Oil production optimization of the SOLSORT reservoir

Steen Hørsholt, Kent Johansen, Allan Peter Engsig-Karup, Hamidreza M. Nick, John Bagterp Jørgensen

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Abstract

We apply optimal control to operational optimization to a model of a real oil reservoir, SOLSORT, located in the Danish North Sea. The oil reservoir model is a partial differential equation system that is simulated using a commercial oil reservoir simulator (Eclipse 300). The numerical optimization is conducted using an optimization software tool called RESOPT that is implemented in Matlab. The net present value of the reservoir model is maximized using gradient-based optimization methods. Both linear constraints on the manipulated variables and nonlinear output constraints on gas production rates are considered. We impose the nonlinear output constraints using a soft constrained penalty function. Compared to a reference case based on best practice reservoir engineering, the solution based on optimal control is able to increase the net present value by 6-13% and constrain the gas production rate.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of 2019 IEEE Conference on Control Technology and Applications
Number of pages6
PublisherIEEE
Publication date2019
Pages1024-1029
ISBN (Print)9781728127668
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2019
Event2019 IEEE Conference on Control Technology and Applications (CCTA) - City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China
Duration: 19 Aug 201921 Aug 2019
Conference number: 3
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Conference

Conference2019 IEEE Conference on Control Technology and Applications (CCTA)
Number3
LocationCity University of Hong Kong
CountryChina
CityHong Kong
Period19/08/201921/08/2019
Internet address
Series2019 Ieee Conference on Control Technology and Applications (ccta)

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Hørsholt, S., Johansen, K., Engsig-Karup, A. P., Nick, H. M., & Jørgensen, J. B. (2019). Oil production optimization of the SOLSORT reservoir. In Proceedings of 2019 IEEE Conference on Control Technology and Applications (pp. 1024-1029). IEEE. 2019 Ieee Conference on Control Technology and Applications (ccta) https://doi.org/10.1109/ccta.2019.8920511