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|Title:||Education for the Real World: Equipping Petroleum Engineers to Manage Uncertainty|
|Citation:||http://www.spe.org/atce/2006/technical/wednesday_am.html (103339), 2006, vol.7, pp.4817-4821|
|Publisher:||Society of Petroleum Engineers|
|Conference Name:||SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition (2006 : San Antonio, Texas)|
|Abstract:||<jats:title>Abstract</jats:title> <jats:p>An accurate assessment of uncertainty is now seen as a necessary starting point from which to make decisions that will create value and/or mitigate loss in value (risk). As such, uncertainty analysis drives the decisions that are made, rather than just being an add-on, or afterthought, piece of "risk analysis". This impacts the way it should be taught - as an integral part of (almost) all technical courses.</jats:p> <jats:p>Unfortunately, university training in petroleum engineering does not reflect this required focus on uncertainty understanding and management.</jats:p> <jats:p>In this paper we discuss the current state of uncertainty management in petroleum engineering curricula. We then propose some essential elements that should be a part every petroleum engineer's educational background and discuss ways to implement these elements into the curriculum without reducing the essential understanding that graduates must have for basic petroleum engineering topics.</jats:p>|
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