Digital Rock Technology: Examples of adding Value
Research Scientist | Reservoir Simulation and Optimization Research
Digital rock technology (DRT) has experienced tremendous progress in the last decade, with an increasing number of companies providing imaging hardware, modeling software and digital core analysis services. This technology is also commonly referred to as a transformational technology in different fronts, and yet, because the focus has been heavily placed in validating the technology, limited publications are demonstrating its business value besides replacing experimental data. In the first part of the talk, I will review the main components of this technology and their current state. I will follow with examples of applications of this technology to existent experimental data to improve our understanding and surpass the challenges imposed by the limitations in experimental or interpretation techniques currently available.
Josephina Schembre-McCabe is a research scientist with the Reservoir Simulation and Optimization Research Group, Chevron Energy Technology Company. Current research interests include multiphase flow in porous media, digital rock technology and modeling of recovery mechanisms. She holds a Ph.D. degree in Petroleum Engineering from Stanford University and a Chemical Engineering degree from Universidad Simon Bolivar, Venezuela.