Introducing EarthMind™: VarIntel’s Revolutionary Neural-Network-Based Reservoir Simulator, and its first application area – Unconventional

In the dynamic field of unconventional oil and gas exploration, staying ahead of the curve is not just an advantage; it’s a necessity. VarIntel is proud to introduce EarthMind, our state-of-the-art neural-network-based reservoir simulator designed to propel the industry forward. Leveraging the power of artificial intelligence, EarthMind offers unparalleled insights into reservoir performance, making it an indispensable tool for operators.

Fracture Characterization Like Never Before

EarthMind provides a detailed evaluation of the hydraulic fractures, allowing for a comprehensive understanding of the fracture networks and their impact on reservoir behavior. This level of characterization is crucial for devising effective extraction strategies.

Pressure Behavior and Production Forecasting

One of EarthMind’s core functions is monitoring pressure changes within the reservoir and wellbore over time, crucial for maintaining well integrity and optimizing production. Coupled with its ability to forecast future production rates of oil, gas, and water, EarthMind enables operators to plan with precision.

Maximizing Reservoir Performance

Through EarthMind, operators can simulate and evaluate various production strategies, including the implementation of secondary recovery methods to enhance recovery rates. The simulator provides insights into fluid movements within the reservoir, tracking how oil is displaced by water or gas – a key factor in maintaining efficient operations.

Reservoir Limits and Sensitivity Analysis

Identifying the boundaries and heterogeneities of the reservoir is essential for optimizing fluid flow and overall recovery. EarthMind’s sensitivity analysis capabilities allow for an assessment of how the reservoir responds to changes in rock and fluid properties, such as porosity, permeability, and viscosity.

From Pseudo-Steady State Behavior to Economic Evaluation

The transition from transient to pseudo-steady state flow is a critical phase for long-term production planning, and EarthMind captures this transition with precision. Furthermore, it uses production forecasts to conduct economic evaluations, aiding in the development of viable and profitable development plans.

Reserve Estimation and Risk Assessment

EarthMind estimates reserves with high accuracy by simulating the production profile over time. It also plays a pivotal role in risk assessment by running various scenarios with different parameters to evaluate uncertainties and risks.

Strategic Infill Drilling

The simulator assists in making informed infill drilling decisions by assessing potential locations that maximize reservoir contact and enhance recovery.

Understanding Reservoir Drive Mechanisms

Finally, EarthMind provides insights into the impact of natural drive mechanisms such as gas cap expansion, water influx, or gravity drainage on production, enabling operators to harness these forces effectively.

EarthMind is more than a simulator; it’s the future of reservoir management. It’s an intelligent system designed to ensure that every decision is informed, every strategy is optimized, and every opportunity to enhance recovery is seized. Welcome to the new era of reservoir simulation.