On October 12, 2023, Richard BAUR, representative of Shell acting as President of CO-LaN Management Board, presented Martin GAINVILLE, with the CAPE-OPEN 2022 Award “for his enduring commitment and significant contributions applying CAPE-OPEN to flow assurance“.

CO-LaN recognizes through the award that Martin has been committed to CAPE-OPEN for over 15 years now, mostly in flow assurance applications.

Martin is a Flow Assurance Engineer at IFPEN in Rueil-Malmaison, France. He has been working at IFPEN since 2000.

At the CAPE-OPEN 2006 European Annual Meeting and at the CAPE-OPEN 2007 European Annual Meeting, Martin GAINVILLE presented on TINA, a joint research collaboration project between IFPEN-TOTAL leading to the development of a CAPE-OPEN platform for flow assurance.

At both events, IFPEN transient pipe unit operations were demonstrated, using the CAPE-OPEN Dynamic Unit Operation interfaces, as well as using a 3rd party Property Package, in this case Multiflash.

At the CAPE-OPEN 2007 US Annual Meeting, he presented another aspect of the TINA project, an optimizer unit operation developed by ProSim and its application to the optimization of reservoir to process facilities.

Martin showed there a strong willingness to use the latest CAPE-OPEN had to offer. Martin then moved on to deliver a new part of the CAPE-OPEN standard.

From December 2007 till 2012, Martin actively led the Hydrodynamic SIG dedicated to the development of a CAPE-OPEN interface specification for hydrodynamic point modules, models used as closure laws for steady-state and transient pipe calculations. Work by this SIG led to a draft specification. Its implementation was prototyped by IFPEN and successfully tested by Schlumberger and PSRE as reported at the CAPE-OPEN 2012 Annual Meeting.

Ever since Martin has been using CAPE-OPEN in flow assurance simulation activities at IFPEN.

Early 2021 Martin prompted AmsterCHEM to develop the Python CAPE-OPEN Unit Operation and was one of the very first ones to test it, using a flow assurance model. He reported on his experience at the CAPE-OPEN 2021 Annual Meeting, then the year after, on using the Unit Operation in a project with STORENGY prototyping a monitoring tool for an underground gas storage site.

Martin has also been active in communicating on CAPE-OPEN like in January 2006 where he participated to a trip to University of Tulsa, well-known for research on flow assurance, to convince them to join CO-LaN.

Through this award, CO-LaN recognizes that Martin has successfully contributed to CAPE-OPEN through many different roles: end-user willing to share his experience and pushed it further, developer of unit operations, SIG leader, lobbyist, and representative of his organization in CO-LaN.

Congratulations to Martin!

The CAPE-OPEN 2022 Award is presented to Martin GAINVILLE (center) by Dr Richard BAUR (right) and Dr Philippe ARPENTINIER (left)
The CAPE-OPEN 2022 Award is presented to Martin GAINVILLE (center) by Dr Richard BAUR (right) and Dr Philippe ARPENTINIER (left)