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Albert Reynolds, PhD

Albert Reynolds, PhD
Research Professor of Petroleum Engineering and Mathematics
College of Engineering & Natural Sciences
Petroleum Engineering
918-631-3043 Stephenson Hall Room 2285

Education

PhD – Case Western Reserve University MS – Case Institute of Technology BA – University of New Hampshire

Bio

Research Interests

Assisted History Matching
Waterflooding
Optimization
Closed-loop Reservoir Management
Uncertainty Quantification
Optimal Well Placement and Control
Data-driven Models for Prediction and Control Reservoir Simulation
Multiphase Flow Well Testing

Teaching Interests

Reservoir Engineering
Reservoir Simulation
Optimization
Well Testing
Inverse Problems
Closed-loop Reservoir Management

Publications

  • R. Burden, D. Faires and A. Reynolds: Numerical Analysis, Prindle, Webber and Schmidt, Inc., Boston, Massachusetts (ix + 579 pages) 1978.

  • D. Oliver, A. Reynolds and N. Liu: Inverse Theory for Petroleum Reservoir Characterization and History Matching, (ix + 360 pages), Cambridge University Press, May 2008.

  • Reynolds, A.C., He, N. and Oliver D.S.: Reducing Uncertainty in Geostatistical Description With Well-Testing Pressure Data, in Recent Advances in Reservoir Characterization, AAPG Memoir 71, eds. R. Schatzinger and J. Jordan (1999) 149-162.

  • Keys, R. G. and Reynolds, A. C.: On the Solution of Linear Parabolic Problems by Boundary Value Techniques, Proceedings of the AICA International Symposium on Computer Methods for Partial Differential Equations, (1975) 86-89.

  • Bangia, V., Bennett, C. O., Reynolds, A. C., Raghavan, R., and Thomas, G. W.: Alternating Direction Collocation Methods for Simulating Reservoir Performance, paper SPE 7414, 1978 SPE Annual Fall Meeting.

  • Iskander, R., McKinley, J., and Reynolds, A. C.: Minimizing Feedback Gains in Multi-Input, Multi-Output Systems, Proceedings of the 18th Midwest Symposium on Circuits and Systems, (1979) 640-644.

  • Verma, V., Reynolds, A. C., and Thomas, G. W.: A Theoretical Investigation of Forward Combustion in a One-Dimensional System, paper SPE 7526, 1978 SPE ATCE.

  • Ding, W., Onur, M., and Reynolds, A. C.: Analysis of Well-Testing Data from a Restricted-Entry Well, paper SPE 18877, Proceedings of the 1989 SPE Production Operations Symposium, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

  • Guehria, F. M., Thompson, L. G., and Reynolds, A. C.: A Robust Algorithm for Determining Hydrocarbon PVT Properties Using a Generalized EOS, Proceedings of the Petroleum Society of CIM/SPE International Technical Meeting, June 10-13, 1990, Calgary.

  • Peres, A. M. M., Onur, M., and Reynolds, A. C.: New Methods for the Analysis of Drillstem Test Data, paper SPE 19843, Proceedings of the 1989 SPE Annual Fall Meeting, San Antonio, Oct. 8-11, 1991.

  • Xiao, J. and Reynolds, A. C.: New Methods for the Analysis of Closed Chamber Tests, paper SPE 24059 Proceedings of the 1992 SPE Western Regional Meeting, Bakersfield, March 30-April 1, 1993.

  • Singapore; Thompson, L. G., Niu, J. G., and Reynolds, A. C.: Well Testing for Gas Condensate Reservoirs, paper SPE 25371, Proceedings of the 1993 SPE Asia Pacific Oil & Gas Conference and Exhibition, Singapore, Feb. 8-10, 1993.

  • Carvalho, R. S., Redner, R. A., Thompson, L. G., and Reynolds, A. C.: Robust Procedures for Parameter Estimation by Automated Type-Curve Matching, paper SPE 24732, Proceedings of 1992 SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition, Washington, D.C., October 4-7, 1992.

  • Xiao, J. J. and Reynolds, A. C.: A Pseudopressure-Pseudotime Transformation for the Analysis of Gas Well Closed Chamber Tests, paper SPE 25879, Proceedings of the 1993 SPE Rocky Mountain Regional Low Permeability Meeting, Denver, Colorado, April 12-14, 1993.

  • Onur, M., Satman, A., and Reynolds, A. C.: New Type Curves for Analyzing the Transition Time Data From Naturally Fractured Reservoirs, paper SPE 25873, Proceedings of the 1993 SPE Rocky Mountain Regional Low Permeability Meeting, Denver, Colorado, April 12-14, 1993.

