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…

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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…

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non-spatial data analysis

Accommodating Non-Spatial Data Analysis in Decision-Making Workflows

Non-spatial data analysis is just as important as analyzing spatial data during hydrocarbon asset development planning. The combination of non-spatial data and varying streams of spatial data leads to better, faster, and more confident decisions. That’s why data visualization software is so crucial, as it combines spatial and non-spatial data into simplified viewing formats. The…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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,…

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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…

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