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

RMC Semi-Annual Review Meeting

July 22, 2015


An Update on Reservoir Monitoring Consortium (RMC)
Fred Aminzadeh, USC

Reservoir Monitoring with 4D Seismic – Three Case Histories
Yesser HajNasser, USC (Formerly ConocoPhillips)

Advanced Tracer Analysis for EOR and Reservoir Monitoring
Noha Najem, Kuwait Oil

Use of Production Geology Data to Monitor Water Influx
Xiaoxi Zhao, Iraj Ershaghi, USC

Wellbore Monitoring for Kick Detection and Plans for Field Testing in a Saudi Aramco Field
Hazza Otaibi, Ahmed Bubsheit, Saudi Aramco

Modeling Field Development Strategies and Their Associated Resource Requirements
Michael Prohaska, University of Leoben, Austria

Permanent Seismic Source for Continuous Reservoir Monitoring
Isao Kurosawa, Ayato Kato, Japan National Oil

A New Method to Analyze Displacement of Fluids in EOR
Cenk Temizel, Aera Energy

Fracture Zone Identification and Permeability Prediction
David Maity, Gas Technology Institute

Analysis of In-situ Stress in Hydraulic Fracturing
Ahmed Bubsheit, USC

Optimizing Operational Parameters for Real Time Monitoring of Hydraulic Fracturing
Arman K. Nejad, USC

A Geomechanical Approach for Microseismic Fracture Mapping
Mehran Hosseini, USC

RMC Annual Review Meeting

October 21, 2014

An Update on RMC
Fred Aminzadeh

CO2-EOR Reservoir Workflow
Metin Karakas

Real Time MicroSiesmic Monitoring
Noha Najem

Design and Monitoring Fluid Injection to Minimize Induced Seismicity
Eric Matzel

Integrating Micro Seismic and Conventional Seismic Data for Characterizing Fracture Network: A California Case Study
Debotyam Maity

Gas Reservoir Prediction with Absorption and Anisotropic AVO
Qiaosi Chen

Microseismics/Electromagnetics for Reservoir Monitoring
Kurt Strack

Offshore Integrated Assessment Modeling - Spill prevention, rapid response and risk reduction
Kelly Rose & Roger Ghanem

Wellbore Monitoring for Kick Detection
Magdalene Ante

New Developments in Reservoir Monitoring
Alan Sibbit

Towards Optimizing Operational Parameters for Real Time Monitoring of Hydraulic Fracturing
Arman K. Nejad

Reservoir Permeability Characterization based on MicroSeismic Data for Heterogeneous, Anisotropic Reservoir
Mehran Hosseini

Time Lapse Petrophysics for Reservoir Monitoring
Donald Hill

American Association Of Petroleum Geologists

January, 2013

Dynamic characterization of fracture network using seismic, microseismic & well log data

Fred Aminzadeh

Petroleum Technology Forum  at the Long Beach Petroleum Club
January 10, 2012

Geophysical Monitoring of Reservoirs

Fred Aminzadeh

Reservoir Monitoring Consortium Inaugural Meeting Presentations


Introduction to Reservoir Monitoring Consortium

Fred Aminzadeh

Using Microseismicity to Map Reservoir Structure

Charles Sammis and Muhammad Sahimi

Incorporating Soft Computing in Time Lapse Monitoring

Fred Aminzadeh

Upscaling for Compositional Modeling and Simulation

Kristian Jessen

Feature-Based Reservoir Characterization

Behnam Jafarpour

Early Characterization of Reservoir Connectivity for Improved Field Development

Behnam Jafarpour

Mork Family Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science - Current Status

Steve Nutt

Development and Up-scaling of a Dynamic and Unstructured Model of Fractured Oil Reservoirs

Muhammad Sahimi

Integration of microseismic data for reservoir characterization

Fred Aminzadeh


Applications of Nanotechnology for Reservoir Monitoring

Jalal Abedi

Reservoir Monitoring Consortium Time-Lapse Petrophysics

Donald G. Hill

Efficient Data Management for Real-Time Reservoir Monitoring

Cyrus Shahabi and Farnoush Banaei-Kashani

Acoustic Communications Network Design for Reservoir Sensing Systems

Urbashi Mitra

Inverse Modeling and Parameter Estimation of Nanoparticle Transport in Geological Formations.

Jalal Abedi

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