History Matching and Conditioning Reservoir Models to Dynamic Data

Speaker Dr. Akhil Datta-Gupta
Professor and holder of LeSuer endowed chair in Petroleum Engineering at Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas A&M University Dr. Akhil Datta-Gupta is Professor and holder of LeSuer endowed chair in Petroleum Engineering at Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas. He holds a PhD degree from the University ...

Professor and holder of LeSuer endowed chair in Petroleum Engineering at Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas
A&M University



Dr. Akhil Datta-Gupta is Professor and holder of LeSuer endowed chair in Petroleum Engineering at Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas. He holds a PhD degree from the University of Texas at Austin and worked for BP Exploration/Research and the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. 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 (2001), Distinguished Lecturer (1999-2000), Distinguished Author (2000), and was selected as an outstanding Technical Editor (1996). He also received the SPE Cedrick K. Ferguson Certificate twice (2000 and 2006) and the AIME Rossitter W. Raymond Award (1992).



Full Description

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Course Description

This course is designed to cover techniques to incorporate production data into high-resolution reservoir models using conventional and fast flow simulation techniques such as streamline models. Different history matching workflows and their merits will be discussed. Both assisted history matching and automatic history matching (inverse modeling) techniques will be covered and pros and cons of the methods will be discussed. The production data can be in the form of pressure transient test, tracer test, multiphase production history or interpreted 4-D seismic information. Field examples will be presented to illustrate the current state of the art and limitations.

Course Contents

  • History matching: Broad perspectives and current status
  • History Matching: Workflows
  • Production data integration: Background and theory
  • Flow simulation through geologic models: Streamline approach
  • Streamline-based production data integration
  • Assisted History matching/Inverse Modeling with Finite Difference Models
  • History Matching: Field applications
  • Experimental design: Background and applications
  • History Matching: Some recent developments (EnKF and MCMC)
  • Summary and discussion

Who Should Attend

The course is designed for practicing geoscientists and engineers. No formal training is required other than knowledge of basic mathematics.

CEUs

0.8 CEUs (Continuing Education Units) awarded for this 1-day course.

Books

The SPE online bookstore has titles that cover the topic of history matching and conditioning reservoir models to dynamic data. SPE members get a discount on all purchases.

Cancellation Policy

A fee equal to 25% of the course fee will be charged for cancellations less than 15 working days before the course begins.  No refunds will be made for cancellations after the course begins.

 
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Organizer Diane Frasier Hallmark

When?

Sun, Feb. 20, 2011
8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. US/Central

Where?

The Woodlands Waterway Marriott Hotel and Convention Center
1601 Lake Robbins Drive
The Woodlands, TX 77380
USA

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