R&D Study Group - Higher Resolution Subsurface Imaging

Speaker Dr. Jack Neal, ExxonMobil
Jack E. Neal is Senior Technical Advisor at ExxonMobil Upstream Ventures. He is a member of the SPE R&D Committee and co-chaired the Imaging session of the 2011 SPE R&D Symposium from which this white paper grew.  He has worked globally in research, exploration, development, and production assignments with Exxon and ...

Jack E. Neal is Senior Technical Advisor at ExxonMobil Upstream Ventures. He is a member of the SPE R&D Committee and co-chaired the Imaging session of the 2011 SPE R&D Symposium from which this white paper grew.  He has worked globally in research, exploration, development, and production assignments with Exxon and ExxonMobil since 1994. His
current role at ExxonMobil is to pursue discovered resources, especially those that can be unlocked with advanced technical capabilities.   He has published on geology and geophysical integration in many environments, including the current SEPM best seller, Concepts in Sedimentology and Paleontology #9, “Sequence
Stratigraphy of Siliciclastic  Systems: The ExxonMobil Methodology”.    Neal received a B.Sc from the University of Tulsa and Ph.D. from Rice University in Geology and Geophysics. 

Full Description

It is hard to read road signs if you have poor eyesight, which is why driver’s licenses are issued with restrictions requiring that corrective lenses must be worn.  Likewise, it is hard to find and exploit subsurface resources if you can’t clearly see your targets or monitor the movement of fluids in the reservoir.  Engineers now have powerful tools to precisely model subsurface reservoir production behavior, but a precise answer is still wrong if derived from an inaccurate subsurface description.   Selection of the right depositional model, facies distribution, and geostatistical analog depends on having the sharpest, most detailed and accurate image of the subsurface possible - the Grand Challenge of Higher Resolution Subsurface Imaging.  Today, advances in seismic and gravity data acquisition, electromagnetics, signal processing and modeling powered by high-performance computing are at the forefront of improved reservoir imaging.  In this talk, Jack will examine the challenges of getting higher resolution subsurface images of hydrocarbons and touch on emerging research trends and technologies aimed at delivering a more accurate reservoir picture.

Organizer Skip Davis

Event Contact: Skip Davis, Technology Intermediaries, skdavis@technologyintermediaries.com

When?

Thu, Sep. 5, 2013
11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. America/Chicago

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Norris Conference Center – Westchase
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Houston, Texas 77042

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