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…

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…

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 range…

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…

subsurface data analysis

Subsurface Data Analysis and Visualization: Exploring Spatial and Temporal Diversity

Subsurface data analysis requires software that offers great flexibility. In terms of visualization, a precise level of detail is required, especially when magnifying spatial data. To obtain further analysis, it’s often beneficial when a software package has temporal features that allow users to examine subsurface conditions ranging from milliseconds to years. Because oil and gas…

oil and gas project life cycle

Oil and Gas Project Life Cycle: Why Software Agility Matters in Optimizing Field Analysis

In any oil and gas project life cycle significant amounts of data are collected throughout all phases—exploration, drilling, early development, infilling, maturity, and decommissioning. These data are vital to understanding and interpreting field characteristics and supporting optimized planning and operations during every phase of the life cycle. As data from development wells are collected, they…