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Parallelization of the adjustment of the background of production in management networks using PVM

Grant number: 95/03942-7
Support type:Research Grants - Research Partnership for Technological Innovation - PITE
Duration: June 01, 1996 - May 31, 1999
Field of knowledge:Engineering - Mechanical Engineering - Transport Phenomena
Principal Investigator:Denis José Schiozer
Grantee:Denis José Schiozer
Home Institution: Faculdade de Engenharia Mecânica (FEM). Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP). Campinas , SP, Brazil
Company: Petróleo Brasileiro S/A (PETROBRAS)
City: Campinas


This research project aimed to develop a system and to qualify professionals in the area of parallel computing in a network of workstations using PVM and the oil fields’ numerical simulators. It was initially developed on a network of workstations at Unicamp, and used the Black-Oil simulator of CMG, IMEX. The project was divided basically into four stages. In the first three, the objective was to develop a methodology capable of facilitating the work of the engineer in adjusting the background of petroleum production. At the end of the third stage, the engineer should have, in real time a little more than the equivalent of a run of a simulator, a sensitivity study of one of the chosen parameters. At the end of these three stages, there will also be a study intended to choose the best architecture for this kind of problem. The last stage is intended for the application of the results obtained in the previous stages, extending the project to a more complex problem, which may be the parallelization of the semi-automatic adjustment of production backgrounds, or methods of optimization for the choice of alternatives for production. This definition will depend on the results obtained beforehand. With the technology acquired in the area, the results should also be extended to other network architectures and other oil field simulators. (AU)

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