Reservoir Description and Dynamics

Distinguished Lecturers

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Year Lecturer Topic

2012-2013

Bruce Marion

Crosswell Seismic: Imaging and Monitoring of the Reservoir

2012-2013

Danielle Morel

Dalia/Camelia Angola: 1st World Deep Offshore Polymer Flood Implementation

2012-2013

Hamed Soroush

Non-Conventional Geo-Mechanics for Unconventional Resources

2012-2013

Mehran Pooladi-Darvish

Geological Storage of CO2 - Reservoir Engineering Considerations

2012-2013

Nnaemeka Ezekwe

Advances in Reservoir Management Technologies

2012-2013

Olivier Houze

New Tools and Workflows to Process Dynamic Data in "Intelligent" Fields

2012-2013

Pandar Kumar (PK) Pande

SHALE RESOURCES ASSESSMENT -A Full Life Cycle Integrated Approach

2012-2013

Tor  Austad

“Smart Water” Flooding in Carbonates and Sandstones: A New Chemical Understanding of the EOR-Potential

2011-2012

Artur Stankiewicz

Prediction of Oil Asphaltene Behavior based on Fluid Characterization - Integration of Geochemistry and Engineering

2011-2012

Erdal Ozkan

Understanding Flow in Shale and Modeling Fractured HorizontalWell Performance in Shale Reservoirs

2011-2012

Jerry L.  Jensen

Field-Based Connectivity Predictions without Simulation

2011-2012

Marco R. Thiele

Streamlines in Modern Reservoir Engineering

2011-2012

Myron Kuhlman

Applying HPAI Techniques to Recover Deep, Heavy Oil with In-Situ Combustion

2011-2012

Rahim Masoudi

How to Get the Most Out of Your Oil Rim Reservoirs? 

2011-2012

Segun Jebutu

Advanced Characterisation of a Deep Water Reservoir through Lwd Magnetic Resonance and Density Imaging

2011-2012

Shyamal Bhattacharya

Rejuvenation of Mature Fields

2011-2012

Stephen Kuo

Linking Risk and Uncertainties to Field Development Planning in Challenging Environment

2011-2012

Yan  Pan

Why Well Testing Is More Valuable To You Today 

2010-2011

Birol Dindoruk

Reservoir Fluid Properties and Phase Equilibria: “PVT”

2010-2011

Bret Beckner

Next Generation Reservoir Simulation – New Capabilities for New Challenges 

2010-2011

David Hin-Sum Law

A Balance between Improving Heavy Oil Recovery Performance and Reducing Environmental Impacts

2010-2011

Doug Peacock

Let’s Model It! 3D Geoscience Modelling – Implications for Reserves Estimation and Field Development Planning

2010-2011

Hani Elshahawi

Real-Time Monitoring and Control – A Key Enabler in Challenging Formation Testing Applications

2010-2011

Nathan Waldman

Reservoir Testing From Surface –– A Viable Alternative?

2010-2011

Paul L Bondor

EOR – The Time is Now:  Its Contribution to World Oil Supply

2010-2011

Roberto Suarez-Rivera

The Potential of Unconventional Shale Gas Resources: Principal Drivers of Successful Production

2010-2011

Tim O'Sullivan

The Value of Integrating Core and Log data in Very, Low Water Saturation Sandstones

2010-2011

Tim Whittle

The Determination Of Minimum Tested Volume And Future Well Production From The Deconvolution of Well Test Pressure Transients

2010-2011

Tony R.  Pham

Flow Mechanics , Recovery Mechanism and Ultimate Recovery

2010-2011

Younes Jalali

Engineering the Reservoir One Well at a Time!  The Shifting Paradigm of "Advanced Wells"

2009-2010

Alain Zaitoun

Improved Oil & Gas Recovery by Polymer Technology:  EOR, Water Shutoff and Sand Control 

2009-2010

Christopher R. Clarkson

Decades of Coalbed Methane Exploration and Development:  What Secrets Remain Hidden in the “Black Box”?

2009-2010

George J. Moridis

Toward Production From Gas Hydrates: Current Status, Assessment of Resources and Evaluation of Technology and Potential

2009-2010

Lars Høier

Miscibility Variations in Compositionally Grading Reservoirs – Consequences for North Sea Fields

2009-2010

Michael J. Sullivan

PLT-Calibrated Permeability: A Breakthrough in Carbonate Reservoir Characterization 

2009-2010

Mohamed Hashem

A Decade of Formation Testing Do’s and Don’ts and Tricks of the Trade

2009-2010

Paul Branagan

An Accurate Physical Model: Essential for the Economic Development of Complex Reservoirs

2009-2010

Roland Horne

Listening to the Reservoir – Interpreting Data from Permanent Downhole Gauges

2009-2010

Sau-Wai Wong

Geomechanics - A Missing Link in Reservoir Management?

