A Genetic Algorithm Integrated with Monte Carlo Simulation for the Field Layout Design Problem
Federal University of Ceará, Operational Research in Production and Logistics Laboratory, Campus do Pici,
2 Federal University of Ceará, Department of Industrial Engineering, Operational Research in Production and Logistics Laboratory, Campus do Pici, Bl. 714, Fortaleza, CE, 60.440-554, Brazil
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Accepted: 23 April 2018
Oil and gas production is moving deeper and further offshore as energy companies seek new sources, making the field layout design problem even more important. Although many optimization models are presented in the revised literature, they do not properly consider the uncertainties in well deliverability. This paper aims at presenting a Monte Carlo simulation integrated with a genetic algorithm that addresses this stochastic nature of the problem. Based on the results obtained, we conclude that the probabilistic approach brings new important perspectives to the field development engineering.
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