All posts by Atgeirr Flø Rasmussen

OPM summit 2024, call for contributions

This year, on April 9 – April 10 the OPM summit will be held in Oslo, Norway. This is a two-day workshop that is open to all users, developers and others who have an interest in OPM. We seek contributions in the form of talks and possibly also posters, if there is sufficient interest. If you would like to contribute, participate or have questions please contact one of the members of the preliminary program committee: Eduardo Barros, TNO (eduardo.barros@tno.nl), Tor Harald Sandve, NORCE (tosa@norceresearch.no), Alf Birger Rustad, Equinor (abir@equinor.com) or Atgeirr Flø Rasmussen, SINTEF (atgeirr.rasmussen@sintef.no).

More details including venue, registration and program, will be coming later.

Atgeirr Flø Rasmussen,
on behalf of the program committee.

New release 2023.04

Dear OPM community,

It is my pleasure to announce that the 2023.04 OPM release is now ready. Thanks to all contributors for your improvements to the software and documentation, and to users for alerting us to bugs and problems.

This release is dedicated to the memory of Ove Sævareid, who regrettably passed away suddenly this April. Ove was a long-standing contributor to OPM, and active up to the last. We are thankful for his contributions to the OPM community. His enthusiasm, know-how and scientific expertise will be missed by colleagues and friends.

The most significant change to OPM Flow for this release is that the simulator is now by default a lot more restrictive about accepting unsupported keywords in the input deck. Any keyword (or part of a keyword) that could potentially affect the simulation results and is not supported by OPM Flow will now prevent the simulator from running. Unsupported keywords such as ECHO/NOECHO that have no effect on the simulation will still be accepted with a warning. If you for any reason require less strict behaviour, you can use the command-line option:

--parsing-strictness=low

Adding that option will let OPM Flow ignore all unsupported keywords. In the opposite direction, using “high” instead of “low” will cause OPM Flow to stop for any unsupported keyword or parsing anomaly.

Full release notes will be available with the updated manual soon.

Binary packages for the 2023.04 OPM release are available for RHEL 7, as well as for Ubuntu 22.04 LTS (code name Jammy Jellyfish) and 20.04 LTS (code name Focal Fossa). The Ubuntu packages may be downloaded from the OPM Project’s Personal Package Archive (ppa:opm/ppa).  If you have not already included this in your package sources, you can do so with the commands:

sudo apt-add-repository ppa:opm/ppa
sudo apt-get update

Then you can install the simulator and its prerequisites using the command:

sudo apt install libopm-simulators-bin

You can install python bindings for opm via pip (https://pypi.org/project/opm/) using:

pip install opm

Best Regards,

Arne Morten Kvarving, SINTEF
Release manager for 2023.04

OPM release 2022.10

Dear OPM community,

It is my pleasure to announce that the binary packages for the 2022.10 OPM release are now available for RHEL 7 and 8, as well as for Ubuntu 22.04 LTS (code name Jammy Jellyfish) and 20.04 LTS (code name Focal Fossa). The Ubuntu packages may be downloaded from the OPM Project’s Personal Package Archive (ppa:opm/ppa).  If you have not already included this in your package sources, you can do so with the commands

sudo apt-add-repository ppa:opm/ppa
sudo apt-get update

Then you can install the simulator and its prerequisites using the command

sudo apt install libopm-simulators-bin

You can install python bindings for opm via pip (https://pypi.org/project/opm/) using

pip install opm

I would also like to use the opportunity to thank all the contributors for their effort in improving the simulator and documentation!

Best Regards,
Atgeirr Flø Rasmussen, SINTEF
Release manager for 2022.10

Release notes for 2022.10

The release notes section of the OPM Flow manual has been updated, and can be downloaded: OPM_Flow_Reference_Manual_2022-10_Rev-1_Release_Notes.

The full updated manual will be made available soon.

