John Ciccarelli

digitalisation, an evolution or revolution for E&P?

 The SPE [1] Asia Pacific Digital Symposium last week was hosted in Kuala Lumpur Malaysia, and io’s John Ciccarelli (Senior Reservoir Consultant) was there to present and catch up on some of the latest industry thinking. The event began with the key note address from Wan Shamilah Wan Muhammad Saidi (CTO at Petronas) who gave the...
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perfect match: coupling facilities and subsurface simulation models

Throughout the past 10 years, the oil & gas industry has drilled offshore fields that lie in increasingly deeper water. As we go deeper, there is an inherent need for considerable investments to develop these fields and execute complex Field Development Plans (FDP)[1]. These developments of fields with differing reservoir fluids and pressures are brought...
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using adversity to drive innovation in reservoir focused technology

It is often said that ‘necessity is the mother of invention’ and there are plenty of examples of this, ranging from the eBook, which physicist Joe Jacobson created when he finished a book he was reading and realised he hadn’t brought another[1] to Japan’s need to produce high quality consumer goods to stabilise its economy...
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