow with a nonuniform distribution of particles. Fluid Dynamics, 47(3), 351-363.
  7. Boronin, S. A., Healey, J. J. and Sazhin, S. S. (2013). Non-modal stability of round viscous jets. J. Fluid Mech., 716, 96-119.
  8. Boronin, S. A. and Osiptsov A. A. (2014). The Effects of Particle Migration on Suspension Flow in a Hydraulic Fracture. Fluid Dynamics, 49(2), 208-221.
  9. Boronin, S. A., Osiptsov, A. A. and Desroches, J. (2015). Displacement of yield-stress fluids in a fracture. Intl. J. Multiphase Flow, 76, 47-63.
  10. Boronin, S. A. and Osiptsov, A. N. (2014). Modal and Non-Modal Stability of Dusty-Gas Boundary Layer Flow. Fluid Dynamics, 49(6), 770-782.
  11. Tolmacheva, K. I., Boronin S. A. and Osiptsov, A. A. (2015). Multi-Fluid Model of Suspension Filtration in a Porous Medium. Fluid Dynamics 50(6), 759-768.
  12. Boronin, S. A.,  and Osiptsov, A. N. (2016). Nonmodal instability of a stratified plane-channel suspension flow with fine particles. Physical Review E, 93(3), 033107.
  13. Boronin, S. A.,  Tolmacheva, K. I., Osiptsov, A. A., Sitnikov, A. N., Yakovlev, A. A., Belozerov, B. V., Belonogov, E. V. and Galeev, R. R. (2017). Damage to formation surrounding flooding wells: modelling of suspension filtration with account of particle trapping and mobilization. J. Phys.: Conf. Ser. 925, 012009
  14. Boronin, S. A., Osiptsov, A. A. and Desroches, J. (2017). Flow of viscoplastic suspensions in a hydraulic fracture: implications to overflush. J. Phys.: Conf. Ser.  894(1), 012014
  15. Osiptsov, A. A., Boronin, S.A., Zilonova, E.M. and Desroches, J.  (2017). Managed Saffman-Taylor instability during overflush in hydraulic fracturing. Manuscript accepted to Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering
  16. Boronin, S. A. and Osiptsov, A. N. Effect of settling particles on the stability of a particle-laden flow in a vertical plane channel. Manuscript submitted to Physics of Fluids (in November 2017)


Other publications:

  • 25 papers in conference proceedings;
  • 34 conference abtracts;
  • 3 RU & US patents;
  • 2008 – Ph.D. in Fluid Mechanics, Lomonosov Moscow State University
  • 2005 – MSc in Mechanics, Mechanics and Mathematics Faculty, Lomonosov Moscow State University
  • Theoretical fluid mechanics;
  • Multiphase flows;
  • Particle transport;
  • Hydrodynamic stability and flow transition;
  • Multiphase filtration;
  • Fines migration in porous medium;
  • Hydraulic fracturing;
  • Fracture cleanup and production in fractured wells;
  • Numerical methods in fluid mechanics;
  • The 2-nd degree Diploma for the study “Stability of plane-parallel flows of a dusty gas”, Conference-competition for young scientists, Institute of mechanics, MSU, October, 2005.
  • The 3-rd degree Diploma for the study “Hydrodynamic stability of two-phase flows with a finite volume fraction of inclusions”, Conference-competition for young scientists, Institute of mechanics, MSU, October, 2007.
  • Lomonosov Moscow State University Scholarship for talented young scientists (2009) for the study “Development of the hydrodynamic stability theory for dispersed flows”.
  • Awarded by grant for the support of talented students, post-docs and young scientists of Lomonosov Moscow State University in 2009.
  • Leader of the project “Problems of stability and development of local structures in dispersed flows” (Russian Federation Presidential Grant for young Ph.D. researchers 2009-2010, МК-622.2009.1).
  • The 2-nd degree Diploma for the study “Optimal disturbances to dusty-gas boundary-layer flow with a non-uniform particle distribution”, Conference-competition for young scientists, Institute of mechanics, MSU, October, 2012.
  • Diploma for the best oral presentation “Non-modal stability of dispersed flows” [in Russian] at “Fluid Mechanics” section of XI All-Russia congress on fundamental problems in theoretical and applied mechanics, August 20-24 2015, Kazan’.