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A Guide to Comparing Reservoir Simulators – Stone Ridge Technology

Feb 11 2024

A Guide to Comparing Reservoir Simulators

Adopting a new reservoir simulator represents a significant shift for an engineering team, entailing thorough testing, comprehensive analysis, and a rigorous evaluation process. This includes simulating a diverse selection of reservoir models and carefully benchmarking the outcomes, stability, runtime, and costs against an established reference. This blog aims to provide advice for conducting effective comparisons.

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The newest version of ECHELON has been released – Stone Ridge Technology

Jan 11 2024

The newest version of ECHELON has been released

Version 2023.3 is here. Contact us today to trial our leading reservoir simulation software

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Leap Ahead with Hopper – Stone Ridge Technology

Aug 28 2023

Leap Ahead with Hopper

For our first benchmark study on the NVIDIA Hopper architecture, we present ECHELON performance numbers for 10 asset models executing on the NVIDIA Volta, NVIDIA Ampere, and NVIDIA Hopper architectures. The longstanding trend of performance scaling with memory bandwidth continues.

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Physics Informed and Neural Operator Networks – Stone Ridge Technology

Aug 18 2023

Physics Informed and Neural Operator Networks

Leveraging modern GPUs and neural computing libraries, scientists are using deep learning technology to solve differential equations that emerge from a diverse set of physics-based problems. This blog introduces the topic and explores potential applications and limitations of the technology.

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Webinar Q&A reprised – Stone Ridge Technology

May 29 2023

Webinar Q&A reprised

Here we post the top questions from our recent webinar with answers from our team.

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Stone Ridge Technology releases ECHELON version 2023.1 – Stone Ridge Technology

Apr 12 2023

Stone Ridge Technology releases ECHELON version 2023.1

Version 2023.1 is here. Contact us today to trial the industry's most powerful software.

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Simulation Challenges of Geologic Carbon Sequestration – Stone Ridge Technology

Jan 29 2023

Simulation Challenges of Geologic Carbon Sequestration

Geologic carbon sequestration is a promising solution to reducing atmospheric CO2 and mitigating climate change. Simulation technology will play a key role in assessing a site's viability and storage capacity. However, conventional reservoir simulators will need to be augmented with new physics to fully address the challenges of carbon storage, and will require exceptional performance to manage the additional computational burden

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Employee Spotlight: Kenneth Esler – Stone Ridge Technology

Dec 01 2022

Employee Spotlight: Kenneth Esler

Meet Ken Esler, Stone Ridge Technology's CTO

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The Exponential Growth of Hardware and the Linear Growth of Software – Stone Ridge Technology

Dec 01 2022

The Exponential Growth of Hardware and the Linear Growth of Software

Computing hardware capability has grown exponentially while software evolution occurs much more slowly, constrained by human effort. The mismatch bestows undue longevity to legacy codes and leads to significant inefficiency and lost productivity. The solution is new software optimally designed for the latest hardware.

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Stone Ridge Technology releases ECHELON version 2022.2 – Stone Ridge Technology

Aug 24 2022

Stone Ridge Technology releases ECHELON version 2022.2

Version 2022.2 is here. To trial ECHELON contact us today!

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Stone Ridge Technology releases ECHELON Software version 2022.1 – Stone Ridge Technology

Mar 07 2022

Stone Ridge Technology releases ECHELON Software version 2022.1

Version 2022.1 is here. Contact us today to trial the industry’s most powerful software for subsurface flow simulation.

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Employee Spotlight: Karthik Mukundakrishnan – Stone Ridge Technology

Mar 07 2022

Employee Spotlight: Karthik Mukundakrishnan

Meet Karthik Mukundakrishnan, SRT's Director of Research and Development.

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Pipelines And Surface Facilities:  ECHELON Software Features A Native Facility Network  Solver (FNS) – Stone Ridge Technology

Feb 25 2022

Pipelines And Surface Facilities: ECHELON Software Features A Native Facility Network Solver (FNS)

Surface facility network solvers improve reservoir simulation models by providing crucial back-pressure information for wells to the simulator.

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A Decade of Innovation on GPUs for Reservoir Simulation – Stone Ridge Technology

Dec 13 2021

A Decade of Innovation on GPUs for Reservoir Simulation

Our publications and talks, beginning a decade ago in 2011, are marked by seminal papers highlighting the power of this hardware platform for reservoir simulation.

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Unconventional Reservoir Evaluation with ECHELON Reservoir Simulation Software – Stone Ridge Technology

Aug 05 2021

Unconventional Reservoir Evaluation with ECHELON Reservoir Simulation Software

ECHELON reservoir simulation software can handle complex fluid models in unconventional reservoirs on fine grids while delivering extraordinary performance.