OPM Release 2021.10

Dear OPM community,

It is my pleasure to announce that the binary packages for the 2021.10 OPM release are now available for RHEL 7 and 8, as well as for Ubuntu 20.04 LTS (code name Focal Fossa) and Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (code name Bionic Beaver). Note that this is the last OPM release to fully support Ubuntu 18.04  LTS, the next release will instead support 22.04 LTS. The Ubuntu packages may be downloaded from the OPM Project’s Personal Package Archive (ppa:opm/ppa).  If you have not already included this in your package sources, you can do so with the commands

sudo apt-add-repository ppa:opm/ppa
sudo apt-get update

Then you can install the simulator and its prerequisites using the command

sudo apt install libopm-simulators-bin

You can install python bindings for opm via pip (https://pypi.org/project/opm/) using

pip install opm

I would also like to use the opportunity to thank all the contributors for their effort in improving the simulator.

Best Regards,
Atgeirr Flø Rasmussen, SINTEF
Release manager for 2021.10

Release notes for 2021.10

The release has both new features and various improvements and bug fixes. The following overview may be incomplete, but should contain the most important changes. 

New features:

  • Add support for restarting simulations with aquifers
  • Add a two-phase gas-water simulator
  • Support for tracers
  • Support for keywords RPTONLY, RPTONLYO, SUMTHIN
  • New summary file format, Extended Summary, optimized for loading individual summary vectors. Activated through the new command line option “–enable-esmry=true”. Recognized by the ResInsight postprocessor.
  • Initial support for network balancing (NETBALAN keyword)
  • Support for GPMAINT (group pressure maintenance)
  • Support for restart of UDQ and ACTIONX properties

Improvements and fixes:

  • Add support for using dune 2.8
  • Validation for partially supported keywords
  • Improved support for linear solvers on accelerators (GPU, FPGA)
  • Improved support for restart with UDQs
  • Extended support for ACTIONX
  • Support for connection-level reservoir voidage rates and cumulatives reported to the summary file (e.g., CVPR)
  • Support for tracer summary curves (e.g., WTPR)
  • Fix grid generation without PINCH
  • Various fixes for NNC creation as well as performance improvements
  • Various fixes to the behaviour of the well testing procedure (WTEST keyword)
  • Support WELPI-adjustments to connection transmissibility factors of shut wells
  • Various fixes related to multi-level group controls

Commercial support for OPM Flow!

Commercial support for OPM Flow has been requested by several parties. The companies SINTEF, NORCE and OPM-OP have therefore formed a consortium, which now offers commercial support and maintenance services for OPM Flow. We believe this is an important step on OPM Flow’s path towards industrial usage.
For further details see the presentation OPM-support-jan2021. Note that the proposed structure and services are preliminary and subject to change.
Any interested party should contact Atgeirr Flø Rasmussen (SINTEF) by email atgeirr.rasmussen@sintef.no or phone (+47) 977 48 679.

 

OPM Release 2020.10

Dear OPM Users,

It is my pleasure to announce that the binary packages for the 2020.10 OPM release are now available for RHEL 6, 7, and 8, as well as for Ubuntu 20.04 LTS (code name Focal Fossa) and Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (code name Bionic Beaver).  The Ubuntu packages may be downloaded from the OPM Project’s Personal Package Archive (ppa:opm/ppa).  If you have not already included this in your package sources you can do so with the commands

sudo apt-add-repository ppa:opm/ppa
sudo apt-get update

Then you can install the simulator and its prerequisites using the command

sudo apt install libopm-simulators1-bin

I would like to express my gratitude to the users who provided feedback on our release candidates and to the developers for building the features that go into this release.  At this time there is one known issue relating to extrapolating a SALTVD table outside its domain of definition in simulation runs with BRINE.  We recommend that users take care that SALTVD table data is provided for the entire vertical range of the simulation model geometry.  Additional details concerning this problem are discussed in GitHub Issue #2889.

