Our fully integrated reservoir/multi-phase gathering system simulator enables you to quickly optimize your total field, no matter what the size.

Symmetry Field Workspace models large and small gas properties. The simulation of complex pipeline systems (with or without liquids), vertical/horizontal wells, 3D reservoirs, and simple tanks are all possible in one stand-alone model. Additional capabilities include flow splitting, line looping, parallel/series compression, multiple delivery points, and injection/withdrawal scenarios. The drag-and-drop pipeline design feature and on-screen UTM coordinate system enable the user to build surface network systems quickly and accurately.

A fast and efficient simulator

Symmetry Field Workspace accurately predicts results from infill drilling (including back-out of existing production), compressor modifications, and debottlenecking. Symmetry Field Workspace also assists with reserves determination, competitive drainage situations, and becomes a fit-for-purpose database of information for a gas property.

More than 20 years of successful usage

Symmetry Field Workspace has been used to model the low permeability fields of NE British Columbia/NW Alberta, and the shallow gas fields of SE Alberta/SW Saskatchewan. It is also widely used for evaluating and optimizing new and existing gas storage projects. Symmetry Field Workspace has been utilized on coal bed methane and shale gas type properties.


User friendly graphical interface

  • Large interactive network system display

  • Create as-built network systems

  • Point and click/drag and drop network system creation

  • On screen well and network system component additions

  • Time saving input features

  • Time stepping (input and output)

  • Wizard tool to guide user through reservoir and network model design phase

  • Pipeline color coding

  • UTM coordinate system

Easily modify changes to an exploitation plan

  • Add and connect infill wells

  • Re-direct and loop pipelines

  • Insert/modify compression

  • Calculate pipeline lengths on the screen

  • Automatically calculate inflow coefficients

Easily develop a gridded reservoir system

  • Reservoir properties defined with spreadsheet arrays

  • Cut, paste, and scale properties

  • View well locations and transmissibility restrictions on spreadsheet arrays

Results Analysis

  • Easy to objectively quantify the benefits of changes to the exploitation plan such as infill drilling, addition of compression (field or plant) and de-bottlenecking of the gathering system

  • Compare results (graphically or tabular) on a well, group, and segment basis (i.e. pipe, compressor)

  • View results directly on the network system display at any point in time

  • Export performance data in Excel compatible format for further analysis and post processing (i.e. economic analysis)

  • Export reservoir results such as grid block pressure and gas-in-place for further analysis and post processing to third party software including Petrel E&P software platform



  • Quickly build fully integrated gridded 3D reservoir, complex gathering system, and facility models in one package

  • Predict nodal pressures, temperatures, fluid compositions and water born species concentrations in the network

  • User-friendly input/output interface

  • Computationally incredibly efficient—built for large fields with high well counts

Reservoir model

  • Dry gas (pseudo pressure formulation)

  • Gridded or tank reservoirs (1D, 2D, or 3D)

  • Fully-defined reservoir properties

  • Multi-layer/multi-zone

  • Multiple completions

  • Dual-porosity capability

  • Links to multi-phase simulator GCOMP for modeling of gas-water, coal bed methane, retrograde gas condensate, and oil reservoirs.

Wellbore model

  • Multiphase flow

  • Comminged, turbulent inflow

  • Fully-defined configurations

  • Vertical/horizontal wells

  • Gas lift

Gathering system model

  • Multiphase, multi-component pipeline flow

  • Multiple delivery points

  • Compression (parallel and booster configurations)

  • Chokes, valves, regulators, separators, line heaters, in-line separators with products remaining in network

  • Corrosion based pipeline risk of failure assessment

  • Energy balance for flowing temperature calculation

  • Hydrate calculation


Shallow gas

  • VMGField has been widely used to model the SE Alberta and SW Saskatchewan shallow gas fields

  • Milk River, Medicine Hat, and Second White Specks formations

  • Gridded reservoir models with vertical communication

  • Vertical wells with multi-zone completions

  • Commingled production

  • Up to 8,000 wells in one model

  • Complex gathering systems operating at very low suction pressures

Tight gas

  • VMGField has been used to model the low permeability gas fields in NE British Columbia and NW Alberta

  • Gridded reservoir models

  • Multi-lateral horizontal wells

  • Pad drilling

  • Type curve matching

  • Complex gathering systems

  • Multiphase wellbore and pipeline

Shale gas

  • VMGField has been used to model shale gas fields in NE British Columbia

  • Very low permeability reservoir with multi-stage fractures

  • Gridded reservoir models

  • Vertical / horizontal wells

  • Pad drilling

  • Type curve matching

  • Multiphase wellbore and pipeline

  • Drill-to-fill

Coal bed methane

  • VMGField has been used to model coal bed methane

  • Gridded reservoir model linked with Gcomp multiphase simulator

  • Gas-water and dual porosity reservoir system

  • Langmuir isotherm tables

  • Relative permeability curves

  • Multi-lateral wells

  • Multiphase wellbore and pipeline

Gas storage modeling

  • Widely used for evaluating new projects and optimizing existing major projects in Western Canada

  • Injection and withdrawal scenarios

  • Gas marketing tool for day to day storage commitments


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