2009-2010

Sidhartha Sur

In Situ Combustion: As Good as It Gets

2009-2010

Stuart A. Cox

Effects of Complex Reservoir Geometries and Completion Practices on Production Analysis in Tight Gas Reservoirs 

2009-2010

Xuri Huang

Close-the-loop Between Geophysics and Reservoir Engineering

2008-2009

Ahmed Mousa Al-Hamadah

Impact of Cutoffs in Tight Gas Reservoir Simulation

2008-2009

George J. Stosur

The Growing Demand for Oil and Natural Gas and the Related Global Warming Issues 

2008-2009

Harvey Goodman 

Optimizing Asset Design - Cradle to Grave-by Bridging the Gap Between the Earth Science & Engineering Disciplines Using Mechanical Earth Modeling Technology

2008-2009

Hussein Hoteit

Higher-Order Methods in Reservoir Simulation: Luxury or Necessity?

2008-2009

Neil Williams

Mature Fields: Keep Revisiting the Fundamentals

2008-2009

Robert H. Hite

A Twenty Year Perspective on Use of Pressure Transient Analysis

2008-2009

Ronald P. Sawatzky

Cold Production: Recovery Mechanisms & Field Performance

2008-2009

Wayne Narr

Guilt and Absolution in Naturally Fractured Reservoir Characterization: the Cause and Devilish Effect of Heterogeneity

2008-2009

Zaki Bassiouni

Low Cost Methods for Improved Oil and Gas Recovery

2007-2008

Gordon Shahin

The Physics of Steam Injection in Fractured Carbonate Reservoirs: Engineering Development Options that Minimize Risk 

2007-2008

Jorge Landa

Assessment of Forecast Uncertainty in Mature Reservoirs

2007-2008

Mohan Kelkar

Integrated Reservoir Modeling – Challenges and Solutions

2007-2008

Neil Dunlop

Predicting Field Performance - Thriving on Uncertainty

2007-2008

Oliver Mullins 

Downhole Fluid Analysis, The Key to Unraveling the Complexities of Reservoirs and Their Contained Fluids 

2007-2008

Ronald Harrell

“Petroleum Reserves Estimates – Where We Have Been, Where We Are and Where We Appear to be Headed."

2007-2008

Sameh Macary

Bridging over Uncertainty: Past Performance into Forecasting

 

2007-2008

Vello Kuuskraa

Maximizing Oil Recovery Efficiency and Sequestration of CO2 with “Next Generation” CO2-EOR

2006-2007

Ahmed Badruzzaman

Accurate Determination of Remaining Hydrocarbon: Art or Science?

2006-2007

Ashley Francis

Managing Uncertainty in the Reservoir Model

2006-2007

Bharat S. Jhaveri

Viscous Oil EOR by Viscosity Reducing Immiscible (VRI) WAG Process

2006-2007

Mark A. Proett

Formation Testing in the Dynamic Drilling Environment

2006-2007

Michael J. King

Upgridding and Upscaling: Current Trends and Future Directions 

2006-2007

Michael L. Litvak

Innovative Integrated Modelling Technology

2006-2007

Mridul Kumar

Heavy Oil Recovery – Recent Developments and Challenges

2006-2007

Shah Kabir

Engineer Your Gas/Condensate Systems, Reservoir to Sales Meter

2005-2006

Cosan Ayan

Formation Testing: Where Are We After 15 Years with Advanced Wireline Tools?

2005-2006

Hisham AlQassab

New Developments in Reservoir Modeling; Status, Challenges and the Road Ahead

2005-2006

J.R. Etherington

Integrating Resource Assessment and Portfolio Management

2005-2006

Jerry Brady

Reservoir Surveillance via Modern Gravity Methods

2005-2006

Jitendra Kikani

Reservoir Surveillance Planning and Evaluation

2005-2006

John Lee

Reserves from Unconventional Reservoirs

2005-2006

Mark Williams

Assessing Dynamic Reservoir Uncertainty:  Integrating Experimental Design with Field Development Planning

2005-2006

Shawket Ghedan

Reliable Simulation Models Permeability Arrays By Integration of Core, Test, and Log Derived Permeability Data

2005-2006

Thomas Blasingame

Performance-Based Reservoir Characterization – State-of-the-Technology

2005-2006

Tim Pritchard

Reducing Uncertainty, Minimizing Risk and Realizing the Upside Potential in Quantifying Reserves Within Deltaic and Turbidite Formations

2004-2005

Aidan McKay

E&P A Dynamic Profitable Growth Business

2004-2005

Bahman Tohidi

Gas Hydrates: Friend or Foe?

