Special Issue "Application of AI in Petroleum Sciences and Underground Carbon Storage"

A special issue of AI (ISSN 2673-2688).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 June 2023) | Viewed by 752

Special Issue Editors

Institute for Ecological Research and Pollution Control of Plateau Lakes, School of Ecology and Environmental Science, Yunnan University, Kunming 650504, China
Interests: reservoir characterization; acoustic impedance inversion; multiattribute analysis; CMY and RGB color blending; seismic sequence stratigraphy; seismic sedimentology; well logging; machine learning; lake sedimentation; velocity modeling; fault modeling; fracture genesis; reservoir modeling; facies classification; coal bed methane; shale gas; remote sensing
School of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Seoul National University, 1 Gwanak-ro, Gwanak-gu, Seoul, Republic of Korea
Interests: petroleum; reservoir; optimization; artificial intelligence; machine learning; carbon storage
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Institute for Ecological Research and Pollution Control of Plateau Lakes, School of Ecology and Environmental Science, Yunnan University, Kunming 650504, China
Interests: unconventional and conventional reservoir characterization; seismic inversion; seismic attribute; formation evaluation; machine learning; faults and fracture modeling; sedimentary geology; petroleum engineering

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Throughout the last decade, artificial intelligence (AI) has had a substantial impact on a wide range of businesses by improving their operational efficiency. AI applications in the petroleum sciences and underground carbon storage were pursued relatively late, although research in this area has been extensive and cannot be disregarded. This Special Issue aims to highlight how various AI techniques have been used to provide more accurate findings by avoiding extensive numerical/analytical modeling in petroleum sciences and carbon storage. In particular, AI is considered crucial for maximizing oil recovery performance and minimizing carbon emissions to cope with climate change.

Artificial intelligence and machine learning have become hot research topics in geophysics, geology, and petroleum engineering with the advancement of computer sciences. The research topic aims to collect recent advances related to artificial intelligence and machine learning in geosciences for advanced interpretation.

Additionally, the steady increase in carbon dioxide (CO2) emission in the atmosphere is the primary factor contributing to global warming or climate change. Due to this fact, the transition from fossil fuel to renewable energy is impossible in the near term because of the significant role of fossil fuels in energy generation and the societal demand for energy for technological and economic progress. According to the Paris Agreement, underground carbon storage (UCS) is regarded as a potentially effective pathway to decrease CO2 emissions and achieve the long-term temperature goal of a rise less than 2 °C.

We invite the contribution of innovative technical developments, case studies, analyses, reviews, and assessments, which are relevant to AI for petroleum sciences and underground carbon storage.

In this Special Issue, original research articles and reviews are welcome. Research areas may include (but are not limited to) the following:

  • AI in petrophysics;
  • AI in petroleum geology;
  • Advanced geophysical exploration;
  • CO2-EOR and storage;
  • Unconventional resources;
  • AI for production forecasts;
  • Reservoir modeling and characterization;
  • Advanced carbon storage modeling;
  • History matching and production optimization;
  • Geological modeling;
  • Underground carbon storage.

I look forward to receiving your contributions.

Dr. Umar Ashraf
Dr. Hung Vo Thanh
Dr. Aqsa Anees
Guest Editors

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  • AI
  • petroleum engineering
  • well logging
  • geophysical exploration
  • machine learning
  • reservoir modeling and characterization
  • carbon storage and utilization

Published Papers

There is no accepted submissions to this special issue at this moment.
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