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Dynamic Graphics is committed to responding to the challenges our clients face in their day-to-day work.
Backed by strong client partnerships, DGI is well positioned to capitalize on the current trend of more intensive high technology application in the petroleum, environmental, and earth-related sciences, ensuring the company′s leading role as a geospatial software solutions provider far into the 21st century.

Faster and Easier 3D Modeling

Streamline model building with the WorkFlow Manager′s geologically oriented process. Using one-time data entry, the WorkFlow Manager′s interface provides an intuitive environment, guiding users through modeling salt domes, diapirs, fluid contacts, and complexly faulted structures, and performing time to depth conversion.

  • customizable interface allows workflow to easily suit project, user, or site needs
  • rotate, slice, peel, and clone 3D structural and property models for effective evaluation and verification
  • contour maps, isochore maps, and cross sections derived from 3D models provide easily understood representations of reverse faults, major fault gaps, and erosional and fault-wedge contours; these realistic views of layer juxtaposition are critical tools in fluid migration and hydrocarbon entrapment analyses
  • seamlessly integrate seismic interpretation in time with your depth model using EarthVision′s geo-model-driven velocity analysis and time-to-depth conversion
  • update models or create new surfaces using the WorkFlow Manager during the visualization process
  • include property information from well data or other sources
  • model property distributions using geometric reconstructive techniques to better represent the true deposition history of strata in faulted reservoirs
  • group properties by zone or fault block and use conformal or non-conformal gridding to accurately represent property distributions
Data used with permission of owner

Model QC Through True Data Integration

The EarthVision 3D Viewer enables model examination and interrogation in the context of datasets from throughout the asset development team, which serves to improve and simplify quality control, well planning, and communication to management, investors, partners, and other team members. The EarthVision 3D viewer allows for:

  • examination of multiple models and co-located data sets, through the use of multiple model spaces and coordinated viewer windows
  • direct comparison and validation of fault and horizon interpretations, and easy in-viewer data editing
  • on-the-fly cross-sections (along wellpaths or arbitrary lines of traverse) through 3D models, seismic volumes, and cellular grids
  • integration of non-DGI file types, including ESRI Shapefiles, Paradigm GOCAD objects (e.g., Tsurfs, vertex sets), and USGS digital elevation data
  • visualization of temporal data, including reservoir simulations and microseismic events

Advanced Modeling with Data Integration

The model shown here was generated from digitized hand-drawn contour maps, then verified and updated in 3D for consistency. Well logs, shown in 3D, against a cross section, and in a well panel, aid in verifying the model. Geometric-restoration property-modeling creates a state-of-the-art 3D model.

Industry Links Provide Seamless Workflow

Simplify integration. Import and export direct links to industry standard and widely used data- formats provide the ability to:

  • import Landmark Graphics OpenWorks® well paths, log curves, tops and fault picks, and completion data for direct display on cross sections, well panels, maps, and with 3D geologic models
  • import OpenWorks map data and Landmark Graphics SeisWorks® interpreted horizon and fault data for gridding and contour maps
  • import SEG-Y and SeisWorks 3D seismic traces for 3D display integration with geologic models in fully supported rotated space
  • export to the industry-standard RESCUE model exchange format to send complete geologic models to reservoir simulator grid generation and upscaling packages
  • import and export cellular models and time series in a wide variety of flow simulator formats using the optional geocellular gridding module

Accurate Model-Based Well Design

EarthVision integrates interactive 3D well positioning tools with geologic models to provide precise well planning and analysis. Geosteering and well display capabilities include:

  • spreadsheet-based well design with interactive target selection using the shared-earth 3D model and based on user-specified path parameters, including DLS control
  • immediately viewing the designed well path with the 3D model, surface intersections, and automated 3D annotation
  • unlimited hierarchy of planned sidetracks from new or existing wells, with automatic updating when the parent well is changed
  • uncertainty calculation and collision avoidance analysis with traveling cylinder diagrams that decrease risk and increase confidence
  • rapid updates to both the well position and 3D structural model, including adjustments for MWD ⁄ LWD data
  • calculation of well path ⁄ structure intersections to reduce drilling risks and safely steer wells to optimum positions
  • synchronized 3D viewing of models and well paths between the office and the drill site for team decision-making

Geocellular Grid Export

Starting from an EarthVision structural model, the optional Geocellular module generates geocellular grids suitable for export into a wide variety of reservoir simulation software. Highlights include:

  • quick, easy workflow: generate new geocellular grids in minutes, not days
  • precise cell modeling handles complex fault geometries with ease
  • lightning fast calculations
  • numerous upscaling options, including arithmetic, geometric, harmonic, and power mean, plus hybrid schema for heterogeneous properties such as permeability
  • export formats including Eclipse™, RESCUE™, VIP™, CMG™, GRIDGENR™, and more
  • importing popular reservoir simulation outputs into EarthVision
  • visualization of inputs and outputs within the familiar 3D Viewer environment

Additional Features and Functionality

WorkFlow Manager and Well Design Suite

Streamline the model building process with EarthVision® 8.1, and its impressive WorkFlow Manager®. Train today, use tomorrow. Our easy-to-learn interface and advanced capabilities allow even inexperienced users to build expert models quickly and easily.

EarthVision′s multitude of visualization tools, including integrated seismic display and interactive well design, improve and simplify quality control, well planning, and communication to management, investors, partners, and the diverse members of the asset team.

The Well Design Suite for strategic well positioning offers state-of-the-art accuracy. Combined with the 3D Viewer for Linux or PC laptop systems, EarthVision allows rapid MWD ⁄ LWD model updates and easy exports to reservoir simulation.

