Reservoir modeling is a very generic term whose definition has changed with time, as evidenced from the variety of papers submitted for this special section.

Reservoir modeling can be completed deterministically (as was done in the past) or computed probabilistically. Historically, the geologist and the geophysicist created their own “models” which were subsequently merged to create a common idea about the prospect, field or basin. During the early 1980s, it was common to attempt to integrate the disciplines with the hope that the final reservoir model would also be integrated to contain both log and seismic data. Companies eventually began...

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