  • Hatzignatiou, D. G. and Reynolds, A. C.: Estimation of Effective Permeabilities for Heterogeneous Reservoirs, paper SPE 24061, Proceedings of the 1992 SPE Western Regional Meeting, Bakersfield, March 30-April 1, 1993.

  • Roadifer, R. D. and Reynolds, A. C.: Estimation of the Pseudoskin Factor Caused by a Restricted-Entry Well Under Multiphase Flow Conditions, paper SPE 26052, Proceedings of the 1993 Western Regional Meeting, Anchorage, Alaska, May 26-28, 1993.

  • Feitosa, G. S., Chu, L., Thompson, L. G., and Reynolds, A. C.: Determination of Reservoir Permeability Distribution From Pressure Buildup Data, paper SPE 26047, Proceedings of the 1993 SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition, Houston, Texas, October 3-6, 1993.

  • Chu, L., Reynolds, A. C. and Oliver, D. S.: Computation of Sensitivity Coefficients With Application to the Integration of Static and Well-Test Data, Proceedings of the Eclipse International Forum, Milano, Sept. 6-9, 1994.

  • Chu, L. and Reynolds, A. C.: Analysis of Pressure Data From Heterogeneous Reservoirs: Wellbore Storage and Skin Effects, paper SPE 26047, Proceedings of the 1994 Western Regional Meeting, Long Beach, California March 23-25.

  • Chu, L., Reynolds, A. C. and Oliver, D. S.: Reservoir Description From Static and Well-Test Data Using Efficient Gradient Methods, paper SPE 29999, Proceedings of 1995 SPE International Meeting in Beijing.

  • Oliver, D. S., He, N. and Reynolds, A. C.: Conditioning Permeability Fields to Pressure Data, Proceedings of the 5th European Conference on the Mathematics of Oil Recovery, Leoben, Sept. 3-6, 1996.

  • Abacioglu, Y., Reynolds, A. C. and Oliver, D. S.: Estimating Heterogeneous Anisotropic Permeability Fields From Multiwell Interference Tests: A Field Example, paper SPE 38654, Proceedings of the 1997 SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition, San Antonio, Oct. 5-8.

  • Zhang, F. and A. C. Reynolds, Optimization algorithms for automatic history matching of production data, Proceedings 8th European Conference on the Mathematics of Oil Recovery, Sept. 2002.

  • Zhang, F., Skjervheim, J. A. and Reynolds, A. C.: An Automatic History Matching Example,” Proceedings of the EAGE 65th Conference and Exhibition, Stavanger, Norway, (June 2003).

  • Gao, Guohua, Zafari, Mohammad and Reynolds, A. C.: The Tengiz Field History Matching Problem Revisited,” paper SPE 90896, Proceedings of the 2004 SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition, Houston, Texas, USA (September, 2004).

  • Zhao, Y., Li, G. and Reynolds A. C.: Characterizing Data Measurement Errors with the EM Algorithm, Proceedings 10th European Conference on the Mathematics of Oil Recovery, Amsterdam, September 2006.

  • Wang, C., Li, G. and Reynolds, A. C.: Optimal Well Placement for Production Optimization, paper SPE 111154, Proceeding of the 2007 SPE Eastern Regional Meeting, (October 2007).

  • Thulin, K., Li, G., Aanonsen, S. I. and Reynolds, A. C.: Estimation of Initial Fluid Contacts by Assimilation of Production Data With EnKF, SPE-109975, Proceedings of the 2007 SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition.

  • Zhao, Y., Reynolds, A. C. and Li, G.: Generating Facies Maps by Assimilating Production Data and Seismic Data With the Ensemble Kalman Filter, paper SPE 113990, Proceedings of 2008 SPE Improved Oil Recovery Symposium (April 2008).

  • Emerick, Alexandre A. and Reynolds, Albert C.: EnKF-MCMC, paper SPE 131375, Proceedings of the SPE EUROPEC/EAGE Annual Conference and Exhibition, Barcelona, Spain, 14-17 June 2010.

  • Emilio J. R. Coutinho, Alexandre A. Emerick, Gaoming Li, and A. C. Reynolds, “Con- ditioning Multi-layered Geologic Models to Well Test and Production Logging Data Using the Ensemble Kalman Filter”, paper SPE 134542, Proceedings of 2010 SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition to be held in Florence, Tuscany, Italy, 20-22 September 2010.

  • Fahim Forouzanfar, Gaoming Li and A. C. Reynolds, A Two-Stage Well Placement Optimization Method based on the Adjoint Gradient, paper SPE 135304, Proceedings of 2010 SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition, Florence, Tuscany, Italy, 20-22 September 2010.

  • Gaurav Seth, Albert C. Reynolds and Jagan Mahadevan, “Numerical Model for Interpretation of Distributed Temperature Sensor Data during Hydraulic Fracturing”, paper SPE 135603, Proceedings of 2010 SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition to be held in Florence, Tuscany, Italy, 20-22 September 2010.

