About the Programe. Computational Issues in Oil Field Applications
The world is increasingly reliant on unconventional (e.g., shale gas, heavy oil) and deep offshore resources that are difficult and expensive to find and produce. The computational challenges associated with these exploration and production operations are substantial. Specific issues include reliably imaging and characterizing deep subsurface oil and gas reservoirs, accurately simulating flow through these highly heterogeneous systems, and applying these modeling capabilities to quantify uncertainty and optimize field performance. Complications arise from the multiphysics and multiscale character of the wave propagation and fluid flow problems, from the need to perform data assimilation for different properties over a range of scales, and as a result of the challenging model-based optimization problems associated with maximizing reservoir performance.
This program will focus on the key modeling and computational challenges in these areas. Cross-cutting issues and themes will be emphasized throughout. The issues and approaches addressed in this program are directly relevant for other subsurface flow applications such as geological carbon storage and hydrogeological modeling.
Lou Durlofsky (Stanford University)
William W. Symes (Rice University)
Mary Wheeler (University of Texas at Austin)
The program consists of opening day, tutorials, a series of workshops, and a culminating workshop at UCLA’s Lake Arrowhead Conference Center. Most participants, including several distinguished senior scientists, will be in residence at IPAM continuously for the entire period. Between the workshops there will be a program of activities, such as seminars and discussion groups, involving long-term and short-term participants as well as visitors.
- Computational Issues in Oil Field Applications Opening Day : March 20, 2017
- Computational Issues in Oil Field Applications Tutorials : March 21-24, 2017
- Workshop I: Multiphysics, Multiscale, and Coupled Problems in Subsurface Physics : April 3-7, 2017
- Workshop II: Full Waveform Inversion and Velocity Analysis : May 1-5, 2017
- Workshop III: Data Assimilation, Uncertainty Reduction, and Optimization for Subsurface Flow : May 22-26, 2017
- Culminating Workshop at Lake Arrowhead Conference Center : June 5-9, 2017