ResInsight (Equinor)

Powerful tool for interpretation and post-processing of reservoir models and simulations

As a result of its focus on innovation, Equinor has achieved record high oil recovery rates from existing oil and gas fields. At Equinor's research centre in Trondheim, one of the main objectives of research is to further increase recovery rates, which requires faster and better simulations and visualization tools.

Equinor engaged Ceetron Solutions in 2011 to start developing ResInsight as a new, tailored software for visualization of reservoir simulation data. The development has since followed a series of projects to extend the functionality in reservoir simulation, geomechanical analyses, reservoir diagnostics, and reservoir souring analyses. ResInsight fuses data from the simulations with well databases, web-services, and logs to produce effective combinations and co-visualizations of information.

ResInsight allows reservoir models, simulation results, and measurements to be visualized with very high performance. Optimized use of graphics technology and simultaneous processing on multiple CPU cores have been vital to enhance the performance and capacity of ResInsight for large data sets.

As reservoir engineers often have the need to make further computations based on simulated properties, ResInsight offers a powerful and flexible scheme for data manipulation via both GNU Octave and Python. Derived results can be returned to ResInsight for visualization, parameter studies, and export to to new simulations.

The Ceetron Solutions team has developed ResInsight in close cooperation with Equinor as an open source project and cross-platform application. Further information is available at

Equinor is an international energy company committed to accommodating the world's energy needs in a responsible manner, applying technology and creating innovative business solutions. Equinor is headquartered in Norway with approximately 20,000 employees worldwide.

Equinor has been a client to Ceetron Solutions and Ceetron for more than 20 years in the fields of reservoar simulation, geomechanical analyses, and simulation of complex marine operations.

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