Integrating reservoir simulation, seismic, streamline analysis, wellbore completions and production data in a 4D spatio-temporal viewing and analysis environment such as CoViz 4D can greatly enhance reservoir understanding and improve decision making. Data used by permission of owner.
Across many industries, the need for an analysis of data over time and space is increasing. Spatio-temporal data enhances the understanding of how the industry-specific objects interact and move in space across a specific period of time. For instance, in the oil and gas industry, spatio-temporal data allows the tracking of fluid migration which can be analyzed to assist in locating underperforming wells.
For scientists and engineers to easily identify and analyze the changes through time, the ability to visualize the various 3D datasets with time can be advantageous. Data integration and visualization software aids in the comprehensive analysis of 4D spatio-temporal data.
Integration for Spatio-Temporal Data Analysis
A 3D collection of geospatial data and models can allow many types of analysis in co-located space and the inclusion of temporal information can enable analysis over time. For asset teams to get a complete picture, the integration of these spatial and temporal datasets into a single viewing environment is essential. A 4D spatio-temporal data collection is able to present the 3D configuration of spatial attributes with a series of temporal attributes of spatially gridded 3D datasets. As a whole entity, this 4D dataset is able to depict the evolution of the variable within the space through time.
The evolution of gridded data models is typically a result of physical processes that are a time differential of energy or material content variation. With visualization and analysis, scientists and engineers can effectively correlate the various 3D datasets, identify variations, and make a quantitative analysis of these changes over time.
The Visualization of 4D Spatio-Temporal Data
Visualization of spatio-temporal data allows asset teams to gather multi-dimensional information specific to a parameter. Software such as CoViz 4D facilitates integrated 4D spatio-temporal visualization and analysis by:
- Merging large- and small-scale data for a comprehensive analysis
- Fostering capability to combine 3D/4D seismic data and other temporal data in a single environment for integrated analysis
- Detecting change and analyzing trends by recognizing patterns over time
- Integrating diverse data to visualize with the reservoir simulation models for understanding the dynamic behavior of the reservoir
- Performing historical matching to estimate uncertainties
- Detecting anomalies that could compromise production
CoViz 4D: Advanced Visualization of 4D Spatio-Temporal Data Interaction
CoViz 4D is a uniquely and ideally suited visualization and analysis solution for the evaluation of a large variety of 4D spatio-temporal data. The software allows cross-plotting of seismic and reservoir simulation grids with temporal grids to visualize changes over time. Temporal animation allows engineers and geoscientists to observe the temporal evolution of well status or hydrocarbon flow. The ability to visualize and analyze 4D spatio-temporal data allows asset teams to make an accurate decision regarding development and production estimation.