Return to LA SPE Home Page

LASPE Petroleum Technology Forum
Petroleum Club in Long Beach on June 8th at
11:30AM Social - 12:00 Noon Lunch - 12:30PM Presentation
$15.00 General Admission - $5.00 Students

Long Beach Petroleum Club
3636 Linden Avenue
Long Beach CA 90807

Reservoir Simulation Technology:
Accomplishments and Challenges

Speaker: Khalid Aziz, SPE Distinguished Lecturer

Khalid Aziz, SPE Distinguished Lecturer

Khalid Aziz, an SPE Distinguished Lecturer, will present Reservoir Simulation Technology: Accomplishments and Challenges to the June 8th session of the LA SPE Petroleum Technology Forum.

Reservoir simulation technology has slowly evolved into an essential tool for reservoir development and management. Simulation engineers have expanded the capabilities of software for modeling reservoir performance and we are now able to handle multimillion cell problems. Models are capable of addressing compositional approaches, thermodynamic description of fluids, flow in heterogeneous porous media, solution of large nonlinear systems, complex geology and even wells and surface facilities making it possible to optimize the entire system. The simulator is no longer used with a simple single description of the reservoir, but with multiple, equally probable realizations to allow risk assessment.

Important developments of the past 40 years are examined speculating on the challenges for the future: What are the features that will be needed in the next generation of simulators? How is this technology going to be used in the future?

Dr. Aziz is the Otto N. Miller Professor of Earth Sciences and Professor of Petroleum Engineering at Stanford University. He served as professor of chemical and petroleum engineering at the University of Calgary where he established the Computer Modeling Group and managed it for 5 years. He has also served on the faculty of the University of Alberta and as the Chief Engineer of Karachi Gas Co. Ltd. At Stanford, Aziz served as the Associate Dean for Research (School of Earth Sciences) and Chair of the Petroleum Engineering Department. His research interests include reservoir simulation, modeling of advanced wells, multiphase flow in pipes, and natural gas engineering. He graduated from the University of Michigan (BSE), University of Alberta (BSc and MSc), and Rice U. (PhD). He has been awarded Honorary Membership in the Society of Petroleum Engineers and has published more than 150 technical papers, two books and one monograph. He is a frequent consultant to major oil and gas companies and government agencies, is a member of the National Academy of Engineering of the United States and the European Academy of Sciences.

For more information please contact:

LASPE Forum Committee:
Anthony Taglieri, 562-624-3343
Brandy Fellers, 562-624-3237
Rick Finken 562-570-3961,

We hope to see you and Click Here to see complete calendar for future Forums.

return to SPE Home Page

Questions or comments? Send email to: SPE Info
Please report any problems to the webmaster . Website design & maintenance by 4th Forge