9.1 Introduction

After having introduced geomodeling through the prism of geoscientists, geomodelers and engineers, it is time to close this series by approaching geomodeling through one last angle: the angle of managers.

By definition, managers… manage. They are not supposed to get involved in the technical work. And yet, as organizers of the workload of the whole team, they play an important role in the success of any geomodeling project. Without their support, a team neophyte in geomodeling might get lost in the meanders of a geomodeling workflow, and all aspects of teamwork it requires. Without their understanding of what a geomodeling project really requires, managers might slow down or event prevent a team to succeed because the manager doesn’t allocate the right resources to the project.

With this in mind, this chapter is made of 10 short advices I would give to any asset team manager to help them get the best geomodeling projects possible. These advices were presented here and there through the whole series. As such, they can also be seen as a summary of key points beyond everything previously presented. These advices are the conclusion of this series.

For those interested in digging more in geomodeling, I recommend two approaches:

  • Learn by yourself. Check my website (https://gmdk.ca/science/bibliography) for a list of books on geomodeling. As a starting point, I recommend (Ringrose and Bentley, 2015) for a general introduction with little equations, followed by (Pyrcz and Deutsch, 2014) for a more in-depth view of all aspects of geostatistics in the context of geomodeling.
  • Take courses. You will need to master at least one of the key geomodeling packages used in the oil industry. You will also need courses on the fundamentals of geomodeling and of geostatistics. If it suits you and if you liked this series, maybe consider keeping an eye on my website. Courses will start to be offered progressively starting early 2020.

I hope you enjoyed this series. Thank you for reading it and thank you to the co-authors who helped me putting this series together.

All the best in your geomodeling projects…

And to finish, 10 advices tips for managers!

Table of contents


Chapter 1 - Overview of the Geomodeling Workflow

Chapter 2 - Geostatistics

Chapter 3 - Geologists and Geomodeling

Chapter 4 - Petrophysicists and Geomodeling

Chapter 5 - Geophysicists and Geomodeling

Chapter 6 - Reservoir Engineers and Geomodeling

Chapter 7 - Reserve Engineers and Geomodeling

Chapter 8 - Production Engineers and Geomodeling

Chapter 9 - Managers and Geomodeling


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