Detailed Information for William Meddaugh

William Scott Meddaugh 
Geosciences
 » Professor
Office Location
Bolin Hall BO307F 
Voice: (940) 397-4469
 
 

Contact Information

scott.meddaugh@mwsu.edu

My Websites

Interests

 

Impact of geostatistics, reservoir modeling, heterogeneity, uncertainty, and human bias on reservoir performance forecasts, particularly for conventional oil and gas reservoirs and also on unconventional shale gas and shale oil.

 

Efficient incorporation of uncertainty in reservoir modeling, performance forecasting, and reservoir development decisions.

 

Interaction of reservoir rock and fluid with injected steam – impact of continuous injection and single vs. multiple cycle, cyclic steam stimulation (CSS) in non-clastic reservoirs.  Application of reactive transport modeling (RTM) to understand the mineralogical and fluid changes induced by the injected steam as well as the impact steam injection on porosity and permeability.  

 

Improved methods of accounting for historical production data uncertainty (e.g. allocation factors, low frequency well tests, “missing” data particularly for mature fields) particularly as it impacts decline curve-based assessments and dynamic model history matching.

 

Application of chemostratigraphy (core-based or cuttings-based) and stable isotopes as a reservoir characterization tool for carbonate reservoirs and for possible use as “sweet-spot” predictor (productivity and/or fracture susceptibility) for unconventional shale gas and shale oil plays.

 

Appropriate scale for characterization of permeability used in geostatistical reservoir models; particularly carbonate reservoirs where large permeability multipliers are typically needed during history matching.


Course Information

  Semester Course #    Section Course Name Location Days / Times
Details Spring 2014 PETE 4203    Formation Evaluation and Reservoir Engineering     McCoy Engineering Hall 205

Lecture - Tuesday/Thursday 4PM to 5:20PM in McCoy 205.

Details Spring 2014 GEOS 3533    Solid Earth and Exploration Geophysics    Bolin Hall 125

Lecture - 12 Noon to 12:50 PM MWF in Bolin 125

Lab - 1 PM to 1:50 PM M in Bolin 105 

Details Spring 2014 GEOS 1134    Physical Geology    Bolin Hall 100

 

Students are expected to fully and completely abide by the University Honor Creed. 

Note - All electronic devices must be switched off (or remain unused in silent mode) during lectures and labs unless permission for their use is obtained in advance.             

Details Fall 2013 GEOS 4134    Applied Petroleum Geology     

     

Details Fall 2013 GEOS 1134    Physical Geology     



Education Background

Institution Degree    Graduation Date
Harvard University PhD  
University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee MSc  
University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee BA  



Employment Background

Institution Position Start Date / End Date
 Chevron Oil Field Research Company (Gulf Research and Development Company)  Senior Research Geologist  1981  1987
 Chevron Exploration and Production Services Company, Houston, TX  Supervisor  1987  1992
 Chevron Energy Technology Company  Consultant, Senior Staff Geologist, Earth Sciences  1992  2009
 Saudi Arabian Chevron, Houston, TX  Subsurface Team Leader and Technical Advisor  2009  2013
 Midwestern State University  Robert L. Bolin Distinguished Professor of Petroleum Geology  2013  Present



Research and Publications

 

Osterloh, W. Terry, W. Scott Meddaugh, and Don Mims, 2013.   Probabilistic Thermal Simulation of the 1st Eocene Large Scale Pilot (LSP) Steamflood, Partitioned Zone (PZ), Saudi Arabia and Kuwait, SPE Reservoir Evaluation & Engineering, p. 97-116, v. 16, n. 1, February 2013.

 

Meddaugh,  W. Scott,  Paul Frydl, Rachel Dvoretsky, Dennis Dull, Steve Gross, Saleh al-Gamdi, and Steve Johansen, 2013. The Wafra Second Eocene Heavy Oil Carbonate Reservoir, Partitioned Zone (PZ), Saudi Arabia and Kuwait: Reservoir Characterization, Modeling, and IOR/EOR Evaluation, SPE 164247, March 2013

 

Meddaugh, W. Scott, W. Terry Osterloh, Ipsita Gupta, Nicole Champenoy, Dana Rowan, Niall Toomey, Shamsul Aziz, Steve Hoadley, Joel Brown, and Falah Al-Yami, 2012.  The Wafra Field First Eocene Carbonate Reservoir Steamflood Pilots:  Geology, Heterogeneity, Steam/Rock Interaction, and Reservoir Response, SPE 158324, October 2012.

