seismic data visualization

4D Seismic Data Visualization: Why the 4th Dimension Is Just As Important As the Other Three

Visualization of subsurface data associated with hydrocarbon assets has evolved from the acquisition of millions of seismic data points (1D) that create two-dimensional (2D) images showing subsurface geology, to three-dimensional (3D) seismic data visualizations. The level of detail continually improves with more precise data acquisition capabilities, ever-greater data volumes, and sophisticated processing algorithms. Although 3D…

data fusion software

The Importance of Vendor Neutrality in Data Fusion Software

For oil and gas industry professionals looking to interpret data and understand the big picture, they must turn to data fusion software. No single software product serves all the needs of those involved in the exploration, development, and recovery of hydrocarbon assets. The different software packages—Petrel or GoCAD for characterizing reservoir and field properties, SeisWorks,…

subsurface data types

The Advantages of Visualizing Subsurface Data Types for Prospect Analysis

Geoscientists know more than anyone the importance of analyzing seismic data during reservoir exploration. However, seismic datastreams are one component of a larger picture rendering accurate reservoir conditions. This is why the visualization of all subsurface data types in one central system is important for prospect analysis. Without the capability to efficiently combine subsurface data…

collaboration in the oil and gas industry

How Data Integration Fosters Collaboration in the Oil and Gas Industry

Drilling and completion operations are commonly the most expensive phases in developing hydrocarbon assets. Successful completion requires collaboration among geophysical, well planning, drilling, and completion teams. Using their respective software tools and data, each team contributes to the overall plan and execution to reach the target and maximize recovery. With good reason, we can claim…

oil and gas technology trends

3 Oil and Gas Technology Trends That Are Improving the Industry

In our close collaboration with asset teams, we’ve noticed three oil and gas technology trends, all related to the role of data in helping increase economic returns from hydrocarbon assets. The instrumentation of assets involved in the exploration and production generate significantly greater volumes of detailed geophysical and operational data than ever before. Geoscientists are…

integrated reservoir characterization

The Importance of Integrated Reservoir Characterization in Geologic Modelling

Hydrocarbon bearing reservoirs are complex entities. Geoscientists understand that successful recovery requires detailed knowledge of an environment that is often hidden and remote. Obtaining the most accurate understanding of these resources requires the integration of data from many different sources in many different forms to create a reservoir model that accurately characterizes the physical rock…