Model Purpose

  • Philip Ringrose
  • Mark Bentley


Should we aspire to build detailed full-field reservoir models with a view to using the resulting models to answer a variety of business questions?

In this chapter it is suggested the answer to the above question is ‘no’. Instead we argue the case for building for fit-for-purpose models, which may or may not be detailed and may or may not be full-field.

This choice triggers the question: ‘what is the purpose?’ It is the answer to this question which determines the model design.


Horizontal Well Reservoir Model Reservoir Management Seismic Attribute Porosity Inversion 
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Authors and Affiliations

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

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