Rock Flow Dynamics

Rock Flow Dynamics (RFD) develops software for the petroleum industry. It offers a wide range of advanced innovative tools for reservoir engineering implemented in tNavigator – the dynamic reservoir simulator developed by the company. RFD is expanding quickly to keep up with a fast-growing Oil & Gas service industry.
Our multidisciplinary team has over 70 highly qualified professionals engaged in the development and support of the next generation of reservoir simulation software. Apart from software, we also provide a wide range of consulting services. As part of the company business strategy, many members of our team are actively engaged in various research projects in the areas of numerical methods, high-performance computing,and others.
Our industry-leading tNavigator™ is the first and only product on the market which dynamically combines a fully interactive 3D graphical user interface and a record-breaking parallel supercomputing engine. The core algorithms are based on the latest scientific developments in the field and provide the most efficient use of modern computing platforms. As a result, tNavigator provides superior performance and unparalleled user efficiency for reservoir engineers at the corporate reservoir simulation centers and in the field.
tNavigator, developed by Rock Flow Dynamics, is a high-performance tool for integrated static and dynamic modeling from the reservoir to surface networks. tNavigator has been in development for 14 years, releasing 4 software updates per year. Our team includes 45 support engineers in 20 offices across 15 countries and 90 software engineers supporting our development. The tNavigator community has 200+ commercial clients in 32 countries and 80+ universities in 28 countries.

tNavigator technology offers the following functional modules:

  • Geology Designer for data interpretation and building static reservoir models

  • Model Designer for pre-processing and building dynamic reservoir models

  • PVT Designer* for interpretation of gas and fluid laboratory experiments

  • VFP Designer* for wellbore and multisegmentedgood simulations

  • Network Designer for building, visualization, performance analysis of surface networks

  • Simulation engines:

    • Black oil

    • Compositional

    • Thermal compositional

  • Simulation Results in Graphical User Interface for runtime monitoring and results in post-processing

  • Assisted History Matching for automated history matching and uncertainty analysis

PVT and VFP Designers are included in Geology Designer, Model Designer or Network Designer package and do not require separate licenses.

Research Activities

Most members of our team come from academia and therefore have various research backgrounds in the fields of applied math, computer science, and physics. The development of the next generation simulation technologies at Rock Flow Dynamics cannot be accomplished without advanced research efforts in the fields of mathematical modeling and high-performance computing. We work in close cooperation with many research organizations. Students, graduate students, and young professionals have a unique opportunity to combine day-to-day software and technology development work with research and dissertation activities towards obtaining their Master’s and Ph.D. degrees.

Rock Flow Dynamics actively takes part in various public organizations and scientific foundations. In particular, most of our engineers are members of SPE.