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Life of a Well - Paradigm k, a Cloud-based System

April 16, 2019
Broadcast time: 9:00 AM CT

Presented by:  Brian Blakey, Director of Business Development, Emerson E&P Software
Domain:  Production Management
Product:  Paradigm k



The instrumentation available in today’s unconventional production operations is selected primarily for the critical purposes of equipment operation, allocation and fiscal metering. However, the data thus provided (flows, velocities, densities, pressures, temperatures etc.) most often contains gaps when applied to the analysis of production performance and in the validation of models for the design of new wells. 

Owing to the unprecedented speed of Paradigm k, we demonstrate the application of advanced computational mathematics and Production and Reservoir Engineering fundamentals in an edge computing configuration. Thus, any oilfield instrument can now be enhanced with subsurface information to enrich the measurements they provide: extending their application across all physical domains - facilities, well, fractures, reservoir - and time domains: historical, real time and forecasted. 

Now an oilfield instrument can automatically provide the datasets required for the optimization of well performance in both production operations and new well design.


Brian-Blakey_crop.jpgBrian Blakey is a Director of Business Development in Emerson's E&P Software business. His area of practice is the optimization of reservoir, well and facilities in both design and in real-time production operations.

Prior to joining Emerson, Dr. Blakey served as vice president and general manager for L3’s Energy Solutions business. Before that, he served in a number of director-level roles for Baker Hughes, a GE company, and as engineering manager for GE. He is a GE-certified Six Sigma Black Belt. He has authored twelve peer-reviewed technical publications and has been granted three patents.

Dr. Blakey has bachelor’s and PhD degrees in Chemical Engineering from the University of Toronto. He has a master’s degree in Petroleum Engineering from Texas A&M University. He is a member of the Society of Petroleum Engineering. Dr. Blakey is based in Houston, Texas.