The INTERSECT high-resolution reservoir simulator is the answer to many of your reservoir challenges. Operators can simulate detailed geological features and quantify uncertainties, by creating accurate production scenarios and, with the integration of precise models of the surface facilities and field operations, the INTERSECT simulator produces reliable results which are constantly updated by real-time data exchanges.

Key benefits using INTERSECT

  • High-resolution modeling for complex geological structures
  • Completion configurations for complex wells.
  • Detailed chemical-enhanced-oil-recovery (EOR) formulations
  • Application of steam injection and other thermal EOR methods.
  • Advanced production controls in terms of reservoir coupling and flexible field management
  • Flexibility to script customized solutions for better modeling and field management control.

Leverage the full potential of the INTERSECT simulator using the DELFI cognitive E&P environment to rapidly simulate multiple concurrent cases using DELFI On Demand Reservoir Simulation.

INTERSECT 2020 New Features



Better simulations: Closing the gap with seamless geomodelling to simulation solutions

The INTERSECT simulator provides outstanding performance in advanced geomodelling to simulation workflows that enable reservoir engineers to produce comprehensive views of the reservoir behavior. Understand and quantify the geological risk and make the best decisions to ensure profitability of your projects.

Generate multiple geological models and quickly evaluate different field development scenarios harvesting the power of the performance of the INTERSECT simulator.


Produce advanced uncertainty and optimization workflows using the new Petrel 2020 to expedite structural framework, property modeling, and even reservoir simulation in one go.


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Everybody’s in: Real integration from reservoir to processing

Using INTERSECT Field Management, you can recreate close-to-operations controls of even the most complex fields, for accurately predicting and generating behavior. The module is accessed through IAM (Integrated Asset Modeling), which provides an advanced framework to couple the INTERSECT simulator to networks, facilities, and processing simulation tools.

INTERSECT Field Management provides advanced and flexible controls through a close-to-exact representation of the field operations.

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The INTERSECT simulator and Python: A powerful combination

The Python scripting capabilities in INTERSECT 2020 are significant more advanced than in the previous version, increasing users’ abilities to solve project-specific challenges by developing custom-made scripts.


You can deploy advanced routines in Python and integrate them into your case in the INTERSECT simulator to run complex operations as the simulation runs. Simply explore the many different options for solutions in some of the most used Python Libraries, then deploy them with Python to incorporate them into the INTERSECT simulator.

Check out how our customers are using Python to simulate complex field development scenarios

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Keep it real: The INTERSECT simulator and Depogrid produce reliable result

Depogrid enables geologists and geomodelers to capture all the different unconformities and changes on the structure of the reservoir with high levels of detail. The unstructured nature of the gridding Depogrid models are simulated by the INTERSECT simulator to capture the effects on fluid flow.

Comparison of pressure drop during the simulation between a pillar grid (left) and Depogrid (right) models

Similar facies distribution but different grid orientation that defines how fluids will flow preferentially. Sequences are defined based on the depositional environment, giving a more geological sense to the final model.
Depogrid models generate consistent and realistic fluid flow along the stratigraphic sequences. Abnormal pressure changes can be seen in the pillar grid model (left) where Depogrid shows a more natural behavior of the pressure.

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Find the best well completion: Optimize well completion configurations in one run

The INTERSECT simulator uses advanced completion optimization (ACO) to ensure the flow control valve (FCV) configuration is always operating at its optimum point. Instead of running different cases with different configurations, different parameters of the FCV are optimized by report step, ensuring specific configuration produces the production performance.



Ensure the best sweep efficiency: Pattern flood management to improve injection efficiency

The INTERSECT simulator generates streamlines as simulation runs to solve the various problems you face relating to reservoir connectivity. In INTERSECT 2020, this capability has been extended to several applications and one of them is pattern flood management, which used the power of the streamlines the INTERSECT simulator generates to determine the optimum contribution of each of the injector wells and how that is translated into higher sweep efficiency.


Estimate the optimum contribution injection rate of each well to ensure the best sweep efficiency and then production contribution of each producer well.

Combine pattern flood management with advanced completion optimization to leverage the use of on-the-run optimizers and produce the best strategies to implement in the field.


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The INTERSECT simulator is now available in the DELFI cognitive E&P environment

New insights can be gained through the utilization of the secure, cloud-based environment as increased accessibility and flexibility to more science in the INTERSECT simulator is automatically and instantly at your fingertips.

DELFI Cognitive E&P Environment