Oil and Gas

4DPlates

Through a series of projects for Statoil/Equinor since 2005, we have developed the 4DPlates software for global oil and gas exploration. This tool supports novel approaches to evaluation of basins and prospects through interactive co-visualization of multi-source geological data sets across multiple scales and resolutions, while being subject to plate tectonic movements through time. See also the technology overview.

 

Compound Earth Simulator

The Compound Earth Simulator (CES) is a software environment developed for Statoil/Equinor since 2005 that provides a process-oriented approach to geological modeling. Starting by selecting dominant features in imported seismic interpretations, the user restores the geological area of interest back to the time of deposition by defining a sequence of process events in time and space. After populating the restored model with geological properties, the model is brought forward through time by reversing the chain of processes, thus reconstructing a complete model of the present-day geology that can be assessed by synthetic seismic imaging. Comparisons between the actually observed seismics and the model-generated seismic response give a strong indication of the model's quality. Due to its process-oriented structure, this approach allows easy experimentation and tuning of the model. CES allows systematic modeling of very complicated geological structures, and is widely used in the oil company for several E&P tasks, including well planning.

 

Source Rock Predictor

The source rock predictor is an interactive tool developed for Statoil/Equinor for simulation and visualization of source rock properties, taking into account deposition of both sediments and organic materials.

 

Core Modeler

In collaboration with Lundin Norway, we have developed the Core Modeler to be a fully digital laboratory for handling CT scans of well cores, with particular emphasis on carbonates. In addition to state-of-the-art volume rendering of the digitized cores, the Core Modeler assists in quality assurance, integration, and calibration of the acquired data. See also the technology overview.

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