Petroleum Experts Ltd.

Petex House
10 Logie Mill
Edinburgh,  EH7 4HG

United Kingdom
  • Booth: 1161

We are the global standard in petroleum engineering and structural geology software tools.

Petroleum Experts (Petex) is a petroleum engineering and structural geology company, developing a wide range of software tools. We are a team of highly skilled professionals with extensive experience in petroleum engineering, structural geology and engineering software.


  • Integrated Production Modelling (IPM)
    IPM models the complete oil or gas production system including reservoir, wells and the surface network....

  • The IPM suite of tools: GAP, GAP TRANSIENT, PROSPER, MBAL, PVTP, REVEAL and RESOLVE can be run together seamlessly, allowing the engineer to design complete field models. The models can include the reservoir tanks, all the wells and the surface gathering system. IPM can model and optimise the production and the water or gas injection system simultaneously. With the Reservoir, Wells and Complete Surface Systems model completed and the production history matched, the production system can be optimised and production forecasts run.

    The unique global optimisation approach permits the engineer to determine the optimum setting to maximum production or revenue, taking account of all constraints that are set in the system. These results can then be used to implement adjustments at the field level to achieve the optimisation goals.

    There are literally several thousand fields worldwide having their production managed and optimised using IPM. All common naturally flowing well configurations, including multi-lateral, whether naturally flowing or with artificial lift can be modelled and optimised together.

    With the use of RESOLVE and OpenServer the IPM approach has been extended to connecting the PETEX software to third party software such as Reservoir Simulators and Process Simulators. These products form a suite of complementary tools assisting engineers to improve their reservoir simulations by describing and modelling a production system more accurately.

  • The Digital Oil Field (DOF)
    The energy industry has moved towards fully integrated field studies with the objective of improving field management over the life of a field. Through this, improved investment decisions can be made....

  • Through this, improved investment decisions can be made by integrating reservoir, production, process and facilities studies as well as economics and field maintenance models.

    The Digital Oil Field (DOF) software applications replicate the behaviour of an oil or gas field on a computer, using workflows for automation and clusters to speed up calculations. The applications are used as an on-line management system throughout the entire lifecycle of any asset. The Petroleum Experts DOF technology provides an enterprise-level, vendor-neutral approach that allows companies to extract maximum value from the available information relating to reservoirs, wellbores, and surface facilities. This enables rational decision making through the use of models, workflows, and intelligently filtered data within a multi-disciplinary organisation of diverse capabilities and engineering skill sets.

    Integrated Visualisation Management (IVM) is a software solution that bridges the gap between data sources and sophisticated Petroleum Engineering analytical & modelling tools to provide engineers, operators and management a way to organise and visualise the data and trends. Often, with IVM's analytical capabilities such as advanced trending, XY plots and Horner plots, decisions can be made and actions can be taken quickly without the need for further analysis. If further analysis with more sophisticated modelling tools is needed, IVM provides an easy graphical ability to select and condition the data and export it into other modeling tools.

    Petroleum Experts made a strategic decision to move this integrated field studies concept forward and to develop real time 'IPM Field Management', integrating the field modelling tools with online Surveillance monitoring, Automation and client field and business management Workflows. IFM was commercialised in 2006 and has the largest growth and corporate deployment across the oil industry today.

  • MOVE
    The Move suite is the most complete structural modelling and analysis toolkit available....

  • It provides a full digital environment for best practice structural modelling to reduce risk and uncertainty in geological models. The Move suite provides a platform for integrating and interpreting data, cross-section construction, 3D model building, kinematic restoration and validation, geomechanical modelling, fracture modelling, fault response modelling, and fault and stress analysis.

    Move is the core application of the Move suite. It provides a powerful stand-alone environment for data integration, cross-section construction and 3D model building, and forms the base for the specialist structural modules for 2D and 3D Kinematic Modelling, Geomechanical Modelling, Fracture Modelling, Fault Response Modelling, as well as Fault Analysis and Stress Analysis. The Move application provides a platform which integrates geo-referenced 2D and 3D views, allowing over 100 different data formats to be combined. The integrated views can be used to construct geologically valid cross-sections and 3D models using manual and automated tools. The 2D/3D space provides a best-practice environment to develop models, which can then be directly tested and validated using the kinematic modules. Cross plots, stereonet plots, rose diagrams and object property tables can then be used to thoroughly investigate and analyse the model and construction process. Move is used by geoscientists and engineers with the intention of getting maximum value from their data, in any geological setting and across a variety of industry sectors.  

    2D Kinematic Modelling
    World-leading forward and reverse modelling tools for validating your interpretation and reducing uncertainty.

    3D Kinematic Modelling
    3D model restoration, forward modelling and validation based on geometric structural geology principles.

    Geomechanical Modelling
    3D model restoration based on a mass-spring algorithm for volumes and surfaces with assigned rheological properties.

    Fracture Modelling
    3D Discrete Fracture Network (DFN) modelling for fracture network characterisation.

    Stress Analysis
    Display and evaluate the effect of present-day and palaeo stress states on slip and stability of faults and fracture systems in 3D.

    Fault Analysis
    Quantitative analysis of fault throw, juxtaposition and seal through geological time.

    Fault Response Modelling
    Boundary element modelling to simulate displacement on faults, and geomechanical analysis of surrounding fracture systems.

    Digital Field Mapping
    Digital field mapping applications for your smartphone and tablet. Collect data and build your 3D model in Move.