Schlumberger, Chevron Corporation and Total reported that Total is joining the collaboration to further develop the INTERSECT† next-generation reservoir simulator. Total will contribute engineering resources and expertise to expand the INTERSECT simulator effort.
The INTERSECT simulator is an industry first, combining Chevron’s reservoir simulation capabilities and reservoir management experience with the leading software development capability and commercial experience of Schlumberger. Using advanced mathematical techniques, the INTERSECT simulator goes beyond the capabilities of current-generation software to simulate large and complex reservoirs using high-resolution models. This allows operators to test a large number of scenarios to increase the effectiveness of development plans and design innovative production systems to maximize field recoverable reserves.