Dynamic Graphics, Inc. has, for over five decades, developed state-of-the-art software solutions to solve the most complex geospatial challenges, delivering results across diverse industries including energy, environment, government, and academia.
We offer innovative, easy to use software for data integration, visualization and analysis, well planning, and geospatial modeling, backed by outstanding technical support.
CoViz 4D provides rapid, easy access to complex, multiple 3D and 4D (time-varying) datasets, enabling enhanced decision making and risk reduction through data integration, visualization, and advanced 4D workflows. The available algorithms and workflows are powerful and flexible, and can be used for diverse surface and subsurface challenges in the energy industry and other geospatial applications. Specific modules are available for improving reservoir performance through 4D seismic data integration.
Developed in conjunction with Baker Hughes Company, our advanced well planning and survey management system enables integrated planning and drilling of directional wellpaths with or without earth models. WellArchitect seamlessly accommodates the needs of field development, sidetracking, multi-laterals, and re-entry drilling, both in the office and at the wellsite. The unique 3D visualization capabilities of Dynamic Graphics bring a new perspective to these complex subsurface challenges.
The EarthVision Workflow Manager enables rapid and intuitive building and updating of precise 3D models, including fluid contacts, salt domes, diapirs, and complexly faulted structures. These models allow for more precise well positioning, improved reservoir characterization and additional analysis.
Model constructed by Vince Smith, Baylor University under the supervision of Dr. Mike Hudec. Subsurface data courtesy of Marathon Oil Company.
Onshore projects often span extensive areas, and coarse, basin-wide models are used in activities such as assessing regional stress patterns and stratigraphic trends, as well as planning rig schedules. An onshore group required a higher level of detail than was in their existing model in order to fully analyze the structure and stratigraphy in their field . . .
Interferometric Synthetic Aperture Radar (InSAR) is a powerful remote sensing technique that produces a very detailed picture of the shape of the ground surface. The data returned are so precise that they can reveal changes in the elevation of the earth down to the level of millimeters per day, enabling very small changes in surface elevations to be quickly discovered, which can be critical to land management.
Following an inter-well tracer study for their field, an onshore group was given the results of the study in the format of spreadsheets and 2D charts. The spreadsheet data were particularly difficult to interpret and the group felt a 3D/4D visualization of the tracer results was critical to fully understand them.
In a California onshore field, with hundreds of closely-spaced production and injection wells, a horizontal production well was experiencing occasional dangerously high pressure and temperature spikes – leading to a serious health and safety issue. The suspicion was that a nearby injector well was leaking, and hence causing these spikes.
The state-of-the-art CoViz 4D software from Dynamic Graphics is extremely powerful for data ingestion/integration, and quantitative spatiotemporal visualization across multiple data types. These unique capabilities are already leveraged by users across many disciplines and industries. Recently DGI has also been focusing on aerospace / military applications . . .
Drilling scenarios such as infill drilling, water flood optimization, cuttings reinjection and CO2 injection often require an in-depth study of a field to determine the optimal drilling location within a set of restrictions. Quantifying the decision making around the process requires the integration of dozens of diverse datasets, often containing dynamic information and spanning a range of realizations.
An onshore group had a busy rig schedule for their large drilling program and needed to find ways to save time when going from a prospect to a producing well. Specifically, the group was challenged with streamlining how to quickly turn prospective well locations drawn on a map, into viable well design plans for the drilling department.
Subsurface CO2 injection and storage is a proven technology for keeping carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere and helping to achieve net zero goals. However, robust monitoring of the injection process is critical to ensure and verify that there is no leakage or unexpected movement of the carbon dioxide post-injection.
During production, North Sea chalk reservoirs are commonly prone to severe compaction due to reduction in pore pressure—this increases the load on the rock matrix, resulting in compaction. In some extreme cases the result is seabed subsidence on the order of 10 meters. This magnitude of subsidence causes challenges to the existing production infrastructure, including the integrity of the drilled wells . . .