  • Do, Sy, Forouzanfar, Fahim, and Reynolds, Albert C.: Estimation of Optimal Well Controls Using the Augmented Lagrangian Function with Approximate Derivatives, Proceedings of the International Federation of Automatic Control Workshop on Automatic Control in Offshore Oil and Gas Production (ACOOG 2012), Trondheim, Norway, May 31-June 01, 2012

  • Le, Duc and Reynolds, A. C.: Optimal Choice of a Surveillance Operation Using Information Theory, ECMOR XIII – 13th European Conference on the Mathematics of Oil Recovery, Biarritz, France, 10-13 September 2012.

  • Xin Liu and Albert C. Reynolds: Multi-objective Optimization for Maximizing Expectation and Minimizing Uncertainty or Risk with Application to Optimal Well Control, paper SPE 173216, Proceedings of the SPE Reservoir Simulation Symposium, Houston, Texas, USA, 23-25 February 2015.

  • Duc H. Le, Alexandre A. Emerick and Albert C. Reynolds: An Adaptive Ensemble Smoother with Multiple Data Assimilation for Assisted History Matching, paper SPE 173214, Proceedings of the SPE Reservoir Simulation Symposium, Houston, Texas, USA, 23-25 February 2015.

  • Xin Liu and Albert C. Reynolds: “Pareto Optimal Solutions for Minimizing Risk and Maximizing Expected Value of Life-Cycle NPV of Production Under Nonlinear Constraints,” paper SPE 173274, Proceedings of the SPE Reservoir Simulation Sympo-
    sium, Houston, Texas, USA, 23-25 February 2015.

  • Xin Liu and Albert C. Reynolds: Gradient-Base Multiobjective Optimization with Application to Waterflooding Optimization, Proceedings of 14th European Conference on the Mathematics of Oil Recovery (ECMOR XIV), Catania, Sicily, (Sept.8-11, 2014) presented by A. C. Reynolds.

  • Duc H. Le, Rami Younis and Albert C. Reynolds: A History Matching Procedure for Non-Gaussian Facies Based on ES-MDA, paper SPE 173233, Proceedings of the SPE Reservoir Simulation Symposium, Houston, Texas, USA, 23-25 February 2015.

  • Xin Liu and Albert C. Reynolds: “A Multiobjective Steepest Descent Method with Applications to Optimal Well Control,” submitted to Computational Geosciences.

  • Reynolds, A. C.: Asymptotic Behavior of Solutions of Nonlinear Parabolic Equations, Journal of Differential Equations, Vol. 12 (1972) 256-261.

  • Reynolds, A. C.: Convergent Finite Difference Schemes for Nonlinear Parabolic Equations, SIAM Journal of Numerical Analysis, Vol. 9 (1972) 522-532.

  • Thomas, G. W., Keys, R. G., and Reynolds, A. C.: The Computation of Leaky Aquifer Functions, Journal of Hydrology, Vol. 36 (1978) 173-178.

  • Reynolds, A. C.: On a Crank-Nicolson Scheme for Nonlinear Parabolic Equations, Rocky Mountain Journal of Mathematics, The Rocky Mountain Consortium, Vol. 5 (1975) 611-622.

  • Reynolds, A. C.: Boundary Conditions for the Numerical Solution of Wave Propagation Problems, Geophysics,, Vol. 23 (1978) 1099-1110.

  • Rosato, D. N., Bennett, C. O., Reynolds, A. C., and Raghavan, R.: Analysis of Short- Time Buildup Data for Finite-Conductivity Fractures, Journal of Petroleum Technology (October 1982) 2413-2422.

  • Raghavan, R., Reynolds, A. C., and Meng, H.: Analysis of Pressure Buildup Data Following a Short Flow Period, Journal of Petroleum Technology (April 1982) 904-916.

  • Bennett, C. O., Reynolds, A. C.,and Raghavan, R.: Analysis of Pressure Data From Vertically Fractured Injection Wells, Society of Petroleum Engineers Journal (February 1981) 5-19.

  • Chu, W. C., Reynolds, A. C., and Raghavan, R.: On the Analysis of Well Test Data Influenced by Wellbore Storage, Skin and Bottom Water Drive, Journal of Petroleum Technology (November 1984) 1991-2001.

  • Serra, K. V., Reynolds, A. C., and Raghavan, R.: New Pressure Transient Analysis Methods for Naturally Fractured Reservoirs, Journal of Petroleum Technology (December 1983) 2271-2283.

