Monday, June 16

10:30 AM-12:30 PM
Potters Room

Inverse Methods and History Matching in Flow and Transport

Recent research has focused on using data from both pressure or head and transmissivity or permeability data to reconstruct plausible maps of the associated variables. This joint use of data often has a geostatistical basis and includes estimation and prediction. The speakers will discuss these and other techniques, including optimization methods. They will also consider the effects of variation of input parameters and effects on decision making. The minisymposium should be of interest to hydrologists, petroleum engineers, and environmental engineers.

Organizer: Allan Gutjahr
New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology

10:30 Stochastic Inverse Methods: Coconditional Moments of Conductivity, Hydraulic Head, and Velocity Fields in Variably Saturated Porous Media
T.-C. Jim Yeh, University of Arizona
11:00 Estimation of Multiphase Flow Functions in Porous Media
A. Ted Watson, Texas A&M University
11:30 New Challenges in Aquifer Characterization: On the Integration of Geophysical Remote-Sensing Data and Tracer Data with Conventional Hydrogeological Testing
Yoram Rubin, University of California, Berkeley
12:00 Inverse Problems in Hydrogeology and the Challenge of Heterogeneity
Peter K. Kitanidis, Stanford University

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