Leeds University to use reservoir simulation suite
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Tempest full field reservoir simulation software
Emerson Process Management is donating a number of licences of its Roxar Tempest full field reservoir simulation software to Leeds University.
The software will be used by Bachelor of Engineering students in the university's School of Earth and Environment as the central platform for learning about production simulation modelling.
The Tempest reservoir simulation suite guides users through the entire reservoir simulation process.
The software covers the preparation and analysis of original data, compositional and black-oil simulation, results study and visualisation and economic evaluation.
Specific features of the Tempest software include advanced processing capabilities, intuitive visualisation through a consistent graphical interface and an integrated workflow.
The desired result is increased productivity and accessibility within reservoir asset teams.
Dr Piroska Lorinczi, lecturer in petroleum reservoir engineering, said: 'Tempest software is the ideal tool with which our students can learn production simulation modelling.
'It's extremely easy to use, has an excellent graphical user interface and provides a streamlined and integrated workflow,' added Lorinczi.
Ordin Husa, managing director of Roxar Software Solutions, said: 'As operators look to optimise production from increasingly marginal assets, effective reservoir simulation will play a vital role.
'By investing in the petroleum engineers of the future and by providing them with access to our advanced reservoir simulation suite, we are ensuring that the industry will have the right skills and knowledge moving forward,' added Husa.
The adoption of the Tempest software follows completion of the university's multidisciplinary Integrated Petroleum Engineering, Geomechanics and Geophysics (IPEGG) research project, in which the simulation software played a key role.
The aim of IPEGG was to better integrate software and workflows used in petroleum engineering, geology, geomechanics and geophysics to model reservoir deformation and track the evolution of seismic properties during the production of petroleum reservoirs.
During the IPEGG project, the Tempest software was coupled with Elfen, a geomechanical model produced by Rockfield Software.
According to professor of petroleum engineering Quentin Fisher, who led the IPEGG project, simulations could be run faster than with other simulation packages, which depend on the use of restart files to transfer data between programs.
Tempest software runs on Windows and Linux desktop machines with multi-core central processing units and clusters and on Windows HPC servers.
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