University of Southern California Reservoir Monitoring Consortium The USC Andrew and Erna Viterbi School of Engineering USC
Inaugural Meeting of Reservoir Monitoring Consortium

September 15, 2011 —

The inaugural meeting of Reservoir Monitoring consortium was held on September 14 and 15 at the University of Southern California.
The objective of Reservoir Monitoring Consortium (RMC) is to develop new methods for dynamic reservoir
monitoring. The Consortium carries out a number of focused applied research projects in reservoir monitoring that are
directly pertinent to the current and future needs of industry and government. The Consortium will develop specific
workflows for different types of reservoirs. This will include the conventional reservoirs (e.g. carbonate, clastic, deep
waters) and the unconventional reservoirs (shales, tight sands, heavy oils, and geothermal).

This will be preceded by the identification of the key technology gaps with input from the project sponsors. This
USC center focuses on major issues such as integration of disciplines, data, information, and expertise. It will maintain a
balance between short and long term, high impact research goals and the immediate and foreseen industry needs. One key distinguishing edge of RMC compared to other academic consortia is its focus on multi— disciplinary aspect of reservoir monitoring and its application to real time problems.

All the presentations of the event can be viewed here