Reservoir Analytical Model Pattern Recognition - AB-025

Preferred Disciplines: Computer Science/Statistical Science; Masters, PhD, Post-Doc
Project length:  4-6 months
Desired start date: February 15th, 2018 or as soon as possible
Location: Calgary, AB
No. of Positions: 1
Preferences: University of Calgary/Alberta, no real preference. Language: English
Company: NA


About Company:

Oil & gas reservoir engineering software start-up with focus on EOR properties. Combining analytical models with field data for reservoir surveillance and optimization.

Project Description:

Aiming to create a machine learning pattern recognition system to interpret field data and fit to analytical reservoir models.

Introduce large database of Enhanced Oil Recovery (EOR) history/forecasts to create probabilistic forecasts using analogous (database) progressions & analytical backing.

Background and required skills

Research Objectives/Sub-Objectives:

  • Determine an efficient system to handle large amounts of data
  • Explore multiple mathematical approaches to determine most effective route
  • Create well simulator using machine learning


  • Experimenting with stochastic and non-stochastic learning, Markov models
  • Applying machine learning, AI systems

Expertise and Skills Needed:

  • At least one programming language, (C# or VS preferred)
  • Basic knowledge of neural networks
  • Knowledge of evolutionary algorithms 


For more info or to apply to this applied research position, please

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