Friday, March 26

Data Integration and Multiphysics Simulations in the Earth Sciences - Part I of II

2:00 PM-4:00 PM
Room: Executive Salon 3

Modern computers allow engineers and scientists to develop much more complete models and to simulate a range of coupled physical processes. Such simulations provide substantial amounts of additional information for analysis; yet they also introduce difficulties. Often, multiple temporal and spatial scales must be reconciled between data types, input parameters for the simulations are likely to be uncertain, and the act of linking these simulations may not be straight-forward. In this minisymposium, the speakers will present a range of data integration/multiphysics analyses hich include as applications plate tectonics, environmental site characterization, and hydrocarbon recovery.

Organizer: Susan E. Minkoff
Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque

2:00-2:25 Scale and Uncertainty: Things to Consider When Integrating Data for Reservoir Modeling
Wences P. Gouveia, Jr., and A.S. Cullick, Mobil Oil Company, Dallas; and Clayton V. Deutsch, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada
2:30-2:55 Developing Rock Physics Algorithms for Velocity-Porosity Relations with Environmental Geophysics Applications
Patricia A. Berge and James G. Berryman, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
3:00-3:25 Conditioning Geostatistical Models to Production Data
Albert C. Reynolds, University of Tulsa
3:30-4:00 Combined Flow Simulation, Geomechanics, and Seismic Inversion for Reservoir Characterization
Susan E. Minkoff, Organizer; J. Guadalupe Arguello, Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque; Steve Bryant and Malgorzata Peszynska, University of Texas, Austin; Charles M. Stone, Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque; William W. Symes, Rice University; and Mary Wheeler, University of Texas, Austin

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