Paul White has worked at DGI for 36 years. He is currently the Senior Data Analyst with an emphasis on Visualization. Paul’s specialties include 3D earth modeling, 3D/4D visualization of earth science and remotely sensed data, mapping, software design, software prototyping, and project coordination.

data fusion software

The Importance of Vendor Neutrality in Data Fusion Software

For oil and gas industry professionals looking to interpret data and understand the big picture, they must turn to data fusion software. No single software product serves all the needs of those involved in the exploration, development, and recovery of hydrocarbon assets. The different software packages—Petrel or GoCAD for characterizing reservoir and field properties, SeisWorks,…

subsurface data types

The Advantages of Visualizing Subsurface Data Types for Prospect Analysis

Geoscientists know more than anyone the importance of analyzing seismic data during reservoir exploration. However, seismic datastreams are one component of a larger picture rendering accurate reservoir conditions. This is why the visualization of all subsurface data types in one central system is important for prospect analysis.  Without the capability to efficiently combine subsurface data…

collaboration in the oil and gas industry

How Data Integration Fosters Collaboration in the Oil and Gas Industry

Drilling and completion operations are commonly the most expensive phases in developing hydrocarbon assets. Successful completion requires collaboration among geophysical, well planning, drilling, and completion teams. Using their respective software tools and data, each team contributes to the overall plan and execution to reach the target and maximize recovery.  With good reason, we can claim…

integrated reservoir characterization

The Importance of Integrated Reservoir Characterization in Geologic Modelling

Hydrocarbon bearing reservoirs are complex entities. Geoscientists understand that successful recovery requires detailed knowledge of an environment that is often hidden and remote. Obtaining the most accurate understanding of these resources requires the integration of data from many different sources in many different forms to create a reservoir model that accurately characterizes the physical rock…

oil and gas production optimization software

Oil and Gas Production Optimization Software

From interpreting seismic surveys that identify the most promising hydrocarbon resources to monitoring daily fluid and pressure metrics, there are dozens of factors and activities that impact oil and gas production. Yet, the biggest challenge for asset teams is finding the means to holistically evaluate these factors, explore their interdependencies, and make modifications to optimize…

reservoir characterization and modeling

Reservoir Characterization and Modeling: The Role of 4D Seismic in Visualization and Analysis

Seismic surveys and greater computational power are allowing operators to acquire, process, and interpret geologic data more cost-effectively and provide increasingly detailed information regarding fault distribution and subsurface structures. Iterative seismic surveys conducted during the course of oil field production provide additional benefit in revealing subsurface changes that guide reservoir characterization and modeling, as well…