Observed Time History Data, is data measured in time. On import of observed time history data, ResInsight translates the data to make it similar to summary data. Observed time history data can be plotted along with summary data in Summary Plots.

Import Observed Time History Data

Importing observed time history data to ResInsight may be performed in two different ways:

  • By selecting the main menu item File -> Import -> Import Observed Time History Data
  • By using the context command Import Observed Time History Data on the Observed Time History Data item in the Plot Main Window Project Tree

The following file types are supported:

  • RSM observed time history data file (*.rsm)
  • Column based (Comma Separated Values, CSV) time history data file (*.csv/*.txt) The imported Observed Time History Data files will be added to Observed Time History Data.

Which summaries that has been detected in a Observed Time History Data file can be read in an Observed Time History Data’s Property Editor. In the image below, time and year info has been found together with the summary “WBP9L” for the well “OP-1”.

File Formats

Import CSV/txt Observed Time History Data

CSV/txt files are generic ascii files which may have slightly different formatting. When importing these types of files the user is presented a dialog, where the user may tell ResInsight how to import the selected file(s). If more than one file is selected, the dialog appears once for each file.

CSV/txt Import Options Dialog

Dialog fields description:

  • Cell Separator – Select the correct cell separator character. ResInsight will try to set the correct value as default.
  • Decimal Separator – Select the correct decimal separator. ResInsight will try to set the correct value as default.
  • Selected Time Column – Select the column that contains the time/date information. The first column is default.
  • Use Custom Date Time Format – Check this box if the Date Format and/or Time Format in the file do not match any of the most common formats.
  • Custom Date Time Format – Enter date time format to match the time information in the file. This field is visible only when the above check box checked. A tooltip will tell the user how to enter the correct information.
  • Date Format – Select the date format matching the date information in the file.
  • Time Format – Select the time format matching the time information in the file. If the file contains dates only, this field is ignored by ResInsight.
  • Preview – Preview the first 30 lines of the file contents. The view will reflect the currently selected Cell Separator and the selected time column is marked in yellow.

Import RSM observed time history data

To import RSM files, the only action needed from the user is to select one or more RSM files. When the import is finished, one tree node for each file will appear under the Observed Time History Data node in the project tree. RSM files can be either Column based or Keyword based.

Column Based File Format

If a column based file is presented, ResInsight first tries to identify if its header has fixed width or not. Further, the header is interpreted by looking for specific lines.

The first line must have one or more vector mnemonics. The initial letter(s) in a mnemonic specify which summary data type the column represents. For instance, FVPT and FWPT are of type Field, as they both have an initial F. WWCTH and WGORH are well data types. See Vector naming convention in Eclipse: File Formats Reference Manual for a full overview of supported mnemonics.

The next lines can define units, well/group names, region names, LGR names and block numbers and the local cell number. They do not have to appear in any particular order. Scale factors can also be included, but will be ignored by ResInsight. All lines starting with *–* will also be ignored.

Column Based with Fixed Header Width

When interpreting column based files with fixed header width, ResInsight looks for left aligned column entries. These type of files are interpreted as we naturally read them. More than one table can be present in each file.

1                                                                                                      
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 SUMMARY
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 DATE         FGIRH        FVPT         FWPT         FOPT         FLPT  
              SM3/DAY      RM3          SM3          SM3          SM3    
                           *10**3       *10**3       *10**3       *10**3 
                                                                         
                                                                         
 -------------------------------------------------------------------------
  6-NOV-1997         0            0            0            0            0 
  7-NOV-1997         0     5.749954     0.004548     4.379801     4.384350  
  8-NOV-1997         0     13.76883     0.010841     10.48852     10.49936
  9-NOV-1997         0     19.38692     0.015243     14.76847     14.78372  
 10-NOV-1997         0     24.07161     0.018914     18.33751     18.35642
 11-NOV-1997         0     28.79427     0.022613     21.93558     21.95819
Column Based with Random Header Width

Column Based with Random Header Width will try to be parsed in the same way as fixed width, but it might fail in situations like the one below. We can see that SM3/SM3 probably belongs to WGORH, but it is parsed to WWCTH, as it is the second entry on that line.

TIME      WWCTH      WGORH
DAYS               SM3/SM3          

          A-5HP          A-5HP
     1     0.000   0.000
     2     0.000   0.000
     3     0.000   0.000

Keyword Based File Format

If the non-comment line includes the word “VECTOR”, the file is interpreted as a keyword based file. In keyword based files, the content of the one-column tables is described in each header. Tables should be associated with a table containing time stamps. In the example below, S-1AH-GOR is associated with YEARX, since their origin is equal. ResInsight always interpret ORIGIN as well name, and look for a table with the line “VECTOR YEARX” to associate with it.

----------------------------------------------
-- GOR data 
----------------------------------------------
VECTOR S-122AH-GOR
UNITS SM3/SM3
ORIGIN GORS-122AH
330.6601
257.7500
335.9894
301.4388
260.4193
306.0298
280.2883

VECTOR YEARX
ORIGIN GORS-112AH
UNITS YEAR
1999.7902
1999.8446
1999.9285
2000.0391
2000.0800
2000.0862
2000.1285
---comment


----------------------------------------------
-- GOR data
----------------------------------------------
VECTOR S-211H-GOR
UNITS SM3/SM3
ORIGIN GORS-211H
293.8103
293.1634
304.0000
334.5932
306.4610
293.7571

VECTOR YEARX
ORIGIN GORS-22H
UNITS YEAR
1999.8255
2000.1274
2000.2075
2000.2367
2000.4033
2000.4966

Please seek “User data file formats” in Eclipse: File Formats Reference Manual for details.

Viewing Observed Time History Data

To plot Observed Time History Data, choose New Summary Plot in the context menu of Summary Plots, in Plot Object Project Tree. Observed time history data will appear in Sources together with summary cases. How to use the Plot Editor is covered in Summary Plot Editor. Observed time history data points are plotted without lines by default.