GIGA-CELL SIMULATION, VISUALIZATION AND REAL TIME RESERVOIR MONITORING
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7 September, 2010
10:30 AM CST
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GigaPOWERS™ reservoir simulator has achieved industry-leading billion-cell models, large enough to match reservoir performance and conduct future production forecasts within practical times with high accuracy. This presentation covers the journey of reservoir simulation technology from ten thousand to a billion cells. The presentation will include how the evolution of powerful computing and visualization technologies made it easy to construct and analyze billion cell reservoir models. The presentation will also cover the use of powerful visualization tools such as using hand gestures in model construction and use of sound to aid engineers in managing reservoirs in real time.
Dr. Ali H. Dogru
Chief Technologist of the Computational Modeling Technology Team, Exploration and Petroleum Engineering Center - Advanced Research Center (EXPEC ARC)
Dr. Ali H. Dogru is Chief Technologist of the Computational Modeling Technology Team, Exploration and Petroleum Engineering Center - Advanced Research Center (EXPEC ARC). He started Saudi Aramco’s parallel reservoir simulator POWERS program (today’s GigaPOWERS) and is in charge of supervising scientists and engineers developing it. Formerly, Ali was General Supervisor of the Technology Development Division, involved in reservoir simulator development and production technology field testing, deployment and in-house development. Ali joined Saudi Aramco in 1988 as a loanee from Mobil Oil Company in Dallas, TX. His industrial experience includes Mobil Oil and Core Labs/Engineering Numerics Company in Dallas, TX. Ali has a Ph.D. in Petroleum Engineering with a minor in Applied Mathematics from the University of Texas, Austin. His academic experience includes positions at the University of Texas departments of Mechanical Engineering and Mathematics, California Institute of Technology, Norwegian Institute of Technology, and the Technical University of Istanbul. He is the recipient of the 2008 SPE Reservoir Description and Dynamics Award.