Emerson launches upgraded reservoir engineering automation suite

Tempest 8.3 offers reduced cycle times and more accurate forecasts

Emerson, Automation, Products and services, Tempest

Emerson has released Roxar Tempest™ 8.3, its integrated reservoir engineering suite with tools for advanced reservoir management and flow simulation. The company says this release focuses on increasing user productivity for further understanding of the reservoir and its potential for return on investment.

The new suite comprises Paradigm and Roxar software solutions, which work with new and established reservoirs. Tempest 8.3 enables users to run third-party simulation datasets, such as ECLIPSE* models, with minimal changes. Algorithmic consistency in the product suite means that the volume and reserves estimates are preserved when using third-party simulation decks with MORE.

This means simulation workflows and models can be easily embedded within Big Loop™, which links static uncertainties and flow parameters to ensure that geologic and geophysical constraints are honored when matching production.

The ENABLE module within Tempest 8.3 also has 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 customized 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. “This shortens cycle times while providing more accurate forecasts. The new features in Tempest 8.3 will play a key role in increasing operators’ confidence that their investments will yield the predicted improvements to production volumes and financial returns.”

Roxar Tempest runs on Windows and Linux, and operates alongside Emerson’s reservoir characterization and modeling solution, Roxar RMS. Tempest is an integrated software suite that provides a wide range of reservoir engineering features and is used in hundreds of installations worldwide. All modules can be deployed together or separately within third-party simulation workflows.


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