Visual Analysis of Reservoir Simulation Ensembles

Thomas Hollt, Fabio Miguel de Matos Ravanelli, Markus Hadwiger, Ibrahim Hoteit

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Hydrocarbon reservoir simulation models produce large amounts of heterogeneous data, combining multiple variables of different
dimensionality, such as two or three-dimensional geospatial estimates with abstract estimates simulated for the complete field or different wells. In addition these simulations are nowadays often run as so-called ensemble simulations, to capture uncertainty of the model, as well as boundary conditions as variation in the output. The (visual) analysis of such data is a
challenging process, due to the size and complexity of the data. In this paper we present an integrated system for the visual analysis of ensemble reservoir simulation data. We provide tools to inspect forecasts for multiple variables of complete fields, as well as different wells. Finally, we present a case study highlighting the effectiveness of the presented system.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationWorkshop on Visualisation in Environmental Sciences (EnvirVis 2016)
EditorsAriane Middel, Karsten Rink, Dirk Zeckzer
PublisherThe Eurographics Association
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)978-3-03868-018-5
Publication statusPublished - 2016
EventEnvirVis 2016: Visualization in Environmental Sciences - Groningen, Netherlands
Duration: 6 Jun 20167 Jun 2016


ConferenceEnvirVis 2016
OtherCo-event of EuroVis 2016


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