data protection oil and gas industry

Maintaining Data Protection in the Oil and Gas Industry During Analysis

Data associated with hydrocarbon assets are vital to efficient recovery. At every step of the reservoir lifecycle, data provide reservoir teams with insight to help understand subsurface structures and conditions, evaluate alternative development strategies, and closely monitor operations. Innovations in seismic, drilling, and wellbore technology are generating ever-greater volumes of reservoir and operational data. Sophisticated,…

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risk management in oil and gas industry

Improve Drilling Accuracy and Efficiency with Integrated WITSML Data

Well-site Information Transfer Standard Markup Language (WITSML) is the industry standard for transferring well site information (obtained via MWD and LWD tools) in an XML format from drilling rigs to other locations. Data obtained from disparate surface and downhole tools can be collected and centrally managed by WITSML servers. With the proper software, these data…

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oil and gas production data analysis

Conducting Oil and Gas Production Data Analysis in Unconventional Reservoirs

When conducting oil and gas data production analysis, engineers typically examine differing production volumes from various frac stages in a well. And while examining unstimulated and stimulated reservoir volumes (SRV) is integral, the geologic, petrophysical, geophysical, and engineering data should also be analyzed to form a complete characterization of a reservoir. In order to form…

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drilling data analytics

Using Drilling Data Analytics to Improve Drilling Performance

When drilling engineers are looking for insights that lead to improved drilling performance, they often turn to drilling data analytics. Those critical insights come in the form of drilling data that paints a realistic picture of subsurface conditions, steering engineers in the right direction during a drilling campaign. By integrating drilling data with other multidisciplinary…

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oil and gas data

Preventing the Loss of Valuable Oil and Gas Data

Today, oil and gas data can be as valuable as the hydrocarbon assets they characterize. Access to relevant data greatly enhances an asset team’s ability to assess economic potential, plan development, and accurately monitor reservoir performance. Individual datasets—seismic, petrophysical, simulations, cuttings, well logs, production—describe the evolving reservoir conditions. These data are the domains of a…

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borehole data analysis

Enhancing Borehole Data Analysis Through Multi-Dataset Visualization

Borehole data obtained during a drilling process can greatly improve the understanding of evolving reservoir characteristics and conditions. Drilling logs and sensor data such as gamma ray, resistivity, and dipmeter can provide engineers with a wealth of additional geologic detail associated with a borehole. When newly-acquired borehole datasets are combined with existing reservoir data, then…

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well collision avoidance

Well-Collision Avoidance: Mitigating Risk in Mature Field Development

When developing well-collision avoidance strategies, petroleum professionals should rely on data integration and visualization to aid in well planning. Enhanced visualization gives engineers the ability to see more of the subsurface and provides them with additional opportunities to prevent drilling into danger zones or colliding with established wells. There are two software tools that asset…

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petroleum planning and analysis

How Visualization Is Changing Petroleum Planning and Analysis

The ability to visualize data that characterize a wide array of subsurface conditions and environments, including geology, lithology, geophysics, wellbores, casings, completions, oil, gas, water, and production data is dramatically changing the way engineers approach petroleum planning and analysis. Beginning with initial seismic surveys and building an archive of data generated throughout the life of…

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