  • Bennett, C. O., Rosato, N. D., Reynolds, A. C., and Raghavan, R.: Influence of Fracture Heterogeneity and Wing Length on the Response of Vertically Fractured Wells, Society of Petroleum Engineers Journal (April 1983) 219-230.

  • Chen, C. C., Yeh, N., Raghavan, R., and Reynolds, A. C.: Pressure Response at Observation Wells in Fractured Reservoirs, Society of Petroleum Engineers Journal (December 1984) 628-638.

  • Reynolds, A. C., Chen, J. C., and Raghavan, R.: Pseudoskin Factor Due to Partial Penetration, Journal of Petroleum Technology (December 1984) 2197-2210.

  • Chen, C. C., Serra, K. V., Reynolds, A. C., and Raghavan, R.: Pressure Transient Analysis Methods for Bounded Naturally Fractured Reservoirs, Society of Petroleum Engineers Journal (June 1985) 451-464.

  • Reynolds, A. C., Chang, W. L., Yeh, N., and Raghavan, R.: The Wellbore Pressure Response in Naturally Fractured Reservoirs, Journal of Petroleum Technology (May 1985) 908-920.

  • Bennett, C. O., Raghavan, R., and Reynolds, A. C.: Analysis of Finite-Conductivity Fractures Intercepting Multilayer Reservoirs, SPE Formation Evaluation (June 1986) 259-274.

  • Bennett, C. O., Camacho-V, R., Reynolds, A. C., and Raghavan, R.: Approximate Solutions for Fractured Wells Producing Layered Reservoirs, Society of Petroleum Engineers Journal (October 1985) 729-742.

  • Thompson, L. G., Jones, J., and Reynolds, A. C.: Analysis of Pressure Buildup Data Influenced by Wellbore Phase Redistribution Effects, SPE Formation Evaluation (October 1986) 435-452.

  • Thompson, L. G. and Reynolds, A. C.: Analysis of Variable-Rate Well Test Pressure Data Using Duhamel’s Principle, SPE Formation Evaluation (October 1986) 453-469.

  • Bennett, C. O., Reynolds, A. C., Raghavan, R., and Elbel, J.: Performance of Finite Conductivity Vertically Fractured Wells in Single-Layer Reservoirs, SPE Formation Evaluation (August 1986) 399-412.

  • Reynolds, A. C., Bratvold, R., and Ding, W.: Semilog Analysis of Gas Well Drawdown and Buildup Data, SPE Formation Evaluation (December 1987) 657-670.

  • Camacho-V, R., Raghavan, R., and Reynolds, A. C.: Response of Well Producing Layers Reservoirs: Unequal Fracture Length, SPE Formation Evaluation, (March 1987) 9-28.

  • Onur, M. and Reynolds, A. C.: A New Approach for Constructing Derivative Type Curves for Well Test Analysis, SPE Formation Evaluation (March 1989) 81-89.

  • Yeh, N. and Reynolds, A. C.: Analysis of Pressure Data from a Restricted-Entry Well in a Multilayered Reservoir, SPE Formation Evaluation, (March 1989) 81-89.

  • Ding, W. and Reynolds, A. C.: Computation of Pseudoskin Factor for a Restricted-Entry Well, SPE Formation Evaluation, Vol. 4, No. 2 (March 1994), 9-14.

  • Peres, A. M. M., Onur, M., and Reynolds, A. C.: A New Analysis Procedure for Determining Aquifer Properties From Slug Test Data, Water Resources Research (July 1989) 1591-1602.

  • Yeh, N. and Reynolds, A. C.: Supplement to SPE 15793, Computation of the Pseudoskin Factor Caused by a Restricted-Entry Well Completed in a Multilayer Reservoir, paper SPE 19515, available from SPE Book Order Department (June 1989).

  • Onur, M. and Reynolds, A. C.: SPE 20016 Supplement to SPE 15132, Interference Testing of a Two-Layer Commingled Reservoir, (December 1989) available from SPE Book Order Department.

  • Onur, M., Yeh, N., and Reynolds, A. C.: New Applications of the Pressure Derivative in Well Test Analysis, SPE Formation Evaluation (September 1989) 429-437.

  • Serra, K. V., Peres, A. M. M., and Reynolds, A. C.: Well Test Analysis for Solution-Gas Drive Reservoirs – Part III: A Unified Treatment of the Pressure Squared Method, SPE Formation Evaluation (June 1990) 141–150.

  • Onur, M. and Reynolds, A. C.: Interference Testing of a Two-Layer Commingled Reservoirs, SPE Formation Evaluation (December 1989) 595-603.

  • Peres, A. M. M., Serra, K. V., and Reynolds, A. C.: Supplement to Towards a Unified Theory of Well Testing for Nonlinear-Radial-Flow Problems with Application to Interference Tests, paper SPE 20402, available from the SPE Book Order Department (June 1990).

