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Journal: SPE Journal
SPE J. 26 (05): 3054–3074.
Paper Number: SPE-204223-PA
Published: 13 October 2021
...Gabriela Chaves; Danielle Monteiro; Maria Clara Duque; Virgílio Ferreira Filho; Juliana Baioco; Bruno Ferreira Vieira Summary Short-term production optimization is an essential activity in the oil/gasfield-development process because it allows for the maximization of field production by finding...
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Journal: SPE Journal
SPE J. 26 (04): 2002–2017.
Paper Number: SPE-205395-PA
Published: 11 August 2021
...Faruk O. Alpak; Guohua Gao Summary Field-development optimization and optimization at the pattern scale are crucial to maximize the value of thermal enhanced-oil-recovery (EOR) projects. Application of a field net-present-value (NPV)-based pattern optimization algorithm honoring field-scale surface...
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Journal: SPE Journal
SPE J. 26 (04): 1964–1979.
Paper Number: SPE-205366-PA
Published: 11 August 2021
...Zhe Liu; Albert Reynolds Summary As the crucial step in closed-loop reservoir management, robust life-cycle production optimization is defined as maximizing/minimizing the expected value of a predefined objective (cost) function over geological uncertainties (i.e., uncertainties in the reservoir...
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Journal: SPE Journal
SPE J. 26 (04): 1837–1857.
Paper Number: SPE-203980-PA
Published: 11 August 2021
...Yong Do Kim; Louis J. Durlofsky Summary In well-control optimization problems, the goal is to determine the time-varying well settings that maximize an objective function, which is often the net present value (NPV). Various proxy models have been developed to predict NPV for a set of inputs...
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Journal: SPE Journal
SPE J. 26 (04): 1590–1613.
Paper Number: SPE-204236-PA
Published: 11 August 2021
...Zhe Liu; Albert C. Reynolds Summary In the context of production optimization, we consider the general problem of finding the well controls that maximize the net present value (NPV) of life-cycle production, where the well controls are either the bottomhole pressure (BHP) or a rate (oil, gas, water...
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Journal: SPE Journal
SPE J. 26 (04): 1614–1635.
Paper Number: SPE-205013-PA
Published: 11 August 2021
...Faliang Yin; Xiaoming Xue; Chengze Zhang; Kai Zhang; Jianfa Han; BingXuan Liu; Jian Wang; Jun Yao Summary Production optimization led by computing intelligence can greatly improve oilfield economic effectiveness. However, it is confronted with huge computational challenge because of the expensive...
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Journal: SPE Journal
SPE J. 25 (05): 2450–2469.
Paper Number: SPE-201229-PA
Published: 15 October 2020
...Mengjie Zhao; Kai Zhang; Guodong Chen; Xinggang Zhao; Jun Yao; Chuanjin Yao; Liming Zhang; Yongfei Yang Summary Multiobjective optimization (MOO) is a popular procedure for waterflooding optimization under geological uncertainty that maximizes the expectation of net present value (NPV) over all...
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Journal: SPE Journal
SPE J. 25 (03): 1285–1306.
Paper Number: SPE-193885-PA
Published: 11 June 2020
...Ranran Lu; A. C. Reynolds Summary Much work has been performed on the optimal well placement/control problem, including some investigations on optimizing well types (injector or producer) and/or drilling order. However, to the best of our knowledge, there are only a handful of papers dealing...
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Journal: SPE Journal
SPE J. 25 (01): 105–118.
Paper Number: SPE-199357-PA
Published: 17 February 2020
...Guodong Chen; Kai Zhang; Liming Zhang; Xiaoming Xue; Dezhuang Ji; Chuanjin Yao; Jun Yao; Yongfei Yang Summary Surrogate models, which have become a popular approach to oil‐reservoir production‐optimization problems, use a computationally inexpensive approximation function to replace...
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Journal: SPE Journal
SPE J. 24 (05): 2111–2134.
