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INTERSECT Latest Features

 

 
Water Weakening

Water Weakening

Water-weakening effects are a crucial modeling aspect of chalk reservoirs. A proven, empirical methodology to tackle this is now available through the INTERSECT high-resolution reservoir simulator.

CO2 Storage Physics

CO2 Storage Physics

Reservoir simulation of carbon storage operations requires the correct physics to be represented at the right resolution.

Dedicated Focus on Usability

Dedicated Focus on Usability

A step change in usability as well as alignment with Petrel Reservoir Engineering—all while maintaining full flexibility.

 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

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 2022 Features

 

 

Water Weakening

Water-weakening effects are a crucial modeling aspect of chalk reservoirs. A proven, empirical methodology to tackle this is now available through the INTERSECT high-resolution reservoir simulator.

 Harness the power of GPU

The INTERSECT simulator now contains an empirical model to represent the water-weak characteristics of chalk reservoirs. Dependency on fluid saturation, porosity, and stress are all accounted for.

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CO2 Storage Physics

Reservoir simulation of carbon storage operations requires the correct physics to be represented at the right resolution.

 Harness the power of GPU

The INTERSECT simulator’s capabilities are being vastly expanded to accommodate a full range of CO2 workflows. The modeling of solid phase, chemical reactions and diffusion have been included—with many other additions in the pipeline for upcoming releases.

Video: Rayleigh-Taylor gravitational instability

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Dedicated Focus on Usability

A step change in usability as well as alignment with Petrel Reservoir Engineering—all while maintaining full flexibility

 Harness the power of GPU

Numerous improvements have been made, including simplified inputs, fit-for-purpose reporting, enhanced field management workflows and a host of new interfaces that facilitate the use of reservoir modeling data.

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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.

The INTERSECT simulator provides the best price-performance in CPU or GPU platforms with the same user experience.

The GPU implementation of INTERSECT 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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