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INTERSECT High-Resolution Reservoir Simulator

Scalable reservoir simulation for representative modeling of geology and wells—enabling uncompromised field management and planning.

The INTERSECT high-resolution reservoir simulator goes beyond the capabilities offered by other current-generation simulators. It is designed to improve accuracy and efficiency in field-development planning and risk mitigation—even for the most complex fields. Consistency and productivity gains can be achieved through automation and cross-discipline integration when coupled with the Petrel E&P software platform. Uncertainty and optimization simulation studies spanning all geoscience and engineering domains are easily set up and results analysed, providing greater confidence in your reserves. 

Representative modeling of geology and wells

The INTERSECT simulator quickly and accurately models the simplest to the most complex structures, highly heterogeneous lithologies, and challenging wells and completions configurations. Detailed reservoir characterizations, together with well and network coupling, can be honored with minimal or no upscaling. Unstructured gridding enables accurate and detailed modeling of the most challenging faults, fractures, or wells. Multi-segment well capabilities provide accurate representation of fluid behavior in horizontal wells and complex completions. Large field simulations requiring even a billion grid blocks are now possible. 

Fast and scalable simulations

Leveraging a powerful multicore and multiprocessor hardware, the INTERSECT simulator reduces runtimes, allowing you to make quicker and more informed decisions. Efficient solver technology delivers results in a fraction of the time required by existing simulators. Specially designed code architecture and algorithms make the simulator engine grid independent, allowing unparalleled scalability and fast simulation of giant models with even a billion grid cells.

Advanced field management

The INTERSECT simulator supports flexible field-management with advanced production controls and actions that are logic-dependent to evaluate field-development strategies. This enables optimization of rigs and other resources using complex constraints and conditional logic fit for virtually any asset type and mode of operation. 

Single simulator for all recovery processes

All fluid types, rock properties, and recovery processes are modeled in a single, unified simulator, including

  • black oil and compositional
  • dual and single porosity and permeability
  • thermal.

A platform for petroleum engineering, reservoir simulation, and integrated field development planning.