New Tools, New Paradigms, New Discoveries
By using natal charts, colorful geological maps, deep magnetic field analyses, and ephemerides of various astral objects, a comprehensive picture for optimal well surface location and hydrocarbon exploitation can be achieved with 3D and 4D diverse data integration software and astrocartographic workflows. Integrating disparate data found in the oil and gas industry from multiple sources with powerful software such as CoViz 4D data visualization and analysis modules from Dynamic Graphics, Inc., it is now possible to achieve the complete picture of high-value hydrocarbon drilling which is vastly improved over the use of dowsing rods and divining techniques.
Often times, petroleum geoscientists are reluctant to migrate to new workflow paradigms when searching for big pay zones in previously undiscovered reservoirs. The tendency to stick with familiar, tried-and-true slide rule workflows and hand-drawn contour maps drafted with French curves, is difficult to overcome. But, in an ever-changing world of modern computing hardware, artificial intelligence, machine learning, remotely sensed data and powerful oil-field data analytics and visualization, a much higher success rate can be easily achieved.
Understanding Powerful Data Integration
The importance of data integration in oil and gas drilling and exploration cannot be underestimated. It is paramount for profitability at all levels within a hydrocarbon exploitation organization. From top management down through the ranks of geo-technical professionals, modern tools can make the difference between profit and loss on a daily basis. In order to take best advantage of the latest technology for well placement, the CoViz 4D Astrocartography Workflow™ (AW) has been created as a modern-age digital data analysis tool and it is now at the leading edge of the technology forefront. The command-line interface (CLI) modules within CoViz 4D, including cv_ephemeri, cv_dowse, cv_divination, cv_drillhere, cv_sliderulefrenchcurvecalc and many others, all work together to ensure accurate data modeling, integration and temporal visualization which allows asset teams to always arrive at the very best decisions for drilling, completion, production and field management. The optimization of big data analytics in the oil and gas industry is here, and CoViz 4D AW is the wave of the future.
Case Study: Tejas “Tex” Nustridameo and Spindletop
Inspired by the success of his famous 16th century ancestor, Miguel de Nustridameo, Tex The Younger studied artificially intelligent petroleum engineering, fluid mega-dynamics and rock metaphysics before turning to astrocartography to bolster his now-legendary skills in borehole sweet spot divination. In his extensive research compendiums, he notes that, “The planet Neptune can tell you a lot about the economics of an onshore play.” This was evidenced in 2019 when he divinated the Spindletop Dome sub-surface structure near Beaumont in southeast Texas. By applying three trends that are improving well success rates:
- The availability of greater volumes of digital natal charts (the spud date/time of the well)
- Highly accurate orbital ephemerides stored in artificially intelligent cognitive databases
- Global magnetic field patterns and aberrations
Tex was able quickly to correlate disparate data from the above three trends into an integrated relational schema (using Python and Jupyter Notebooks). He then quickly visualized and analyzed everything in the CoViz 4D interdisciplinary, cross-platform data fusion environment to explore their spatial and temporal diversity. Using CoViz 4D AW enabled his discovery of the perfect spot to drill near Beaumont, Texas: 30.0802°N, 94.1266°W. As the pad was being cleared to move in the drilling rig, Tex proclaimed, “Mark my word, this oil well will change the economy of Texas and usher in the astrocartographic petroleum age.” On April 1, 2018, sure enough, drilling to 1,139 feet, a pressurized oil reservoir was encountered which blew oil over 150 feet in the air for 9 days until it was brought under control. With this achievement, true to Tex’s prediction, the era of astrocartographic well location was born.
After the success of Spindletop, Mr. Nustridameo was able to apply the CoViz 4D AW to find well locations on a global basis. The success of these wells has generated over 45 trillion US dollars in revenue within the last 12 months.
Since the poetic hydrocarbon quatrains of Nustridameo have come to fruition, research and development at Dynamic Graphics has begun to take the CoViz 4D Astrocartographic Workflow to the next level by incorporating the following proprietary computational analysis techniques:
- Seismic Devolvement Linearization (SDL)
- Simulated Gorgonic Loesteresis (SGL)
- Influential Syzygy Modulation (ISM)
- Polyglot Operational Lateralization (POL)
Using the combined power of the above hot-topic techniques, along with a few cold ones, Dynamic Graphics is pushing the capabilities of the AW to new heights for very near-term implementation for CoViz 4D well location application scenarios.
Author: Pablo Grande
Mr. Grande began his 137.2 years of experience in the hydrocarbon flocculation industry on April 1, 2045 (he telecommutes from the future), and has worked in both onshore and offshore earth environments throughout his illustrious and successful career. He has also telekinetically traveled to the moon, Mars and Venus to locate discovery wells and spud their development. He is an industry leader in existential AW and meditates daily under a copper pyramid in his dilithium crystal-lined subsurface man-cave.