Bio


Marco Thiele is Adjunct Professor in the Department of Energy Resource Engineering at Stanford University since 2006 and co-founder (1997) and president of Streamsim Technologies. He received his PhD from Stanford University in 1994 and his Masters and Bachelors from the University of Texas at Austin in 1989 and 1986 respectively, all in Petroleum Engineering.

Dr. Thiele is a member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) since 1985 and a Distinguished Member of SPE since 2012. He is the recipient of the 2012 SPE Lester C. Uren Award, the 2010 SPE "A Peer Apart" Award, the 1996 SPE Cedric K. Ferguson Medal, and winner of the 1994 International SPE Student Paper Contest. He was a SPE Distinguished Lecturer in 2011/2012.

Dr. Thiele's research interests revolve around the use of reservoir simulation in general, and streamline-based simulation technology in particular, to solve outstanding problems associated with managing and optimizing brown fields using IOR/EOR processes. He has a particular interest in decision making under uncertainty in the context of IOR/EOR floods .

In his free time, he is an avid albeit mediocre road cyclist, enjoys hiking and skiing, and likes to travel to lesser known destinations.

Academic Appointments


Honors & Awards


  • Cedric K. Ferguson Medal, Society of Petroleum Engineers (1996)
  • A Peer Apart, Society of Petroleum Engineers (2010)
  • Award of Appreciation, SPE Reservoir Evaluation & Engineering Editorial Review Committee (2010)
  • Distinguished Lecturer, Society of Petroleum Engineers (2011)
  • Lester C. Uren Award, Society of Petroleum Engineers (2012)
  • Distinguished Member, Society of Petroleum Engineers (2012)

Patents


  • Rod P. Batycky, Marco R. Thiele. "United States Patent 6519531 System and methods for visual interpretation of well rate allocation factors", Streamsim Technologies, Sep 27, 2000

2018-19 Courses


All Publications


  • Forecasting Incremental Oil Production of a Polymer-Pilot Extension in the Matzen Field Including Quantitative Uncertainty Assessment Chiotoroiu, M., Peisker, J., Clemens, T., Thiele, M. R. SOC PETROLEUM ENG. 2017: 894–905
  • Waterflood management using two-stage optimization with streamline simulation COMPUTATIONAL GEOSCIENCES Wen, T., Thiele, M. R., Ciaurri, D. E., Aziz, K., Ye, Y. 2014; 18 (3-4): 483-504
  • Experiences With an Efficient Rate-Management Approach for the 8th Tortonian Reservoir in the Vienna Basin SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition Kornberger, M., Thiele, M. R. SOC PETROLEUM ENG. 2014: 165–76
  • Improved Polymer-Flood Management Using Streamlines SPE RESERVOIR EVALUATION & ENGINEERING Clemens, T., Abdev, J., Thiele, M. R. 2011; 14 (2): 171-181
  • Thermal Streamline Simulation for Hot Waterflooding SPE Reservoir Simulation Symposium Zhu, Z., Gerritsen, M. G., Thiele, M. R. SOC PETROLEUM ENG. 2010: 372–82
  • Parallelization of a Commercial Streamline Simulator and Performance on Practical Models SPE Reservoir Simulation Symposium Batycky, R. P., Foerster, M., Thiele, M. R., Stueben, K. SOC PETROLEUM ENG. 2010: 383–90
  • Polymer-Flood Modeling Using Streamlines 2008 SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition Thiele, M. R., Batycky, R. P., Poellitzer, S., Clemens, T. SOC PETROLEUM ENG. 2010: 313–22
  • Parallel implementations of streamline simulators COMPUTATIONAL GEOSCIENCES Gerritsen, M. G., Loef, H., Thiele, M. R. 2009; 13 (1): 135-149
  • A 3D field-scale streamline-based reservoir simulator 1996 Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition of Society-of-Petroleum-Engineers Batycky, R. P., Blunt, M. J., Thiele, M. R. SOC PETROLEUM ENG. 1997: 246–54
  • Quantifying uncertainty in reservoir performance using streamtubes MATHEMATICAL GEOLOGY Thiele, M. R., Rao, S. E., Blunt, M. J. 1996; 28 (7): 843-856
  • A generalized streamline method to predict reservoir flow PETROLEUM GEOSCIENCE Blunt, M. J., Liu, K., Thiele, M. R. 1996; 2 (3): 259-269
  • Simulating flow in heterogeneous systems using streamtubes and streamlines SPE RESERVOIR ENGINEERING Thiele, M. R., Batycky, R. P., Orr, J. 1996; 11 (1): 5-12
  • MODELING FLOW IN HETEROGENEOUS MEDIA USING STREAMTUBES .1. MISCIBLE AND IMMISCIBLE DISPLACEMENTS IN SITU Thiele, M. R., Blunt, M. J., Orr, F. M. 1995; 19 (3): 299-339
  • MODELING FLOW IN HETEROGENEOUS MEDIA USING STREAMTUBES .2. COMPOSITIONAL DISPLACEMENTS IN SITU Thiele, M. R., Blunt, M. J., Orr, F. M. 1995; 19 (4): 367-391
  • Predicting multicomponent, multiphase flow in heterogeneous systems using streamtubes 4th European Conference on the Mathematics of Oil Recovery (ECMOR IV) Thiele, M. R., Blunt, M. J., Orr, F. M. ICMOR IV. 1994: 43–54