The School of Engineering
Petroleum Experts donate an integrated production modelling software suite to the University
Wed, 11 Apr 2012 15:14:00 BST
Petroleum engineering course at the School of Engineering, University of Portsmouth received a generous donation of a software suite worth more than £981,000 from the Petroleum Experts (Petex), UK.
Integrated Production Modelling (IPM) suite is developed by Petroleum Experts, the specialized petroleum engineering software developer with headquarters in Edinburgh. They are used extensively as a standard prediction tools by more than 350 oil and gas companies worldwide.
The suite comprises six software applications: PROSPER, MBAL, GAP, RESOLVE, REVEAL and PVTP. These applications are capable of modelling the complete production system from the reservoir to the surface network including the complex reservoirs, wells and complete surface systems for the prediction and optimization of the entire production network. Models built using the suite can be used in the optimization of hydrocarbon production from the existing oil and gas fields as well as the design of the production system of new oilfields.
Dr Prashant Jadhawar, Lecturer in Petroleum Engineering at the School of Engineering said, “IPM suite would impart valuable hands-on practical training of much required modelling skills, thereby significantly improving the career prospects of graduating petroleum engineers.”
He further added “A petroleum engineering course that commenced in Oct 2009 covers specialised subjects such as reservoir fluids properties, reservoir engineering, and production engineering. With the IPM suite, students can now undertake much practical diverse final year projects in the areas of nodal analysis, optimization of oil and gas well production, pipeline network modelling, flow assurance, reservoir fluid characterization etc. The IPM suite would allow the petroleum engineering students at the University of Portsmouth to implement industry-wide concepts of the reservoir and production engineering fundamentals grasped during their undergraduate studies”.
Prof Djamel Ait-Boudaoud (Dean of the Faculty), Dr Misha Filip (Head of School), Prof Nick Bennett and Dr Lixin Cheng welcome the IPM suite arrival to boost the current set of petroleum engineering facilities and improve the employability of graduating students.