In the continued effort to find new reserves, we look to increasingly complex reservoirs, both conventional and unconventional. A detailed understanding of heterogeneity and structural complexity is critical to enable successful appraisal and development endeavors in these multifaceted reservoirs.
Modern E&P software systems provide the ability not only to integrate vast amounts of data from multiple sources to constrain and corroborate interpretations, but also to run numerous iterations to understand the limits of uncertainty for key static and dynamic reservoir properties. The Petrel E&P platform provides a powerful unified environment with next generation uncertainty analysis capabilities, supporting integration and iteration throughout the life of the reservoir.
The Petrel platform is designed to foster teamwork among asset team members; the Studio Knowledge environment boosts the productivity of individual users, while also providing expanded capabilities to share and preserve knowledge across the organization. Studio Find supports searching, browsing, and selecting data—in context. Studio Favorites enables geoscientists and engineers to create their own personal collection of favorite objects and processes. Studio Annotate supports attaching any information—images, URLs, or text notes to projects and objects, to exchange ideas, point out problems, or highlight features, for current or future team members.
Feeding the Petrel environment with detailed formation analysis data is the Techlog wellbore platform. It brings wellbore-centric, cross-domain workflows to integrate cores, logs, fluids, and seismic information, providing high-precision analysis—for both static and dynamic models.
The ECLIPSE and INTERSECT family of reservoir simulation software offers the industry’s most complete and robust set of numerical solutions for fast and accurate prediction of dynamic behavior, for all types of reservoirs and degrees of complexity—structure, geology, fluids, and development schemes. ECLIPSE software covers the entire spectrum of reservoir simulation, specializing in blackoil, compositional and thermal volume-difference reservoir simulation, and streamline reservoir simulation. Going beyond capabilities offered by the current generation of simulators, INTERSECT runs large and heterogeneous models—simulating tens of millions of cells—fast. It also accurately models complex geology and wells, honoring detailed reservoir characterizations with minimal or no upscaling.
These key integration and productivity capabilities combine with the extensibility in the Ocean development framework to deliver the industry’s most powerful platform for oil and gas companies, providing a much clearer understanding of uncertainty that facilitates smarter investment choices.