mature oil fields geothermal

Harnessing Geothermal Energy from Mature Oil Fields

The demand for environmental and economic sustainability has encouraged industries to approach new techniques of energy development. The hydrocarbon sector is increasingly looking at the mature and depleted oil fields that meet the temperature requirement for any potential of geothermal energy extraction. These mature hydrocarbon fields already have existing infrastructure and relevant data, while some…

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time-lapse seismic reservoir monitoring

Time-Lapse Seismic Reservoir Monitoring: Simple Integration of Visualized Data

The characteristics of a hydrocarbon reservoir are dynamic due to the petrophysical changes induced by production activities. Understanding these changes is essential in monitoring subsurface behavior and hence for optimizing recovery. Time-lapse seismic reservoir monitoring is one way to minimize uncertainty and capture a more complete picture. Integrating time-variant data with seismic data allows a…

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well placement in shale

Precise Visualization of Well Placement in Shale

Well placed precisely within a target zone while avoiding offset wells in yellow. Cross sections through two different attributes in a geologic model are shown along with the 3D seismic in the background. Data courtesy of Rocky Mountain Oilfield Technology Center and USDOE. In commercial oil and gas production, a shale reservoir is often preferred…

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Geothermal Reservoir Characterization

Geothermal Reservoir Characterization: Visualizing the Parameters

Development of a geothermal reservoir is shown using a 3D seismic slice along with a 3D temperature model and selected temperature logs of nearby wells. Microseismic events are also shown from the stimulation of one well. Data courtesy USDOE Geothermal Data Repository. Geothermal energy is a sustainable and renewable thermal energy source extracted from the…

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underground infrastructure visualization

Underground Infrastructure Visualization Through Dataset Integration

EarthVision used to visualize and analyze the geology surrounding a tunnel entrance. Developing and monitoring an underground infrastructure can be a challenging task due to the lack of ability to constantly observe below the surface. Determining the ideal infrastructure location, work zones, networks, and grids can be simplified through the visualization of the associated underground…

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3D subsurface mapping

3D Subsurface Mapping: Visualizing Diverse Geological Data

For a successful hydrocarbon exploitation project, a deeper understanding of the subsurface is very crucial. Detailed knowledge of subsurface geology allows asset teams to efficiently characterize the reservoir, locate a hydrocarbon reserve, and make informed decisions for well planning. This can be done through the integration and mapping of a wide array of diverse geological…

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enhanced reservoir characterization

Enhanced Reservoir Characterization Through Complete Visualization of Data

Integrating time-lapse seismic, reservoir simulation, well completion and production data in the same geo-located space can greatly enhance the understanding of reservoir conditions and performance. Data used by permission of the owner. Reservoir characterization can be challenging. Oil and gas exploration and production companies are increasingly looking for technologies with scope to enhance their data…

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geothermal visualization

Geothermal Visualization: Comprehensive Examination of Geothermal Data

Various data types over a geothermal area. Data includes temperature logs, 3D seismic, gravity cube, surface geology contacts, aerial imagery, and surface gravitometers. Data courtesy USDOE Geothermal Data Repository. The harnessing of geothermal energy from the subsurface involves a multi-step process of resource identification, exploration, development, and production. Data plays a guiding role in making…

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site selection for geothermal power plant

Site Selection for Geothermal Power Plants: Comprehensive Visualization of Geographical Data

With the increase in sustainable energy demand across the globe, there has also been an increase in interest in geothermal energy sources. Industries are increasingly seeking an interest in the exploration of potential geothermal sites for geothermal reserves. However, the geothermal development process itself can be challenging and may involve financial risk. Precise analysis of…

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geothermal exploration method

4D Visualization As a Geothermal Exploration Method

3D Model of a geothermal area with cross sections of 3D seismic and density profile along a proposed EGS well pair. The EGS wells were planned going through microseismic from a previous stimulation study. Surface microgravity data and temperature logs from offset wells are also shown. The geothermal exploration method often involves an analysis of…

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