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Model Calibration and Efficient Reservoir Imaging (MCERI)

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(Past 10 Years)

  • Model Calibration and Efficient Reservoir Imaging: A Joint Industry Project. Multiple Domestic and International Oil and service Companies. Project Duration Nov. 2004- Present.

  • Streamline Tracing in Unstructured Grids. Sponsored by Saudi Aramco. Project Duration Oct. 2011- Oct. 2013.

  • Geology-Based Reservoir Model Building for Carbonate Reservoirs. Sponsored by Qatar National Research Foundation. Nov. 2011-Nov. 2014.

  • Bayesian Uncertainty Quantification in Predictions of Flows in Highly Heterogeneous Media and its Applications to CO2 Sequestration, U.S. Department of Energy. Project Duration: Sept. 2010-Sept. 2013.

  • Time Lapse Seismic Monitoring and Performance Assessment for CO2 Sequestration in Hydrocarbon Reservoirs. U.S. Department of Energy. Project Duration: Jan 2010-Jan 2013.

  • Infill Drilling in the Wamsutter Field, RPSEA, September 2008 – September 2010.

  • CMG Research in Multi-scale Data Integration Using Facies-based Hierarchical Bayesian Models, National Science Foundation. Duration: September 2007- September 2011.

  • Probabilistic History Matching. Sponsored by the Shell Oil Company. Duration: Aug. 2005-Aug. 2010.

  • Optimization Methods for Rate Allocation to Injectors/Producers and ICV’s for Smart/Complex Wells: ANDR/SDGM Field, Sponsored by the Saudi Arabian Oil Company. Duration: Jan 2007-Jan. 2009.

  • Rapid Calibration of High Resolution Geologic Models to Dynamic Data Using Inverse Modeling: Field Application and Validation, U.S. Department of Energy.  Duration: Oct. 2005-Oct. 2008.

  • CMG Research in Multi-scale Spatial Modeling for Petroleum Reservoirs Using Static and Dynamic Data, National Science Foundation. Duration: September 03- September 06.

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  • An Integrated Approach to Characterizing Bypassed Oil in Heterogeneous and Fractured Reservoirs Using Partitioning Tracers, U.S. Department of Energy.  Duration: May 2002-Dec. 2006.

  • Dynamic Data Integration in Fractured Reservoirs. Sponsored by the Saudi Arabian Oil Company. Duration: Jan 2004-Apr. 2005.Time Lapse Seismic Monitoring and Performance Assessment for CO2 Sequestration in Hydrocarbon Reservoirs. U.S. Department of Energy. Project Duration: January 2000-Jan 2010.

  • The Description of Reservoir Properties Using Geological, Geophysical and Engineering Data: A Joint Industry Project. Multiple Domestic and International Oil and Service Companies. Duration Nov. 1997- Nov. 2003.

  • Rapid Imaging of Interwell Fluid Saturations Using Seismic and Multiphase Production Data. Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory.  Duration: May 2001-May 2003.

  • Dynamic Data Integration: Berri-Hanifa Field, Saudi Arabia. Sponsored by the Saudi Arabian Oil Company. Duration: June 2001-June 2002.

  • Multiscale Modeling and Simulation in Scientific Inference, Sponsored by the National Science Foundation. Project Duration May 1999-May 2002.