Campuses:

Introduction to PDE-constrained Optimization in the Oil Industry

Tuesday, June 7, 2016 - 4:25pm - 5:40pm
Lind 305
Jeremy Brandman (ExxonMobil)
Introduction to Oil
o What is oil
o How is it for med
o Where is it found
o Uses of oil
o Stages in the life of oil: exploration to finished product

Introduction to the Upstream
o Overview of workflow
o Challenges
o Overview of key inverse problems
o Why use PDECO? Why now?

Seismic inversion
o Set-up
o PDECO formulation
o Case studies
o Challenges

Reservoir history matching
o Set-up
o PDECO formulation
o Case studies
o Challenges

Industry-specific PDECO challenges
o Incorporating non-mathematical input (geologists, engineers, geophysicists)
o Translating multiple data sets into a subsurface model
o Decision making under uncertainty