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History Matching with

Principal Component
MSc Thesis Project
Akshay Sharma
Industry Supervisor – Tom
Imperial College Supervisor – Martin

it has been used in Petroleum industry for history matching.Outline • Principal Component Analysis has been used in pattern recognition and image processing. • The history matched model resulting for the PCA workflow. 2 . • In recent years. • The code has been successfully tested on the Brugge Test Model case with favourable results. conforms to both dynamic data as well as geological settings.

and updated code • In the future.Objectives & Deliverables • Test the algorithm on a real field model • Update the incorporate parameters algorithm to other • Resulting in a history matched model for the field. 3 . it can be sold as a commercial product. after testing the code on several field models.

• Capability to be made into a commercial product in the future. 4 . • This will lead to a more accurate foundation upon which superior forecasts can be made. • Accurately estimate possible error in forecasting by quantifying uncertainty associated with the history matched model.Contribution to the Industry • Robust and efficient workflow which results in History matched model conforming to both historical dynamic data and geological data.

start on the run of Brugge PCA with EnKF. sanitize data and generate prior realizations. improve the objective function.Milestones • Month 1 – Update the current code from Petrel 2010 to 2011. leading to a robust and efficient code. If time permits look at the second Test Model and possibility of tying up 5 . refactoring with regards to objective function. update the real field model to Petrel 2011. First run with the updated code. report writing. some data need to be smooth out. • Month 2 – Based on results from first run change the algorithm by including more parameters. • Month 3 – Generate results after several simulation runs.

Timetable May June July August Literature Review Update the code Refactoring objective funct. Report writing Introductio n Presentatio n Progress Reports Report Submissi on 6 . 1st Run of Field Model Changes in code and improving it Generating Results.

Risks & Risks Mitigation • Confidentiality issues with regards to clients model – Use of several other test models for presenting results • Problem with field model – Simulator Stability: make changes into simulator or model – Lack of Matching: add more data or sanitize the data – Time Constraint: improve the iterative part of code or use parallel clusters 7 .

Thank You 8 .