Best Regards,

Bård Skaflestad

SINTEF Digital, Mathematics & Cybernetics, Computational Geosciences group

Release Manager OPM 2020.10 Release

Release Notes for OPM 2020.10 Release

Since the OPM 2020.04 release in May 2020 we have worked on many aspects of the simulator, with a particular focus on prediction mode abilities and expanding support for user-defined quantities and dynamic actions (ACTIONX keyword). We have also added specialized physics models including Brine and CO2 storage capabilities as well as two experimental accelerators for the linear solvers based on OpenCL and CUDA for GPU calculations.

User-Visible Changes and Highlights,
New Command Line Options and Output Files

  • Add a new output file, CASE.INFOSTEP, that contains per-timestep performance numbers (e.g., number of linear solves, number of linear iterations, setup time)
  • Improve efficiency in loading summary files, especially to support manipulating summary data from Python wrappers. This also includes a new special purpose utility, called “make_lodsmry”, that creates files named “CASE.LODSMRY” which contain the summary vectors collected in the time direction-all values for one vector before all values of another vector.
  • Exclusively use the “flexible” framework for selecting linear solvers, through the new command line option “–linsolver”. We support the preconfigured options “ilu0”, “cpr_trueimpes”, “cpr_quasiimpes”, “cpr” (alias for “cpr_trueimpes”) or “amg”. Advanced users may alternatively select a runtime configuration represented in JSON by passing a filename with the extension “.json”. The default setting is “ilu0”.
  • Use non-strict tolerances only if a small fraction of the total pore-volume violates the strict tolerances. By default the simulator uses a non-strict PV threshold of 0.03 (3%), but this is configurable at runtime with the new option ‘–relaxed-max-pv-fraction’.
  • Add new option ProjectSaturations (–project-saturations) which ensures all saturation values are in the interval [0, 1], including runs that use solvents.

New Simulator Features

  • Initial support for calling simulator step functions from Python language wrappers.
  • Add a new PVT model for CO2 and brine.
  • Support salt-dependent water PVT properties.
  • Add support for using user-defined arguments (UDAs) in WELTARG and GCONPROD requests.
  • Add support for using SOF2 (Family II) with Family I (SGOF/SWOF) keywords in the case of three-phase solvent models.
  • Add support for well-level temperature summary output in thermal simulations (keywords WT[PI]CHEA).
  • Add support for well, group, and field-level summary output of gas-lift injection rates (keywords xGLIR).
  • Add summary output for analytical aquifers (AAQR, AAQT, AAQP).
  • Support counting abandoned producers/injectors in summary vectors [FG]MW[PI]A.
  • Implement FILLEPS. Saturation function scaling endpoints also honour TOLCRIT when output to the CASE.INIT file.
  • Generalise implementation of the FIP keyword and handle summary keywords like RPR__REG.
  • Improved the error messages from the initial parsing.
  • Support for group control targets/prediction mode with guide rates.
    • Includes voidage replacement and reinjection scenarios.
    • Includes support for outputting guiderate values at well and group levels to the summary files (summary keywords WxPGR and GxPGR).
  • Add more logging for the setup phase when processing the .DATA file-including which keywords and their file locations are being processed at any one time. This is to assist the user in narrowing down problems in the input file.
  • Support gas-lift optimisation for standard (non-segmented) wells.
  • Add support for editing transmissibility values in the EDIT section.
  • Add support for handling MULTZ in a pinched-out column of cells when the PINCH multiplier processing mode is ‘ALL’.
  • Guarantee clean shutdown in a parallel simulation run if any process throws an exception.
  • Add support for running Zoltan-based partitioning on a single process only.

Important Bugfixes

  • Fix the default pressure initialization for CT (Carter-Tracey) analytical aquifers.
  • Fix the way we incorporate gravity terms in boundary conditions fluxes.
  • Fix bugs with TRAN keywords in EDIT section.
  • Ensure VTK dataset filenames use relative paths.
  • Bugfixes for MPI.
  • Fixes to the build, especially for the “opm-upscaling” module.
  • Fix a bug in the interaction of TUNING and WSEGITER. This is needed for ECLIPSE-compatible restart.