Simulation of compositional reservoir phenomena on a distributed memory parallel computer Conference Paper uri icon


  • This paper focuses on the application of a distributed memory parallel computer, the iPSC/860, to the solution of two compositional simulations; one based on the Third SPE Comparative Solution problem and another based on a real production compositional models. An improved linear equation solution technique based on multigrid and domain decomposition methods is compared with other solution techniques in both serial and parallel environments. For a hypothetical heterogeneous example, the new technique showed a high degree of parallel efficiency. Finally, results are presented which show performance on the compositonal simulations with a fully parallel simulator which are comparable to current mainframe supercomputers.

author list (cited authors)

  • Killough, J. E., & Bhogeswara, R.

publication date

  • January 1991