Gas assisted gravity drainage (GAGD) is a novel subdivision of gas injection method. In this method the injection wells are located in the upper bed of the oil zone, and the production wells are drilled at the bottom bed of the oil zone. Reservoir simulation is among the decision tools for investigating production rate and selecting the best scenarios for developing the oil and gas fields. Selecting the location of the injection wells for reaching the optimized pressure and production rate is one of the most significant challenges during the injection process. Recent experiences have shown that artificial intelligence (AI) is a reliable solution for taking the mentioned decision appropriately and in a least possible time. This study is attributed to the investigation of applying the artificial neural network (ANN) as an artificial intelligence method and a potent predictor for choosing the most proper location for injection in a GAGD process in a fractured carbonate reservoir. The results of this investigation clearly show the efficiency of the ANN as a powerful tool for optimizing the location of the injection wells in a GAGD process. The comparison between the results of ANN and black oil simulator indicated that the predictions obtained from the ANN is highly reliable. In fact the production flow rate and pressure can be obtained in every possible location of the injection well.
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Akhlaghi, N., Kharrat, R. & Rezaei, F. Optimizing the location of the gas injection well during gas assisted gravity drainage in a fractured carbonate reservoir using artificial intelligence. Theor Found Chem Eng 51, 65–69 (2017). https://doi.org/10.1134/S004057951701002X