Siberian scientists work to smarten up oil and gas production

Siberian scientists work to smarten up oil and gas productionTomsk Polytechnic University in Siberia is pushing its IT project aimed at creating technologies for intelligent development of oil and gas fields.

Tomsk Polytechnic University (TPU) in Siberia told Marchmont last week that scientists of its Institute of Cybernetics are pushing an IT project aimed at creating technologies for intelligent development of oil and gas fields. The effort was reported to have already received $155,000 government support. The project is tapping into modern information and communications technologies to design a system to monitor production processes and ensure adaptive management of oil and gas field development based on a permanent simulator model for geological production planning. The TPU researchers reportedly focus on what they refer to as intelligent field development with ?smart? wells and ?smart? multiple well platforms. The effort is expected to result in creating a ground and underground well engineering complex capable of collecting and processing operational data on geological horizons, wells and pumping installations on an ongoing basis, and making the whole process fully automated. The scientists want to use in their project an array of up-to-date methodologies in IT and communications, such as 3D modeling, semantic techniques, distributed data acquisition, advanced data storage and transfer, high-speed distributed-parallel data processing with the use of TPU?s Skif-Polytech supercomputer, and others...