"I am so thrilled to realize that our center has grown today with roughly a hundred smart-talented people from many parts of the world."
"I must express my gratitude and appreciation to my academic advisor and ANPERC faculty for all the help and support during this exciting journey."
MS Student - ERPE
"I must acknowledge and thank my advisor, ERPE faculty, and all my colleagues at ANPERC who in one way or another contributed to my work. KAUST is a unique and diverse world-class research environment, and I'm happy to continue my research here as a PhD student in Prof. Hoteit's group."
MS Student - ERPE
ANPERC Iftar Dinner
Yesterday (April 11th, 2022) a wonderful Iftar dinner at one of the restaurants of Bay la Sun Hotel in KAEC (King Abdullah Economic City).
Milestone achieved: First KAUST-JAMSTEC research cruise in the Red Sea
All ANPERC Meeting - March 2022
SINOPEC, SAUDI ARAMCO and KSLP Leaders visited ANPERC
ANPERC Graphics Competition
Show us your artistic side and win prizes!
ANPERC presents at IPTC 2022
From 21 to 23 February, ANPERC and CCRC Centers represented KAUST at IPTC 2022. The three days conference focused on the energy of the future.
We analyze nearly half a million vertical wells completed since the 1930s in the most prolific petroleum province in the U.S., the Permian Basin. We apply a physics-guided, data-driven forecasting approach to estimate the remaining hydrocarbons in these historical wells and the probabilities of well survival. First, we cluster the production data set into 192 spatiotemporal well cohorts based on 4 reservoir ages, 6 sub-plays, and 8 completion date intervals. Second, for each cohort, we apply the Generalized Extreme Value (GEV) statistics to each year of oil production from every well in this cohort, obtaining historical well prototypes. Third, we derive a novel physical scaling that extends these well prototypes for several more decades. Fourth, we calculate the probabilities of well survival and observe that a vertical well in the Permian can operate for 10–100 years, depending on the sub-play and reservoir to which this well belongs. Fifth, we estimate the total field production of all existing vertical wells in the Permian by replacing historical production from each well with its prototype. We then time-shift and sum up these prototypes together, obtaining 34 billion barrels of oil as estimated ultimate recovery (EUR). Our most notable finding is that the rate of finding big reservoirs in the Permian has been declining drastically and irreversibly since the 1970s. Today, operators need to drill wells that are twice as deep as the 1930s’ wells, yet they produce 4–12 times less.