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.

real time drilling data analysis

How Real Time Drilling Data Analysis and Visualization Reduce Targeting Risks

Maximizing the recovery of hydrocarbon assets begins with a detailed understanding of geologic, geophysical, and petrophysical characteristics of the reservoir provided by seismic surveys, well tests, and reservoir models. With that information in hand, reservoir and drilling engineers can evaluate various wellpath options with the goal of reaching the target zone in the most cost-efficient…

drilling data analytics

Using Drilling Data Analytics to Improve Drilling Performance

When drilling engineers are looking for insights that lead to improved drilling performance, they often turn to drilling data analytics. Those critical insights come in the form of drilling data that paints a realistic picture of subsurface conditions, steering engineers in the right direction during a drilling campaign. By integrating drilling data with other multidisciplinary…

oil and gas data

Preventing the Loss of Valuable Oil and Gas Data

Today, oil and gas data can be as valuable as the hydrocarbon assets they characterize. Access to relevant data greatly enhances an asset team’s ability to assess economic potential, plan development, and accurately monitor reservoir performance. Individual datasets—seismic, petrophysical, simulations, cuttings, well logs, production—describe the evolving reservoir conditions. These data are the domains of a…

borehole data analysis

Enhancing Borehole Data Analysis Through Multi-Dataset Visualization

Borehole data obtained during a drilling process can greatly improve the understanding of evolving reservoir characteristics and conditions. Drilling logs and sensor data such as gamma ray, resistivity, and dipmeter can provide engineers with a wealth of additional geologic detail associated with a borehole. When newly-acquired borehole datasets are combined with existing reservoir data, then…

petroleum planning and analysis

How Visualization Is Changing Petroleum Planning and Analysis

The ability to visualize data that characterize a wide array of subsurface conditions and environments, including geology, lithology, geophysics, wellbores, casings, completions, oil, gas, water, and production data is dramatically changing the way engineers approach petroleum planning and analysis. Beginning with initial seismic surveys and building an archive of data generated throughout the life of…

well performance comparison

Well Performance Comparison: The Benefits of Integrated Data Visualization & Analysis

Modern seismic, drilling, and production technologies allow petroleum engineers to generate or acquire substantial volumes of data that characterize well performance—from initial exploration up to yesterday’s production metrics. These data can provide valuable insight when reservoir engineers are considering wells to be drilled into offset prospects or wells drilled to extend an existing producing reservoir.…