  • Serra, K. V., Peres, A. M. M., and Reynolds, A. C.: Well Test Analysis for Solution- Gas Drive Reservoirs – Part II: Buildup Analysis, SPE Formation Evaluation (June 1990) 133-140.

  • Ding, W., Onur, M., and Reynolds, A. C.: Analysis of Gas Well Late-Time Pressure and Rate Data, Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering, Vol. 4, (1990) 293-307.

  • Peres, A. M. M., Serra, K. V., and Reynolds, A. C.: Towards a Unified Theory of Well Testing for Nonlinear Radial Flow Problems, SPE Formation Evaluation, Vol. 5, No. 2 (June 1990), 151-160.

  • Serra, K. V., Peres, A. M. M., and Reynolds, A. C.: Well Test Analysis for Solution-Gas Drive Reservoirs – Part I: Determination of Relative and Absolute Permeabilities, SPE Formation Evaluation, Vol. 5, No. 2 (June 1990) ,124-132.

  • Onur, M., Serra, K. V., and Reynolds, A. C.: Supplement to SPE 18123, Analysis of Pressure Buildup Data From a Well in a Multiwell System, paper SPE 22211, available from SPE Book Order Dept., (March 1991).

  • Peres, A. M. M., Macias-Chapa, L. Serra, K. V., and Reynolds, A. C.: Supplement to SPE 18530, Well-Conditioning Effects on Bubblepoint Pressure of Fluid Samples from Solution-Gas Drive Reservoirs, paper SPE 21478, available from SPE Book Order Dept., December 1990.

  • Peres, A. M. M., Macias-Chapa, L., Serra, K. V., and Reynolds, A. C.: Well-Conditioning Effects on Bubblepoint Pressure of Fluid Samples From Solution-Gas Drive Reservoirs, SPE Formation Evaluation (December 1990) 389-398.

  • Onur, M., Serra, K. V., and Reynolds, A. C.: Analysis of Pressure Buildup Data Obtained at a Well Located in a Multiwell System, SPE Formation Evaluation (March 1991), 101-110.

  • Onur, M., Peres, A. M. M., and Reynolds, A. C.: New Well Testing Pressure Functions With Applications, SPE Formation Evaluation (June 1993), 135–144.

  • Onur, M., Peres, A. M. M., and Reynolds, A. C.: Supplement to SPE 19514, New Well Testing Pressure Functions with Applications, paper SPE 26214, available from SPE Book Order Dept. (June 1993) Richardson, TX.

  • Peres, A. M. M., Onur, M., and Reynolds, A. C.: A New General Pressure Analysis Procedure for Slug Tests, SPE Formation Evaluation (Dec. 1993), 292-298.

  • Hatzingnatiou, D. G., Peres, A. M. M., and Reynolds, A. C.: Supplement to SPE 19841, Effect of Wellbore Storage on the Analysis of Multiphase Flow Pressure Data, paper SPE 29096 (Sept.1994) available from SPE Book Order Department, Richardson, TX.

  • Feitosa, G. S., Chu, L., Thompson, L. G., and Reynolds, A. C.: Determination of Permeability Distributions From Well-Test Pressure Data, Journal Petroleum Technology (July 1994), 607-615.

  • Hatzingnatiou, D. G., Peres, A. M. M., and Reynolds, A. C.: Effect of Wellbore Storage on the Analysis of Multiphase Flow Pressure Data, SPE Formation Evaluation (Sept. 1994), 219–227.

  • Hatzignatiou, D. G. and Reynolds, A. C.: Determination of Effective or Relative Permeability Curves from Well Tests, paper SPE 20537, Soc.Pet Eng. J., Vol. 1, No. 1 (March 1996), 69-82.

  • Chu, L. Reynolds, A. C. and Oliver, D. S.: Computation of Sensitivity Coefficients for Conditioning the Permeability Field to Well-Test Pressure Data, In Situ, Vol. 19, No. 2 (1995), 179-223.

  • Carvalo, R., Redner, R. A., Thompson, L. G. and Reynolds, A. C.: Simple Procedures for Imposing Constraints for Nonlinear Least Squares Optimization, Soc. Pet. Eng. J. (Dec. 1996), 395-402.

  • He, N., Reynolds, A. C. and Oliver D. S.: Three-Dimensional Reservoir Description From Multiwell Pressure Data and Prior Information, SPE Journal, Vol. 3, No. 1 (Sept. 1997), 312-327.

  • Thompson, L. G. and Reynolds, A. C.: Well Testing for Radially Heterogeneous Reservoirs Under Single and Multiphase Flow Conditions, SPE Formation Evaluation, Vol. 12, No. 1 (March 1997), 57-64.

