well log data

Visualizing Well Log Data to Understand Reservoir Performance

To ensure accurate characterization of reservoir conditions and to maximize efficient and cost-effective decision-making, the integration of many sources of data, including well log data, fluid production data, and geologic models is required. Often, the sheer volume of data generated is a significant challenge to the process, as geoscientists and engineers work to combine and…

reservoir surveillance

Reservoir Surveillance: Understanding the Role of Data Integration in a PRM Environment

Permanent Reservoir Monitoring (PRM) produces large amounts of time-lapse seismic data that must be merged cohesively to procure the necessary data points that analysts need for sufficient reservoir surveillance. In order to obtain a better understanding of the reservoir, analysts must be able to seamlessly integrate these diverse datasets into one viewing environment.  An Example…

hydraulic fracturing in unconventional reservoirs

Understanding Hydraulic Fracturing in Unconventional Reservoirs Through Microseismic Data Visualization

Hydraulic fracturing is the best way to extract resources from unconventional reservoirs, but operators need a mechanism that points them in the right direction. Microseismic data allow users to visualize the status of the frac, giving operators enough leeway to course-correct where necessary and make the appropriate decisions that will streamline the campaign. Operators can…

oil field production optimization

Oil Field Production Optimization: Exploring the Role of Seismic Amplitude Analysis

The characterization of subsurface conditions is vital when it comes to oil field production optimization. Production from a reservoir changes the initial relative volumes and saturations of oil, gas, and water contained within that reservoir. To make the best decisions during operations, analysts need clear visuals that can highlight these subsurface changes and superb analytic…

mature field development

Enhancing Mature Field Development for Bypassed Pay Extraction

Analyzing several individual, temporally-spaced datasets is the basis for defining bypassed pay in mature field development. Bypassed pay identification requires the use of several individual datasets that have been simultaneously acquired throughout the productive life of a field. Analysts need software with the capability to integrate these datasets into a single viewing system. Data visualization…

predictive analytics in oil and gas industry

Predictive Analytics in the Oil and Gas Industry Aids in Refining Estimated Ultimate Recovery Analysis

Predictive analytics in the oil and gas industry is a vital tool that allows analysts to assess the full composition of recoverable reserves. Without a good understanding of the field, analysts can miss lucrative reserve locations and overlook potential hazards that could hamper operations.  The solution is a production history matching workflow that creates a…

seismic history matching

Seismic History Matching: Analyzing and Validating Reservoir Models with 4D Visualization

  4D seismic surveys play a vital role in monitoring oil and gas fields. Acquired data provide spatial information regarding changes that occur during the course of production. This information is used to update reservoir simulation models, increase the reliability of production forecasts, and improve field management. Seismic history matching requires integration of a wide…

oil and gas production data

How the Visualization of Oil and Gas Production Data Enhances Field Development and Reservoir Management

Reservoir engineers build reservoir simulation models from geological models, well logs, seismic data, oil and gas production data, and with a good dose of intuition. They must iterate the model building process to generate models that best match the production history. Often, they will generate a collection of models, each matching the production history. A…

OSDU

OSDU Leverages Cloud Technologies to Simplify Data Access

The evolution of technology in oil and gas is producing an increasing number of data sources, massive data volumes, and discipline-specific software programs to analyze those data. Powerful software packages support the needs of geologists, geophysicists, drilling teams, and reservoir and production engineers, providing critical insight into the planning and operations associated with oil and…