FISH: Charles-Henri Clerget (Acoustic Well, Inc.)

Friday, March 17, 2023 at 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Building 54, Room 209
21 AMES ST, Cambridge, MA 02139

"Novel automation technologies for process control and optimization in production engineering" at the MIT Earth Resources Laboratory as part of the Frifday Informal Seminar Hour.


"The upstream oil & gas industry has long been a very technology intensive field, developing advanced tools and methods for seismic surveys, reservoir modelling, drilling, logging, etc... In contrast however, production engineering has traditionally been relatively backward, especially when considering it from a more traditional process control standpoint. In this talk, we'll present some of the work done at Acoustic Wells to address those gaps by leveraging novel technologies to develop a new generation of industrial monitoring and control systems. This will serve as an illustration to some of the interesting changes the field of industrial automation is undergoing, along with the challenges and opportunities facing new ventures entering the space."


Charles-Henri Clerget received an MS in sciences and executive engineering in 2014 and a Ph.D. in mathematics and control in 2017 from MINES Paris, Paris, France. From 2014 to 2017, he worked jointly with the Centre Automatique et Systèmes, MINES Paris and TOTAL Refining & Chemicals on the control and dynamic optimization of oil refining processes with large, varying delays. From 2018 to 2019, he was a Postdoctoral Associate in mathematics at ERL, developing new algorithms for risk assessment of drilling operations in depleted reservoirs. He is a co-founder and the COO of Acoustic Wells, where he develops new monitoring and optimization services for the energy industry. Dr. Clerget received the Young Author Award of the International Federation of Automatic Control in 2018 and, in 2020, he was listed by Forbes among the 30 under 30 in Energy.


About this series: MIT Earth Resources Laboratory's Friday Informal Seminar features guest speakers from industry and academia on topics relevant to our lab, including geophysics, seismology, rock physics, imaging, inversion, machine learning, and the energy industry. Titles and abstracts will be posted here when available. Contact for more information and Zoom password.


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