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AGR celebrates success of reservoir modelling book with second edition

Published: 03.08.17

A senior geoscientist and TRACS Training Director at AGR who co-authored a reservoir modeling book, plan to issue a second edition of the handbook.

The “Reservoir Model Design: A Practitioners Guide” was first published in 2015 and has over 11,000 downloads in just over two years.

The 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 second edition, which is expected to be published in 2018, will include new images, modeling maps and updated content.

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 said: “Both Phil and I are absolutely ecstatic with the book’s success. The results have far surpassed our expectations and we feel that it’s important to keep updating the book with recent findings as our understanding progresses. The aim of the book has always been to empower better decision making, and we hope that the latest edition continues to do so.”

Phil Ringrose, adds “The take up has been remarkable, revealing the demand for a book about what you want to achieve with a reservoir model rather than just how to use the software.”

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 handbook is used as part of the TRACS Training Reservoir course series.

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