From the top, left: Andreas Størkesen Stordal (IRIS), Camille Dubreuil-Boisclair (Statoil), Remus Gabriel Hanea (Statoil), Kristin Margrethe Flornes (IRIS), Geir Evensen (Statoil), Alina Astrakova (Uni-CIPR), Elena Eremenko (CoPh), Evgeny Tolstukhin (CoPh), Trond Mannseth (Uni-CIPR), Torbjørn Terland Ek (Statoil), Kristian Fossum (Uni-CIPR), Xiaodong Luo (IRIS), Yanhui Zhang (Uni-CIPR), Geir Nævdal (IRIS), Yan Chen (IRIS), Randi Valestrand (IRIS), Ernesto Della Rossa (Eni), Alexandre Emerick (Petrobras), Svenn Tveit (Uni-CIPR). Also present but not in the picture: Dean Oliver (Uni-CIPR) and Mario Trani (Total).
Ensemble based Methods: From research to field application
19.12.2013In December IRIS hosted another workshop for the joint IRIS Uni-CIPR project “Integrated Workflow and Realistic Geology”. The sponsoring companies are Eni, Statoil, Conoco Phillips, Total and Petrobras in addition to the Research Council of Norway.
Nine people from the companies and twelve researchers from IRIS and Uni-CIPR joined the two-day meeting sharing new developments within the project target: History matching petroleum reservoirs with complex geology using ensemble based methods.
IRIS researchers were the first to use ensemble based methods as a history matching tool for petroleum reservoirs, and this initiative started thirteen years ago. Since then, the Bergen reservoir group at IRIS has continued highly focused research within this area.
We are inspired and satisfied to see that the methods we have participated in developing are now applied within several oil companies. The companies supporting the project are using ensemble based methods to history match field cases. In Statoil, ensemble based methods are an important part of the «Fast Model Update» workflow, which is now undergoing multiuse implementation in 11 assets.