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

Conducting Oil Well Performance Analysis to Forecast & Optimize Production

Oil well performance analysis delivers greater value when the calculations, simulations, modeling, and monitoring of production metrics can be evaluated in an environment that facilitates the sharing of all relevant information and collaborative analysis by engineering teams.

An Integrated Approach to Mature Field Production Optimization

Among the many challenges of managing a mature oil field is the need to obtain an accurate understanding of its remaining recovery potential. Greater accuracy in assessing characteristics that influence recovery—geologic variability changes in fluid saturation, water cut, microseismic events, location and viability of aging infrastructure—enables asset teams to make better decisions regarding mature field production optimization.

Geothermal Visualization: Comprehensive Examination of Geothermal Data

The harnessing of geothermal energy from the subsurface involves a multi-step process of resource identification, exploration, development, and production. Data plays a guiding role in making each phase of the geothermal development project a success.

Microseismic Monitoring: Measuring the Effectiveness of Reservoir Stimulation

Microseismic monitoring is helping reservoir engineers plan and execute more effective stimulations to maximize recovery. Over the past two decades, innovations in surface array and downhole geophone technologies—combined with algorithms that filter “noise” from sources such as pumping and surface operations—have improved the accuracy of locating and characterizing microseismic events.

Enhancing Structural Interpretation of Seismic Data With Velocity Modeling

While there are traditional approaches to the structural interpretation of seismic data for oil exploration and velocity modeling in the industry, these approaches can be enhanced through advancements in technology. Without the ability to integrate and visualize all relevant data in a comprehensive environment, professionals may overlook valuable pays.

Exploring the Advantages of Logging While Drilling

In the wake of the shale oil boom in the United States, drillers are encountering unconventional reservoirs that require sophisticated strategy. While 95% of U.S. drilling rigs can perform horizontal drilling that, together with hydraulic fracturing, is essential to liberate shale resources, drillers need impeccable drilling technology and precise software that will utilize comprehensive geological and seismic models.

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...

Visualizing Spatio-Temporal Data

Visualizing Spatio-Temporal Data

Many different 3D and 4D data types in the same view. Well paths, logs, and tops shown in context with 4D seismic and a reservoir simulation model. Production data also shown. Data used with permission of owner.Visualizing spatio-temporal data on evolving entities or...

4D Visualization As a Geothermal Exploration Method

4D Visualization As a Geothermal Exploration Method

3D Model of a geothermal area with cross sections of 3D seismic and density profile along a proposed EGS well pair. The EGS wells were planned going through microseismic from a previous stimulation study. Surface microgravity data and temperature logs from offset...

Visualizing Open Hole Data for Multi-Disciplinary Teams

Visualizing Open Hole Data for Multi-Disciplinary Teams

Understanding formation integrity and reservoir conditions are critical for success with open hole completions. CoViz 4D visualizations such as this can help.Open hole data is a primary dataset used by all geoscience and engineering disciplines in the O&G...

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