SPE Mid-Continent Section Luncheon - September 10th, 2009


SPE Mid-Continent Luncheon Meeting—Thursday, September 10, 2009
11:20 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Petroleum Club, 15th floor
Dr. Akhil Datta-Gupta, Texas A&M University
Topic: Field Experiences with Assisted and Automatic History Matching Using Streamlines
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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 a loss of geologic realism. Recently streamline models have shown significant promise in improving the history matching process. A number of field applications have demonstrated the power and utility of the approach.  In this presentation I will briefly discuss some of the recent advances in streamline-based production data integration and demonstrate the techniques using field applications. Some of the specific topics covered will be (i) assisted vs. automatic history matching using streamlines (ii) travel time vs. amplitude matching during production data integration (ii) streamline-based history matching of three-phase and compressible flow . Several field applications will be presented to demonstrate the power and utility of the method.


Dr. Akhil Datta-Gupta, 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 Ph.D. 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 Carl 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).

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