I just finished reading the amazing book of Jef Caers of The Stanford Center for Reservoir Forecasting (SCRF) , "Petroleum Geostatistics” This thin and small, 90 pages book can be used as a guide for modeling petroleum reservoir. Jef has tried to keep everything simple and smooth and amazingly without involving too much of math he has made a precise explanation of application of geostatistics in reservoir modeling.
In the first chapter he explains the role of geostatistics in reservoir modeling. Then he goes through the modeling of geological continuity. Beside "object modeling" and "variogram modeling" he talks about "training images" and their application in modeling continuity. The next chapter is about building high resolution geocellular models (geological model). This chapter also covers application of seismic data in making geological model. Chapter four is about application of geostatistics to history matching under geological control. Finally in the last chapter he talks about modeling uncertainty and application of geostatistics in doing that.
Looking in title of each chapter does not show the real value of book. The real value of book lies on two things. One is the brief and crystal clear explanation of modeling workflow. The other value of book is the short tips given here and there about the pitfalls of modeling and application of geostatistics in it.
I recommend the book for beginners and intermediate level practitioners in the field. The book is useful for reservoir engineers and geoscientists and even can be used as a guideline for people who want to exercise working in integrated teams.
Anything new about stirling engines in Cal?
Looking for an update. Everything I find from google news is almost a year old. This is from the stirling engine deal with Southern Edison to build a 500MW plant outside of LA.
What geographical areas are best suited for a solar dish farm?
The southwest region of the United States is ideally suited for this. In fact, a solar farm 100 miles by 100 miles could satisfy 100% of the Americaâs annual electrical needs. Solar technology primarily addresses the peak power demands facing utility companies in the Southwest U.S. and other solar-rich areas.
The cost of living and job markets are better than the national average, but the best job strategy is not to go for averages, but look at your specific skills and experiences, figure out which careers that relates to, and then go to that geographical area:
technology - Silicon Valley
finance - New York
There are other factors to consider. How important are mountains? the ocean? good weather? I have met many midwesterners in Acapulco during the winter, and none ever told me
"I got to get back to Omaha. I just miss those snow covered plains."
4,000 Year Old Greenlander
WASHINGTON (Reuters) â Scientists have sequenced the DNA from four frozen hairs of a Greenlander who died 4,000 years ago in a study they say takes genetic technology into several new realms.
Surprisingly, the long-dead man appears to have originated in Siberia and is unrelated to modern Greenlanders, Morten Rasmussen of the University of Copenhagen and colleagues found.
"This provides evidence for a migration from Siberia into the New World some 5,500 years ago, independent of that giving rise to the modern Native Americans and Inuit," the researchers wrote in Thursday's issue of the journal Nature