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Reservoir Modeling & Simulation—Challenges and Latest Development

27 – 30 October 2013

Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam | Sheraton Saigon Hotel & Towers

About this workshop


With the advancement of computing technologies, reservoir modelling and simulation has gone beyond what the petroleum industry could have initially imagined. Reservoir modelling and simulation’s technology development has continually being refined and updated to make the impossible become possible. New technology today allows better characterisation of the complex fluid and rock interactions, and huge reservoirs with complex settings can now be modelled and simulated. In consequence, the reservoir performance and prediction can be better understood for further decision making. Apart from the commonly used models for clastics and carbonates reservoirs, today’s modelling and simulation extends to the unconventional reservoirs, which have its own complex and specific characterisation and simulation techniques.

There are new methodologies and workflows developed in recent years for reservoir modelling and simulation. Technological advancement especially on uncertainty realisation, assisted history matching, multiple sensitivities and development optimisation have all contributed to this remarkable growth. However, challenges still remain in reservoir characterisation, history matching and prediction for clastics, carbonates and unconventional reservoirs.

This workshop will examine current challenges and latest development and will discuss practical solutions to overcome them.


The workshop objectives are to share case studies, project experiencesas well as the exchange of information, ideas, and the latest technologies and algorithms in reservoir modelling and simulation.

Who Should Attend

This workshop is intended for industry professionals working in all aspects of reservoir modeling and simulation. The committee hopes to attract a balanced mix of disciplines, as well as a good mix between managers, geo-modelers, geoscientist, simulation engineers, petroleum engineers, academics, and researchers to enhance the exchange of information, ideas, and technologies.

Participants are expected to actively take part in discussions.

Workshop Guidelines


1. Proceedings will not be published; therefore, formal papers and hand-outs are not expected from speakers.
2. Work in progress, new ideas, and interesting projects are sought.
3. Professionally-prepared visual aids are not required; handwritten viewgraphs are entirely acceptable.
4. Note-taking by participants is encouraged. However, to ensure free and open discussions, no formal records will be kept.

Workshop Deliverables

  • The committee will prepare a full report containing the highlights of the workshop discussions. This report will be circulated to all attendees. A one-page summary will be prepared by the workshop co-chairpersons, which will be posted on the SPE website, and published in the Journal of Petroleum Technology (JPT), if space permits. The copyright of the summary report will belong to SPE.
  • PowerPoint presentation materials will be posted on a specific SPE URL address after the workshop. Provision of the materials by the discussion leaders will signify their permission for SPE to do so.


In keeping with workshop objectives and the SPE mission, excessive commercialism in posters or presentations will not be permitted. Company logos must be limited to the title slide and used only to indicate the affiliation of the presenter and others involved in the work.

Attendance Certificate

All attendees will receive an attendance certificate attesting to their participation at the workshop. This certificate will be provided in exchange for a completed Workshop Questionnaire.

Continuing Education Units

This workshop qualifies for SPE Continuing Education Units (CEU) at the rate of 0.1 CEU per hour of the workshop.

Attendees’ Information

General and detailed accommodation information will be forwarded to registrants with the attendee package prior to the scheduled workshop in August 2013.

Dress Code

Casual clothing is recommended. The workshop atmosphere is informal.


Delegates are advised to book their domestic/international airline tickets early from their city/country to Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam. Further detailed transportation information will be available and included in the attendee package, which will be sent to registrants in August 2013.

International delegates travelling to Vietnam must be in possession of passports valid for at least six (6) months with proof of onward passage, either return or through tickets. Visa requirements depend on country of origin. Please check with your travel agent or the Vietnamese Embassy on regulations relating to immigration/visa before your departure.