2004-2005

George A. Brown

Well Production and Injection Diagnosis Using Permanently Installed Fiber-Optic Measurements

2004-2005

George J. Stosur

The Growing Demand for Heavy Oil and Natural Gas and the Related Global Warming Issues

2004-2005

H.E. Goodman

Bridging the Gap between the Earth Science  

2004-2005

Hussain Al-Sabti

Impact of Petrophysics on Reducing Uncertainty in Assessing Hydrocarbon Pore Volumes

2004-2005

Jeff Jones

Analytical Steamflood Modeling for Fun and Profit

2004-2005

John Nnaemeka Ezekwe

Reservoir Management Strategies: Applications and Examples of Best Practices

2004-2005

Mark Alberty

Pore Pressure Detection from Logs, Moving from an Art to a Science

2004-2005

Salam P. Salamy

Maximum Reservoir Contact (MRC) Wells: A New Generation of Wells for Developing Tight Reservoir Facies

2004-2005

Subodh C. Gupta

Unlocking the Planet’s Heavy Oil and Bitumen Resources – A Look at SAGD

2004-2005

Turgay Ertekin

Virtual Intelligence – A Panacea or Hype for Long-Standing Reservoir Engineering Issues

2004-2005

Zaki Bassiouni

Low Cost Methods for Improved Oil and Gas Recovery

2003-2004

Alain C. Gringarten 

Making Sense of Well Tests in Gas Condensate Reservoirs

2003-2004

Brent Thomas

Condensate Reservoirs: Sampling, Characterization, and Optimization

2003-2004

Chris Mijnssen

Maximizing the Remaining Value of Mature Fields—An Example From Oman

2003-2004

David O. Ogbe

Interference Testing—Recent Advances and Applications

2003-2004

Farouq Ali

The Unfulfilled Promise of Enhanced Oil Recovery-What More Lies Ahead?

2003-2004

Giovanni Da Prat

Well Testing Management: Impact on Reservoir Evaluation and Well Productivity

2003-2004

Hugh B. Hales

Recent Advances in Reservoir Simulation

2003-2004

James W. Crafton

Why Shut the Well in? You’ve Already Got the Data

2003-2004

Khalid Aziz

Reservoir Simulation Technology: Accomplishments and Challenges

2003-2004

Randahl D. Roadifer

Coalbed Methane Parametric Study—What’s Really Important to Production and When?

2003-2004

Reza Fassihi

Performance Behavior of Carbonate Reservoirs

2003-2004

Robert Freedman

Wettability, Saturation, and Viscosity From Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Measurements

2003-2004

Sammy S. Haddad

Determining Reservoir Stratigraphic Continuity via Formation Testing

2003-2004

Stephen E.Laubach

Fractures in Reservoirs: Prediction, Characterization, and Incorporation in Fluid-Flow Simulation

2002-2003

Arthur Bale

Novel Application of Hydraulic Fracturing:  Propped Fracturing as a Tool for Prevention and Removal of Formation Damage

2002-2003

Bob Skopec

Rock Mechanics in Reservoir Evaluation and Engineering

2002-2003

Demetrios V.Yannimaras

The Science and Art of Crude Oil Recovery via Air Injection Technology 

2002-2003

Larry W. Lake

Using Simulation Models to Predict Uncertainty (Just Because We Can Run Millions of Cells Doesn't Mean We Should)

2002-2003

Louis Mattar

Well Testing – What You See May Not Be What The Reservoir Saw!

2002-2003

Roger M. Slatt

Outcrop/Behind Outcrop Characterization of Deepwater (Turbidite) Petroleum Reservoir Analogs: Why and How To

2002-2003

Scott Reeves

Enhanced Coalbed Methane Recovery

2002-2003

Scott W. Tinker

Upstream Technology for the Coming Gas Economy

2002-2003

Steve Begg

I would rather be vaguely right than precisely wrong:  A New Approach to Evaluating Oil and Gas Investment Decisions

2002-2003

Zoltan E. Heinemann

The New Generation Reservoir Simulators – Possibilities and Advantages