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Analysis of the latest news, trends, and technology from the oil and gas industry

Enhancing Oil Well Completion Design Through Co-Visualization

Co-visualization of geologic and petrophysical models in conjunction with 4D seismic and offset wells can provide better reservoir understanding for completions to maximize productionNearly every step in the development of a reservoir is critical in achieving the goal...

4D Seismic Data Visualization: Why the 4th Dimension Is Just As Important As the Other Three

One seismic cube out of a time-lapse series shown with the velocity cube, different geologic models, reservoir simulation grid, production data, and well paths, completions and logs. Putting all this 3D and 4D data into a single environment provides a coherent history...

The Importance of Integrated Reservoir Characterization in Geologic Modelling

Hydrocarbon bearing reservoirs are complex entities. Geoscientists understand that successful recovery requires detailed knowledge of an environment that is often hidden and remote. Obtaining the most accurate understanding of these resources requires the integration...

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...

4D Comparative Analysis of Seismic Reflection Data

Seismic reflection data have been utilized in the oil and gas industry and other geological studies to identify subsurface characteristics, calling attention to prevalent uncertainty and variations. The data is dependent upon the presence of acoustical contrasts...

Integrating Mud Pulse Telemetry Data for Monitoring Drilling Operations

Because of the inherent uncertainty and risk in the process, drilling operations account for a significant share of expenses in the development of oil and gas reservoirs. However, the wealth of geological and petrophysical data available to reservoir engineers can significantly reduce drilling risks.
Seismic Reservoir Monitoring Through Visualization

Seismic Reservoir Monitoring Through Visualization

A 3D view of a reservoir with seismic integrated with geologic models, well logs, and a planned wellpath. Data courtesy Rocky Mountain Oilfield Testing Center and U.S. Department of Energy.An ideal design, development, and management plan for hydrocarbon asset...

4D Comparative Analysis of Seismic Reflection Data

4D Comparative Analysis of Seismic Reflection Data

Seismic reflection data have been utilized in the oil and gas industry and other geological studies to identify subsurface characteristics, calling attention to prevalent uncertainty and variations. The data is dependent upon the presence of acoustical contrasts...

3D Visualization of Hyperspectral Data

3D Visualization of Hyperspectral Data

Point Loma, California—LiDAR merged with aerial photo. LiDAR data generated for the Scripps Institution of Oceanography by the Center for Space Research, the University of Texas at Austin (CSR), with support provided by the Bureau of Economic Geology, the University...

Visual Evaluation of Infill Well Spacing

Visual Evaluation of Infill Well Spacing

Potential Infill well plans showing different sidetrack opportunities while targeting bypassed oil in an onshore oil field. Data courtesy of RMOTC and US DOE.The economic and engineering risk associated with the development of hydrocarbon assets is immense. In...

Efficient Sorting of Oil and Gas Big Data

Efficient Sorting of Oil and Gas Big Data

Efficient Sorting of Oil and Gas Big Data.The oil and gas industry has used big data as a way to fill the information gap in all phases of asset development within an oil field. Associated historical data mostly comes from an individual well in a single geospatial...

Geospatial Visualization of Well Log Cross-Plot Data

Geospatial Visualization of Well Log Cross-Plot Data

Cross plot of two logs from hundreds of wells. A small correlation is shown. Outliers are easy to spot as well.A cross plot of well log data is essential in establishing the accurate correlation between the well parameters. Not only does it help in understanding the...

Identifying Oil Field Best Practices Through 4D Visualization

Identifying Oil Field Best Practices Through 4D Visualization

The visualization above illustrates the 3D/4D spatiotemporal integration of geologic structure, fracture stage events, microseismic events, wellbore trajectories, and well logs.Growth in the oil and gas industry has enabled the collection and utilization of large data...

4D Correlation of Reservoir Simulation and Seismic Attributes

4D Correlation of Reservoir Simulation and Seismic Attributes

4D seismic difference shown at a single time step along with a reservoir simulation grid. Comparison of the seismic response from the fluid injection can be done on multiple timesteps.  Data used with permission of owner.The oil and gas industry has been utilizing...

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