Improving reservoir characterization and knowledge management with 3D modeling of seismic and drilling data, formation evaluation logs, and well test data.
Reservoir studies must answer essential questions about deepwater structures and formations. The best studies integrate the measurements and interpretation processes that will deliver the most answers possible—from all scales and angles.
Today's imaging services deliver more than the big picture. Basin-scale images locate prospects beneath salt or other "hard-to-see" structures. LWD images tell the driller not just where the bit has been but what's ahead. Borehole images play their own part in reducing drilling uncertainty. And EM- and sonic-based images identify pay between existing wells.
Understanding the reservoir matrix and how fluids move within it are important to long-term strategic production goals. A carbonate reservoir has additional matrix complexities such as fracture corridors and variations in porosity and permeability.
Sampling and fluid analysis is no longer the time-consuming and error-prone process it once was. Smart downhole analysis techniques now monitor purity of fluids and ensure samples are representative before they are captured and brought to surface. In situ hydrocarbon characterization is made in a single pass. And some sampling operations that typically took days are now completed in a few minutes. For safety of personnel and environment, all samplers, labs, and fluid analysis processes are mercury free.