  • Reynolds, A. C., He, N., Chu, L. and Oliver, D. S.: Reparameterization Techniques for Generating Reservoir Descriptions Conditioned to Variograms and Well-Test Pressure Data, Soc. Pet. Eng. J., Vol. 1, No. 4 (Dec. 1996), 413-426.

  • Onur, M. and Reynolds, A.C.: Numerical Laplace Transformation of Sampled Data for Well-Test Analysis, SPE Reservoir Evaluation & Eng. (June 1998), 268-276.

  • Oliver, D. S., Cunha, L. B. and Reynolds, A. C.: Markov Chain Monte Carlo Methods for Conditioning a Permeability Field to Pressure Data, Mathematical Geology, Vol. 29, No. 1 (1997), 61-91.

  • Thompson, L. G. and Reynolds, A. C.: Pressure Transient Analysis for Gas Condensate Reservoirs, In Situ, Vol. 21, No. 2 (1997), 101-144.

  • Banerjee, R., Thompson, L. G. and Reynolds, A. C.: Injection/Falloff Testing in Heterogeneous Reservoirs, paper SPE 38721, SPE Reservoir Evaluation & Eng., Vol. 1, No. 6 (Dec. 1998), 519-527.

  • Bonet-Cunha, L., Oliver, D.S., Redner, R.A. and Reynolds, A.C.: Hybrid Markov Chain Monte Carlo Method for Generating Permeability Fields Conditioned to Multiwell Pressure Data and Prior Information, SPE Journal, Vol. 11, No. 3 (Sept. 1998), 261-271.

  • Wu, Z., Reynolds, A. C. and Oliver, D. S.: Conditioning Geostatistical Model to Two- Phase Production Data, SPE Journal, Vol. 3, No. 2 (June 1999), 142-155.

  • Oliver, D. S., A. C. Reynolds, Z. Bi, and Y. Abacioglu: “Integration of production data into reservoir models,” Petroleum Geoscience, Vol. 7, No. SUPP (2001), S65–S73.

  • Abacioglu, Y., D. S. Oliver, and A. C. Reynolds: Efficient history-matching using subspace vectors,” Computational Geosciences, Vol. 5, No. 2 (2001), 151–172.

  • Onur, M. and Reynolds, A. C.: “Nonlinear Regression: the Information Content of Pressure and Pressure Derivative Data,” SPE Journal, Vol. 7, No. 3 (September 2002), 243-249.

  • Zhang, F., Reynolds, A. C. and Oliver, D. S.: “Evaluation of the Reduction in Uncertainty Obtained by Conditioning a Stochastic Channel to Multiwell Pressure Data,” Mathematical Geology, Vol. 34, No. 6 (August 2002), 715-742.

  • Zhang, F., Reynolds, A. C. and Oliver, D. S.: “Conditioning a Stochastic Channel to Pressure Data: Generation of an Initial Guess for the Levenberg-Marquardt Algorithm,” Mathematical Geology, Vol. 35, No. 1 (Jan. 2003), 67-88.

  • Zhang, F., Reynolds, A. C. and Oliver, D. S.: “The Impact of Upscaling Errors on Conditioning a Stochastic Channel to Pressure Data,” SPE Journal, Vol. 8, No. 1 (March 2003), 13-21.

  • Reynolds, A. C., Li, R. and Oliver, D. S.: “Estimation of Relative and Absolute Permeability by History Matching of Three-Phase Flow Production Data,” J. Canadian Pet. Tech. (March, 2004) 37-46.

  • Peres, A. M. M., Boughrara, A. A., and Reynolds, A. C.: “Rate Superposition for Generating Pressure Falloff Solutions for Vertical and Horizontal Wells,” SPE Journal, Vol. 11, No. 3 (Sept. 2006), 364–374.

  • Gao, Guohua and Reynolds, A. C.: “An Improved Implementation of the LBFGS Al- gorithm for Automatic History Matching,” paper SPE-90058, SPE Journal, Vol. 11, No. 1 (March 2006), 5–17.

  • Gao, Guohua, Zafari, Mohammad and Reynolds, A. C.: “Quantifying Uncertainty for the PUNQ-S3 Problem in a Bayesian Setting With RML and EnKF,” SPE Journal (Dec. 2006), 506–515.

  • Gao, Guohua, Zafari, Mohammad and Reynolds, A. C.: “Quantifying Uncertainty for the PUNQ-S3 Problem in a Bayesian Setting With RML and EnKF,” SPE Journal, Vol. 11, No. 4 (Dec. 2006), 506–515.

  • Boughrara, A. A., Peres, A. M. M., Chen, S., Machado, A. A. V. and Reynolds, A. C.: “Approximate Analytical Solutions for the Pressure Response at a Water Injection Well,” SPE Journal, Vol. 12, No. 1 (March 2007), 19–34.

