In the upstream oil and gas industry, cloud computing is very immature because the industry has always been challenged by storage and computational capability. However, there is recent evidence for considering high-performance cloud computing (HPCC) because of the promise of benefits such as flexibility, accessibility, and cost reduction. HPCC may create an opportunity for small to midsized upstream companies that do not want to invest in the infrastructure needed for evaluating scientific applications.
The target of this project was to prove the concept of running simulation software in a high-performance computing cloud and use the findings to design a framework or methodology enabling companies to pursue business opportunities iteratively while learning along the way. The outcome of the methodology is a dynamic tactical and strategic roadmap that leverages trends in HPCC....
Project Tests High-Performance Cloud Computing for Reservoir Simulations
01 July 2016