Reducing the Risk of Infill Drilling in a Compacting Reservoir
During production, North Sea chalk reservoirs are commonly prone to severe compaction due to reduction in pore pressure—this increases the load on the rock matrix, resulting in compaction. In some extreme cases the result is seabed subsidence on the order of 10 meters. This magnitude of subsidence causes challenges to the existing production infrastructure, including the integrity of the drilled wells, and leads to geomechanical changes in the subsurface which can impact seismic travel times.
4D Scene Building, Route Planning and Analysis
The state-of-the-art CoViz 4D software from Dynamic Graphics is extremely powerful for data ingestion/integration, and quantitative spatiotemporal visualization across multiple data types. These unique capabilities are already leveraged by users across many disciplines and industries. Recently DGI has also been focusing on aerospace / military applications, with particular attention to 4D scene building and route / flight planning.
Well Anomaly Investigation
In a California onshore field, with hundreds of closely-spaced production and injection wells, a horizontal production well was experiencing occasional dangerously high pressure and temperature spikes – leading to a serious health and safety issue.
Common Risk Segment Mapping for Cuttings Reinjection
Drilling scenarios such as infill drilling, water flood optimization, cuttings reinjection and CO2 injection often require an in-depth study of a field to determine the optimal drilling location within a set of restrictions. Quantifying the decision making around the process requires the integration of dozens of diverse datasets, often containing dynamic information and spanning a range of realizations.
Quantitative Analysis of Proposed Well Locations
An onshore team was tasked with producing a list of potential well landing locations based on attributes in a ...
Ensemble Analysis and Oil Thickness Calculations via a Jupyter Notebook
Dynamic Graphics provides powerful, interactive functionality to simplify software usage, but it has always recognized the need to prevent the limitations of a “black box” environment, allowing for the extension and customization of the tools by providing users with access to the underlying modular functionality. This enables clients to build their own solutions for precise problem solving, analysis, and 4D visualization without having to navigate the existing buttons and toolbars