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The Ph.D. Degree is offered exclusively as a full-time program.
DATE: Monday, March 08 - Tuesday, March 09, 2021
TIME: 09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
LOCATION:KAUST Campus and Kaust Webinar
You are invited to attend the KAUST Workshop for Women in Science and Engineering being held on campus March 8-9, 2021.
The workshop will include talks by renowned scientists and engineers about their personal journey, struggles and life-changing approaches. It will also include informative sessions on preparing your CV, guidelines to successful interviews, leadership and time management techniques.
If you reside in KAUST and would like to attend the meeting on campus please indicate so in the note box during your registration (limited attendance per Health and Safety regulations due to COVID will be possible).
The deadline to register for this workshop is March 1, 2021.
Have a look at the agenda and full program here.
Choose to Challenge
In celebration of International Women Day on March 8 themed #choosetochallenge, The KAUST workshop for Women in Science and Engineering is launching a campus-wide competition to choose extraordinary females who made the decision to CHALLENGE certain circumstances to prevail and succeed.
DATE: Sunday, March 14 - Monday, March 15, 2021
TIME: 12:00 AM - 11:00 PM
DATE: Wednesday, March 17, 2021
TIME: 04:45 PM - 05:45 PM
LOCATION:KAUST, WEBINAR VIA ZOOM
ZOOM WEBINAR PRESENTATION
Check your email for the Zoom registration link. Join the webinar using your full name in order to register your assistance.
Abstract: Carbon dioxide sequestration in deep saline aquifers and depleted reservoirs relies on numerical models for the prediction of the spatial distribution of CO2 saturation during injection and migration. Due to the limited knowledge of the rock and fluid properties distribution, model predictions are often uncertain and must be updated when new measurements are available. The spatial distribution of CO2 saturation and the plume location can be monitored using time-lapse geophysical data, such as seismic and electromagnetic surveys. Geostatistical inversion methods provide a valid tool for the prediction of the time-dependent spatial distribution of CO2 saturation from geophysical data. The predicted models of CO2 saturation are obtained by updating an ensemble of geostatistically generated prior realizations, based on the misfit between geophysical model predictions and measured data. Stochastic methods allow estimating the posterior probability density function of the model variables conditioned by the observed data, hence providing a reliable estimate of the uncertainty, but are generally computationally demanding and often present numerical challenges in terms of convergence and acceptance ratio. Ensemble based methods represent a family of iterative algorithms that simultaneously update an ensemble of geostatistical realizations such that the model predictions match the measured data. This approach is efficient for non-linear inverse problems for which the computation of the conditional means and conditional covariance matrices of the model given the data cannot be analytically solved. The ensemble of posterior realizations is then used to predict the most likely model and its uncertainty. The method is illustrated through the application to the Johansen formation model, offshore Norway, using synthetic seismic and electromagnetic data.
Biography: Dario Grana is an associate professor in the Department of Geology and Geophysics at the University of Wyoming. He received a MS in Mathematics at University of Pavia (Italy) in 2005, a MS in Applied Mathematics at University of Milano Bicocca (Italy) in 2006, and a Ph.D. in Geophysics at Stanford University in 2013. He worked four years at Eni Exploration and Production in Milan. He joined the University of Wyoming in 2013. He is coauthor of the book ‘Seismic Reflections of Rock Properties’, published by Cambridge University Press in 2014. He is the recipient of the 2017 EAGE Van Weelden Award, the 2016 SEG Karcher Award, and the 2014 Eni award with Gary Mavko, Tapan Mukerji, and Jack Dvorkin for “pioneering innovations in theoretical and practical rock physics for seismic reservoir characterization”. His main research interests are rock physics, seismic reservoir characterization, geostatistics, data-assimilation, and inverse problems for subsurface modeling.
DATE: Thursday, March 25, 2021
DATE: Thursday, April 08, 2021
DATE: Thursday, April 29, 2021
DATE: Thursday, May 06, 2021
DATE: Sunday, May 09 - Tuesday, May 11, 2021