Reservoir: Streamline-based History Matching: Field Experiences and Lessons Learned

Speaker: Akhil Datta-Gupta
Speaker Akhil Datta-Gupta
Professor and LeSuer Chair in Reservoir Management Texas A&M University Akhil Datta-Gupta is Professor and holder of LeSuer Endowed Chair in Petroleum Engineering at Texas A&M U. in College Station, TX (USA). He is well-known throughout the industry for his contributions to fast flow simulation methods and dynamic data integration ...

Professor and LeSuer Chair in Reservoir Management
Texas A&M University





Akhil Datta-Gupta is Professor and holder of LeSuer Endowed Chair in Petroleum Engineering at Texas A&M U. in College Station, TX (USA). He is well-known throughout the industry for his contributions to fast flow simulation methods and dynamic data integration into high resolution geologic models. He is the recipient of the 2009 John Franklin Carll Award of the Society of Petroleum Engineers for distinguished contribution in the application of engineering principles to petroleum development and recovery. Prior to that, he received the 2003 Lester C. Uren Award of the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) for significant technical contributions in petroleum reservoir characterization and streamline-based flow simulation. He is an SPE distinguished member (elected, 2001), distinguished lecturer (1999-2000), distinguished author (2000) and was selected as an outstanding technical editor (1996). He also twice received the SPE Cedric K. Ferguson Certificate for the best peer-approved paper (2000, 2006). In addition to his SPE awards, he is a recipient of the AIME Rossitter W. Raymond award (1992), TAMU Tenneco Meritorious Teaching Award (1997) and served as a member of the Polar Research Board of the National Academy of Sciences (2001-2004). He is also the recipient of the U.S. Department of Energy Award for Outstanding Contributions to Basic Research in Geosciences (2008). His research program is funded by NSF, DOE and oil companies world-wide.


Full Description
Reconciling high-resolution geologic models to production history is a very time-consuming aspect in reservoir modeling. Current practice still involves a tedious and manual history-matching process that is highly subjective and often employs ad-hoc property multipliers that can lead to loss of geologic realism. Recently streamlines have shown significant promise in improving the history matching process. The streamline-based history matching is quite general and can be used with either streamline or finite-difference simulators. In this presentation I will briefly discuss some of the recent advances in streamline-based history matching and demonstrate the techniques using several field applications. The field applications from North Sea, Middle East and West Africa will illustrate the use of streamlines during history matching for (i) efficiency in workflow, (ii) obtaining geologic insight (iii) understanding reservoir dynamics and, (iv) preserving geologic realism.
Organizer Fady Chaban

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Wed, Nov. 17, 2010
11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. US/Central

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Courtyard on St James
1885 Saint James Pl
Houston, Texas 77056
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