Our long-established research is focused on combining production and reservoir simulation, and modelling skills to design, monitor and optimise production from advanced wells (including intelligent or smart wells). The continuous, underlying purpose of our multidisciplinary research theme is to quantify the "Added Value" from advanced wells.
Advanced wells are becoming commonly used worldwide in the development of complex geology and/or unfavourably saturated, reservoirs. Notable examples include thin oil rim reservoirs like Troll field offshore Norway, water-flooded heavy oil reservoirs like Peregrino field offshore Brazil, multi-reservoir fields like Golden Eagle field offshore UK, and many more.
All major, international operators and service companies use and/or develop advanced well completions, and a vast number of smaller companies do so too.