AGR and Statoil experts launch guide to reservoir modelling
Two senior AGR and Statoil geoscientists have partnered to launch a book that argues the case for a revised approach to reservoir modelling.
Authors of Reservoir Model Design guidebook
The book “Reservoir Model Design: A Practitioners Guide
”, takes a geologist’s approach to modelling and is the culmination of decades of research and experience from two of the industry’s most highly regarded practitioners within reservoir modelling and risk management.
The book’s central contention is that problems with modelling do not stem from hardware limitations or lack of software skills but with the model design itself. The text studies a range of techniques and seeks to dispel the myths associated with modelling, and the heightened expectations that the rise in the number of software packages and associated geostatistical methods have brought.
The book is co-authored by Mark Bentley, Director of AGR’s TRACS Training Division and Philip Ringrose, Geoscience Specialist at Statoil and Adjunct Professor at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology.
Mark Bentley commented: “Both Phil and I firmly believe that good model design is based on sound geological interpretation. In the book we argue that methods based on algorithms and limited data sets alone without the guidance of reservoir concepts is a poor basis for decision making but that a balance between the two can and does lead to good decisions. This is what we teach in our reservoir modelling courses at AGR TRACS Training – both the classroom-based design course and the field-based ‘Open Air’ events on specific reservoir types.”
About the book
Reservoir Model Design (published by Springer) is intended as a useful guide for geoscientists and engineers, practitioners and students of subsurface reservoir modelling in the fields of petroleum geoscience, environmental geoscience, CO2 storage and reservoir engineering.