Reduce costs and time, increase accuracy
Chevron ran several tests proving that for two-phase problems the streamline results were virtually identical to those of finite difference methods. However, speed advantages of streamline simulators and the ability to simulate large reservoir models gives it an edge over finite-difference simulators. In the super-giant sandstone reservoir model with 500,000 cells and more than 50 years of production history, the simulation was completed in only 14 hours. In another example, a Rocky Mountain high-permeability fractured reservoir simulation run was 23 times faster than traditional finite-difference methods.
ECLIPSE FrontSim software—which runs on Linux® or Windows®—enables reservoir engineers to perform very fast and accurate simulation runs on large reser-voir models, reducing costs and history match cycle time. Streamline simulation, an effective solution at all stages of the reservoir characterization workflow, can be used in conjunction with conventional finite-difference methods as an assisted history-matching process and as a validation of upscaling techniques. Used alone, ECLIPSE FrontSim software enables screening of geological model realizations.