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15 March 2021 SPE Distinguished Lecturer Webinar: Big Data and Machine Learning in Reservoir Analysis

March 15, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm


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About the Presentation

Well monitoring can provide a continuous record of flow rate and pressure, which gives us rich information about the reservoir and makes well data a valuable source for reservoir analysis. Recently, it has been shown that machine learning is a promising tool to interpret well transient data. Such methods can be used to denoise and deconvolve the pressure signal efficiently and recover the full reservoir behavior. The machine learning framework has also been extended to multiwell testing and flow rate reconstruction.

Multiwell data can be formulated into machine learning algorithms using a feature-coefficient-target model. The reservoir model can then be revealed by predicting the pressure corresponding to a simple rate history with the trained model.

Flow rate reconstruction aims at estimating any missing flow rate history by using available pressure history. This is a very useful capability in practical applications in which individual well rates are not recorded continuously. The success of rate reconstruction modeling also illustrates the adaptability of machine learning to different kinds of reservoir modeling, by adjusting features and targets.

Machine learning is also a particularly promising technique for analysis of data from permanent downhole gauges (PDG), given that the massive volumes of data are otherwise hard to interpret using conventional interpretation methodologies.

About the Speakers – Roland N. Horne

Roland N. Horne is the Thomas Davies Barrow Professor of Earth Sciences at Stanford University, and Professor of Energy Resources Engineering. He was Chairman of the Department of Petroleum Engineering at Stanford University from 1995 to 2006.

He is an Honorary Member of SPE, and a member of the US National Academy of Engineering. Horne has been awarded the SPE Distinguished Achievement Award for Petroleum Engineering Faculty, the Lester C. Uren Award, and the John Franklin Carl Award. He is a Fellow of the School of Engineering, University of Tokyo (2016) and also an Honorary Professor of China University of Petroleum – East China (2016).


March 15, 2021
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm


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