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PetraSim 2015.2.0430

April 30, 2015

This release of PetraSim improves support for TOUGHREACT and TOUGH2-MP and includes several bug fixes. Read More...

PetraSim – How we extract a surface from a set of XYZ points

March 3, 2015
In the latest release of PetraSim we have improved the method we use to extract a fault surface from a set of XYZ points. The challenge is that we know the points are on the surface, but we do not know how the points are connected to define the surface.  Read More...

PetraSim 2015.1.0225

February 25, 2015
This release of PetraSim improves support for Petrel geometry, HydrateResSim, and import of vertical internal boundaries. Read More...

PetraSim 2015.1.0122

January 22, 2015

This is a major release of PetraSim. This release adds support for new TOUGH modules, 64-bit executables, as well as many bug fixes and new file handling options.

This version of PetraSim uses version 1.8.0_05 of the JavaVM.

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PetraSim 2015.1.1217 (Beta)

December 17, 2014

This is a beta release for PetraSim 2015. This release adds support for new TOUGH modules, 64-bit executables, as well as many bug fixes and new file handling options. Read More...

PetraSim Training and Upcoming Release

June 18, 2014
Two PetraSim training courses will be offered concurrent with the upcoming TOUGH Short Courses (September 15-19, 2014 at LBNL).  One PetraSim course will be offered on Tuesday and Wednesday morning and the second starting Wednesday afternoon and Thursday. This will allow attendees to participate in a PetraSim course either before or after a TOUGH short course. Details will be posted on the RockWare and PetraSim web sites by June 25. We are also nearing release of a major upgrade to PetraSim.  Read More...

PetraSim 5.4.0418

April 18, 2014

This is a maintenance release of PetraSim. This version includes a bug fixes for well plots, TOUGH-FX results, and TMVOC initial conditions. Read More...

PetraSim 5.4.0414

April 14, 2014

This is a maintenance release of PetraSim. This version increases the number of cells that can be used in simulations, adds support for cell-by-cell porosity, adds support for well data import, and includes several important bug fixes for TMVOC. Read More...

PetraSim – A shallow geothermal model with pipe flow

February 3, 2014
We recently had a customer request for some help with a shallow geothermal model. I thought it would be interesting to show one approach to simulating fluid flow in tubes (pipes) with heat conduction into the surrounding soil. When I first saw this problem, I thought that PetraSim (TOUGH2) might not be the best code for the solution. The pipe geometry would need to be approximated and if conduction is the dominant mechanism in the soil, there might be other codes that could do a good job. However, PetraSim (TOUGH2) does offer some unique advantages to simulate complex heat transfer in the soil, including the potential heat transport due to groundwater flow.  Read More...

PetraSim 5.3.1203

December 3, 2013

This is a maintenance release of PetraSim 5. This version adds support for two new equation of state modules: EOS7C, ECO2M. Read More...