- October 19, 2017
- Emerson Automation Solutions
October 19 2017 - Emerson Automation Solutions has launched the latest version of its reservoir management software suite - Roxar Tempest 8.1, designed to provide numerical solutions to support reservoir engineers in maximizing field recovery.
The release is designed to complement and enhance the uncertainty analysis delivered by Ensemble Smoother Based History Matching, previously introduced in the Tempest 8.0 release, and provides a means of representing flow behavior in the vicinity of fractures. The Roxar Software Solution portfolio also now offers a complete seismic to simulation package runnable in Big Loop workflows for advanced decision support.
The fractured well feature in the reservoir simulation module Tempest MORE within Tempest 8.1 handles the physics of the fracture-to-well connection and the multiphase flow within the fracture. The ability to do this for hundreds of wells in large full-field studies with practical run times is unique.
Other simulation-related enhancements include brine tracking to follow the salinity of the water and model its effects throughout the simulation. In addition, in order to handle multiple independent reservoirs involving fluids displaying different thermodynamic properties within the same simulation model, multiple ‘equation of state’ regions are now supported.
Finally, Tempest 8.1 comes with advanced uncertainty analysis tools delivered through Tempest ENABLE, Emerson’s uncertainty management and history matching module. This includes new upgrades to the Roxar App Connector, such as Nexus and Petrel* components; the capacity to submit runs from a Windows workstation to a Linux cluster; and new advanced uncertainty analysis tools delivered through Tempest’s Ensemble Smoother based History Matching. Additional enhancements include user capabilities to update Roxar RMS surface files and reduce memory usage.
The Ensemble Smoother is a complementary technique to proxy-based history matching which enables conditioning on all types of data to ensure that all uncertainties are comprehensively accounted for. The result is a complete seismic to simulation package runnable in the Roxar Big Loop workflow, an automated workflow that integrate static and dynamic domains throughout the field’s lifetime and ensures consistency of the reservoir properties with the underlying geology. Roxar Tempest, which runs on Windows and Linux and operates alongside Emerson’s reservoir characterization and modeling solution Roxar RMS, is an integrated software suite that provides a single, consistent interface and is used in hundreds of installations worldwide. All modules can be deployed as an integrated suite with a common interface, or separately within 3rd party simulation workflows.