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Ease-of-Use is a Critical Factor in Subsurface Data Integration

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Engineers know about the massive undertaking needed to interpret various data streams from many disciplines. The process not only has the potential to bear a heavy cost but it can also waste vital time needed to extract the best data possible. And, the learning curve can be a daunting task as team members attempt to streamline workflows efficiently.
When it comes to subsurface data integration, the answer to these quandaries is co-visualization software, as it combines data from all disciplines into a single viewing package for all parties to see flawlessly. With data visualization software, users can spend more time analyzing data instead of sifting through it. Users can get a comprehensive picture of reservoir conditions without having to rely on multiple software packages.

Obtain Subsurface Data Organization

Multiple data types are par for the course in the O&G industry, but old-fashioned data management strategies may absorb more time than many realize. And, the time it takes for contractors to gather the data and process it in a specific format is a burden that operators can ill afford, especially in the event of crucial bids and tight deadlines. What’s worse is that the different software packages may have different formats—preventing the user from reading the data if they can’t accommodate the specific format. The contrasting formats make it harder for users to combine data streams.
Software packages may also fail to consider the many disciplines—geological, geophysical, petrophysical, and engineering—involved when it comes to achieving a comprehensive analysis. These fields also involve teammates from other departments, whose cooperation is necessary to successfully analyze subsurface conditions. Everyone on the team must understand the data presented; otherwise, the team suffers greatly as teammates require additional time to understand the information.
Operators need a single software package that combines various data streams accordingly. Software designed for specific disciplines may not have the same outcomes as data visualization software capable of integration. Dataset integration in one environment allows team members from other departments to access the data of their profession, in addition to information from other disciplines. As a result, all team members have a full-view picture of the project to better understand reservoir profiles.

Subsurface Data Integration Simplifies Workflow

Efficient software is especially pertinent in terms of extracting vital information from changing reservoir conditions over time. In this case, the optimization of developmental decisions and production strategies is paramount. Data visualization software allows users to view and interpret data from asset development teams while enhancing visual clarity for seismic and simulation models. In a 3D or 4D capacity, users can implement the temporal features to see how management decisions affect the projects. With these capabilities, users can also obtain simulation modeling, seismic modeling, well planning, and 4D geomechanics.
The 4D geomechanics is especially noteworthy due to the possibility of thickness changes in the reservoir. The software can capture the shifts in real-time while calculating such attributes as displacements or time-shifts. From there, the software can merge with other data streams—such as 4D seismic data—to fast-track acoustic data. In terms of workflow, teams can analyze 4D geomechanical attributes without the use of manual modeling procedures that can consume time and money.
The flexibility of data visualization software allows a smooth integration of additional datasets into existing visualization models. And, users can view the indispensable data, regardless of its source, and that data can be integrated into the model with ease. The same procedure applies to comparisons, with the software sending data back to the reservoir simulations to update the seismic history matching scheme. Then, analysts have a wide array of options at their disposal, such as:
  • immediate volumetric calculations
  • calculations of differences over time
  • back-interpolation between spatial and temporal overlapping data
  • capturing and exporting results from quantitative analysis
Efficient workflows allow users to look for results instead of finding the most important data points to analyze. A complete understanding of a reservoir’s status means faster decisions that allow teammates to present key pieces of information with ease. Data visualization is also the best tool that helps analysts find the best solutions to some of the industry’s toughest challenges.

When it comes to subsurface data integration, the answer to these quandaries is co-visualization software, as it combines data from all disciplines into a single viewing package for all parties to see flawlessly.

Subsurface Data Integration with CoViz 4D

Subsurface data integration across a variety of disciplines and formats is achievable through CoViz 4D. With CoViz 4D, analysts will receive stellar visuals that provide a complete rendering of reservoirs, including enhanced analytical tools that lead to smarter decision-making. And, this integrated software solution allows team members to access the data with ease and help them interpret data from other disciplines. To make hydrocarbon campaigns work, teammates must understand the situation, fostering a productive work environment that nurtures creative solutions to obstacles.

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CoViz 4D, a data visualization analytics software from Dynamic Graphics, Inc., combines data from many disciplines into a single environment that further illuminates reservoir conditions. The software can combine many subsurface data types across multiple formats while processing the data in a digestible manner for viewers. Contact our team today to learn how subsurface integration can benefit your operational endeavors.

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