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.

integrated operations in the oil and gas industry

Enhancing Integrated Operations in the Oil and Gas Industry Through Visualization

Efficient oilfield development requires a multidisciplinary team that consists of geologists; geophysicists; reservoir, drilling, facility, production, and logistics engineers; and more. This phase of operations is where the majority of the data is acquired and requires the most investment capital. When looking to enhance this phase of operations to maximize recovery, petroleum professionals need to…

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The Use of Tracers in Oil and Gas Industry for Better Reservoir Surveillance

Tracer technology for the oil and gas industry has become an increasingly important tool for reservoir surveying and monitoring. Tracers can help portray reservoir characteristics more clearly, depict fluid pathways, reveal communication—planned or unexpected—between wells, and provide better estimates of remaining oil saturation. Tracer technology in oil and gas has become indispensable for showing fluid…

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Reservoir Data Analysis: Visualizing Reservoir Pressure for Asset Development

Nearly every asset management team contends with the difficulties in well pressure management. Thankfully, advancements in technology have made it easier to mitigate risk and manage potential hazards associated with reservoir pressure fluctuations. These same advancements have contributed to the increase in well completions over the past few years, as reported by the American Petroleum…

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How to Increase Oil Well Production Through Reservoir Analytics

When determining how to increase oil well production, analysts must consider the ways in which production can be improved through reservoir analytics. By analyzing surface and subsurface data, potential roadblocks—such as sediment clogging, condensate blocks, and reservoir compartmentalization—that stymie production can be reduced or even eliminated. To thoroughly visualize such issues, analysts should rely on…

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An Integrated Approach to Seismic Forward Modeling

Seismic forward modeling is an important step to better understand complex subsurface conditions when using 3D, and especially 4D, seismic data. However, to fully appreciate the impact of the modeling results, data integration is required to set the findings in their full and correct context. Analysts are well aware of the challenges of sifting through…

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How to Improve Hydraulic Fracturing With Data Visualization & Analysis

Achieving more optimum, cost-effective recovery from unconventional reservoirs—particularly at a time when independents are cautious about these investments—begins with an in-depth analysis of subsurface conditions. These conditions, which are critical inputs for frac design and production planning, are characterized by such data as: formation lithology, porosity, permeability, modulus, compressibility data from core samples and drilling…