IN035:
Increasing the bandwidth of imaging-data-to-research pipelines





Session ID#: 24841

Session Description:
Advances in volumetric imaging technologies enable insights from pore/core to reservoir/basin scales. These data underlie numerous efforts to answer geological questions, including numerical experiments of fluid flow and mechanical deformation, and inform environmental, civil, and petroleum engineering decisions.

Imaging research requires large storage capacity, data sharing, curation and publication capabilities, and access to high performance computing resources where data from multiple length and time scales can be integrated and analyzed. Such infrastructure is emerging through the Energy Data Exchange and the Digital Rocks Portal, and can be further enhanced through platform integration, metadata interoperability, and linking to imaging centers such as UTCT.

To discuss advances in digital rock physics infrastructure, present research enabled through it, and introduce future challenges, we bring together researchers that work: (1) improving imaging techniques and data quality, (2) developing innovative platforms and computational workflows, and (3) combining data and tools to gain scientific insight.

Primary Convener:  Masa Prodanovic, The University of Texas at Austin, Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering, Austin, TX, United States
Conveners:  Maria Esteva, Research Associate/Data Curator, University of Texas at Austin, Texas Advanced Computing Center, Austin, TX, United States and Richard A Ketcham, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX, United States
Co-Organized with:
Earth and Space Science Informatics, Hydrology, and Mineral and Rock Physics

Cross-Listed:
  • H - Hydrology
  • MR - Mineral and Rock Physics
Index Terms:

0525 Data management [COMPUTATIONAL GEOPHYSICS]
1847 Modeling [HYDROLOGY]
5112 Microstructure [PHYSICAL PROPERTIES OF ROCKS]
5194 Instruments and techniques [PHYSICAL PROPERTIES OF ROCKS]

Abstracts Submitted to this Session:

Kelly Rose1, David "Vic" Baker2, Jennifer Bauer3, Mark Dehlin2, T.J. Jones2 and Chad Rowan4, (1)National Energy Technology Laboratory Albany, Albany, OR, United States, (2)MATRIC, Morgantown, WV, United States, (3)National Energy Technology Laboratory, U.S. Dept. of Energy, Albany, OR, United States, (4)Optimal Solutions and Technologies Inc., Morgantown, WV, United States
Shelley Stall, American Geophysical Union, Washington, DC, United States
Richard A Ketcham, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX, United States
Chul Moon1, Scott A Mitchell2, Nickolas Callor3, Thomas A Dewers4, Jason E Heath4, Hongkyu Yoon4 and Gregory R Conner5, (1)University of Georgia, Department of Statistics, Athens, GA, United States, (2)Sandia National Laboratories, Computational Mathematics Department, Albuquerque, NM, United States, (3)Brigham Young University, Department of Mathematics, Provo, UT, United States, (4)Sandia National Laboratories, Department of Geomechanics, Albuquerque, NM, United States, (5)Brigham Young University, Department of Mathematics, Provo, UT, United States
Mohammad Eslami, Ph.D Candidate, University of California Los Angeles, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Los Angeles, CA, United States, Maria Esteva, Research Associate/Data Curator, University of Texas at Austin, Texas Advanced Computing Center, Austin, TX, United States and Scott J. Brandenberg, Professor, University of California Los Angeles, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Los Angeles, CA, United States
Jason E Heath1, Thomas A Dewers1, Eric A Shields2, Hongkyu Yoon1 and Kitty L. Milliken3, (1)Sandia National Laboratories, Department of Geomechanics, Albuquerque, NM, United States, (2)Sandia National Laboratories, Department of Adaptive Computational Sensing, Albuquerque, NM, United States, (3)University of Texas, Bureau of Economic Geology, Austin, TX, United States
Masa Prodanovic, The University of Texas at Austin, Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering, Austin, TX, United States, Maria Esteva, The University of Texas at Austin, Texas Advanced Computing Center, Austin, TX, United States and Richard A Ketcham, Univ Texas-Austin, Austin, TX, United States