The use of vector processors in reservoir simulation.
Tests of reservoir simulation models on the IBM 3838 array processor and CRAY-1 computer are described. The tests involved the use of a bench-mark-type reservoir simulation model with a fixed set of data. The formulation of the model is described along with modifications which were made for the vector processors. Also described is the simulation of a realistic field-wide model of the Prudhoe Bay field. Comparisons are given between the IBM 370/168, IBM 3033, IBM 3838 - IBM 370/168, and CRAY-1 computers. It is shown that vector processors can result in substantial improvements in computation time for the reservoir simulation problem. (A)
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