Mickaele Le Ravalec, Brigitte Doligez and Olivier Lerat
Book DOI: 10.2516/ifpen/2014001
The purpose of reservoir characterization and modeling is the building of models representative of underground geological formations, which are then used to predict and optimize oil and gas production. An obvious statement is that the more data-consistent the models, the sounder the predictions. This book shows how to integrate data from a variety of sources into reservoir models. It addresses the joint integration of static and dynamic data into reservoir models as it is practiced today and as it will be practiced in the future. It looks at existing and emerging integration techniques, interdisciplinary integration, and uncertainty estimation. The ultimate purpose is to show how to incorporate all uncertainties into production forecasts.