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Integration of methods for reservoir characterization using artificial intelligence techniques

Objective

The goal of the project is to produce an extendible framework for a system that enables the integrated use of different reservoir characterization methods, working at different levels of detail, using different sources of information and based on a variety of expertise.

State of the art data base management techniques will be combined with knowledge base system techniques. The following tasks can be distinguished:

1) Development of an information model and a knowledge model (rule set) of the reservoir characterization process. An inventory will be performed of relevant geological and geophysical knowledge (techniques). Special attention must be paid to the problem of correlating results at different levels of detail (e.g. well logs versus seismic data versus regional geology). Since reservoir characterization is a spatial problem, the problems of describing storing and using spatial (geological) information and knowledge must be addressed.

2) The success of the project will heavily depend on the ability to produce complete, precise, consistent and implementable descriptions of relevant reservoir characterization methods. Therefore attention must be paid to information analysis and knowledge engineering techniques which support the production of such descriptions.

3) Prototypical implementation of a knowledge system based on selected geological and geophysical knowledge. This will enable us to produce implementation techniques which enable the efficient use of spatial and signal knowledge. Stratigraphic seismic interpretation has been chosen as first prototyping domain.

These tasks will be performed largely in parallel so that results from either task can be iteratively evaluated and improved by applying them to other tasks.

Coordinator

Nederlandse Organisatie voor Toegepast Natuurwetenschappelijk Onderzoek
Address
97,Schoenmakerstraat
2600 JA Delft
Netherlands

Participants (1)

ISTITUTO NAZIONALE DI OCEANOGRAFIA E DI GEOFISICA SPERIMENTALE
Italy
Address
Borgo Grotta Gigante 42/C
Sgonico-trieste