Reservoir Simulation is the interface of seismic data and the geological modeling of a potential oil and gas field. Simulations are important tools in determining the potential yield of a field and calculating the economic value of the field. Reservoir engineers will run thousands of non-linear equations that chart fluid flows in a reservoir to produce results. Modeling of reservoirs can identify complex areas such as oil, coal bed methane and equation of state. Simulation models are run multiple times with varying parameters to explore the potential uncertainties of a field. Simulations of this nature require massive computing resources that only an HPC system can supply.
Reservoir management also utilizes HPC to produce production forecasts for investment decisions. Identifying the number of wells required for extraction of the natural resources improves recovery and increases production. Small exploration companies use clustering in determining the potential value of a field.
It’s important to have interconnects that provide low latency on each core for reservoir simulation. The bandwidth must be large enough to handle the data streams since each core shares data with other nodes. A delay in data streams can cause system wait time which decreases system efficiency. NordStar HPC systems offer interconnect speeds from 1Gb ethernet to Infiniband. NordStar understands the requirements for a cluster that can meet the demands for reservoir simulation. We can assist you in the entire process from design through implementation.
NSG offers both turn-key and hardware-only solutions that will give you a competitive advantage in your business. We specialize in providing 2 – 64 node clusters for the SMB market and can design a system that offers you the best value and return on investment for your budget. Our solutions are based on tier one manufacturers like Hewlett Packard and Hitachi.