A Machine Learning Approach to Enhanced Oil Recovery Prediction
In a number of computational experiments, a meta-algorithm is used to solve the problems of the oil and gas industry. Such experiments begin in the hydrodynamic simulator, where the value of the function is calculated for specific nodal values of the parameters based on the physical laws of fluid flow through porous media. Then, the values of the function are calculated, either on a more detailed set of parameter values, or for parameter values that go beyond the nodal values.
Among other purposes, such an approach is used to calculate incremental oil production resulting from the application of various methods of enhanced oil recovery (EOR).
The authors found out that in comparison with the traditional computational experiments on a regular grid, computation using machine learning algorithms could prove more productive.
KeywordsEnhanced oil recovery EOR Random forest Regular grid interpolation
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