New technologies for OPM
What are the drivers?
• Market demand, application pull
and/or…
• Scientific advancement, technology push
New fields for OPM?
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Geostatistics?
Geomodelling?
History matching?
Human body flows?
Industrial porous materials?
Geothermal energy?
New workflows?
• Integrate visualization + simulation?
• Integrate visualization + flow diagnostics?
• Complete geomodelling suite?
New (to OPM) numerical methods?
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Discontinuous Galerkin?
Multiscale methods?
Streamline simulation?
Extended finite elements (XFEM)?
Virtual element methods?
More physical models
• Thermal
• Fractures/geomecha
nics
• EOR
– CO2
– Polymer
– Surfactant
– Low-salinity water
• Geochemistry
• Compositional
What is important, what can we skip?
• We can do anything, but not everything…
• Who do we want to ally with?
• What do you think?
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New technologies for OPM