Now you can drill with real-time insights on fluid volumes, bodies, faults, and lithology—at reservoir scale.
GeoSphere 360 service acquires 360° tensor data and sends it uphole in real time via mud pulse telemetry or wired drillpipe. Using cloud computing resources, Schlumberger inverted the large datasets using a 2D azimuthal pixel-based algorithm. GeoSphere 360 service produces 3D resistivity volumes that can be filtered to understand the geometrical relationship of the resistive geobodies around the wellbore, calibrating the seismic and feeding into reservoir modeling workflows.
The interpretation of the 2D inversion is integrated with the 1D GeoSphere HD high-definition reservoir mapping-while-drilling service inversion interpretation, illustrating the vertical separation between the two resistive bodies in the lateral plane. The 2D azimuthal inversion slices also illustrated where the lateral variation in the resistive bodies was apparent, with the prominent truncation of the upper resistive body imaged. Such truncation is consistent with interpreted seismic discontinuities, further aiding in the structural interpretation of the subsurface. Combining all the data and interpreting all inversions in tandem and in real time enables highly educated geosteering decisions at realistic drilling ROPs.
Because the full 3D data had significantly more datapoints, the predrill predicted seismic and geobody extraction was calibrated much more accurately than would have been possible with conventional technology. Converting the 3D resistivity volume to a SEG-Y and visualizing a z-slice made it possible to understand and interpret the relationship between the variation of the raw non-1D measurements along hole and the resistive features inverted for around the borehole. Comparing all data sources enabled further validation of the interpretation. Finally, subsurface geomodels were updated in real time to a high resolution, affording a high confidence for strategic geosteering decisions in 3D if required.