Rock Flow Dynamics makes significant donation of tNavigator

Dmitry Eydinov, RFD Business Development Director, and Vasily Demyanov, IPE Research Fellow, at tNavigator „¢ presentation

We hope that this collaboration between Heriot-Watt and Rock Flow Dynamics will create opportunities to apply tNavigator €™s cutting edge parallel reservoir simulation technology in IPE €™s learning and research programs

Dr. Vasily Demyanov, IPE Research Fellow

The Institute of Petroleum Engineering (IPE) is delighted to announce Rock Flow Dynamics (RFD), software developer for the petroleum industry, has made a significant donation of 30 free licenses of its novel parallel reservoir simulator, tNavigator „¢ to be used for teaching and research purposes.

Dr. Vasily Demyanov established the collaboration between Heriot-Watt University and Rock Flow  Dynamics in 2011 which has since generated several pilot research studies using the tNavigator „¢ software.

In a recent visit Dmitry Eydinov, RFD Business Development Director, donated $1.5 million USD worth of tNavigator „¢ licences to the Institute, with an additional $1.5 million USD worth of tNavigator „¢ licences donated to Heriot-Watt approved learning partner Tomsk Polytechnic University.

Dr Demyanov stated "We hope that this collaboration between Heriot-Watt and Rock Flow Dynamics will create opportunities to apply tNavigator €™s cutting edge parallel reservoir simulation technology in IPE €™s learning and research programs".    

New computer technology provides a faster, more efficient way to simulate large oil and gas field models.  The speed and compute efficiency of tNavigator „¢ has capability to solve complex problems like modelling uncertainty in oil reservoir forecasting which requires many simulations runs.

Under a separate agreement the Heriot-Watt spin-out company Epistemy is working on better integration of its uncertainty quantification software Raven with tNavigator „¢ to provide the fastest platform for history matching reservoir simulation models.