Reservoir Engineering in the light of Dynamical Systems Theory
In this presentation, three main issues of petroleum engineering are treated: well testing, diffusion process, and Enhanced Oil Recovery. Since these are the major problems, theoretically and technologically, for the practitioners, I have tried to translate them into a more systematic discipline; i.e., dynamical systems theory. Using this approach, several advanced techniques can be employed to solve a bunch of classical problems in reservoir engineering. In particular, a system identification approach, fractional order dynamical systems, and optimal control are use to improve the current methods in well testing, diffusion process, and EOR, respectively.
Dr. Abolhassan Razminia.
Dr. Abolhassan Razminia holds a PhD degree in Control Systems Engineering.
Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering Department.
School of Engineering, Persian Gulf University (PGU), Bushehr, Iran.