Closed Loop Reservoir Management

Smart well technology involves down-hole measurement and control of well bore and reservoir flow. Smart fields technology, also referred to as 'e-field' or 'digital oilfield' technology involves the use of reservoir and production system models in a closed-loop fashion. Our research in Smart Fields forms part of the ISAPP-II and Recovery Factory programs. Our work is focused on the development of concepts and algorithms to improve hydrocarbon production though the use of systems and control theory. In the Reservoir Engineering Section we primarily address the reservoir management aspects on time scales from months to many years, and in particular the development of techniques for Closed-Loop Reservoir Management

Jan-Dirk Jansen

Professor of Reservoir Systems and Control