CT&F - Ciencia, Tecnología y Futuro
Print version ISSN 0122-5383
GUEVARA, Saúl E.; PIEDRAHITA, Carlos C.; ARROYO, Elkin R. and SOTO, Rodolfo. TRENDS IN SCIENTIFIC COMPUTING APPLIED TO PETROLEUM EXPLORATION AND PRODUCTION. C.T.F Cienc. Tecnol. Futuro [online]. 2002, vol.2, n.3, pp. 31-39. ISSN 0122-5383.
Current trends of computational tools in the upstream of the petroleum industry are presented herein. Several results and images obtained through commercial programs and through in-house software developments illustrate the topics discussed. They include several types of problems and programming paradigms. Emphasis is made on the future of parallel processing through the use of affordable, open systems, as the Linux system. This kind of technologies will likely make possible new research and industry applications, since quite advanced computational resources will be available to many people working in the area.
Keywords : Scientific computing; open systems; Linux; parallel computing; 3-D seismic method; visualization; soft computing; seismic exploration; finite difference method; ray tracing; reservoir characterization; fuzzy logic; neural networks.