Schlumberger, Chevron Energy Technology release new reservoir simulation software (SPE 2009)

Schlumberger and Chevron Energy Technology have released INTERSECT reservoir simulation software.

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NEW ORLEANS -- Schlumberger and Chevron Energy Technology have released INTERSECT reservoir simulation software. The new product runs large and heterogeneous models, simulating tens of millions of cells, the developers explain. It also accurately models complex geology and wells, honoring detailed reservoir characterizations with minimal or no upscaling. The software handles thousands of wells in mature fields, as well as simulating all fluid types and recovery processes in a single simulator.

The new software will be progressively released. Early adopter customers will work closely with Schlumberger to apply this first commercial release to multiple reservoir challenges. Their experience will be used to further enhance the product for general release, the companies say.

To provide open extensibility, future releases of INTERSECT will include Ocean development tools, enabling oil and gas companies, independent software providers, and universities to create plug-ins to customize simulation workflows for specific reservoir and recovery challenges.

Schlumberger will continue to develop and support the software simulator and the ECLIPSE reservoir simulator. Both simulators use Petrel Reservoir Engineering as a front end to simulation, integrating the static and dynamic modeling process.

10/05/2009

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