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

3D Visualization of Older Subsurface Data to Evaluate Unconventional Opportunities

Lithologic distribution—shale, sandstone, silt, etc.—has a major impact on the recoverable reserves in unconventional reservoirs. Many of the most successful unconventional plays, such as Williston, Permian, and Anadarko Basins rely on thinner conventional reservoirs embedded in the major source rock shales for their most prolific portions of the play.

How to Increase Oil Well Production Through Reservoir Analytics

When determining how to increase oil well production, analysts must consider the ways in which production can be improved through reservoir analytics. By analyzing surface and subsurface data, potential roadblocks—such as sediment clogging, condensate blocks, and reservoir compartmentalization—that stymie production can be reduced or even eliminated.

Maximize Reservoir Recovery by Integrating Diverse Datasets

Over the past few decades, global energy consumption has increased dramatically. This has triggered an incremental demand for oil and gas. Experts predict that hydrocarbons may remain the dominant source of energy for the next 50 years. To meet this present and future demand, it is important to make a proper strategy to achieve a maximum reservoir recovery for high investment returns.

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.

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.

Preventing the Loss of Valuable Oil and Gas Data

Today, oil and gas data can be as valuable as the hydrocarbon assets they characterize. Access to relevant data greatly enhances an asset team’s ability to assess economic potential, plan development, and accurately monitor reservoir performance. Individual datasets—seismic, petrophysical, simulations, cuttings, well logs, production—describe the evolving reservoir conditions.

Horizontal and Directional 3D Wellbore Visualization

Horizontal and Directional 3D Wellbore Visualization

With the increase in drilling activities on a global scale, the complexity of managing drilling operations in oil fields is becoming increasingly complex. The knowledge on the exact geospatial location of existing horizontal and directional wellbores has thus become...

Directional Well Planning Using Comprehensive 3D Visualization

Directional Well Planning Using Comprehensive 3D Visualization

Drilling of directional or horizontal wells has some notable complexities but is an effective way to reach targets that are difficult to access. Effective planning and analysis of the well in its geospatial position facilitate the minimization of risks associated with...

Residual Analysis of 4D Reservoir Simulation Grids

Residual Analysis of 4D Reservoir Simulation Grids

Reservoir simulation grid shown with the structural model, seismic and lathe plots of well logs. Data used with permission of owner.Predicting reservoir behavior is crucial for avoiding many challenges in the development of a hydrocarbon asset. A reservoir simulation...

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...

Visualizing 3D Seismic Analytics and Attributes

Visualizing 3D Seismic Analytics and Attributes

Integrating 3D and 4D seismic with reservoir simulation models, faults, and well data (completions and production) is critical in enhancing reservoir understanding. This is easily accomplished with CoViz 4D from Dynamic Graphics, Inc. Data used by permission of...

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