Control in reservoir engineering under model uncertainty

Project members:M.J. Zandvliet
Keywords:Model predictive control, Process technology
Sponsored by:Shell, TNO

The past few years have seen an increase in the application of system and control concepts in reservoir engineering, all aimed at increasing the value of a reservoir - see Figure 1.

However, the control schemes involved are often based on an inherently uncertain reservoir model, due to the geological complexity of the reservoir at hand. Figure 2 depicts such a reservoir model.

The goal of this project is to develop control and optimization techniques for the optimal operation of reservoirs on the basis of dynamic models containing quantified model uncertainties. The relevant geological uncertainties must first be quantified in a systematic way, and then taken into account in a subsequent optimization scheme.

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