In the Gulf of Mexico, a drilling trajectory needed adjusting due to a recent update to the reservoir model. Although the change to the trajectory was minor, the shift of the placement of the 14-inch and 11 7/8-inch casing shoes invalidated the previously designed relief well plans. With a fast-approaching deadline for drilling operations, the well planning team had little time . . .
Infill drilling aims to tap previously undrained reserves in a mature hydrocarbon field. By definition, infilling happens later in field life and hence involves the analysis of greater volumes and a greater diversity of a priori data. Furthermore, the economics of infill drilling can be marginal. Therefore, a rigorous quantitative decision-making process . . .
Planning a trajectory can be challenging in an open field, but when a drilling facility has dozens of existing wells, clearing high-pressured offsets can add extra complexity. For this North Sea operator with access to Dynamic Graphics’ WellArchitect software, the ability to visualize collision avoidance in 3D, along with using tool-specific positional uncertainty models and their own anti-collision rule (ACR), the team was . . .
The traditional technique of manually adjusting reservoir simulation models to achieve a history match is time consuming and problematic at best; adding 4D seismic data to the equation only increases the complexity of the task. The inclusion of 4D seismic, however, results in better constrained simulation models and a greater understanding of the uncertainty inherently associated with models.
Improved, flexible and faster access to critical data is vital for fully informed decision making in today’s multidisciplinary asset development teams. It is also imperative to include the highest fidelity quantitative temporal data when building reservoir models to improve development plans and maximize returns on investment. A key area is the integration of dynamic reservoir simulation models with 4D seismic data.
An onshore team was tasked with producing a list of potential well landing locations based on attributes in a geological model. Four pad locations in the field were each given a set of 12 wells arranged in a radial pattern; the model’s potential target area covered a Z range of about 1650 ft. The well landing locations needed to be optimized . . .
Dynamic Graphics provides powerful, interactive functionality to simplify software usage, but it has always recognized the need to prevent the limitations of a “black box” environment, allowing for the extension and customization of the tools by providing users with access to the underlying modular functionality. This enables clients to build their own solutions for precise problem solving, analysis, and 4D visualization . . .
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DGI DEVELOPS LINKS TO OSDU
This short movie demonstrates recent work where DGI created links from the cloud-based OSDU data platform and our desktop CoViz 4D application.
Who We Are
Dynamic Graphics, Inc. partners with our clients to solve spatial analysis problems in the petroleum, environmental, and earth-related sciences. Over the past five decades, we have been the premier provider of geospatial solutions with our innovative, easy-to-use software and outstanding support services.
We offer three separate packages: CoViz® 4D, WellArchitect®, and EarthVision®. While each is a standalone product, serving a different purpose in the hydrocarbon development workflow, when used in conjunction, they provide a collaborative multidisciplinary environment that offers dramatic benefits.
COVIZ 4D 13.0
offers vastly expanded support for DGI multigrid files; On-the-fly arithmetic in reservoir simulation time-series plots; New options for effective stress treatment in Sim2Pem; Cloud-native data loading support for select file types; Extensive new features and performance around LiDAR data.
includes several new advances in directional drilling ⁄ well planning software. Some of the major new features include 3D visualization of ahead-of-the-bit clearance results while actively drilling; ability to monitor simultaneous drilling while auto-clearances are run ahead-of-the-bit; constant toolface curves and “splitting” of profiles for more flexible well planning; a new database QA tool at every level; and support for the new SPE Wellbore Positioning Technical Section Stop Drilling HSE Risk (2017) rule.
offers greater support for DGI multigrid file visualization; Cloud-native data loading support for select file types; New features and performance around Lidar data; updated Python and DGI Libraries; General visualization changes and enhancements.
SEG, September 26–October 1, Booth 2521
GEOINT, October 5–8, Booth 2835
EAGE, October 18–21, Booth 1810