The Open Porous Media (OPM) initiative encourages open innovation and reproducible research for modeling and simulation of porous media processes. OPM coordinates collaborative software development, maintains and distributes open-source software and open data sets, and seeks to ensure that these are available under a free license in a long-term perspective.

Current development is focused on CO2 sequestration and improved and enhanced oil recovery, but contributions aimed at different scientific or industrial fields in which flow in porous media play an important role are always welcome. More detailed information on how to contribute is available.

OPM software

  • Flow is a reservoir simulator for three-phase black-oil problems using a fully-implicit formulation. There are also specialized variants for solvent and polymer problems. Flow can read and write standard industry formats.
  • The Upscaling module contains programs that can do flow-based permeability upscaling as well as upscaling of relative permeability and capillary curves, using a steady-state approach.
  • ResInsight is an easy-to use and fast visualization tool for reservoir simulation.

OPM in the MSO4SC project

In the MSO4SC project, the idea is to improve OPM software in the following ways:

  • Deployability. Ensuring a good user experience installing/deploying the OPM software through providing packages, containers and other means.
  • Usability. Improving ease of understanding of the software as well as providing documentation.
  • Scalability. Ensuring that the software performs well for typical problems on HPC-cloud type infrastructure.

For more information about OPM, the OPM software, datasets and community, please visit the OPM web site.