Projects in GeoFrame reservoir characterization software are cost-effectively migrated to the Petrel platform with minimized interruption and migration risk
According to NAFTA's exploration team, the "in-house migration of the
GeoFrame software projects to the Petrel platform is a time-consuming process
and in the case of large-size projects practically not viable."
To more efficiently address the complexities of the migration to the
Petrel platform and not be diverted from its E&P activities, NAFTA decided
to entrust Schlumberger with the data migration of 10 large key GeoFrame
Efficient externalized transition to the Petrel platform
Schlumberger recognizes the challenges and risks facing companies
performing internal data migration. A data footprint that includes well,
seismic, and interpretation data is not a simple export and import exercise,
and it requires an extensive commitment of dedicated personnel and resources.
To assist NAFTA with the complexities of the large-scale data migration,
Schlumberger assembled a team of trained experts with advanced knowledge of
both GeoFrame software and the Petrel platform. Internal tools and scripts were
used to assess the quality of the projects in the GeoFrame software prior to
data migration. Quality checks were also conducted throughout the migration
process and during postmigration quality control in the Petrel platform by the
The Schlumberger offices in La Défense, France, host the
transition services for GeoFrame software to the Studio E&P knowledge
environment and Petrel platform. The transition setup includes the latest
software releases and dedicated hardware in a secure environment for customers
to fully externalize their data transition. The infrastructure enables
Schlumberger to upgrade any project in the GeoFrame platform, from version 3.5
to the latest GeoFrame 2012 version, which is compatible with the dedicated
GF2S migration tool. The GF2S migration tool uses one workflow for migrating
all data types from GeoFrame 2012 to the most recent Petrel platform or Studio
environment to transition in a shorter time frame than previously possible.
Quick, accurate migration in only 10 days
NAFTA's decision to take full advantage of Schlumberger transition
services saved the company a significant amount of time and effort. In addition
to managing and reducing the risk of incorrect data migration, NAFTA gained a
productivity advantage from freeing its resources for higher priority projects.
Hosting the transition at Schlumberger offices also eliminated the need to
install and configure transition tools onsite at NAFTA facilities.
The expert team worked with NAFTA's experts to solve the coordinate
system issue and set an objective of one day per project migration from
GeoFrame software for the 10 projects, which in total corresponded to
- global volume of 175 GB
- 3,658 wells including deviations and checkshots
- 8,393 logs
- 9,431 well tops
- 1,317 2D lines
- 58 3D cubes
- 939 2D and 3D horizons
- 1,945 CPS-3 software data.
NAFTA requested a project organization in the Petrel platform that
followed the structure in GeoFrame software. A survey-centric interpretation
organization was employed by the expert team, grouping the wells by field,
which facilitates navigating and identifying project data in the Petrel
platform by former users of GeoFrame software.
NAFTA representatives were invited to visit the secure Schlumberger
transition environment, providing an opportunity to present NAFTA with the
initial results of the migration project and to discuss in person the details
of the workflows used.
The migration objective of one day per GeoFrame software project was
successfully reached. A maintenance period of 2 weeks was used by NAFTA
geoscientists to validate the quality of the transition results. No anomalies
were identified by NAFTA, resulting in the quick, successful closure of the