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TECHNICAL PAPERS

Optimization of Well Placement

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Baris Guyaguler, Roland Horne

Department of Petroleum Engineering, Stanford University, 65 Green Earth Sciences Building, Stanford, CA 74305

J. Energy Resour. Technol 122(2), 64-70 (Oct 28, 1999) (7 pages) doi:10.1115/1.483164 History: Received October 28, 1999
Copyright © 2000 by ASME
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A polytope in two-dimensional space; triangles are the data points, circles are generated by the polytope algorithm
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A two-dimensional parameter space with irregularly spaced data (black) and a location where value is to be estimated (white)
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Cumulative oil production surface for the single-production well placement problem, obtained by exhaustive simulation (Run 4)
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Cumulative oil production surface for the single injection well placement problem, obtained by exhaustive simulation (Run 5)
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Permeability distribution for Run 3; highly permeable regions have 100 md permeability (white), background has 20 md permeability (gray)
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32×32 model permeability distribution for Runs 4 and 5
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Effect of population size on algorithm performance for the production well placement problem (Run 4)
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Effect of population size on algorithm performance for the injection well placement problem (Run 5)

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