Generalized Predictive Control applied to intelligent production of an oil well

Yang Qing, David Roland Davies

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Abstract

The implementation of intelligent well technology into the petroleum production industry provides, for the first time, the opportunity to apply advanced control algorithms at the well or reservoir zone level. An “Intelligent” or “Smart” well is a well equipped with multiple, downhole chokes or Inflow Control Valves (ICVs) as well as downhole, real-time, data measurements of, for example, pressure, temperature and flow rate at a specific point within the well. This paper applies Generalized Predictive Control (GPC) to the ICVs for automatic regulation of the production rate or the pressure at a specified value within the flow system. A multi-zone, horizontal, intelligent well case study shows that the GPC works efficiently. The robustness of the technique was illustrated when noise and/or outliers were introduced into the output data.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2011 6th IEEE Conference on Industrial Electronics and Applications
Subtitle of host publication21-23 June 2011, Beijing, China
Place of PublicationPicataway, New Jersey
PublisherIEEE
Pages2033-2038
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781424487554
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011

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    Qing, Y., & Davies, D. R. (2011). Generalized Predictive Control applied to intelligent production of an oil well. In Proceedings of the 2011 6th IEEE Conference on Industrial Electronics and Applications: 21-23 June 2011, Beijing, China (pp. 2033-2038). IEEE. https://doi.org/10.1109/ICIEA.2011.5975927