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Emerson upgrades reservoir engineering suite

Nov 04, 2018
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Emerson has updated its Roxar Tempest, its integrated reservoir engineering suite that offers tools for advanced reservoir management and flow simulation, with the latest release 8.3.

The latest release takes automation a step further and focuses on increasing user productivity, for a superior understanding of the reservoir and its potential for return on investment. The new product suite strengthens Emerson’s end-to-end Exploration & Production (E&P) software portfolio, comprising Paradigm and Roxar software solutions, aimed at helping operators efficiently exploit both new and established reservoirs.

Tempest 8.3 provides increased compatibility with industry-standard reservoir simulators, enabling users to run third-party simulation datasets, such as ECLIPSE models, with minimal changes. Additionally, algorithmic consistency in the product suite ensures that the volumes and reserves estimates are preserved when using third-party simulation decks with MORE. This compatibility enables the easy embedding of simulation workflows and models within Big Loop, which links static uncertainties and flow parameters to ensure that geologic and geophysical constraints are honoured when matching production.  Further gains in productivity are achieved by easy and interactive creation of simulator regions and the streamlined analysis and export of well-to-well flows.

The ENABLE module within Tempest 8.3 also comes with a host of user-driven improvements serving Big Loop, including the ability to select and relaunch a specific simulation, to test out additional settings or investigate the causes that previously led a run to stop. 

“This Tempest release reaffirms the central role that reservoir engineering plays in our broad spectrum of products and solutions. Connecting disciplines within customised workflows like Big Loop enables users to obtain reliable estimates of oil in place and future production volumes under a variety of production scenarios, said Somesh Singh, chief product officer with Exploration & Production Software, Emerson Automation Solutions.

Roxar Tempest runs on Windows and Linux, and operates alongside Emerson’s reservoir characterisation and modelling solution, Roxar RMS. All modules can be deployed together or separately within third-party simulation workflows.