RUEIL-MALMAISON, France – IFP Energies nouvelles (IFPEN), Beicip-Franlab (BF), and KAPPA Engineering (KAPPA) are teaming up to provide a comprehensive reservoir simulation service to the oil and gas industry.
It follows a first collaboration in 2016 between BF and KAPPA on the commercialization of PumaFlow, IFPEN’s reservoir flow simulator.
This has been expanded following the development and commercialization of Puma, featuring PumaFlow simulator executed from a new interface integrated into KAPPA-Workstation.
Puma, which will replace PumaFlow in 2021, will complement Rubis, KAPPA’s full-field numerical model. The PumaFlow simulator will also be available for deployment as an independent service for the next generation of automation processes.
IFPEN has amassed reservoir simulation expertise over 50 years, from laboratory experiments to numerical modeling.
BF, affiliated with IFPEN, is a consultant and software editor, specializing in fields from basin to integrated reservoir analysis.
KAPPA is an independent developer of reservoir engineering software and claims to be the market leader in the analysis of dynamic reservoir data.
“This partnership opens up new opportunities for IFPEN’s reservoir simulation activities, expanding the market for our software and giving us access to new customers,” said Catherine Rivière, IFPEN Energy Resources business unit director.
“Puma will allow our customers to accelerate field development studies and integrate to an unmatched level data analysis with advanced reservoir simulation, perfectly matching the need of new workflows,” added Jean Burrus, chairman and CEO of BF.