About this webinar

This talk presents a new open access carbonate reservoir case study that uniquely considers the major uncertainties inherent to carbonate reservoirs using one of the most prolific aggradational parasequence carbonate formation set in the U.A.E; the Late Barremian Upper Kharaib Mb. as an analogue. A wide range of interpretational scenarios and geomodelling techniques were used to capture the main components of its reservoir architecture, stratal geometries, facies, pore systems, diagenetic overprints and wettability variations across its shelf-to-basin profile.

The novelty of this work has been to create semi-synthetic open access carbonate reservoir models which will enable the geoscience and reservoir engineering community to analyse, study and test a number of cases related to new numerical algorithms for reservoir characterisation, reservoir simulation, uncertainty quantification, robust optimization and machine learning.

The value of this study is also to expose a model and a dataset to the reservoir simulation engineers so they can explore the impact of different fluid flow physics on sweep and recovery across multiple carbonate reservoir architectures with diverse lateral and vertical rock and fluid complexities – all of which can be history-matched against a ‘truth case’.

Jorge Costa Gomes

Jorge Costa Gomes

Presenter Bio

Jorge holds a BSc in Geology & Petroleum Geology from the University of Aberdeen, UK and an MSc in Petroleum Engineering from the Petroleum Institute (Khalifa University), U.A.E. Jorge worked as a research assistant in the research labs of The Petroleum Institute as well as working as a Reservoir Geologist for Abu Dhabi Marine Operating Company (ADMA-OPCO). Jorge is currently pursuing a PhD in Petroleum Engineering at Heriot-Watt University, UK.

Date & Time

Monday, 1 June 2020 | 10:00 hours BST


Free of charge.


Jorge Costa Gomes

PhD Candidate
Heriot-Watt University