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Total joins Schlumberger / Chevron "INTERSECT" reservoir simulator project

Friday, July 27, 2012

Oil major Total has joined the Schlumberger and Chevron collaboration project to build a new reservoir simulator called "INTERSECT".


The reservoir simulator is described as "next generation" and is designed to be able to help with "increasingly difficult" exploration challenges and field developments.

Total will contribute "engineering resources and expertise" to the project.

The project is designed to combine Chevron's "reservoir simulation capabilities and reservoir management experience" with Schlumberger's "software development capability and commercial experience."

The simulator can be used to test different "scenarios," or different ways to produce the reservoir, to increase the effectiveness of development plans.

Chevron and Schlumberger have been working on INTERSECT since 2000. It was released commercially in 2009. Last year, Total contributed thermal simulation expertise to the project.

"We look forward to a productive partnership between the three parties and welcome the contribution of Total to continue to broaden INTERSECT's capabilities," said Ashok Belani, executive vice president, Technology, Schlumberger.

"The jointly developed product will leverage the practical and global expertise of Chevron and Total in managing diverse and complex oil and gas reservoirs.'

'The INTERSECT simulator is being successfully deployed around the world by Chevron and other oil and gas companies," said Paul Siegele, president, Chevron Energy Technology Company.

'Together with Chevron and Schlumberger, Total will bring its best experts to further develop and customize the INTERSECT simulator, making it the reference simulator for challenging assets," said Olivier de Langavant, senior vice president, Strategy, Business Development and R&D, Total E&P.



Associated Companies
» Schlumberger
» Total
» Chevron

External Links
» Intersect website

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