Entry Date:
December 8, 2008

Real-Time Control for Petroleum Applications

Principal Investigator Dennis McLaughlin

This project considers the problem of designing control strategies for increasing oil and gas recovery in petroleum reservoirs. The reservoir control problem is complicated by the large uncertainty in subsurface geological properties that control the flow of water, oil and gas in the subsurface. This project will focus on the development of robust control strategies that recognize the role of geological uncertainty and explicitly consider connections between control decisions and property estimation.