March 19, 2014


Description

Case-based-reasoning (CBR) is another soft computing technology developed to deal with uncertainty, approximate reasoning and exploit knowledge domain. Case-based reasoning, also known as computer reasoning by analogy, is a simple and practical technique that solves new problems by comparing them to ones that have already been solved in the past, thus saving time and money.  This paper provides a general framework of case-base reasoning along with a review of the four-step cycle that characterizes the technology (retrieve, reuse, revise and retain), followed by two specific applications where the technology was used in field operations. The proposed methodology extracts the relevant historical information thus capturing critical knowledge, utilizes a rule-based system to make adaptations, and then suggests the most appropriate solution for decision making. These simple case-studies demonstrates how case-base reasoning can be applied to improve the design, planning and execution of well operations, thus significantly increasing the job execution success while avoiding known pitfalls.  In addition, the work demonstrates the value of captured “on-site” experience and shows the advantages of using intelligent systems in information and knowledge management.


Featured Speakers

Speaker Dr. Andrei Popa
Dr. Andrei Popa is a SPE Distinguished Lecturer for 2013-2014.  Andrei has over 14 years of experience applying Artificial Intelligence technologies to complex optimization problems in the energy industry.  He has published more than two dozen papers on the subject, and most recently co-author the book “Artificial Intelligence & Data ...

Dr. Andrei Popa is a SPE Distinguished Lecturer for 2013-2014.  Andrei has over 14 years of experience applying Artificial Intelligence technologies to complex optimization problems in the energy industry.  He has published more than two dozen papers on the subject, and most recently co-author the book “Artificial Intelligence & Data Mining (AI&DM) Applications in the Exploration and Production Industry”, part of SPE's "Get Up To Speed" Series. Dr. Popa’s service within industry organizations has earned him several awards including the 2011 SPEI “Management and Information Award”. He is a Technology Advisor for the Applied Reservoir Management team at Chevron’s San Joaquin Valley Business Unit. Since joining Chevron in 2002, Andrei has had multiple assignments including production and reservoir engineer, special projects lead engineer, subsurface team lead, and i-field supervisor. Since 2009 he served as an Adjunct Professor at University at Southern California where he has taught “Applied Reservoir Engineering” and “Natural Gas Engineering”. Additionally he was invited as a guest lecturer for several course within the “Smart Oilfield” program.  Dr. Popa earned his Ph. D. and M.S. degree in Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering from the West Virginia University and he holds a B.S. degree in Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering from the University of Ploiesti.

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Organizer

Rick Morneau

Email: RickMorneau@outlook.com


Telephone: 281-315-9395


Date and Time

Wed, March 19, 2014

11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
(GMT-0500) America/Chicago

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Location

Norris Conference Center – Westchase

9990 Richmond Ave., South Bldg., Ste. 102
Houston, Texas 77042



Group(s): Digital Energy