The 2018.1 release of INTERSECT delivers key features around four main pillars of Fidelity, Physics, Performance and Field Management.
INTERSECT 2018.1 delivers key functionalities to enhance the modeling fidelity – in honoring geology, reservoir and operation complexity.
INTERSECT simulator supports a wide range of physical models, allowing the user to capture a large scope of reservoirs and recovery methods. INTERSECT simulator allows users to model low salinity water, polymer and steam injections at the high resolution such methods require and, in this release, new features are delivered to extend its fast-growing enhanced oil recovery capacities.
With high fidelity, advanced physics, and increasing complexity in models, performance is vital to improve the speed and quality in decision-making. INTERSECT simulator is committed to high performance computing (HPC), from both software and hardware aspects, while leveraging new digital and cloud technologies. Speed increases are obtained from multipronged approaches, ranging from hybrid parallel that improves scalability and reduces memory use, continuous improvement in linear and nonlinear solvers, to code modernization and optimization to benefit from latest hardware technologies. Performance improvement is delivered year-on-year.
During field development lifecycle, there are wide-ranging complexities from planning to operation. Accurate modelling of such complexities and the reliable prediction of future scenarios are critical to support big investment decisions while minimizing the risks. With distinctive reservoirs and various development options, customers require tools with flexibility and versatility to solve unique challenges while following the existing corporate processes. We have focused efforts in this release to improve usability, enhance integration, provide openness and extensibility, which will help our customers to explore the spectrum of possible scenarios that they could never explore before.