How can the simulations be validated?
With respect to equipment modeling, we have great flexibility in matching ICD, autonomous ICD (AICD), or ICV flow characteristics. On the reservoir side, the models should be history matched where possible. In SPE-192926, we describe a framework we built for using the ensemble Kalman filter (EnKF) to update reservoir models as production data become available.
What types of data are required to get started?
Data necessary to build a reservoir simulation model are required, namely
- subsurface data, such as well logs (including production logs, if available) for the target and offset wells
- fluid data, such as pressure, volume, and temperature (PVT) data
- data from formation tests, such as deep transient tests or drillstem tests, or reservoir pressure and relative permeability data.
Alternatively, we can work with your simulation model, provided it includes all the above information.
I have a reservoir model for the ECLIPSE™ industry-reference reservoir simulator. How can I convert it for use with the INTERSECT simulator?
The model can be migrated directly using the migrator provided with your license for the INTERSECT simulator. If you prefer, SLB can do the conversion for you.
How can I sign up for training on Petrel ACO?
Training is available for completion and simulation engineers. Please contact us to schedule.
How can I sign up for training on the INTERSECT simulator?
Please schedule training via NExT.
Using the Olympus model as a benchmark, what are the computational savings?
We compared the computational resource requirements for Petrel ACO versus traditional optimization for equivalent asset NPV outcomes. Traditional optimization required 42 hours of cloud computation to execute hundreds of simulation cases. Petrel ACO was able to achieve similar results in 1 hour, using a laptop.
Does SLB provide technical support for or paid studies using Petrel ACO?
Yes, our completions reservoir engineers are here to support and provide comparative studies of realistically feasible completion designs.