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Employee Spotlight: Leonardo Patacchini – Stone Ridge Technology

Jul 08 2021

Employee Spotlight: Leonardo Patacchini

Meet Leonardo Patacchini, SRT's Regional Director

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SRT & Eni ECHELON Software 2.0 Webinar Q&A Session – Stone Ridge Technology

Jun 21 2021

SRT & Eni ECHELON Software 2.0 Webinar Q&A Session

The SRT team and our development partners Eni presented talks about ECHELON software version 2.0 during a webinar we hosted recently.

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GPU-based Reservoir Simulation: ECHELON 2.0 Software Compositional Performance Characteristics – Stone Ridge Technology

May 17 2021

GPU-based Reservoir Simulation: ECHELON 2.0 Software Compositional Performance Characteristics

ECHELON's GPU-based performance sets a new bar for reservoir simulation software by drastically decreasing compositional model runtimes.

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Stone Ridge Technology Releases ECHELON Software Version 2.0 – Stone Ridge Technology

Mar 08 2021

Stone Ridge Technology Releases ECHELON Software Version 2.0

The SRT team along with our development partners at Eni have been very busy during the last year. Despite the pandemic, we've been focusing on advancing the industry’s most unique and powerful platform for petroleum reservoir simulation.

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NVIDIA Kepler to Ampere: ECHELON Reservoir Simulation Software Performance Scaling Through Five Generations of GPUs – Stone Ridge Technology

Oct 07 2020

NVIDIA Kepler to Ampere: ECHELON Reservoir Simulation Software Performance Scaling Through Five Generations of GPUs

As NVIDIA delivers more and more powerful chips, ECHELON reservoir simulation software efficiently produces greater performance.

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Employee Spotlight: To Industry from Academia – Stone Ridge Technology

Sep 14 2020

Employee Spotlight: To Industry from Academia

Meet Timur Garipov, one of SRT's Senior Computational Scientists

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5 Questions About Reservoir Simulation Software for Stone Ridge Technology – Stone Ridge Technology

Jul 22 2020

5 Questions About Reservoir Simulation Software for Stone Ridge Technology

We answer some of the most frequent questions we get about ECHELON and reservoir simulation software.

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Reservoir Simulation Software: Profiting Through Performance – Stone Ridge Technology

Jun 23 2020

Reservoir Simulation Software: Profiting Through Performance

In recent years, the way in which oil and gas companies value and use data in their business has evolved rapidly.

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ECHELON Reservoir Simulation Software Infographic – Stone Ridge Technology

Jun 09 2020

ECHELON Reservoir Simulation Software Infographic

We searched the web for interesting reservoir simulation software infographics a few months ago and got excited about creating our own, so we did!

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An Interview with Reservoir Simulation Expert Jim Gilman – Stone Ridge Technology

Apr 20 2020

An Interview with Reservoir Simulation Expert Jim Gilman

Meet Jim Gilman, a member of SRT's Client Support Team

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Working from Home During COVID-19 Pandemic – Stone Ridge Technology

Apr 20 2020

Working from Home During COVID-19 Pandemic

Posted in SRT

Across the world many parents are trying to navigate COVID-19 as businesses and schools close their doors in response to the spread of the coronavirus.

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Seismic's Little Brother Comes of Age: Reservoir Simulation Software and HPC – Stone Ridge Technology

Mar 27 2020

Seismic's Little Brother Comes of Age: Reservoir Simulation Software and HPC

Posted in GPUs

Eni announced the industrial deployment of ECHELON software, the fully GPU-based reservoir simulator developed by our company, Stone Ridge Technology.

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ECHELON: The Advantage of Reservoir Simulation Software That Runs on GPUs – Stone Ridge Technology

Mar 27 2020

ECHELON: The Advantage of Reservoir Simulation Software That Runs on GPUs

From the very inception of ECHELON, SRT's goal was to create the fastest reservoir simulator software in the world, using a holistic code base that is executed in its entirety on NVIDIA GPUs.

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A Decade of Accelerated Computing Augurs Well for GPUs – Stone Ridge Technology

Aug 12 2019

A Decade of Accelerated Computing Augurs Well for GPUs

Posted in GPUs

The best way to ride the GPU performance wave is with software that was specifically designed and built for GPUs, like ECHELON reservoir simulation software.

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GPUs in Reservoir Simulation Software – Stone Ridge Technology

Nov 01 2018

GPUs in Reservoir Simulation Software

Posted in GPUs

GPU technology is expected to continue to advance at a rapid pace while the reservoir analysis market is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 4% through 2022.

