OpenFlow SuiteTM 2021 is another step forward in the continuous development of Beicip-Franlab E&P Software Suite. Bringing many new functionalities, from pure ergonomics facilities to new advanced simulation options resulting from years of R&D at IFPEN, this new version keeps answering your needs for more performances and versatility.
The interface of this version is supported on Windows 10 only, but DionisosFlow®, TemisFlowTM, KronosFlow, FracaFlow(R) and PumaFlow(R) numerical simulators and calculators remain compatible with both Windows 10 and Linux RH7 to take advantage of the latest cluster technologies.
Remember that OpenFlow SuiteTM is also available on the CLOUD , which allows a global access to a high-performance and always up-to-date installation, tailored to your operational needs.
with DionisosFlow® & CougarFlowTM
Building on its robust and proven parallel simulator, DionisosFlow® 2021 aims at enhancing the versatility of the software, the ergonomics of some of its main editors, and the uncertainty analysis workflow through the release of breakthrough developments in CougarFlow(R) 2021.
This new version thus brings several major ergonomic changes with a new Sediment Supply editor that has been totally rewritten, and an enhanced Carbonate Production editor facilitating the parameterization as well as the display of clastic and carbonate sediments input.
Other improvements, such as an option of a user defined frequency of results import, and a possibility to generate synthetic seismic from a fitted grid have also been added. New output properties are also available for a better characterization of depositional environments and ultimately a better definition of facies models.
Finally, CougarFlow(R) 2021 brings the possibility to run risk and sensitivity analysis on maps. This major evolution of the application substantially facilitates the performance of risk analysis and the communication of DionisosFlow® results to decision makers. CougarFlow(R) 2021 also allows to define and analyze an objective function based on DionisosFlow® well data, which constitutes a first step towards automatic calibration.
KronosFlow 2021 brings new functionalities at every step of the workflow, from new restoration tools to new simulation and post-processing options. It makes classical tasks easier and allows to integrate more geological processes in 2D models.
Several new algorithms are available for section restoration such as the Line Length Unfolding or the possibility to totally redraw a line in a few clicks, and many of the existing functionalities have also been enriched and improved with handy shortcuts and automatizations, such as the edition of erosion and the layering capability. Some of the interfaces have also been reviewed for more efficiency and productivity, as the Meshing panel, critical piece of the workflow, which allows now to manually edit the generated grid in case of issue.
On the basin simulation side, KronosFlow 2021 brings major new possibilities, such as the simulation of the organic porosity and the Langmuir adsorption for unconventional resources, the simulation of diagenetic processes for clastic sediments, thermal intrusions, and hydraulic fracturing based on pressure gradient.
Finally, the Section Editor brings new display options, such as an advanced layout configuration and the possibility to fine-tune the fault display. It is also now possible to create georeferenced snapshots using the new GeoTIFF export format.
with TemisFlowTM & CougarFlow(R)
TemisFlowTM 2021 is a major version in the software evolution with the release of ArcTem, new simulator developed by IFPEN for petroleum system modeling. It marks a transition towards a new generation application, using the latest technologies available on the market for numerical simulation. A code with a strong potential of evolution.
ArcTem is now ready for temperature, pressure and non-compositional migration simulation. It will live together with TemisFlowTM historical simulator Visco until it is fully able to replace it. But ArcTem already features differentiating options such as a Fast Pressure Mode, decoupling pressure calculation for faster simulations.
The second major functionality of TemisFlowTM 2021 is a brand-new module for biogenic gas assessment, from its potential definition to its generation, migration and trapping. The simulator has also evolved to account for methane dissolution in water, a first step towards three-phase flow, under development at IFPEN.
TemisFlowTM 2021 also benefits from the new Section Viewer initially developed for KronosFlow. This viewer offers many possibilities for post-processing results in 2D, with an efficient multi-section mode allowing for an easy comparison of results. Other features have been added such as the possibility to export georeferenced objects, and new output properties.
Finally, and through its integrated link with CougarFlow(R) 2021, it is now possible to define uncertainties on 3D model geometry. This possibility has been awaited and brings a lot of value to the use of CougarFlow(R). A second breakthrough development of CougarFlow(R) 2021 is the possibility to run risk and sensitivity analysis on maps, which allows developing a probabilistic analysis of basin model results, very valuable for decision making.
FracaFlow(R) 2021 strengthens some of the functionalities developed in the past two years through several optimizations of the algorithmic heart of FracaFlow(R) and the continuous improvement of its performances.
The first optimization impacts the Upscaling module to compute fracture network equivalent properties. After the parallelization of the code and a major change in the way data are transferred to the calculator, our team continued to optimize the calculation performances with a reduced load on the memory and a much more stable process, which constitute significant improvements to deal with multi-million cell grids. This performances improvement also benefits to the Automated Kh Calibration module which is based on the same upscaling method.
The second optimization impacts the Geostatistical Simulations that can be run from the Fracture Density Controller module to provide alternative scenarios to a base case DFN model. In particular, the FFT-MA algorithm has been reviewed and improved for better performances as well.
with PumaFlow(R), PVTFlowTM & CougarFlow(R)
PumaFlow(R)’s transition towards a new generation reservoir simulation workflow, co-built by Beicip-Franlab, Kappa Engineering and IFPEN, is still on-going. While the new product is being designed and developed, PumaFlow(R) 2021 keeps evolving to offer more robustness to its users with a focus on numerical issues and performance.
Among other features, the simulator has been improved for geothermal and chemical EOR studies, through the release of new capabilities and the lift of several limitations in simulation settings.
The guideline for single well workflows has also evolved to handle phenomenological well test simulations.
Many users’ feedbacks have been integrated through minor improvements and bug fixes in various modules of the application.
PumaFlow(R) 2021 is still intimately connected to PVTFlowTM for fluids modeling and CougarFlow(R) for uncertainty modeling and assisted history match.
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