SPEI - History Matching and Conditioning Reservoir Models to Dynamic Data

Speaker Akhil Datta-Gupta
Akhil Datta-Gupta is professor and holder of the LeSuer endowed chair in petroleum engineering at Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas. He has also worked for BP Exploration/Research and for the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. In 2009, Datta-Gupta received the John Franklin Carll Award from SPE for distinguished contribution in ...

Akhil Datta-Gupta is professor and holder of the LeSuer endowed chair in petroleum engineering at Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas. He has also worked for BP Exploration/Research and for the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. In 2009, Datta-Gupta received the John Franklin Carll Award from SPE for distinguished contribution in the application of engineering principles to petroleum development and recovery. He also received SPE’s 2003 Lester C. Uren Award 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 Outstanding Technical Editor (1996). Datta-Gupta earned his PhD from the University of Texas at Austin.

Full Description

Description

This 1-day course explores ways to incorporate production data into high-resolution reservoir models using both conventional and fast-flow simulation techniques, and it examines the merits of various history matching workflows practiced in the industry. Both assisted history matching and automatic history matching (inverse modeling) techniques will also be covered. Field applications from various parts of the world will be discussed to illustrate the current state of the art, its advantages, and limitations. Other topics include:
 • 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
 • Experimental design: Background and applications
 • History Matching: Some recent developments (EnKF and MCMC)

Why You Should Attend

This course offers unique access to one of the industry’s leading contributors in the field of fast-flow simulation methods and the integration of dynamic data into high-resolution geologic models.

When?

Sun, Feb. 17, 2013
8 a.m. - 5 p.m. America/Chicago

Where?

The Woodlands Waterway Marriott Hotel
1601 Lake Robbins Drive
The Woodlands, Texas 77380
USA

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