Autumn 2014 Newsletter

 

It has been another great year of developments by the Maximus team. Maximus 6.15, due for release in January 2015, boasts a raft of new features and improvements many of which are described in this newsletter. Year on year, Maximus xontinues to become faster and more efficient, with models running typically 4 to 8 times faster than 2 years ago. A challenge for the team next year is to continue these speed and efficiency improvements. Advanced functionality such as extended user defined scripting and the first of a planned series of ‘Wizards’ in the form of the Gas Lift Optimisation module, which works over the entire life-of-field like everything in Maximus, widen its applicability and enhance ease of use. Finally, and most importantly, the future of the KBC software suite of Petro-SIMTM ↔ Maximus ↔ MultiflashTM looks extremely bright as closer integration and coupling will yield project benefits from pore to pump. Read More…

 

Spring 2014 Newsletter

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Following the release of Maximus 4.14 at the beginning of the year, the new feature development cycle has started again. Already a 64 bit version of Maximus has been developed and is undergoing testing which will effectively remove all model size and result storage constraints which were only due to the 32 bit memory limitation. The team has also started work to extend the Open Interface allowing the creation of models from a blank canvas. This leads to exciting opportunities to automatically build networks of all sizes, for example from GIS data. The current Open Interface has already been used to link Maximus with a third party process simulator, KBC’s Petro-SIM 5.0, which shares its ‘life-of-field analysis’ philosophy. The FlexLM licensing system is being extended to allow for a pool of Maximus and its extended features to be licensed with the users selecting which features they wish to ‘check-out’ at any time. Read More…

Autumn 2013 Newsletter

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Following the speed increases achieved for the last release of the software (3.13) the development version is showing similar levels of speed increase yet again! This is due to several advanced improvements and optimisations in the solver routines and further enhancements in the parallelization of the code. The unified modelling environment has been further improved to aid usability and workflow, particularly for large network systems. A user defined scripting system has also been incorporated into the basic connector unit operation allowing complex multiphase pump and compressor scripts as well as other calculations to be defined as pieces of C# code. Read More…

Spring 2013 Newsletter

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During 2012, Maximus has seen substantial growth in license numbers to operators and contractors, both to new clients and renewals. Its Life of Field modelling coupled with rigorous thermo-hydraulic flow assurance solutions has benefitted users in a wide range of scenarios from single pipeline systems through to large complex systems all over the world. The development and support team has continued to expand and many new features have been developed for the latest release (3.13.0.2106), some of which are described in this newsletter. A key new feature, Open Interface, paves the way for increased Maximus interoperability with other applications and disciplines improving project work flow, processes and quality. Read More…