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ROSALES-MARINES, L.; VAZQUEZ-ROMAN, R. y GARCIA SANCHEZ, F.. Gas Production Optimization using an Algorithm Based on the Concept Confidence Regions. Inf. tecnol. [online]. 2004, vol.15, n.5, pp. 53-60. ISSN 0718-0764. doi: 10.4067/S0718-07642004000500009.
An algorithm based on the concept of confidence regions is described and applied in the optimization of gas production systems. The problem of optimization is established considering that a given gas production system should optimally produce enough quantity to satisfy a demand. The production system is described using two conceptual units: well and manifold. In this way, the proposed algorithm carries out the simulation of the process to determine the production of gas for a previously fixed topology of wells interconnected through manifolds. The wells and manifolds are rigorously modeled so that a system of non-linear equations is obtained. The thermodynamic properties are calculated using cubic equations of state. Numerical evidence of the results shows the goodness of the algorithm proposed
Palabras clave : confidence region; gas production systems; optimization; gas wells; cubic equations of state.