EAGE 2018
Conference paper

Cloud-enabled digital rock analysis for enhanced oil recovery


Digital Rock Analysis is an important rock characterisation technique that enables the extraction of many relevant petrophysical parameters via a combination of experimental and computational methods. Fluid flow simulations deployed on top of such geometrical representations - either mesh, lattice or network based - can estimate oil recovery parameters as part of oil exploration and production. In this work, we present a cloud-based Digital Rock Analysis platform for reservoir rock characterisation and evaluation of oil recovery strategies. We illustrate how one can run a Digital Rock Analysis workflow on a representative reservoir rock sample in a matter of minutes using a laptop equipped with a web browser.