Great Quotes : Reservoir Engineers

“Reservoirs pay little heed to either wishful thinking or libellous misinterpretation. Reservoirs always do what they aught to do. They continually unfold a past which inevitably defies all man-made laws. To predict this past while it is still the futures is the business of the reservoir engineer. But whether the engineer is clever or stupid, honest or dishonest, right or wrong, the reservoir is always right (Muskat 1947)

“Reservoir Engineering is an “ART” since you have to be imagination of an artist in order to understand what new things a reservoir can show to you” (Anonymous)

“The aspect of Petroleum Engineering which distinguishes it from other engineering disciplines is that petroleum engineers do not design the systems they work with as with mining engineers where latter have the system physically available and thus petroleum engineers have to rely on indirect measurements to determine properties of the system.”                                                                                                         Transient Well Testing (Medhat M. Kamal)

“You can look in data , whatever You want to see ” Dr. Ghassemi , MPGE , OU

There is no such thing as a Simulation Engineer, only reservoir engineers who happen to have simulation packages at their disposal for use, amongst other tools, as and when required. If mathematics is used carefully and correctly then we should have a great advantage over our predecessors in this subject but if it is abused by relying on mathematics to define physics, then reservoir engineering itself is in danger.” (LP  Dake)

“Increasing the number of cells in a simulation model does not improve the ability of the model to predict future performance. We should use Occam’s Razor which states that among competing hypotheses, the one with the fewest assumptions should be selected. This applies both to new and mature field development.” (Dr. Wadsley)


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