Roxar releases updated reservoir software

Roxar has released the latest version of its reservoir simulation software suite.

Offshore staff

STAVANGER, Norway -- Roxar has released the latest version of its reservoir simulation software suite.

Tempest 6.5 comes with extended parallel processing capabilities and speed improvements in both serial and parallel simulation runs, allowing users to conduct faster simulation runs in greater levels of detail, the company says.

Its improved visualization capabilities include the ability to calculate streamlines for each phase from the simulator results and to develop 3D cross sections, enhanced line graphs, and data displays.

The software supports full parallel simulation on the latest multi-core workstations and clusters, allowing the user to generate rapid results and maximize returns from hardware investments. Its new algebraic multi-grid linear solver shows significant speed up for models with high permeability contrast channels such as the SPE 10 benchmark problem, the company says.

The software features advanced pre- and post-processing capabilities including a property calculator, 3D cross sections and well-well cross sections, enhanced line graphs and data display, enhanced summary vectors display and well filters, improved property statistics, and an event timeline on 2D graphs. Multiple 3D views can also be displayed at once.

The software also features a new simple network model based on group control to model flow from wells. Additional features include influence function tables for aquifers, end point scaling for imbibition, temperature variation of viscosity for all phases, and the O-method for accurately modeling flow in distorted grids.

Tempest, which runs on Windows (32/64 bit) and Linux (32/64 bit), comes with modeling and simulation capabilities, including the ability to simulate a wide range of physical processes within one program, such as black oil, compositional, dual porosity, steam, coal bed methane, and polymer injection.

03/10/2009

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