High performance computing for domestic petroleum reservoir simulation

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This is the final report of a two-year, Laboratory-Directed Research and Development (LDRD) project at the Los Alamos National Laboratory. High-performance computing offers the prospect of greatly increasing the resolution at which petroleum reservoirs can be represented in simulation models. The increases in resolution can be achieved through large increases in computational speed and memory, if machine architecture and numerical methods for solution of the multiphase flow equations can be used to advantage. Perhaps more importantly, the increased speed and size of today`s computers make it possible to add physical processes to simulation codes that heretofore were too expensive in ... continued below

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Zyvoloski, G.; Auer, L. & Dendy, J. June 1, 1996.

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This is the final report of a two-year, Laboratory-Directed Research and Development (LDRD) project at the Los Alamos National Laboratory. High-performance computing offers the prospect of greatly increasing the resolution at which petroleum reservoirs can be represented in simulation models. The increases in resolution can be achieved through large increases in computational speed and memory, if machine architecture and numerical methods for solution of the multiphase flow equations can be used to advantage. Perhaps more importantly, the increased speed and size of today`s computers make it possible to add physical processes to simulation codes that heretofore were too expensive in terms of computer time and memory to be practical. These factors combine to allow the development of new, more accurate methods for optimizing petroleum reservoir production.

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  • Other: DE96011234
  • Report No.: LA-UR--96-1769
  • Grant Number: W-7405-ENG-36
  • DOI: 10.2172/237335 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 237335
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc668300

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Zyvoloski, G.; Auer, L. & Dendy, J. High performance computing for domestic petroleum reservoir simulation, report, June 1, 1996; New Mexico. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc668300/: accessed October 18, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.