Geostatistics in Subsurface Flow & Transport Modeling: Select Topics & Future Research

Wyoming Geographic Information Science Center

Friday, 10 September 2010, 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.

Ye Zhang

“Geostatistics studies the spatial correlation of subsurface fluid flow properties, notably permeability and porosity of porous rocks. It is an important tool used in a variety of subsurface modeling applications, e.g., parameter estimation, reservoir modeling, history matching, sample network design, etc. This talk will present two research projects where geostatistics is an integral aspect of the study. One project uses geostatistics to estimate effective parameters for groundwater flow and solute transport modeling. The second project uses geostatistics to create a deepwater oil reservoir model to identify important uncertainty parameters to predictions. Ongoing and future research is also presented.”