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March 11 , 2008 (Tuesday) - Petroleum Technology Forum

The March Petroleum Technology Forum will be held on Tuesday, March 11, 2008 at the Long Beach Petroleum Club.  SPE Distinguished Lecturer Dr. Mohan Kelkar of the University of Tulsa will present his talk “Integrated Reservoir Modeling – Challenges and Solutions.”  This will be a very interesting discussion of a very important topic.  A commplete abstract and bio is provided below.

Long Beach Petroleum Club
3636 Linden Avenue
Long Beach, CA  90807

Registration:    11:30 AM
Buffet Lunch:   12:00 noon
Presentation:   12:20-1:00 PM

$20.00 for Members
Students are our guests.

“Integrated Reservoir Modeling – Challenges and Solutions”

By Dr. Mohan Kelkar, University of Tulsa

Integrated reservoir modeling involves integration of geological, geophysical and engineering data to develop a comprehensive reservoir description.  An appropriate application of the process involves several challenges.  These include: scale and resolution of various data sources, quality and information content of information, qualitative observations and solutions of inverse models.  Dr. Kelkar’s presentation will discuss various methods of overcoming these challenges.  Through a series of case studies, a workflow process will be discussed which will allow the development of multiple, history matched, reservoir descriptions which can quantify uncertainties in future performance. The proposed workflow is practical and at the same time will overcome the drawbacks of conventional approaches.

Dr. Mohan Kelkar is the Williams Endowed Professor and Chairman of the Petroleum Engineering Department at the University of Tulsa.  His primary research interest is in reservoir characterization and integrated reservoir modeling.  He has worked with various oil companies and government agencies in developing practical solutions to integration problems.  As a consultant, he is also involved in many reservoir studies, which involve integration of various sources of data.  He is the author of a best seller “Applied Geostatistics for Reservoir Characterization,” published by SPE.  In addition, he has published numerous papers in various SPE publications.


Richard Finken, Forum Chairperson: 562-570-3961 or by email

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