Computer Applications in Petroleum

Reservoir simulation is a complement to field observations, pilot field and laboratory tests, well testing and analytical models and is used to estimate production characteristics, calibrate reservoir parameters, visualize reservoir flow patterns, etc. The main purpose of simulation is to provide an information database that can help the oil companies to position and manage wells and well trajectories to maximize the oil and gas recovery. Generally, the value of simulation studies depends on what kind of extra monetary or other profit they will lead to, e.g., by increasing the recovery from a given reservoir. However, even though reservoir simulation can be an invaluable tool to enhance oil-recovery, the demand for simulation studies depends on many factors. For instance, petroleum fields vary in size from small pockets of hydrocarbon that may be buried just a few meters beneath the surface of the earth and can easily be produced, to huge reservoirs stretching out several square kilometers beneath remote and Stormy seas, for which extensive simulation studies are inevitable to avoid making incorrect, costly decisions.


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