Evolutionary computation for valves control optimization in intelligent wells under uncertainties

Luciana Faletti Almeida, Yván J. Valdivia, Juan G. Lazo, Marco A. Pacheco, Marley M. Vellasco

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This work presents a new decision support system for intelligent wells control considering technical uncertainties. The intelligent control of valves operation tends to become a competitive advantage for reservoirs development. Such control refers to the opening and shutting of the valves that distinguish the intelligent wells. The strategy consists in identifying a valve configuration that maximizes the net present value. The developed system uses Genetic Algorithms, reservoir simulation, Monte Carlo simulation, techniques of sampling variance reduction and uncertainties representation by probability distribution and geologic sceneries. The theoretical concepts applied and the implementation of a system capable of supporting, managing and developing the intelligent fields, constitute an advance to petroleum exploration area. The obtained results demonstrate that the approach given to the problem and the used methodologies deal with the control valves in an efficient and practical way.

Translated title of the contributionComputación evolucionaria para optimización del control de válvulas en campos inteligentes bajo incertidumbre
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTheoretical Advances and Applications of Fuzzy Logic and Soft Computing
EditorsOscar Castillo, Patricia Melin, Oscar Montiel Ross, Roberto Sepulveda Cruz, Witold Pedrycz, Janusz Kacprzyk
Place of PublicationHeidelberg
PublisherSpringer Berlin
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-540-72434-6
ISBN (Print)9783540724339
StatePublished - 2007
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameAdvances in Soft Computing
ISSN (Print)1615-3871
ISSN (Electronic)1860-0794

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  • Evolutionary computation
  • Intelligent fields
  • Intelligent wells
  • Uncertainties


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