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