We are currently involved in two intiatives to developing open-source reservoir simulators that will be released under the GNU Public License (GPL).
MATLAB® Reservoir Simulation Toolbox (MRST)
Since 2004, most of our development of new (multiscale) computational methodologies has been performed using MATLAB. This has resulted in a comprehensive set of routines and data structures for reading, representing, processing, and visualizing unstructured grids, with particular emphasis on the corner-point formate used within the petroleum industry. To enable other researchers to benefit from out efforts, we are currently developing a MATLAB toolbox, which is released under the GNU General Public License (GPL).The first release is geared towards single- and two-phase flow and contains a set of mimetic and multiscale flow solvers and transport solvers capable of handling general unstructured grids. Read more..
Open-Source Porous Media Simulator (OPM)
Whereas MATLAB is efficient for developing new computational methodologies, our experience is that high-performing solvers should be developed in a compiled language. For many years, we have therefore had a parallel activity on developing efficient C++ solvers based on the methodologies developed in Matlab.
We have joined forces with several research groups in Norway and Germany and are currently launching the OPM initiative, which aims to develop open-source simulator tools for flow and transport in porous media. Read more..
New contributions to this initiative are most welcome.