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What is Flumy?

FLUMY is a process-based model for meandering channels in both fluvial and turbidites environments. FLUMY combines first-order hydraulic equations to track the evolution of meandering channels and realistically build associated sediment accumulations. FLUMY generates 3D reservoir models following user-defined multi-sequences scenario, which can be conditioned to existing subsurface datasets (well or seismic data).

FLUMY is computationally fast and robust. Thanks to its stochastic approach, FLUMY can generate several equiprobable simulations for the same parameters set, which allow improving uncertainties characterization while honoring your field data.

FLUMY model can be easily imported into Petrel as a new facies modelling property.




How to cite?

When using FLUMY, you must acknowledge us using the following reference:

Process-based channelized reservoir models
Copyright © MINES ParisTech / ARMINES
Free download from http://cg.ensmp.fr/flumy


FLUMY story

Since 2000’s, FLUMY has been developed in collaboration with industrial partners through several consortia. Overall, the realistic models of deposits generated by FLUMY are appreciated by all (teacher, researcher, reservoir engineer,…). Predicting the geometry of alluvial deposits is necessary for recovering oil and gas, storing CO2 or nuclear waste, understanding alluvial groundwater path or exploiting geothermal energy. The modeling of mineralized bodies extension and connectivity makes FLUMY models sound inputs for fluid flow simulations and training images generation.


Since its early development, FLUMY has managed to remain computationally fast and user-friendly. The users can vary parameters, such as aggradation rate, avulsion period, channel wavelength or erodibility coefficient, and test their impact on channel evolution and the resulting stratigraphy. Recent improvements have been done to make FLUMY easy to use by reducing complexity to a limited number of key parameters.


Finally, FLUMY has been designed and improved over the year so that the realization can be conditioned by data imported by the user, i.e. seismic, erodibility map, drilled wells, channel centerline or topographic data.

On-going developments through the current research program concern the enlargement of the model to more complex systems (slope tilting, turbidites, multi-channels…) and the conditioning process improvement (3D seismic data, 100% honored...).



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The FLUMY team is composed of researchers, engineers (and students) of MINES ParisTech (Centre de Géosciences in Fontainebleau - France) with expertise in Geology and Geostatistics.

See us on Research Gate: FLUMY project


FLUMY team
(33) 1 64 69 49 79  or  (33) 1 64 69 47 64
MINES ParisTech/Centre de Géosciences
Geology and Geostatistics group



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