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ERT - Ensemble based Reservoir Tool

ERT - Ensemble based Reservoir Tool

ERT is a software initially developed by Statoil which main feature is to handle several ECLIPSE simulations in an Ensemble setting.

ERT allows the user to run an ensemble experiment, where ECLIPSE fluid simulations can be run on a large ensemble. The ensemble is a set of realizations where a set of parameters is allowed to vary between the realizations. The parameters can either be scalars like global transmissibility multipliers, or fields e.g. porosity or permeability. The ensemble can also be updated using either the Ensemble Smoother, the Iterated Ensemble Smoother or the Ensemble Kalman Filter.

Both a graphical and textual user interface is provided. Both user interfaces provide extensive support for visualizing the results from the simulations.

Data plotting in ERT

Plot showing production profile for a single well for a whole ensemble and after the Ensemble Smoother update.

Getting ERT

ERT is available for download under the GPL license. The easiest way to get ERT is to fork it on github: https://github.com/Statoil/ert.



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Per Røe, Ariel Almendral Vazquez and Remus Hanea, Distinguishing Signal from Noise in History Matching - Analysis of Ensemble Collapse on a Synthetic Data Set In: ECMOR XV - Proceedings of 15th European Conference on the Mathematics of Oil Recovery, Amsterdam, Netherlands, 29 August - 1 September, 2016. DOI: 10.3997/2214-4609.201601819

Ariel Almendral Vázquez, Hanna Zdanowicz, Matthew Owoyemi Iwajomo and Remus Hanea, History matching with the stepwise regression method, EnKF workshop, 2017, Bergen, Norway.

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