MRST - MATLAB Reservoir Simulation Toolbox

MRST has been used in a large number of journal articles, conference proceedings, and master and doctoral theses. We try to collect as many as possible of these publications and have compiled them in separate lists, which you can find in the menu to the right. If you are using MRST in any publication, we would be grateful if you cite the MRST book or one of the three key papers listed below. You could also refer to this webpage.


The MRST book

K.-A. Lie. An Introduction to Reservoir Simulation Using MATLAB/GNU Octave: User Guide to the MATLAB Reservoir Simulation Toolbox (MRST), Cambridge University Press, in press, ISBN 9781108492430.
(Download: Selected chapters from preliminary manuscript, Dec 2016)

The MRST book is the primary resource to learn about MRST and the various models, solvers, and workflow tools that are implemented in the software. Scripts and functions necessary for most of the examples can be found in the 'book' module of the official MRST release. A copy of some of the unpublished book chapters can be obtained upon request.



Key papers about MRST


K. Bao, K.-A. Lie, O. Møyner, and M. Liu. Fully implicit simulation of polymer flooding with MRST. Comput. Geosci., Vol. 21, Issue 5-6, pp. 1219-1244, 2017. DOI: 10.1007/s10596-017-9627-2. Also available from: Springer Nature ShareIt.

An earlier version was published as: K. Bao, K.-A. Lie, O. Møyner, and M. Liu. Fully-implicit simulation of polymer flooding with MRST. ECMOR XV, Amsterdam, Netherlands, 29 Aug--1 Sept, 2016. DOI: 10.3997/2214-4609.201601880


S. Krogstad, K.-A. Lie, O. Møyner, H. M. Nilsen, X. Raynaud, and B. Skaflestad. MRST-AD - an open-source framework for rapid prototyping and evaluation of reservoir simulation problems. Paper 173317-MS presented at the 2015 Reservoir simulation Symposium, Houston, Texas, USA, 23-25 February 2015.


K.-A. Lie, S. Krogstad, I. S. Ligaarden, J. R. Natvig, H. M. Nilsen, and B. Skaflestad. Open source MATLAB implementation of consistent discretisations on complex grids. Comput. Geosci., , Vol. 16, No. 2, pp. 297-322, 2012. DOI: 10.1007/s10596-011-9244-4
Complete MATLAB scripts that reproduce (almost) all the figures and examples in the paper are available for download, see e.g., Example 5 and Example 6.

An earlier version was published as: K.-A. Lie, S. Krogstad, I. S. Ligaarden, J. R. Natvig, H. M. Nilsen, and B. Skaflestad. Discretisation on complex grids -- Open source MATLAB implementation. Proceedings of ECMOR XII, Oxford, UK, 6-9 September 2010


Is your paper missing?

If your paper is missing in the lists, if have you used MRST in your thesis, or if have you supervised students using MRST, we are of course very happy to hear about it. If you provide us with publication details, we will list your publication or details about the thesis. If you also provide us with an illustrateive picture and a short description, we will highlight your work  on our gallery pages. Contact:

Published June 14, 2011