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Mitsuo Matsumoto Last modified date:2023.08.21

Assistant Professor / Earth Science and Technology
Department of Earth Resources Engineering
Faculty of Engineering

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Academic Degree
Doctor of Science
Country of degree conferring institution (Overseas)
Field of Specialization
Geothermal reservoir and production engineering, Numerical simulation
Total Priod of education and research career in the foreign country
Research Interests
  • Explorational technique for reservoirs and aquifers by monitoring pressure and tracer responses
    keyword : Pressure transient testing, tracer testing, reservoir modeling, exploration
  • Development of a diagnostic method for profiling frictional pressure loss in a geothermal well using conventional pressure–temperature logging
    keyword : Well, inspection, pressure–temperature logging, frictional pressure loss
  • Sustainable development of hot springs
    keyword : Hot spring, sustainability, reservoir, well
  • Developing a new model of subsurface fluid flow and its implementation to a simulator for comprehensive understanding of pressure changes and advection
    keyword : Reservoir simulation, pressure transient test, tracer test, fracture
  • Developing an educational program for well test analysis using analogue experiments
    keyword : Well test, diffusion equation
  • Numerical simulation of cyclic geothermal wellbore flow
    keyword : Geothermal power generation, production well, wellbore flow, periodicity
  • Quantitatively estimating uncertainty in evaluating geothermal reservoir productivity
    keyword : Resource evaluation, uncertainty, reservoir simulation
Academic Activities
1. Matsumoto, M., An approach for estimating geothermal reservoir productivity under access limitations associated with snowy and mountainous prospects, IntechOpen, 10.5772/intechopen.96314, 2021.03.
1. Matsumoto, M., Okada, H., Itoi, R., and Fujimitsu, Y., Numerical Simulation of Periodic Wellbore Flow Due to the Inflow of Low-Enthalpy Fluid, Proceedings of the 48th Stanford Geothermal Workshop, 2023.02, [URL].
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4. Matsumoto, M., Itoi, R., and Fujimitsu, Y., Theoretical study of conditions for generation of periodic wellbore flow due to inflow of a lower-enthalpy fluid, Geothermics, 10.1016/j.geothermics.2020.101948, 89, 101948, 2021.01, [URL].
5. Matsumoto, M., A single-phase reservoir simulation method based on a roughly distributed and highly permeable fracture network model with applications to production and reinjection problems, Geothermics, 84, 101744, 2020.03, [URL].
6. Matsumoto, M., Application of the Constrained Interpolation Profile (CIP) scheme to two-dimensional single-phase hydrothermal reservoir simulations, Geothermics, 54, 10-22, 2015.03.
7. Toramaru, A. and Matsumoto, M., Numerical experiment of cyclic layering in a solidified binary eutectic melt, Journal of Geophysical Research, 117, B02209, 2012.02.
1. Mitsuo MATSUMOTO, Haruki OKADA, Ryuichi ITOI, Yasuhiro FUJIMITSU , Numerical Simulation of Periodic Wellbore Flow Due to the Inflow of Low-Enthalpy Fluid, 48th Stanford Geothermal Workshop, 2023.02.
2. K. Gutierrez, Y. Fujimitsu, M. Matsumoto, Assessment of the current reservoir conditions of Momotombo geothermal field, Nicaragua, International Symposium on Earth Science and Technology 2021, 2021.11.
3. T. Hirose, M. Matsumoto, Prototype development of a geothermal reservoir simulator implementing the embedded discrete fracture model, International Symposium on Earth Science and Technology 2021, 2021.11.
4. M. Matsumoto, Quick and preliminary approach for forecasting natural recharge to a hydrothermal reservoir during production, World Geothermal Congress 2020+1, 2021.06.
5. M. Matsumoto, Analogue experiment of well tests using a thermal conductivity meter, 2nd KYUSHU-NTU COLLOQUIUM, 2020.06.