Sep 2018

‘Back to School’: Join Our Autumn Courses!

September means ‘Back to School’! Cones filled with candy and useful school supplies are traditionally given to Austrian children on their first day of school. Join our autumn courses – we fill your cone with knowledge! Read on for a list of our confirmed and high-in-demand courses.


  • Operations Geology (GEO13): CONFIRMED
    10-14 September 2018 (5 days) in  Vienna, Austria
    Our Operations Geology course  provides a wealth of information for operation geologists striving to further their knowledge. Topics range from well planning, coring, and data acquisition, to risk identification and logs, ensuring that you get a complete picture of the topic and a “rock”-solid foundation on which to build on. Read more…


  • Production Engineering (PRE12): CONFIRMED
    1-5 October 2018 (5 days) in London, United Kingdom
    This course covers a well-rounded list of topics and unites class discussions, exercises, short films and demos of integrated production models. Advance your production engineering skills and gain a better understanding of integrated production systems, from reservoir to surface. Our confirmed Production Engineering course with Dr. Gioia Falcone still has a spot available for you, but be swift to register! Read more…


  • Petroleum Systems and Play Analysis (GEO45)
    8-12 October 2018 (5 days) in Vienna, Austria
    Are you still fairly new to the exploration industry, or did you just recently start your career as a geophysicist? Dr. Jonathan Redfern, an internationally acclaimed industry expert with over 30 years of global experience, shares valuable insights and teaches indispensable knowledge about basin modelling and play analysis in our Petroleum Systems and Play Analysis course. Register today – you will thank yourself for attending many times over in the years to come! Read more…


More of our high-in-demand public courses:

– Petroleum Systems and Play Analysis (GEO45)  
8-12 October 2018, Vienna / Austria

– Modern Project Management (MAN33)
15-19 October 2018, Vienna / Austria

– Pore Pressure, Fracture Pressure and Wellbore Stability Management (GEO21)
26-30 November 2018, Vienna / Austria

– Petroleum Economics, Business and Decision Making (PBM02)
3-6 December 2018, Vienna / Austria

View our complete course list here.

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Sep 2018

SenEx Colleague Presented at EAGE ECMOR, Barcelona!

Daniel Awofodu from our SenEx Support Team attended EAGE ECMOR conference, 3-6 September 2018 in Barcelona, Spain, which focused on the mathematics of oil recovery and was attended by reservoir engineers, data scientists, mathematicians, PhD students and professionals from both academia and industry. The conference covered the mathematical aspects of physical modelling, linear solvers, risk and uncertainty, uncertainty quantification, data assimilation, reservoir geomechanics etc.

Daniel presented a paper titled “Revealing Hidden Reservoir Features During History Matching Using An Adjoint Method”. A competition was held in the conference to find the best method capable of maximizing net present value (NPV). Participants used a wide range of methods such as the CMA-ES, Stochastic gradient, GA, EnKF and the Adjoint method. It was noteworthy that the highest NPV was achieved by SINTEF (the developers of MATLAB), and was also based on the Adjoint approach, just like SenEx, our assisted history matching software, which was utilized in Daniel’s work.

We remain proud that SenEx continues to be unrivalled in the world of assisted history matching tools.
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Sep 2018

HOT Participation at the First School on Sandstone Diagenesis at the FAU University in Erlangen, Germany

Sharon Tiainen and Dr Chris Cubitt, HOT’s principal reservoir geologists, attended the First School on Sandstone Diagenesis at the FAU University in Erlangen, Germany.  Chris and Sharon, along with ExxonMobil’s Dr William Heins and leading academics Dr Luca Caracciolo (from FAU) and Dr Saturnina Henares and Prof Gert Jan Weltje  (from KU Lueven) were the key note speakers.  Drs Linda Bonnel and Rob Lander (of Touchstone Fame) presented a workshop on diagenetic modelling and reservoir quality prediction.

The school brought together representatives from both industry and academia with a vision to share their collective experience and discuss both traditional and the latest concepts and developments in clastic diagenesis.  Importantly the school was well attended by the next generation of reservoir geologists, who presented highlights from their collective PhDs and post-docs in an entertaining ‘elevator pitch’ style.

The emphasis of the school was on understanding controlling processes on clastic diagenesis, their knock-on effects and how we can best model these inputs.  Our collective aim, by understanding controls, we can better predict reservoir quality.  In this context, HOT’s innovative drill cuttings analysis work – recall diagenesis studies are typically undertaken on relatively rare conventional core – was very well received and seen as a value-add that is often under-utilised by both researchers and industry.

Read more about the event on LinkedIn…

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