Release notes

Release 2016.10

Binary packages have been made available for the Ubuntu and Red Hat Linux distributions. Sources are as usual on github, use the branch “release/2016.10” for the release version.

Platform support

  • Ubuntu Linux: Binary packages (Ubuntu 14.04 and 16.04)
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux: Binary packages (RHEL version 6)
  • Mac-OS: You need to install from sources.
  • Windows: Only ResInsight is supported, we recommend that you use virtual box to install the simulation codes.

Release notes

  • Major improvements to the output capabilities of Flow, the fully implicit black-oil reservoir simulator. This includes improvements to summary and restart output, which is now controllable from the input deck, and also improved logging behaviour.
  • Numerous bugfixes and minor features across all modules.

Release 2016.04

Binary packages have been made available for the Ubuntu and Red Hat Linux distributions. Sources are as usual on github, use the branch “release/2016.04” for the release version.

Platform support

  • Ubuntu Linux: Binary packages (Ubuntu 14.04, experimental support for 16.04)
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux: Binary packages (RHEL version 6)
  • Mac-OS: You need to install from sources.
  • Windows: Only ResInsight is supported, we recommend that you use virtual box to install the simulation codes.

Release notes

  • Further improved general performance for Flow, the fully implicit black-oil reservoir simulator.
  • Improvements to the extended versions of Flow: Flow-solvent handles more solvent effects and Flow-polymer has better performance.
  • Many of the upscaling programs have been cleaned up, and a few bugs have been fixed related to unit handling. Gravity is better handled in the relative permeability upscaling.
  • Major reorganization of modules, for more information see the updated modules page.

Release 2015.10

Binary packages have been made available for the Ubuntu and Red Hat Linux distributions. Sources are as usual on github, use the branch “release/2015.10” for the release versions.

Platform support

  • Ubuntu Linux: Binary packages (Ubuntu 14.04)
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux: Binary packages (RHEL version 6)
  • Mac-OS: You need to install from sources.
  • Windows: Only ResInsight is supported, we recommend that you use virtual box to install the simulation codes.
  • BSDs: Probably  works if you compile from source, but no current users.

Release notes

A few of the significant changes are:

  • The fully-implicit black oil simulator Flow, from the module opm-autodiff, has seen significant performance improvements.
  • A new simulator, Flow-solvent, that is capable of solving black-oil + solvent problems, has been added to the opm-autodiff module.
  • Flow-polymer, the black-oil + polymer simulator has been significantly improved and can now run cases of reasonable size. It is found in the opm-polymer module.
  • A new module, opm-common, has been added. This module is intended to be the root of the OPM module dependence tree, all other modules will depend on this.
  • Many minor improvements have been made to improve robustness and maintainability of the Upscaling tools, such as cpchop.

Release 2015.04

Binary packages have been made available for popular linux distributions, including Debian, Ubuntu, OpenSuse and Red Hat. Sources are as usual on github, use the branch “release/2015.04” for the release versions.

Platform support

  • Ubuntu Linux: Binary packages (Ubuntu 12.04 and 14.04)
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux: Binary packages (RHEL versions 5 and 6)
  • Mac-OS: You need to install from sources.
  • Windows: Only ResInsight is supported, we recommend that you use virtual box to install the simulation codes.
  • BSDs: Probably  works if you compile from source, but no current users.

Release notes

A few of the significant changes:

  • The fully-implicit black oil simulator Flow (formerly sim_fibo_ad), from the module opm-autodiff, has been improved dramatically. It is now able to run the Norne benchmark model unaltered, as well as the SPE 1, 3 and 9 benchmarks. Deck input has been improved, and the simulator creates output in the ECLIPSE binary format supported by many tools, such as ResInsight.
  • A new module, opm-parser, has been added. This module implements strong support for the de-facto industry standard ECLIPSE input deck format, including faithful SCHEDULE support. This module provides the input facilities for Flow.
  • A new experimental simulator for black-oil with polymer is available in the opm-polymer module. Based on Flow, it extends it with polymer EOR functionality.

These and other parts are continuously being worked on, and those who wish to follow the OPM software as it evolves can do so by building from source and using the “master” branches of the git repositories instead of the release branches.