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Three Reasons to Work at Stone Ridge Technology – Stone Ridge Technology

Oct 08 2018

Three Reasons to Work at Stone Ridge Technology

Posted in SRT

Over the last few months, I've focused my efforts on recruiting activities which means sifting through hundreds of resumes, searching with...

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ECHELON Reservoir Simulation Software: Charged Up On Volta – Stone Ridge Technology

Nov 12 2017

ECHELON Reservoir Simulation Software: Charged Up On Volta

Over a period of four years and four different hardware generations, ECHELON software has quadrupled its speed. Moore's law performance scaling on NVIDIA hardware continues with Volta.

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ECHELON Reservoir Simulation Software: Billion Cell Calculation – Stone Ridge Technology

Apr 25 2017

ECHELON Reservoir Simulation Software: Billion Cell Calculation

Today, in a joint press release with IBM, Stone Ridge Technology announced the first billion cell reservoir simulation completed entirely on GPUs by ECHELON software.

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ECHELON: The Vanguard of Next Generation Technical Reservoir Simulation Software – Stone Ridge Technology

Mar 02 2017

ECHELON: The Vanguard of Next Generation Technical Reservoir Simulation Software

ECHELON reservoir simulation software easily tackles the largest models, runs faster and requires a fraction of the hardware footprint needed by CPU software.

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Benchmarking NVIDIA P100 for Compute Bound Performance in Echelon Software – Stone Ridge Technology

Dec 14 2016

Benchmarking NVIDIA P100 for Compute Bound Performance in Echelon Software

Posted in GPUs

There is a vast and growing performance gap between Intel Xeon chips and NVIDIA GPUs for both memory bound and compute bound kernels.

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ECHELON Reservoir Simulation Software and the NVIDIA P100 – Stone Ridge Technology

Nov 14 2016

ECHELON Reservoir Simulation Software and the NVIDIA P100

ECHELON software provides benchmarks on new GPU architectures because it's the only reservoir simulation software that runs entirely on GPUs.

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Why 2016 is the Most Important Year in HPC in Over Two Decades – Stone Ridge Technology

Jul 07 2016

Why 2016 is the Most Important Year in HPC in Over Two Decades

The stakes are very high and the HPC hardware market only scratches the surface. The real cost is in the millions of person-hours that will be invested in...

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Boosting Productivity and Reducing Costs in Petroleum E&P with Echelon Reservoir Simulation Software – Stone Ridge Technology

Apr 27 2016

Boosting Productivity and Reducing Costs in Petroleum E&P with Echelon Reservoir Simulation Software

By embracing dense GPU systems, modern algorithms, and software design approaches, ECHELON software achieves performance levels that significantly outpace the competition.

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High Performance Computing Trends: The Emergence of the Computational Scientist – Stone Ridge Technology

Dec 09 2015

High Performance Computing Trends: The Emergence of the Computational Scientist

An organization can no longer ask a geoscientist, chemist or reservoir engineer to write a modeling and simulation code. Computational Scientists fill the gap.

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High Performance Computing Trends: The Software Challenge – Stone Ridge Technology

Nov 09 2015

High Performance Computing Trends: The Software Challenge

The difficulty of parallel programming has led to conspicuous trends in HPC: lagging performance of legacy codes & emergence of the computational scientist.

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High Performance Computing – Stone Ridge Technology

Oct 31 2015

High Performance Computing

It's gratifying to make a computer perform to its specifications. Some of us have made a career of it in the discipline of high performance computing (HPC).

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High Performance Computing Trends: New Architectures – Stone Ridge Technology

Oct 27 2015

High Performance Computing Trends: New Architectures

Stone Ridge Technology's thoughts on the adoption of GPUs & success NVIDIA has attained in promoting them in the last decade.

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High Performance Computing Trends: Core Issues – Stone Ridge Technology

Oct 19 2015

High Performance Computing Trends: Core Issues

The only way to achieve performance on modern processors is through deliberate design that makes effective use of massive on-chip parallelism.

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High Performance Computing Trends: The Lagging Performance of Legacy Codes – Stone Ridge Technology

Oct 16 2015

High Performance Computing Trends: The Lagging Performance of Legacy Codes

Many of the codes we use today for business critical decisions were written for computers that no longer exist, leaving a large & growing performance achievement gap.

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Reservoir Simulation Scientific Computing Bootcamp | SRT – Stone Ridge Technology

Apr 29 2015

Reservoir Simulation Scientific Computing Bootcamp | SRT

Posted in SRT

I'm very pleased to announce our first of hopefully many annual scientific computing bootcamps aimed at high school students.

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