Reservoir simulation

The authors develop a representative geostatistically based 3D model that preserves geological elements and eliminates uncertainty of reservoir properties and volumetric estimates for a Libyan field.
The authors examine a theory that low resistivity in a Chinese reservoir is caused by bound water trapped in clay minerals and develop an improved model for production prediction of offset wells.
In reviewing the long list of papers this year, it has become apparent to me that the hot topic in reservoir simulation these days is the application of data analytics or machine learning to numerical simulation and with it quite often the promise of data-driven work flows—code for needing to think about the physics less.

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