SimWorx was again awarded a RHAE-CNPq grant. This project includes 4 endowments for a 24 months period. These endowments are destined for either engineering, mathematics or chemistry students.
Since SimWorx has expertise on software development involving drainage models in porous media and reservoir-well coupling, the company aims to expand its horizons in petroleum engineering by conducting scientific investigation in thermodynamic and multiphase drainage models, using an integrated analysis approach between the models.
The main goal of the project consists in developing a simulator containing a coupled model for thermodynamic, reservoir, well, lifting and drainage sub-models. The simulator will allow an integrated analysis of an oil field in a typical offshore production with high productive wells, such as the ones in Brazilian pre-salt.
From a technical-scientific point of view, the development of a coupled model is challenging due to its complex relationship amongst the disciplines of: reservoir-engineering, thermo fluid dynamic and numeric method, having a broad field of study to be explored. Therefore, the development of this project will involve scientific research in different knowledge areas, and as result, an innovator product to the oil and gas industry.
Again, the business plan for that product is based on the development of a prototype which can, afterwards, be specialized regarding the demands from any SimWorx’s potential client.