Visualizing Big Data: Oil and Gas
Reservoir simulation combined with 4D seismic and a wide array of geological and production data all brought together in a collaborative geospatial view. Qualitative and quantitative analysis can be done with all data types. Data used with permission of owner.
CoViz 4D and its modules provide a collaborative geospatial environment where all the data can be brought together, analyzed, and interrogated through qualitative and quantitative analysis to develop a better understanding of the reservoir.
Role of Big Data in Oilfield Evaluation
Efficient decision-making requires a huge data volume that can accurately evaluate the geological features, seismic attributes, production performance, and recovery potential of the reservoir. CoViz 4D provides the ability to import and integrate these data in a single platform where geoscientists and engineers can efficiently collaborate to make the most cost-effective decision.
An important step in this process is the 3D visualization of data. CoViz 4D can combine a wide range of geological and petrophysical data and models to create a 3D representation that can accurately mimic the attributes of the oilfield. Asset teams can utilize this model to visually analyze the complexity and dynamics within the reservoir and understand data correlations. In new or mature oilfields, having a detailed insight into the attributes and their subsequent effects on the performance of the reservoir allows petroleum professionals to make efficient production and design planning while recognizing the economic potential of the project.
Reservoir Monitoring and Production Optimization with Data Visualization
Combine geologic data with well information to gain a better understanding of reservoir conditions. Data used with permission of owner.
CoViz 4D: Leveraging Software Features to Derive a Comprehensive Solution
Having the ability to quickly load data while drilling or combining well plans with data from actuals help drillers anticipate any potential hazards.
Real-Time Data Visualization
CoViz 4D can incorporate and display in a 3D model, a wide range of well log data including temperature, pressure, gamma-ray, vibration shock, and rate of penetration to visualize the wellbore at its actual geospatial location within a big data co-visualization environment. With real-time data visualization and analysis, the drilling progress can be monitored and optimized while analyzing the effect of inter-relationship between these various wellbore data. Engineers can avoid potential well collisions and hazards such as over-pressurized zones in drilling by providing safer well deviation options.
Seismic History Matching and Simulation Model Updates
Microseismic Event Analysis
The visualization above illustrates the 3D/4D spatiotemporal integration of geologic structure, fracture stage events, microseismic events, wellbore trajectories, and well logs.
CoViz 4D can easily incorporate microseismic data into a 3D model which enables the visualization of frac status and its efficiency. Users can incorporate a wide range of relevant drilling, geological, and petrophysical data including seismic reflections, acoustic logs, perforations, receiver location, and well trajectories to provide more context to frac. CoViz 4D enables visualization and analysis of these microseismic event data which provides engineers and geoscientists with detailed information on reservoir conditions. This analysis can then be utilized for better well planning and drilling practices for developing safe and optimum recovery strategies.
Through a detailed understanding of the oilfield by visualizing big data, it is possible for asset teams to identify historical and existing field conditions, identify missed opportunities, monitor progress, and determine the ideal recovery options with fewer iterations. The accuracy in planning and design enables avoidance of potential risks, maximization of recovery, and thus, increased returns on investment.