The 10th EnKF workshop in a Nutshell!
26.06.2015The EnKF workshop is an annual event organized by IRIS, Uni-CIPR, NERSC and Statoil. This 10th workshop was held in Flåm and included the “Norway in a Nutshell” trip; going with boat from Bergen to Flåm, and back to Bergen with train.
The workshop is still as popular as when it started and the oil industry was highly represented even with the cost cuts the sector is now facing. This shows how well recognized and important the ensemble-based methodology has become within assisted history matching. It also shows that there is more work to do; the industry needs us to do more research, both on the methodology and on how to include complex data and large amounts of data in the workflow.
The workshop includes research on data assimilation for large models from atmospheric, oceanic, hydrologic, and petroleum reservoir systems. This years invited speakers, Jeffrey Anderson (NCAR), Christopher K. Jones (UNC), Dick Dee (ECMWF), Ibrahim Hoteit (KAUST), and Benoit Massart and Torbjørn Ek (Statoil), excellently covered the variety of the fields and made us again recognize that we are facing many of the same challenges within the different applications.
The three-day workshop included 21 talks and 10 posters for the 48 participants. The industry talks; Benoit Massart and Torbjørn Ek (Statoil), Alexandre Emerick (Petrobras), Mario Trani (Total) and Remus Hanea (Statoil), gave a very good update on what the industry feels are the pressing needs regarding the methodology.
All photos: IRIS