We present a new method for solving the history matching problem by gradient-based optimization within a probabilistic framework. The focus is on minimizing the number of forward simulations and conserving geological realism of the solutions. Geological a priori information is taken into account by means of multipoint statistics borrowed from training images. Then production data and prior information are integrated into a single differentiable objective function, minimizer of which has a high posterior value. Solving the proposed optimization problem for an ensemble of different starting models, we obtain a set of solutions honouring both data and prior information.
Lecture Notes in Earth Sciences, 2014, p. 703-707
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Lecture Notes in Earth Sciences
15th Annual Conference of the International Association for Mathematical Geosciences, 2014