Rapid reservoir modelling
RRM is a multi-university and joint-industry consortium to deliver new methods for rapid, sketch-based modelling of complex geology. The project will deliver software tools that allow conceptual geological reservoir models to be rapidly created using a simple, intuitive interface that allows geologists to sketch complex 3D geological architectures. The sketches are guided by inbuilt geological rules and surface hierarchies, and can be rapidly meshed for computation of key reservoir properties. The project is being jointly undertaken by Imperial College London, the University of Calgary, Heriot-Watt University and the Federal University of Pernambuco, each of which leads a specific area of research but cooperates closely to deliver integrated solutions.
Imperial College leads the development, application and testing of geological modelling concepts, liaising closely with fellow researchers and software engineers at partner institutions to ensure realistic geological rules are accurately and consistently incorporated in the sketch-based modelling workflows. We test and demonstrate the methods using data from well-exposed outcrop analogues from a variety of depositional environments around the world. The work at Imperial is hosted by the Novel Reservoir Modelling and Simulation (NORMS) group in the Department of Earth Science and Engineering. NORMS develops and applies new methods to accurately model complex geological heterogeneities in subsurface reservoirs.
For more details about the project see rapidreservoir.org