Serafim and Addax roll-out with Purpose

New package for storage and management of PVT, SCAL and pressure data from Ulster developer.

Belfast-based software house Serafim and Addax Petroleum Services have just announced Serafim Purpose for storage, analysis and interpretation of PVT, SCAL and pressure data. Serafim developed the user interface and database technologies as well as the analysis tools.


Serafim director Peter Cunningham said, ‘Purpose is our flagship product that and is an important step in serving our repertoire of experience and IM products and analysis solutions to the Oil & Gas industry.’


Future, another joint development with Addax announced at the SPE Digital Energy conference last March, is an upstream asset modeler integrating simulation results, production data and surface networks to forecast production.

Replace spreadsheets

Future sets out to replace complex spreadsheets with auditable and less error-prone computations. The network-solver calculates production profiles on multiple fields with capacity constraints


Serafim uses a simplex optimizer, ‘innovative’ database design and simplified material balance computation. Future output can be exported to further @Risk or CrystalBall for further investigations.


The roll out phase will concentrate on implementing the software package in Addax offices in Lagos and linking it with the main database in Geneva. Serafim is used in Talisman’s North Sea operations.

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