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Marwan Charara

Associate Professor
Center for Hydrocarbon Recovery

After receiving his MSc and PhD degrees in geophysics from the Institut de Physique du Globe de Paris in 1996, Marwan joined Schlumberger Riboud Product center in Paris where he worked and supervised projects on borehole seismic interpretation, reservoir monitoring and control, permeability logging and wireless telemetry. In 2006, he moved to Schlumberger Moscow Research where he was in charge of the research program dedicated to multi-physics numerical modeling and full waveform inversion. At Skoltech, Marwan is actively engaged in the development of the Center for Hydrocarbon Recovery. He will be teaching courses related to petroleum engineering, especially in geophysics.

He actively contributed in the conception of new generation borehole seismic tools and sonic logging tools. He is the inventor of a new logging tool based on the electrokinetic phenomena. Marwan holds more than ten patents, including method for a formation properties determination and method to monitor reservoir fracture development and its geometry. In 2014, he was promoted to Schlumberger Scientific Advisor in recognition for his outstanding and leading research role within the organization. Marwan has published over fifty technical papers in leading scientific research journals, such as Geophysics, Springer and Geophysical Prospecting. He is a member of such professional societies as American Geophysical Union, Society of Petroleum Engineers and European Association of Geoscientists and Engineers. Apart from his extensive research effort, Marwan has taught numerous courses on logging and formation evaluation.

Geophysical inverse problem and numerical modeling for unconventional hydrocarbon reservoirs

  •  J. Owusu, O. Podgornova, M. Charara, S. Leaney, A. Campbell, S. Ali, I. Borodin, L. Nutt, H. Menkiti “Anisotropic Elastic Full Waveform Inversion of Walkaway VSP Data from the Arabian Gulf” Geophysical Prospecting, 64, 38-53  (2016)
  •  C. Barnes and M. Charara “The domain of applicability of acoustic full-waveform inversion for marine seismic data”. Geophysics, 74 , no. 6, WCC91-WCC103, (2009)
  •  C. Barnes, M. Charara and T. Tsuchiya, “Feasibility study for an anisotropic full waveform inversion of cross-well seismic data”. Geophysical Prospecting, 2008, 56, 897-906 (2008)
  •  Charara, M., Manin, Y., Bacquet, C. and J.P. Delhomme “, Use of the permanent resistivity and transient pressure measurement for time-lapse saturation mapping “, Reservoir Evaluation & Engineering,SPE 80433, p. 472-479, (2002)
  •  Charara, M., Barnes, C., and Tarantola, A., “Full waveform inversion of seismic data for a visco-elastic medium”, Inverse Methods: Interdisciplinary elements of methodology, computation and application. Lecture Notes in Earth Sciences 92, Springer,(2000)
  • Barnes, C., Charara, M. and Tarantola, A., “Geological information and the inversion for seismic data”,  Inverse Methods: Interdisciplinary elements of methodology, computation and application. Lecture Notes in Earth Sciences 63, Springer, 113-121, (1996)
  •  Charara, M., Barnes, C., and Tarantola, A., “Constrained seismic well data waveform inversion”, 1996, Inverse Methods: Interdisciplinary elements of methodology, computation and application. Lecture Notes in Earth Sciences 63, Springer, 98-112, (1996).
  • Charara, M. and Tarantola, A., “Boundary conditions and the source term for one-way acoustic depth extrapolation”, Geophysics, 61, no. 01, 244-252, (1996)
denissabitov
Denis Sabitov
Senior Research Scientist

Petroleum Geophysics
Number of ECTS credits: 6
Course Classification: Science, Technology, and Engineering

Course description:
The course will provide a graduate level overview of geophysical methods of hydrocarbon (HC) exploration; including classification, applications, integration; physical properties of rocks (density, susceptibility, resistivity, and seismic wave velocities). All types of geophysical methods will be thoroughly reviewed from a comprehensive geophysical applications but also from the standpoint of fundamental mathematical and physical principles.
The course will study gravity and magnetic methods, including gravity and magnetic anomalies; ground and airborne gravity, gravity gradiometry, and magnetic surveys; principles of using gravity and magnetic data in exploration for energy resources; methods of quantitative interpretation of gravity, gravity gradiometry, and magnetic data.
The course will provide a graduate level overview of geophysical inversion methods, with a major emphasis on regularization methods of solving ill-posed geophysical inverse problems. All stages of geophysical inversion techniques will be thoroughly reviewed from a comprehensive geophysical interpretation prospective but also from the standpoint of fundamental mathematical and physical principles. A special emphasis will be given to foundations of regularization theory: sensitivity and resolution of geophysical methods; smooth and focusing stabilizing functionals; definition of the regularization parameter.

Prerequisites:
Basic undergraduate physics (gravity and magnetics, electromagnetics, wave propagation) and basic undergraduate mathematics (linear algebra, analysis, differential equations)

ФИО: Марван Чарара

Занимаемая должность (должности): Доцент

Преподаваемые дисциплины: Нефтегазовая геофизика

Ученая степень: кандидат наук, геофизика

Ученое звание: нет

Наименование направления подготовки и/или специальности: геофизика

Данные о повышении квалификации и/или профессиональной переподготовке: нет

Общий стаж работы: 20 лет

Стаж работы по специальности: 20 лет