 

Meddaugh, W. Scott, W.T. Osterloh, S.F. Hoadley, N. Toomey, N. Champenoy, S. Bachtel, D.E. Rowan, J. Brown, F.M. Al-Dhafeeri, A.R. Deemer, 2011.  Impact of Reservoir Heterogeneity on Steamflooding, Wafra First Eocene Reservoir, Partitioned Zone (PZ), Saudi Arabia and Kuwait, SPE 150606, December 2011

 

Champenoy, N., D.E. Rowan, W. Meddaugh, G. Gonzalez, S. Aziz, 2011.  Understanding the Historical Assessment of Reservoir Performance (HARP) of the 1st Eocene Reservoir for Future Steam Flooding, PZ, Saudi Arabia and Kuwait, SPE 150578, December 2011

 

Gross, Steve, Steve Johansen, Tomas Perinot, Art Deemer, Steve Hoadley, W. Scott Meddaugh, 2011.   Steamflood Pilot Design for the Wafra Field 2nd Eocene Reservoir in the Partitioned Zone, SPE 150610, December 2011

 

Osterloh, W. Terry, Scott Meddaugh, and Don Mims, 2011.   Probabilistic Thermal Simulation of the 1st Eocene Large Scale Pilot (LSP) Steamflood, Partitioned Zone (PZ), Saudi Arabia and Kuwait, SPE 150580, December 2011

 

Meddaugh, W. Scott, Nicole Champenoy , W. Terry Osterloh, and Hong Tang, 2011. Reservoir Forecast Optimism - Impact of Geostatistics, Reservoir Modeling, Heterogeneity, and Uncertainty, SPE145721, October 2011

 

Tang, Hong, Niall Toomey, and W. Scott Meddaugh, 2011. Using an Artificial-Neural-Network Method To Predict Carbonate Well Log Facies Successfully, SPE Reservoir Evaluation & Engineering, Volume 14, Number 1, February  2011, pp. 35-44

 

Tang, Hong, Niall Toomey, and W. Scott Meddaugh, 2009. Successful Carbonate Well Log Facies Prediction Using an Artificial Neural Network Method: Wafra Maastrichtian Reservoir, Partitioned Neutral Zone (PNZ), Saudi Arabia and Kuwait, SPE 123988, October 2009

 

Meddaugh, W. Scott, Stewart Griest, and David Barge, 2009.  Quantifying Uncertainty in Carbonate Reservoirs - Humma Marrat Reservoir, Partitioned Neutral Zone (PNZ), Saudi Arabia and Kuwait, SPE120102, March 2009.

 

Iqbal, Afzal, John Smith, Ali Reza Zahedi, Deemer, Arthur, Falah M. Al-Yami, W. Scott Meddaugh, Mansoor A. Rampurawala, Bingjian Li, Ihsan Gok, and Talal Al Enazi, 2010. Characterization of a Complex Carbonate Heavy Oil Reservoir – A Case Study, SPE 120423, March 2009.

 

Meddaugh, W. Scott, David Barge, W. W. (Bill) Todd, and Stewart Griest, 2007. The Jurassic-age Marrat Reservoir at Humma Field, Partitioned Neutral Zone (PNZ), Saudi Arabia and Kuwait - Utilization of a Probabilistic, Two Stage Design of Experiments Workflow for Reservoir Characterization and Management, IPTC-11219, December 2007.

 

Dull, D. W., Garber, R. A., and Meddaugh W. S., 2007.  The Sequence Stratigraphy of the Maastrichtian (Upper Cretaceous) Reservoir at Wafra Field, Partitioned Neutral Zone, Saudi Arabia and Kuwait: Key to Reservoir Modeling and Assessment, AAPG Memoir 88, p. 247-279.

 

Meddaugh, W. S., Dull, Dennis, Garber, Raymond, Griest, Stewart, and Barge, David, 2007. The Wafra First Eocene Reservoir, Partitioned Neutral Zone (PNZ), Saudi Arabia and Kuwait: Geology, Stratigraphy, and Static Reservoir Modeling, SPE 105087, March 2007

 

Meddaugh, W. S., Dull, D, Griest, S. D., Montgomery, P., and McNaboe, G., 2006. Stochastic Reservoir Model for the First Eocene Reservoir, Wafra Field, Partitioned Neutral Zone (PNZ),  Geostatistics Banff 2004 (Leuangthong, O. and Deutsch, C. V., ed.), Volume 2, Springer, p.757-762.

