What are EDXtools?
EDXtools provide access to data and information assembled as custom themes of high interest. EDXtools are standard, static, frameworks; however, the data presented within them may update and change with time, thus offering fresh and current information. EDXtools may accommodate spatial and/or non-spatial data. Some EDXtools are designed to allow the EDXtool to communicate with EDX servers to allow for searching, querying, and displaying data.
BLOSOM (Blowout and Spill Occurrence Model) is a complete and stand-alone modeling package for the simulation of deepwater blowout and spill scenarios from source to final fate and degradation. While developed in response to increasing hydrocarbon related activities in deepwater settings, BLOSOM is flexible in its construction and utility, able to support rapid and efficient prediction hydrocarbon transport and fate from various source and scenarios. Through merging and advancing existing sub-system modeling approaches to produce an integrated, 3-dimensional, and spatially-explicit modeling suite, BLOSOM performs as a singular model to the user while operating beneath the hood as a multi-component framework.
The prediction of carbon dioxide solubility in brine at conditions relevant to carbon sequestration is crucial. The CO2 MMoPS is a multi-model predictive system which calculates the solubility of CO2 in brines considering nine mathematical models across the range of T-P-X conditions likely to be encountered in carbon sequestration applications. With user-supplied values of the temperature, pressure and salinity conditions of the CO2 storage formation, CO2 MMoPS calculates the CO2 solubility using the most accurate equation of state or empirical model for the given conditions.
FRACGEN/NFFLOW is a DOE sponsored a project to simulate the behavior of tight, fractured, strata-bound reservoirs that arise from irregular, discontinuous, or clustered networks of fractures. This distribution includes the PC programs and user interfaces for fracture network generation, discrete fracture reservoir simulation, and visualization of fracture networks and reservoir performance. New features in this release are optional fixed pressure boundary conditions, permeable unfractured layers, liquid data handling, sorption, and stress sensitive aperture modeling.
NETL's Geocube is a flexible, customizable web mapping application that concatenates key spatial datasets and information relevant to energy research needs for a given region. The Geocube connects users to data and information spanning the subsurface to the surface via EDX, integrating its online search capabilities and from current data feeds. Users have the flexibility to develop maps with spatial elements of interest to them and export and download their custom web-map and/or the underlying datasets. The first NETL Geocube released focuses on the offshore Gulf of Mexico region. Throughout the next year additional Geocubes for the U.S. are planned.
National Energy Technology Laboratory’s (NETL) GEO Water Energy Link Library, geoWELL, is a map-based application that provides quick access to the primary on-line sources of subsurface geologic and wellbore (oil, gas, and underground injection) information for appropriate U.S. state, tribal and federal agencies.
National Energy Technology Laboratory’s (NETL) Carbon Storage Database Link Library, GLOBAL CO2 STORAGE PORTAL, is a map-based application that provides quick access to the primary on-line sources of Carbon Storage Atlases associated with stationary CO2 sources and potential geologic sinks for countries around the world.
MFiX (Multiphase Flow with Interphase Exchanges) is an open source, general-purpose computer code developed at NETL for describing the hydrodynamics, heat transfer and chemical reactions in fluid-solids systems. MFiX calculations give transient data on the three-dimensional distribution of pressure, velocity, temperature, and species mass fractions. Users can download the code, documentation, and see examples of code application.
The National Carbon Sequestration Database (NATCARB) is a geographic information system (GIS)-based tool for viewing carbon capture, use and storage (CCUS) potential across the United States. Through a graphical user interface, NATCARB displays locations and associated metadata about stationary CO2 sources and potential geologic sinks. Users can access, query and model, analyze, display, and download CO2 storage resource data.
The NETL Supercomputer is up and running at the Office of Fossil Energy's National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) in Morgantown, West Virginia. One of the world's fastest, most energy-efficient supercomputers, it is intended to help energy researchers discover new materials, optimize designs, and better predict operational characteristics. The Supercomputer is not only on the TOP500 list as one of the top 100 supercomputers in the world, but it is also one of the most energy-efficient.
ParaView is an open-source, multi-platform data analysis and visualization application. ParaView users can quickly build visualizations to analyze their data using qualitative and quantitative techniques. The data exploration can be done interactively in 3D or programmatically using ParaView’s batch processing capabilities. ParaView was developed to analyze extremely large datasets using distributed memory computing resources. It can be run on supercomputers to analyze datasets of petascale size as well as on laptops for smaller data, has become an integral tool in many national laboratories, universities and industry, and has won several awards related to high performance computation.
The North America Atlas of Unconventional Hydrocarbon Resources is an interactive web map application that depicts geologic basin, oil and gas plays, and unconventional well locations in an online map environment with features connected to geospatial and bibliographic databases. The tool also connects the user to additional data and information through an integrated online search function, including reports, well logs, and production information.
NETL’s Variable Grid Method (VGM) is a novel approach that leverages GIS capabilities to simultaneously visualize and quantify spatial data trends and underlying data uncertainty. The flexible VGM approach utilizes a range of spatial datasets and uncertainty quantifications, which can be calculated using data related to sample density, sample variance, interpolation error, multiple simulations, etc., to create an integrated visualization of data and uncertainty. The intuitive manner of the VGM helps communicate the relationship between uncertainty and spatial data to effectively guide research, support advanced computation analyses, and helps inform research, management and policy decisions. The VGM approach is being developed into a Python Add-in extension and toolbar for ArcGIS, providing users the capabilities to utilize the VGM for their datasets, analysis, and models in support of their decision making needs. The VGM approach was developed as part of NETL’s Offshore portfolio. It was further matured and utilized in projects associated with both NETL’s Unconventional Resources and Carbon Storage portfolios.
WVU Well Log Viewer has been created West Virginia GIS Technical Center, Department of Geology and Geography, West Virginia University, Morgantown, West Virginia. Well log viewer is an online tool to quickly visualize and interpret well log data. User can upload a las file to the log viewer and visualize logs in different tracks. At present, viewer can display Gamma Ray logs, Caliper logs, Spectral Gamma ray (Potassium, Uranium and Thorium) logs, Induction logs, Litho-Density (Density porosity, Neutron porosity, Bulk density and PE index) logs, Formation tops.