Display Multiple Data Types in a Variety of Ways: rotated contour maps; annotated well logs on cross sections; and seismic sections, well paths, fault picks, and 3D properties and surfaces in 3D. In the bottom image, seismic data displayed in 3D allows for easy model verification and fault picking. (Seismic model data courtesy of Union Pacific Resources.)

Slideshow

  • EarthVision structural model in thrusted terrain with well data and surface imagery. Model constructed by Vince Smith, Baylor University under the supervision of Dr. Mike Hudec. Subsurface data courtesy of Marathon Oil Company.
    EarthVision structural model in thrusted terrain with well data and surface imagery. Model constructed by Vince Smith, Baylor University under the supervision of Dr. Mike Hudec. Subsurface data courtesy of Marathon Oil Company.
  • Integrated display of seismic volumes and 3D models. The EarthVision display of seismic uses superior data integration for an efficient approach to quality control.
    Integrated display of seismic volumes and 3D models.
  • The powerful model-building workflows in EarthVision allow for extremely complex model building. In this example, a highly faulted and deformed area with finely layered stratigraphy has been modeled. The resulting structural model has been upscaled to geocellular space for import to reservoir simulation.
    The powerful model-building workflows in EarthVision allow for extremely complex model building. In this example, a highly faulted and deformed area with finely layered stratigraphy has been modeled. The resulting structural model has been upscaled to geocellular space for import to reservoir simulation. Model courtesy of bhpbiliton.
  • Teapot Dome oil field, displayed in the EarthVision 3D Viewer. Data provided courtesy of Rocky Mountain Oilfield Testing and the US Department of Energy.
    Teapot Dome oil field, displayed in the EarthVision 3D Viewer. Data provided courtesy of Rocky Mountain Oilfield Testing and the US Department of Energy.
  • Site annotation displayed above contaminant plume and input data.
    Site annotation displayed above contaminant plume and input data.
  • Color-filled contour map of elevations displayed, along with data, on top of a single faulted zone.
    Color-filled contour map of elevations displayed, along with data, on top of a single faulted zone.
  • North Sea faulted turbitite channel model built in EarthVision, displayed with well and cellular data.
    North Sea faulted turbitite channel model built in EarthVision, displayed with well and cellular data.
  • Salt Diapir Model.
    Salt Diapir Model.
  • Acid neutralization potential model.
    Acid neutralization potential model.
  • Data of diverse types (water quality samples, USGS quad sheet, and water table contour map) have been integrated using EarthVision to produce this display of a tetrachloroethylene plume under an industrial site in Virginia.
    Data of diverse types (water quality samples, USGS quad sheet, and water table contour map) have been integrated using EarthVision to produce this display of a tetrachloroethylene plume under an industrial site in Virginia.
  • Hurricane Ike?s path and forecast uncertainty cones before entering the Gulf of Mexico. Colored spheres indicate wind speed in mph. Dark blue and magenta towers represent wind gusts and wave height, respectively.
    Hurricane Ike′s path and forecast uncertainty cones before entering the Gulf of Mexico. Colored spheres indicate wind speed in mph. Dark blue and magenta towers represent wind gusts and wave height, respectively.
  • The EarthVision Integrated Well Designer, an optional module for use with CoViz 4D, offers quick, robust, easy-to-use well planning for non-expert well planners within the context of their geologic, geophysical, and reservoir data
    The EarthVision Integrated Well Designer, an optional module for use with EarthVision, offers quick, robust, easy-to-use well planning for non-expert well planners within the context of their geologic, geophysical, and reservoir data. Working in the EarthVision Integrated Well Designer, users can identify and manage problem areas faster, shortening the cycle between geosciences and drilling, thereby maximizing returns on drilling investments.
 

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Articles and Papers

Three-dimensional Geologic Framework Modeling of Faulted Hydrostratigraphic Units

by Michael P. Pantea & James C. Cole

Creating 3D Models of Lithologic ⁄ Soil Zones using 3D Grids

by Skip Pack, Dynamic Graphics, Inc.

Gravity Calculations from 3D, Geologically Driven Models: A New Approach

by Graham Brew, Dynamic Graphics, Inc.

Multi-disciplinary Teamwork Delivers Outstanding Krechba Horizontal Well Performance

by Foster, L., Aidoo, A., Tourqui, A., Castle-Smith, J., Mezdour, J., & Taylor, M.

Three-dimensional Geologic Modeling and Horizontal Drilling Bring More Oil

by Donald D. Clarke & Christopher C. Phillips

3D Lithofacies Model Building of the Rotliegend Sediments of the NE German Basin

by Moeck, Inga, Heinz-Gerd Holl, & Heinz Schandelmeier

Heterogeneity Within the Subducting Pacific Slab Beneath the Izu–Bonin–Mariana Arc

by M.S. Miller, A. Gorbatov, & B.L.N Kennett

Characterisation of the Tectono-Sedimentary Evolution of a Geothermal Reservoir

by Heinz-Gerd Holl, Moeck, Inga, & Heinz Schandelmeier

Evolution of Mantle Structure Beneath the Northwest Pacific

by Meghan S. Miller, & Brian L. N. Kennett

A Three-Dimensional Model of Water-Bearing Sequences in the Dominguez Gap Region

by Daniel J. Ponti, Kenneth D. Ehman, etc.

The Influence of an Integrated Remedial System on Groundwater Hydrology

Prepared by: William H. Schneider Roy F. Weston, Inc., John G. Wrobel U.S. Army Garrison, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland, etc.

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