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CoViz 4D Overview
4D Visual Analytics
and Data Integration

Our advanced, flexible visualization environment helps you gain a deeper understanding of your surface and subsurface data, regardless of the application—energy, environment, government, or academia. The ability to rapidly integrate, visualize, and analyze diverse spatial and temporal datasets improves insight and optimizes subsequent decision making.

Quantitative Visualization
Quantitative Visualization
in CoViz 4D

CoViz 4D is a powerful team visualization tool and the premier environment for integrated Quantitative Visualization. The software includes advanced tools for rapid, integrated, quantitative analysis and study of diverse 3D and 4D data sets.

Reservoir Monitoring
4D Data Integration
for Reservoir Monitoring

CoViz 4D allows users to simultaneously view, interrogate and analyze multiple time variant data sets in a common environment. Inputs include 4D seismic surveys, reservoir simulation models / ensembles, fluid production and production tests, well events, microseismic data, and other time relevant data that are critical to reservoir management.

Synthetic Seismic Volume Generation and
Assisted History Matching

The CoViz Sim2Seis workflow allows reservoir engineers and geophysicists access to powerful and flexible synthetic seismic volume creation tools from directly within the data fusion framework. This integrated workflow delivers rapid, more easily interpreted results, resulting in better, faster seismic history matching, 4D seismic feasibility studies, and geomechanical screening.

4D Geomechanics

CoViz 4D offers a 4D Geomechanics workflow, which calculates displacement, strain, stress, and seismic time-shifts in the overburden due to thickness change in the reservoir resulting from production and injection. The 4D Geomechanics workflow utilizes analytical solutions to displacement based on reservoir compaction and enables rapid, first-order screening of overburden deformation and time-shifts.

Geospatial Analysis
Geospatial Analysis
in CoViz 4D

The CoViz 4D software excels in scene building and data integration, key components in Geospatial Analysis. Geospatial datasets frequently involve large and varied sets of data, including: topography, satellite and hyperspectral imagery, LiDAR, roads and infrastructure, hydrological information, and more.

CoViz Integrated
Well Designer

CoViz Integrated Well Designer, an optional module for use with CoViz 4D, offers quick, robust, easy-to-use well planning for non-expert well planners within the context of their geologic, geophysical, and reservoir data. Driven by the strength of the WellArchitect planning engine, CVIWD combines powerful well planning software with advanced 3D visualization capabilities.

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Dynamic Visual Analytics

for Better, Faster, and More Confident Decisions

COVIZ 4D excels in delivering quantitative co-visualization of 2D, 3D, and 4D data in a variety of industries and application areas.

Our advanced, flexible visualization environment helps you gain a deeper understanding of your surface and subsurface data, regardless of the application—energy, environment, government, or academia. The ability to rapidly integrate, visualize, and analyze diverse spatial and temporal datasets improves insight and optimizes subsequent decision making.

One major usage area for CoViz 4D is subsurface reservoir management, in both onshore and offshore fields. Understanding the changing response of a hydrocarbon reservoir over time is critical for optimizing development decisions and subsequent production. CoViz 4D makes it possible for multi-disciplinary asset teams to simultaneously view and interrogate all available data from seismic to simulation, regardless of the original data source. The understanding gained through data fusion is powerful in 3D and increases enormously when all 4D temporal data can also be integrated. The unique temporal functionality in CoViz 4D allows users to visualize and understand how development decisions affect the reservoir throughout the history of a field.

Alongside reservoir management, CoViz 4D has optional modules for seismic forward modeling (Sim2Seis), 4D Geomechanics, and sophisticated well planning.

Integration of multi-disciplinary data, including reservoir simulation, 4D seismic, seismic attribute extractions, structure model, and production data. Data Used with Permission of Owner.

COVIZ 4D leads the industry in providing dynamic visual analytics for reservoir surveillance and management.

Staged hydraulic fracturing job for a horizontal well showing scaled microseismic events within the context of the reservoir; flowback tracer data and an Earth model are also shown.

A second major usage area for CoViz 4D is in Geospatial Analysis / surface studies. Geospatial datasets often include large volumes of diverse data such as topography, imagery, vegetation, and infrastructure from a wide variety of sources. CoViz 4D is the premiere platform for solving any data integration and analysis challenge; the software includes automated workflows for reading and integrating surface datasets, including very large LiDAR datasets and hyperspectral imagery, to build a complete scene. Specialized tools allow for qualitative and quantitative investigations such as:

  • Ground terrain studies (slope, aspect)
  • Assessing changing relationships between objects over time
  • Image differencing
  • On-the-fly route / mission planning
  • Threat assessment
  • Mission updating and rehearsal

Any data introduced to CoViz 4D, whether surface or subsurface, can be analyzed and interrogated using sophisticated Quantitative Visualization methods. This allows the quantitative comparison of spatially and temporally coincident, yet geometrically dissimilar, datasets. Outputs include statistical plots, time-series charts, or a variety of advanced customizable processes available to users via our easy-to-use Developers’ Toolkit.

Jacksonville, Florida, Naval Air Station—LiDAR merged with aerial photo. LiDAR data generated by the Florida Division of Emergency Management (FDEM), Department of Commerce (DOC), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), National Ocean Service (NOS), and Coastal Services Center (CSC). Aerial photo from the Florida Division of Emergency Management, 2007.


CoViz 4D 13.0

offers vastly expanded support for DGI multigrid files; On-the-fly arithmetic in reservoir simulation time-series plots; New options for effective stress treatment in Sim2Pem; Cloud-native data loading support for select file types; Extensive new features and performance around LiDAR data.


Practical Example of Data Integration in a PRM Environment, BC-10, Brazil

Hesham Ebaid, Kanglin Wang, Marcelo Seixas, Gautam Kumar, Graham Brew and Tracy Mashiotta examine enhanced workflows and solutions for optimizing the utility of Permanent Reservoir Monitoring data in a deepwater setting.


Working With the 4th Dimension

Graham Brew, Dynamic Graphics, Inc., USA, and Jane Wheelwright, Dynamic Graphics, Ltd, UK, discuss the integration of 4D seismic data into the reservoir management workflow.


Visualizing the Reservoir

A solution that offers a dynamic, temporal visualization environment for data fusion and integrated reservoir surveillance.


Visualizing Everything at Once

Dynamic Graphics has developed a tool which can visualize multiple datasets from an oil field simultaneously in 3D and 4D—from an overall view of the basin to a view of the individual wells and reservoirs—and you can see how it changed over time as well.


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