An open-source package with interactive Jupyter Notebooks to enhance the accessibility of reservoir operations simulation and optimisation

Andres Penuela-Fernandez*, Christopher J Hutton, Francesca Pianosi

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

In this paper we present the interactive Reservoir Operations Notebooks and Software (iRONS) toolbox for reservoir modelling and optimisation. The toolbox is meant to serve the research and professional community in hydrology and water resource management and contribute to bridge the gaps between them. iRONS is composed of a package of Python core functions and a set of interactive Jupyter Notebooks. Core functions implement typical reservoir modelling tasks and the interactive Jupyter Notebooks illustrate, with practical examples, the key functionalities of iRONS. We describe our development philosophy, the key features of iRONS, and report some results of evaluating the effectiveness of interactive Jupyter Notebooks for training and knowledge transfer. The paper may be of interest also beyond the water resources management field, as an example of how Jupyter Notebooks and interactive visualisation help improving the documentation and sharing of open-source code and the communication of underpinning methodologies.
Original languageEnglish
Article number105188
JournalEnvironmental Modelling and Software
Volume145
Early online date7 Sep 2021
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2021

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
This work was funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council ( EPSRC ), grant EP/R007330/1. The authors are also grateful to the workshop participants who contributed to the evaluation of interactive Jupyter Notebooks.

Publisher Copyright:
© 2021 Elsevier Ltd

Keywords

  • Reservoir simulation and optimisation
  • Jupyter Notebooks
  • interactive visualisation
  • research software
  • workflows
  • model documentation

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