The aim of this project is to develop a new strategy for establishing simple-to-use Smart Proxy Model (SPM) based on a combination of optimization, statistics and data-driven techniques. The smart proxy will reduce dramatically the run time needed in the different tasks related to reservoir simulation.
– This project will create new pathways for reservoir simulation and system analysis. We will perform cutting edge research in reservoir simulation field using data science and analysis techniques and will replace the traditional modeling efforts in the oil and gas industry, says Associate Professor, Ashkan Jahanbani
The research project will promote collaboration among different research groups at Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) through NTNU’s Research and Innovation Program in Digital and Automation Solutions for the Oil and Gas Industry: BRU21 (Better Resource Utilization in the 21st century).
– We believe that the proposed workflows can be adopted for other fields of science and engineering which have similar calculability efforts, such as the study of inverse problems, management of water resources and meteorology. In addition, our results are transferrable to work in reducing carbon dioxide emissions by development of SPM for Carbon Capture and Sequestration (CCS) in geological formations and EOR techniques based on use of CO2.