Reservoir Model Design

A Practitioner's Guide

  • Philip Ringrose
  • Mark Bentley

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Philip Ringrose, Mark Bentley
    Pages 1-12
  3. Philip Ringrose, Mark Bentley
    Pages 13-59
  4. Philip Ringrose, Mark Bentley
    Pages 61-113
  5. Philip Ringrose, Mark Bentley
    Pages 115-149
  6. Philip Ringrose, Mark Bentley
    Pages 151-172
  7. Philip Ringrose, Mark Bentley
    Pages 173-231
  8. Philip Ringrose, Mark Bentley
    Pages 233-240
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 241-249

About this book


This book gives practical advice and ready to use tips on the design and construction of subsurface reservoir models. The design elements cover rock architecture, petrophysical property modelling, multi-scale data integration, upscaling and uncertainty analysis. Philip Ringrose and Mark Bentley share their experience, gained from over a hundred reservoir modelling studies in 25 countries covering clastic, carbonate and fractured reservoir types. The intimate relationship between geology and fluid flow is explored throughout, showing how the impact of fluid type, production mechanism and the subtleties of single- and multi-phase flow combine to influence reservoir model design.

The main audience for this book is the community of applied geoscientists and engineers involved in the development and use of subsurface fluid resources. The book is suitable for a range of Master’s level courses in reservoir characterisation, modelling and engineering.


Multiscale data integration Petrophysical property modelling Reservoir model design Rock architecture Uncertainty analyses Upscaling

Authors and affiliations

  • Philip Ringrose
    • 1
  • Mark Bentley
    • 2
  1. 1.Statoil ASA & NTNUTrondheimNorway
  2. 2.TRACS International Consultancy Ltd.AberdeenUnited Kingdom

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