wellbore trajectory planning

Understanding the Role of Data Integration in Wellbore Trajectory Planning

Geologic complexity and a maze of existing wellbores can challenge the best well planners to navigate subsurface environments and determine the optimum wellbore trajectories for new, sidetrack, multilateral, or infill wells. Well planners share the responsibility with geologists, geophysicists, and drilling engineers to minimize drilling risks while cost-effectively reaching targets. The volume and variety of…

mature field production optimization

An Integrated Approach to Mature Field Production Optimization

Among the many challenges of managing a mature oil field is the need to obtain as accurate as possible an understanding of its remaining recovery potential. Greater accuracy in assessing characteristics that influence recovery—geologic changes, rate of saturation, water cut, microseismic events, aging infrastructure—enables reservoir teams to make better decisions regarding mature field production optimization.…

integrated asset modeling

Optimizing Production With Integrated Asset Modeling

Integrated asset modeling covers the spectrum of reservoir development and ongoing operations activities. It can focus on optimization of daily production in a single well or be as expansive as making strategic portfolio management decisions. The wealth of data acquired or generated throughout a field’s lifecycle and use of multiple software tools facilitate a detailed…

reservoir characterization and modeling

Overcoming the Challenge of Complex Reservoir Characterization

Engineers and geoscientists know more than anyone about the challenges associated with complex reservoir characterization, especially in systems such as unconventionals, carbonates, and sands. Continuous monitoring entails the provision of new data which must be assimilated with existing information to achieve a full analytical profile of the reservoir in question. What’s needed is a visual…

seismic survey interpretation

Enhancing Seismic Survey Interpretation With Data Integration

Improved interpretations of seismic surveys are achieved when additional, relevant subsurface data are integrated with seismic data to provide better context for the analysis. However, the challenge of integrating the volume and variety of available seismic, geologic, petrophysical, wellbore, and production data into a single environment for analysis is often the greatest barrier to obtaining…

standardization in oil and gas industry

Improving Upon Standardization in the Oil and Gas Industry

Standardization brings many benefits to the oil and gas industry. The established WITSML standard and the coming OSDU data platform both facilitate easier access, integration, processing, and sharing of data. Leading industry software tools from Schlumberger and Landmark have become de facto standards for acquiring, managing, and analyzing data. Software products like CoViz 4D from…

temporal data analysis

The Value of Temporal Data Analysis in Reservoir Management

Geologic structures, subsurface conditions, and reservoir production are described by a combination of diverse datasets generated or acquired throughout the reservoir lifecycle. Over time, these datasets essentially depict the reservoir evolution. Unfortunately, data diversity, proprietary formats, different timesteps, and discipline-specific software used to manage and analyze these datasets inherently limit their value. Individually, datasets tell…