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By Kelkar & Assoc
Plug-in Attributes
US origin, EAR99
  • 2018 | 2019 | 2020
Supporting Documents
Installation Guide
Release Notes
User Manual

CONNECT is an Ocean plug-in that facilitates reservoir description and assessment by providing connectivity between :

  • Fine Scale and Coarse Scale models
  • Grid blocks of reservoir models
  • Static and dynamic models
  • Different types of data sources

CONNECT consists of two plug-ins to design optimum vertical layering, CONNECT-UpGrid, and to preserve geologic connectivity, CONNECT-TransMod, of your fine scale reservoir models.  With CONNECT you get 90% accuracy of your fine scale dynamic behavior with 10% of your model size, which translates into 100 times faster flow simulations.

  • Well defined workflow
  • Computationally efficient
  • Preserve geological connectivity
  • Reduce simulation time
  • Input :
    • 3D Fine Scale Grid Model with Permeability and Facies.
    • 3D Coarse Scale Grid Model with Permeability
    • Upscaling Layer Design
  • Output :
    • 3D Transmissibility or Transmissibility Multiplier in x,y,z

Transferring fine scale grids to coarse scale grid requires upscaling of fine scale properties. Upscaling individual coarse grids may not allow you to properly account for connectivity across these grids based on fine scale model. This can result in overly optimistic performance when the model is coarsened. CONNECT-TransMod provides a simple procedure where the fine scale transmissibilites are preserved in an upscaled model. Running the program provides modified transmissibilites which can be used as an input a flow simulator, such as ECLIPSE. Adjusting connectivity results in significant improvements in preserving fine scale dynamic behavior in the upscaled model. Using this model in association with CONNECT-UpGrid would allow the user to significantly upscale geological models while preserving their dynamic characteristics.

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