2021 Latest Features

 

 
 Harness the power of GPU

INTERSECT full-GPU simulation

The INTERSECT high-resolution reservoir simulator now supports full-GPU black-oil reservoir simulation. Speed up your simulations and make better use of your hardware resources.

Solve reservoir engineering problems with embedded machine learning workflows

Machine learning-enabled reservoir simulation

A machine learning (ML) framework is implemented in the INTERSECT simulator, allowing the introduction of data-based intelligence into reservoir simulation. From new physics to faster computations, the possibilities are limitless.

CO2 storage physics

CO2 storage physics

The INTERSECT simulator is being developed with state-of-the-art methods for CO2 storage modeling. In 2021 we have focused on modeling the Joule-Thompson effect, simple geochemistry, and mass transport.

Full field management capabilities

Full field management capabilities

Field management is a dedicated component in the INTERSECT simulator enabling complex asset operational logic via pre-defined schema that can be extended with Python capabilities. Throughout the 2021 releases, we have optimized the usability of these features.

Leading the way in thermal simulation

Thermal

With four new key capabilities this year, the INTERSECT simulator has a stronger thermal simulation offering. These features enable accuracy in simulating co-solvent SAGD injections, providing better overall project economics estimating.

Chemical enhanced oil recovery

Chemical enhanced oil recovery

With the alkali modeling feature, the INTERSECT simulator now supports the full range of alkali-surfactant-polymer chemical enhanced oil recovery simulations. These features have been developed in the INTERSECT simulator, so our customers now have access to superior physics features.

INTERSECT 2021 Features

 

 

INTERSECT full-GPU simulation

The INTERSECT high-resolution reservoir simulator now supports full-GPU black-oil reservoir simulation. Speed up your simulations and make better use of your hardware resources.

 Harness the power of GPU

The key components of the INTERSECT simulator have been rewritten in GPU form. This includes a bespoke linear solver that outperforms previous implementations, and provides dramatically faster routines for property calculation and linearization of equations.

As a truly hardware-agnostic solution, the INTERSECT simulator provides the best price-performance. The same user experience is available in both CPU and GPU platforms. Reservoir engineers are free to explore the strengths of each solution for their specific use cases.

The GPU implementation is a result of the combined expertise in the partnership between Schlumberger, Chevron, and TotalEnergies.

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Machine learning-enabled reservoir simulation

A machine learning (ML) framework is implemented in the INTERSECT simulator, allowing the introduction of data-based intelligence into reservoir simulation. From new physics to faster computations, the possibilities are limitless.

Solve reservoir engineering problems with embedded machine learning workflows

In the first of many workflows, we have introduced an alternative phase-labeling method for better prediction of fluid behavior in the simulation. It relies on critical temperature estimation, enhanced by neural networks. As a result, better physics can now be introduced in the simulator, at a fraction of the computing cost.

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CO2 storage physics

The INTERSECT simulator is being developed with state-of-the-art methods for CO2 storage modeling. In 2021 we have focused on modeling the Joule-Thompson effect, simple geochemistry, and mass transport.

CO2 storage physics

Three key developments have been introduced in INTERSECT to enhance the CO2 storage simulations—superheat enthalpy tables to model pressure and temperature dependency of enthalpy, solid phase for isothermal compositional simulation to model basic geochemistry through chemical reactions, and intra-phase diffusion to model mass transport.

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Full field management capabilities

Field management is a dedicated component in the INTERSECT simulator enabling complex asset operational logic via pre-defined schema that can be extended with Python capabilities. Throughout the 2021 releases, we have optimized the usability of these features.

Full field management capabilities

With the introduction of operational templates and dynamic constraints, advanced operational logic gas-lift management, workover operations, and surface network debottlenecking can now be modeled in a simple and straightforward way.

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Thermal

With four new key capabilities this year, the INTERSECT simulator has a stronger thermal simulation offering. These features enable accuracy in simulating co-solvent SAGD injections, providing better overall project economics estimating 

Leading the way in thermal simulation

With a double logarithmic viscosity-mixing rule, two additional steam-trap well constraint formulations, pressure- and temperature-dependent component molar enthalpy, diffusion, and non-linear K-value interpolations, the INTERSECT simulation thermal capabilities have been optimized. Users now get faster, reliable, and accurate thermal operations results.

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Chemical enhanced oil recovery

With the alkali modeling feature, the INTERSECT simulator now supports the full range of alkali-surfactant-polymer chemical enhanced oil recovery simulations. These features have been developed in the INTERSECT simulator, so our customers now have access to superior physics features 

Chemical enhanced oil recovery

The INTERSECT simulator can be used to model alkali, standalone, or combined with surfactant and polymer. This release covers two main alkali effects—a reduction in surfactant adsorption due to alkali concentration and the impact of alkali concentration on effective salinity. 

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