Reservoir engineers build simulation models based on geological models, well logs, seismic data, oil and gas production data, and with a good dose of intuition. Engineers iterate the model building process to generate models that best match the production history, often generating an ensemble of models, each with certain variations, to better understand the uncertainty. A thorough comprehension of the production data and its integration with other data helps reservoir engineers develop more accurate and useful reservoir simulation models. The better the models match actual reservoir conditions, the better the predictions of future production. The reservoir simulation model, in conjunction with other available data and models, provides the backbone for effective field development.
Mature fields often have massive, disparate datasets that are nearly impossible to fully interrogate and cross-correlate manually. Most discipline-specific software packages cannot integrate data from other software packages, leading to co-visualization challenges and a lack of understanding of detailed field relationships. DGI’s CoViz 4D can merge many data types seamlessly and has the capability to visualize them in 3D or 4D. The software provides new ways for users to visualize and analyze traditional data to obtain detailed and precise 3D visualizations of fields and reservoir characteristics. Using enhanced 3D visualization and 4D temporal animation, CoViz 4D offers a complete view of the field at any stage and its associated data including:
- Seismic volumes (including time-lapse)
- Seismic attributes
- Well data
- Drilling hazards
- Production data (cumulative and instantaneous)
- Geologic models
- Property models
- Reservoir simulation models
The true data integration within CoViz 4D provides reservoir engineers and geoscientists with a collaborative environment that solves some of the industry’s toughest field challenges. This integration enhances workflows and reduces manual hours devoted to analysis—highlighting the most pertinent pieces of information to foster better decision-making.
Production Visualization and Field Development
Once the areas of the highest production potential are determined, additional development wells can be targeted and planned using DGI’s WellArchitect software. WellArchitect offers advanced well planning using straightforward spreadsheets and the ability to visualize designed well trajectories in 3D with an associated Earth model (and other data) to easily foresee potential collision or geologic hazard problems. It also has the ability to monitor wells being drilled and pre-predict wellpaths and target interceptions.
Oil and Gas Production Data with CoViz 4D
CoViz 4D, a data visualization analytics software from Dynamic Graphics, Inc., provides the necessary visualization tools that combine production data with other datasets, providing a clearer understanding of surface and subsurface conditions. It can consolidate complex data forms into a single viewing hub for team members to comprehend easily. To learn more about CoViz 4D, contact our team.