The Moscow algorithm will squeeze the maximum amount of oil out of the earth
Scientists from the Institute of Geosphere Dynamics, Schmidt Institute of Physics of the Earth and V.V. Dokuchaev Soil Science Institute (both of the Russian Academy of Sciences) and Moscow State University named after M.V. Lomonosov, with the help of colleagues from Australia and Saudi Arabia have developed an algorithm which uses three-dimensional images of rocks for calculating their permeability. The algorithm will help oil companies to choose the most effective schemes for developing of deposits in order to extract much more hydrocarbons than they are used to. The article was published in
The new algorithm is by an order of magnitude more efficient compared with the existing applications for supercomputers (in terms of computational effort / result ratio) and, at the same time, losses in accuracy of the solution are minimal. One can use a regular computer and even a laptop for calculations, which makes it possible to run calculations «in the field», without the need to visit a laboratory far away.
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