Oil & Gas
In this project we aim to have an impact on the exploration, production, transport and refining areas of the oil and gas industry.
Hydrocarbons are critical for Mexican economy. At world level they are still the main energy source, and it has become hard to replace them in some critical aspects for everyday life. The oil and gas (O&G) industry has been recognized as being one of the main HPC consumers as early as 1982. In November 2017, Total Exploration Production's supercomputer devoted to geophysical exploration and production is number 21 on the Top500 list, in where computers are ranked by their performance. Similarly, O&G companies such as Petroleum Geo-Services, EniSpA, and Saudi Aramco feature in the Top500 in positions 26, 37, and 60, respectively. In this project we aim to have an impact on all areas of the Oil & Gas industry, i.e. exploration, production, transport and refining. All these problems require massive data simulations well fitted for exascale computers, in particular: 1) exploration data processing requires fine meshes to capture small geological features in areas of several square kilometers, 2) exploitation relies heavily on hydrocarbon flow forecast at reservoir scale which needs robust simulations and 3) the refinement industry will benefit from simulated experiments that can substitute expensive real laboratory exploration for new catalysts.
ENERXICO´s objectives in oil and gas energies:
- Explore data processing of fine meshes to capture geological features.
- Forecast hydrocarbon at reservoir scale.
- Simulate experiments that can substitute expensive real laboratory exploration for new catalysts.