- Postgraduate Researcher
Kishan is a PhD researcher in the iCRAG hydrocarbon research spoke involved with Dr Tom Manzocchi and Prof. Peter Haughton. His research area investigates various methods of hierarchical reservoir characterization for channelized reservoirs in various depositional environments and suitable EOR/IOR techniques for them. Fieldwork related to his work focuses on identification of channel elements, stacking pattern, scale of erosion and aggradation, NTG estimation etc. He holds a BE degree in Petroleum Engineering from University of Pune, India; and MSc degree in Reservoir Evaluation and Management from Heriot Watt University, Edinburgh, UK. General research interests include carbonate reservoir engineering & simulation, welltesting, petrophysics and sedimentology
Submarine channels act as major conduits of sediment transport from land into the ocean. They deposit sediments that are capable of hosting large quantities of oil and gas. My project will look upon application and development of improved modelling methods for these channels based upon their geometry observed in subsurface and field datasets across a few places around the world where such examples have been witnessed.
Project title: Hierarchical sedimentary characterisation and modelling of submarine channels
This project focusses on defining and parameterising a hierarchical classification scheme (i.e. large scale geological feature formed of similar geometry smaller scale features) for submarine channels. It will then be used to define flexible reservoir modelling approaches capable of capturing the wide range of depositional geometries present in these deposits, and honouring realistic hierarchical scales of reservoir heterogeneity and connectivity. Such an approach allows for creation of reservoir scale but bed-resolution 3D models which can be tested in flow simulation packages to analyse the role of multiple scales of geological heterogeneity and object connectivity on fluid flow, reservoir pressure and other production characteristics at inter and intra hierarchical levels. The work includes parameterisation from a wide range of published literature along with seismic examples from various locations of interest with an ultimate aim of constraining input details to modelling workflows able to reproduce main characteristics of various channelized systems based upon their confinement. Fieldwork focusses upon identification of channel (complex sets, complexes, elements and storeys) and sub channel hierarchical (beds and bed-sets) stacking pattern, scale of erosion and aggradation, Net to Gross and recording of dimensional parameters associated with them.
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- Postgraduate Researcher
- Energy Security
- Reservoir Modelling, 3D modelling, Hydrocarbons, Numerical Modelling, Seismic Imaging