JUNE 18–22, 2017

Session Details

Name: How HPC Influences Energy Exploration
Time: Wednesday, June 21, 2017
01:45 pm - 03:15 pm
Room:   Panorama 2
Messe Frankfurt
Breaks:03:15 pm - 03:45 pm Coffee Break
Chair:   David Keyes, KAUST
Abstract:   The continuing exponential expansion of high performance computing is being enlisted to complement and steer the increasingly expensive field activities of the petroleum industry. Estimates of the future availability and expense of fossil fuels are functions of advances in discovery and extraction technologies, whose robustness and efficiency are, in part, functions of HPC. Emerging architectures invite redesign of algorithms for models of higher resolution and higher fidelity. This session spotlights innovations in the two the key large-scale applications employed in the upstream industry: seismic inversion and reservoir modeling, and emphasizes the need for interdisciplinary partnering.  
Presentations: Overview of HPC in Oil & Gas
01:45 pm - 01:50 pm
  David Keyes, KAUST
Partnering to Solve Tomorrow's Energy Exploration HPC Challenges
01:50 pm - 02:15 pm
  Jan Odegard, Rice University
Seismic Depth Imaging: Overview & Applications
02:15 pm - 02:40 pm
  Theirry Tonelot, Saudi Aramco
Multi-Scale Fluid Flow & Transport through Porous Media
02:40 pm - 03:05 pm
  Shuyu Sun, KAUST
Questions & Answers
03:05 pm - 03:15 pm