  • Zafari, Mohammad and Reynolds, A. C.: “Assessing the Uncertainty in Reservoir De- scription and Performance Predictions with the Ensemble Kalman Filter,” SPE Journal, Vol. 12, No. 3 (September 2007), 382–391.

  • Zhao, Y., Li, G. and Reynolds, A. C.: “Characterization of the Measurement Error in Time-Lapse Seismic Data and Production Data With an EM Algorithm,” Oil & Gas Science and Technology – Revue de l’IFP, Vol. 62, No. 2 (2007) 181-193.

  • Aanonsen, S. I., Nævdal, G., Oliver, D. S., Reynolds, A. C. and Vallès, B.: “Ensemble Kalman Filter in Reservoir Engineering – A Review,” SPE Journal (Sept. 2009), 393-412.

  • Boughrara, A. A. and Reynolds, A. C.: “Analysis of Injection/Falloff Data From Horizontal Wells,” SPE Journal, Vol. 14, No. 4 (Dec. 2009), 721-736.

  • Eydinov, D. Gao, G., Li, G. and Reynolds, A.C.: “Simultaneous Estimation of Relative Permeability and Porosity/Permeability Fields by History Matching Production Data,” Canadian Journal of Petroleum Technology (Dec. 2009), 13-25.

  • Peters, E., Arts, R.J., Brouwer, G.K., Geel, C.R., Cullick, S., Lorentzen R.J., Chen, Y., Dunlop, K. N. B., Vossepoel, F., Xu, R., Sarma, P., Alhutali, A.H., and Reynolds, A. C.: “Results of The Brugge Benchmark Study For Flooding Optimization And History Matching,” SPE Reservoir Evaluation & Engineering, Vol 13, No. 3 (June 2010), 391-405.

  • Tavakoli, R. and Reynolds, A. C.: “History Matching With Parameterization Based on the SVD of a Dimensionless Sensitivity Matrix,” SPE Journal Vol. 15, No. 12 (June 2010), 495-508.

  • Li, Gaoming, Han, Mei, Banerjee, R. and Reynolds, A. C.: “Integration of Well Test Pressure Data Into Heterogenous Geological Reservoir Models,” SPE Reservoir Evaluation & Engineering (June 2010), 496-508.

  • Wang, Y., Li, G. and Reynolds, A. C.: “Estimation of Depths of Fluid Contacts and Relative Permeability Curves by History Matching Using Iterative Ensemble Kalman Smoothers,” SPE Journal, Vol. 15, No. 2 (June 2010) 509-525.

  • Zhang, Kai, Li, Gaoming Li, Reynolds, A. C., Zhang, Liming and Yao, Jun: “Optimal Well Placement Using an Adjoint Gradient,” Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering, Vol. 73, No. 3-4 (Sept. 2010), 220-226.

  • Chen, Chaohui, Wang, Yudou, Li, Gaoming and Reynolds, A. C.: “Closed-Loop Reser- voir Management on the Brugge Test Case,” Computational Geosciences, Vol. 14, No. 4 (Sept. 2010), 691-703.

  • Li, Gaoming and Reynolds, A. C.: “Uncertainty Quantification of Reservoir Perfor- mance Predictions Using a Stochastic Optimization Algorithm,” in Computational Geosciences, Vol. 15, No. 3 (June 2011), 451-462.

  • Han, Mei, Li, Gaoming and Reynolds, A. C.: “Application of EM Algorithms for Seismic Facies Classification,” Computational Geosciences, Vol. 15, No. 3 (June 2011) 421 – 429.

  • Emerick, A. and Reynolds, A. C.: “Combining Sensitivities and Prior Information for Covariance Localization in the Ensemble Kalman Filter for Petroleum Reservoir Applications,” Computational Geosciences, Vol. 15, No. 2 (March 2011), 251-269.

  • Forouzanfar, F., Reynolds, A.C. and Li, G: “Optimization of the Well Locations and Completions for Vertical and Horizontal Wells using a Derivative-Free Optimization Algorithm,” Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering, Vol. 86-87 (May 2012) 272-288.

  • Emerick, A.A. and Reynolds, A.C.: “History Matching Time-Lapse Seismic Data Using the Ensemble Kalman Filter With Multiple Data Assimilations,” Computational Geosciences, Vol. 16, No. 3 (2012) 639-659.

  • Zhao, Hui, Li, Gaoming, Reynolds, Albert C. and Yao, Jun: “Large Scale History Matching with Quadratic Interpolation Models,” Computational Geosciences, Vol. 17, No. 1, (2013), 117-138.

  • Forouzanfar Fahim, Ernesto Della Rossa, Roberta Russo and Albert C. Reynolds: “Life- Cycle Optimization of an Oil Field with an Adjoint-Based Gradient Approach,” Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering, Vol. 112 (2013) 351-358.