Paper Number: SPE-195640-PA
Published: 26 August 2019
...Lingya Wang; Dean S. Oliver Summary When preparing a field–development plan, the forecast value of the development can be sensitive to the order in which the wells are drilled. Determining the optimal drilling sequence generally requires many simulation runs. In this paper, we formulate...
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Journal: SPE Journal
SPE J. 24 (04): 1526–1551.
Paper Number: SPE-190139-PA
Published: 27 May 2019
...Atefeh Jahandideh; Behnam Jafarpour Summary Reservoir simulation is a valuable tool for performance prediction, production optimization, and field‐development decision making. In recent years, significant progress has been made in developing automated workflows for optimization of production...
Journal Articles
Journal: SPE Journal
SPE J. 24 (03): 912–950.
Paper Number: SPE-194510-PA
Published: 05 April 2019
... approach, and the data‐decomposition approach. The approaches differ in their mode of operation, but they all reduce the number of parameters required in well‐control optimization problems. Results show that the PWC approach performs better than other approaches on many problems, but yields widely...
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Journal: SPE Journal
SPE J. 23 (05): 1539–1551.
Paper Number: SPE-170965-PA
Published: 17 October 2018
... fracture length Well Productivity productivity hydraulic fracturing Proppant Number Exhibition aspect ratio Engineering optimization lease boundary Economide hydraulic fracture Fracture angle reservoir University fracture Upstream Oil & Gas october 2018 lease area Dpss drainage area...
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Journal: SPE Journal
SPE J. 23 (06): 2409–2427.
Paper Number: SPE-191378-PA
Published: 08 October 2018
...Zhenyu Guo; Albert C. Reynolds Summary We design a new and general work flow for efficient estimation of the optimal well controls for the robust production-optimization problem using support-vector regression (SVR), where the cost function is the net present value (NPV). Given a set of simulation...
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Journal: SPE Journal
SPE J. 24 (01): 60–70.
Paper Number: SPE-184535-PA
Published: 30 August 2018
... is the squeeze lifetime, which is determined by the volume of water or days of production where the chemical‐return concentration is greater than the MIC. The main purpose of this paper is to describe the automatic optimization of squeeze‐treatment designs using an optimization algorithm, in particular particle...
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Journal: SPE Journal
SPE J. 23 (02): 467–481.
Paper Number: SPE-189457-PA
Published: 06 February 2018
...Jianlin Fu; Xian-Huan Wen Summary Model-based production optimization has become a promising technique in recent years for improving reservoir management and asset development in the petroleum industry. A variety of methods have been developed to address production-optimization problems. However...
Journal Articles
Journal: SPE Journal
SPE J. 23 (02): 482–497.
Paper Number: SPE-182642-PA
Published: 12 December 2017
...Mehrdad G. Shirangi; Oleg Volkov; Louis J. Durlofsky Summary A new methodology for the joint optimization of optimal economic project life (EPL) and time-varying well controls is introduced. The procedure enables the maximization of net present value (NPV) subject to satisfaction of a specified...
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Journal: SPE Journal
SPE J. 22 (06): 1984–1998.
Paper Number: SPE-182598-PA
Published: 25 September 2017
...Jianlin Fu; Xian-Huan Wen Summary Multiobjective optimization (MOO), which accounts for several distinct, possibly conflicting, objectives, is expected to be capable of providing improved reservoir-management (RM) solutions for efficient oilfield development because of the overall optimization...
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Journal: SPE Journal
SPE J. 22 (04): 1296–1312.
Paper Number: SPE-185957-PA
Published: 17 May 2017
... faster and more-robust convergence than the single-objective approach. In multiobjective, objective components (usually groups of them) guide the algorithm to different areas of objective space that lead to a diverse set of optimal solutions. These algorithms are widely established and well-developed...
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Journal: SPE Journal
SPE J. 21 (04): 1425–1435.
Paper Number: SPE-179733-PA
Published: 15 August 2016
.... In this work, a graphics-processing-unit (GPU) -enhanced lattice Boltzmann simulator (GELBS) was developed, which was optimized by GPU parallel computing on the basis of the inherent parallelism of the LB method. Specifically, the LB method was used to implement the computational kernel; a sparse data...

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