Control in reservoir simulation
Understanding how fluids flow in the subsurface is a critical aspect of the oil and gas business, as it allows for an estimation of the hydrocarbon in place and to develop a bespoke production plan to optimise recoverable hydrocarbon.
However, optimisation using reservoir simulators is a lengthy and computationally expensive process as it requires thousands of iterations. We propose using a dynamic feedback control technique within the simulator which continuously optimises production parameters in response to reservoir conditions as the simulator runs. This reduces the amount of iterations required to develop better production and significantly reduces the computation time.
As a result, this technique will improve the pace of the development workflow and allow for quicker realised production.
Future energy and resources
Australian School of Petroleum