  • Emerick, Alexandre A. and Reynolds, Albert C.: “Investigation of the Sampling Perfor- mance of Ensemble-Based Methods with a Simple Reservoir Model,” Computational Geosciences, Vol. 17, No. 2 (2013) 325-350.

  • Emerick, Alexandre A. and Reynolds, Albert C.: “Ensemble Smoother with Multiple Data Assimilations,” Computers & Geosciences, Vol. 55, 3-15, 2013. (Special issue on Ensemble Kalman Filter for Data Assimilation.)

  • Do, Sy and Reynolds, Albert C.: “Theoretical Connections Between Optimization Algorithms Based on an Approximate Gradient,” Computational Geosciences, Vol. 17, Issue 6 (Dec. 2013), 959-973.

  • Fahim Forouzanfar, Adolfo P. Pires and Albert C. Reynolds: Correlation of Pure Water Saturation Properties by Equations of State Using the Association Concept, paper SPE 169082, Proceedings of the SPE Improved Oil Recovery Symposium, Tulsa, OK, USA, 12-16 April 2014.

  • Zhao, Hui, Chen, Chaohui, Do, Sy, Oliveira, Diego, Li, Gaoming and Reynolds, Albert C.: “Maximization of a Dynamic Quadratic Interpolation Model for Production Optimization,” SPE Journal (Dec. 2013), 1012-1025.

  • Le, Duc and Reynolds, A. C.: Optimal Choice of a Surveillance Operation Using Information Theory, ECMOR XIII – 13th European Conference on the Mathematics of Oil Recovery, Biarritz, France, 10-13 September 2012.

  • Xia Yan and Albert C. Reynolds: “An Optimization Algorithm Based on Combining Finite-Difference Approximations and Stochastic Gradients,” SPE Journal (Oct. 2014) Vol. 15, Issue 5, 873 – 890.

  • Forouzanfar, Fahim and Reynolds, Albert C.: “Joint Optimization of Number of Wells, Well Locations and Controls Using A Gradient-Based Algorithm,” Chemical Engineering Research and Design, Vol. 92 (July, 2014), 1315-1328.

  • Hui Zhao, Zhijiang Kang, Xiansong Zhang, Haitao Sun, Lin Cao and Albert C. Reynolds: INSIM, a Data-Driven Model for History Matching and Prediction for Waterflooding Monitoring and Management with a Field Application, paper SPE 173213, Proceedings of the SPE Reservoir Simulation Symposium, Houston, Texas, USA, 23-25 February 2015.

  • Xin Liu and Albert C. Reynolds: Gradient-Base Multiobjective Optimization with Application to Waterflooding Optimization, Proceedings of 14th European Conference on the Mathematics of Oil Recovery (ECMOR XIV), Catania, Sicily, (Sept.8-11, 2014) presented by A. C. Reynolds.

  • Fahim Forouzanfar, Adolfo P. Pires and Albert C. Reynolds: “Formulation of a Transient Multi-Phase Thermal Compositional Wellbore Model and its Coupling with a Thermal Compositional Reservoir Simulator,” paper SPE 174749, Proceedings of the SPE ATCE, Houston, Texas, USA, 28-30 September 2015.

  • Bailian Chen and Albert C. Reynolds: “Ensemble-Based Optimization of the WAG Injection Process,” paper SPE 173217, SPE Journal Online (Oct. 2015).

  • Fahim Forouzanfar, Walter Poquioma and Albert C. Reynolds: “A Covariance Ma- trix Adaptation Algorithm for Simultaneous Estimation of Optimal Placement and Control of Production and Water Injection Wells,” paper SPE 173256, SPE Journal Online (Oct. 2015).

  • He, N. and Reynolds, A. C.: Estimation of Porosity in Thin-Layered Reservoirs by Seismic Inversion, (Extended Abstract) Proceedings of 1995 SEG Annual Meeting, Oct. 8-13, 1022-1024.

  • Reynolds, A. C., Zafari, Mohammad, and Li, Gaoming: The Ensemble Kalman Filter and SPSA, SIAM Geoscience Conference (June 2005) Avignon (presentation, only abstract published).

  • Zhao, Yong and Reynolds, A. C.: “Estimation and Removal of Tidal Effects From Pressure Data,” SPE Journal (March 2009), 144-152.

  • Duc H. Le, Rami Younis and Albert C. Reynolds: A History Matching Procedure for Non-Gaussian Facies Based on ES-MDA, paper SPE 173233, Proceedings of the SPE Reservoir Simulation Symposium, Houston, Texas, USA, 23-25 February 2015.

Courses Taught

  • Research and Dissertation