DOI: 10.3390/biomimetics9010020 ISSN: 2313-7673

A Crisscross-Strategy-Boosted Water Flow Optimizer for Global Optimization and Oil Reservoir Production

Zongzheng Zhao, Shunshe Luo
  • Molecular Medicine
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Biochemistry
  • Biomaterials
  • Bioengineering
  • Biotechnology

The growing intricacies in engineering, energy, and geology pose substantial challenges for decision makers, demanding efficient solutions for real-world production. The water flow optimizer (WFO) is an advanced metaheuristic algorithm proposed in 2021, but it still faces the challenge of falling into local optima. In order to adapt WFO more effectively to specific domains and address optimization problems more efficiently, this paper introduces an enhanced water flow optimizer (CCWFO) designed to enhance the convergence speed and accuracy of the algorithm by integrating a cross-search strategy. Comparative experiments, conducted on the CEC2017 benchmarks, illustrate the superior global optimization capability of CCWFO compared to other metaheuristic algorithms. The application of CCWFO to the production optimization of a three-channel reservoir model is explored, with a specific focus on a comparative analysis against several classical evolutionary algorithms. The experimental findings reveal that CCWFO achieves a higher net present value (NPV) within the same limited number of evaluations, establishing itself as a compelling alternative for reservoir production optimization.

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