 

Meddaugh, W. S., Griest, S. D., and Gross, S. J., 2006.  Application of Design of Experiments to Expedite Probabilistic Assessment of Reservoir Hydrocarbon Volumes (OOIP), Geostatistics Banff 2004 (Leuangthong, O. and Deutsch, C. V., ed.), Volume 2, Springer, p.751-756.

 

Meddaugh, W. S., 2006. Evaluation of Stochastic Earth Model Workflows, Vertical Up-scaling and Areal Up-scaling Using data from the Eunice Monument South Unit (New Mexico) and the LL-652 Central Fault Block (Venezuela) Reservoirs,  Geostatistics Banff 2004 (Leuangthong, O. and Deutsch, C. V., ed.), Volume 2, Springer, p.743-750.

 

Meddaugh, W. S. and Griest, S. D., 2006. A Design of Experiments-based Assessment of Volumetric Uncertainty during Early Field Delineation and Development, Humma Marrat Reservoir, Partitioned Neutral Zone, in Slatt, R. M. et al., eds., Reservoir Characterization: Integrating Technology and Business Practices: 26th Annual GCSSEPM Foundation Bob F. Perkins Research Conference Proceedings, p.  115-156

(December 2006)

 

Meddaugh, W. S. Gross, S. J., Griest, S. D., and Todd, W. W., 2006. Impact of Volumetric and Connectivity Uncertainty on Reservoir Management Decisions:  Case Study from the Humma Marrat Reservoir, Partitioned Neutral Zone, in Slatt, R. M. et al., eds., Reservoir Characterization: Integrating Technology and Business Practices: 26th Annual GCSSEPM Foundation Bob F. Perkins Research Conference Proceedings, p.  1125-1167  (December 2006)

 

Meddaugh, W. S., 2006. Reservoir Modeling for Mature Fields – Impact of Workflow and Up-scaling on Fluid Flow Response, SPE 99833, May, 2006

 

Chakravarty, A., Liu, D. B., and Meddaugh, W. S., 2000. Application of 3D Streamline Methodology in the Saladin Reservoir and Other Studies, SPE 63154, October 2000

 

Bloom, J. R. and Meddaugh, W. S., 1989.  Chevron's Production Workstation: Geoscience Information Society (GSA) Proceedings, v. 19, p. 191-201.

 

Mursky, G., Anderson, J. W., Cook, T. R., and Meddaugh, W. S., 1989.  Uranium and Thorium in Selected Precambrian Rock units in Wisconsin: Geoscience Wisconsin, v. 13, p. 35-61.

 

Meddaugh, W. S., 1984.  Variability of Fischer Assay products from Green River Formation Oil Shales, C-a Tract, Piceance Creek Basin, Colorado: Proceedings, 17th Annual Oil Shale Symposium, Colorado School of Mines (April), p. 171-186.

 

Meddaugh, W. S., Imbus, S., Ting, F. T. C., and Salotti, C. A., 1984.  Variation of Organic Geochemistry and Petrography with Depth of Burial, Green River Formation Oil Shales, Piceance Creek Basin, Colorado: Proceedings, 17th Annual Oil Shale Symposium, Colorado School of Mines (April), p. 159-170.

 

Smith, D. K., Sterner, S. M., Kerrick, D. M., and Meddaugh, W. S., 1984.  Multiphase Quantitative Analysis of Colorado Oil Shales involving Overlap of Diffraction peaks: Advances in X-ray Analysis, v. 27, Plenum Publishing Corporation, p. 355-362.

 

Meddaugh, W. S., Salotti, C. A., Imbus, S., and Ting, F. T. C., 1983.  Organic geochemistry of Green River Formation Oil Shales, Piceance Creek Basin, Colorado: Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, v. 15, n. 7, p. 447.

 

Meddaugh, W. S., and Salotti, C. A., 1983.  Mineralogy and Geochemistry of Green River Formation Oil Shales, C-a Tract, Piceance Creek Basin, Colorado: Proceedings, 16th Annual Oil Shale Symposium, Colorado School of Mines (April), p. 113-123.

 

Meddaugh, W. S., Holland, H. D., and Shimazu, N., 1982.  The Isotopic Composition of Lead in Galena in the Uranium Ores at Elliot Lake, Ontario, Canada: Ore Genesis - The State of the Art, Springer-Verlag, p. 25-37.