Joint Optimization of Oil Well Placement and Controls

  title={Joint Optimization of Oil Well Placement and Controls},
  author={Mathias C. Bellout and Louis J. Durlofsky and Bjarne Foss and Jon Kleppe},
Well placement and control optimization in oil field development are commonly performed sequentially. In this work we propose a joint approach that embeds well control optimization within the search for optimum well placement configurations. We solve for well placement using parallelizable direct search methods based on pattern search. Control optimization is solved by sequential quadratic programming using gradients efficiently computed through adjoints. Joint optimization yields a significant… CONTINUE READING


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