how to increase oil well production

How to Increase Oil Well Production Through Reservoir Analytics

When determining how to increase oil well production, analysts must consider the ways in which production can be improved through reservoir analytics. By analyzing surface and subsurface data, potential roadblocks—such as sediment clogging, condensate blocks, and reservoir compartmentalization—that stymie production can be reduced or even eliminated. To thoroughly visualize such issues, analysts should rely on…

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seismic forward modeling

An Integrated Approach to Seismic Forward Modeling

Seismic forward modeling is an important step to better understand complex subsurface conditions when using 3D, and especially 4D, seismic data. However, to fully appreciate the impact of the modeling results, data integration is required to set the findings in their full and correct context. Analysts are well aware of the challenges of sifting through…

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how to improve hydraulic fracturing

How to Improve Hydraulic Fracturing With Data Visualization & Analysis

Achieving more optimum, cost-effective recovery from unconventional reservoirs—particularly at a time when independents are cautious about these investments—begins with an in-depth analysis of subsurface conditions. These conditions, which are critical inputs for frac design and production planning, are characterized by such data as: formation lithology, porosity, permeability, modulus, compressibility data from core samples and drilling…

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seismic exploration

Seismic Exploration: Understanding the Importance of Data Integration

Efficient seismic exploration requires comprehensive data integration. When exploring mature or immature fields, the integration of production and geoscience data is one of the most important steps of the analytic process. The integration of such data will help team members understand the information presented to them, fostering a collaborative environment. With the ability to visualize…

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microseismic data interpretation

Advanced Technology for Microseismic Data Interpretation

Thousands of shale wells throughout the United States have performed below expectations, raising questions about the strength and profitability of fracking, notes The Wall Street Journal. One of the main reasons for this concern is the inability to determine how far a fracking event has spread underground. In order to visualize these microseismic events, asset…

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reservoir performance analysis

Reservoir Performance Analysis: Obtaining the Complete Picture

Accurate reservoir performance analysis requires a detailed understanding of the correlations among multiple factors, guided by the experience and expertise of a multi-disciplined team. The sizeable financial outlays in exploration, drilling, and production demand optimum efficiency to maximize the return on investment. Throughout the life of a reservoir, operators have the opportunity to monitor development…

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well log data

Visualizing Well Log Data to Understand Reservoir Performance

To ensure accurate characterization of reservoir conditions and to maximize efficient and cost-effective decision-making, the integration of many sources of data, including well log data, fluid production data, and geologic models is required. Often, the sheer volume of data generated is a significant challenge to the process, as geoscientists and engineers work to combine and…

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reservoir surveillance

Reservoir Surveillance: Understanding the Role of Data Integration in a PRM Environment

Permanent Reservoir Monitoring (PRM) produces large amounts of time-lapse seismic data that must be merged cohesively to procure the necessary data points that analysts need for sufficient reservoir surveillance. In order to obtain a better understanding of the reservoir, analysts must be able to seamlessly integrate these diverse datasets into one viewing environment. An Example…

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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…

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