Emer­son en­hances reser­voir mod­el­ing soft­ware to max­imise value of reser­voir as­sets

DEMM Engineering & Manufacturing - - ELECTRICAL TECHNOLOGY -

Emer­son Process Man­age­ment has launched the latest ver­sion of its reser­voir mod­el­ing soft­ware, Roxar RMS. The new ver­sion – RMS 2013.1 – comes with en­hanced struc­tural mod­el­ing tools that ac­knowl­edge re­al­is­tic un­cer­tain­ties in the data and im­prove vol­u­met­ric sen­si­tiv­i­ties. This makes it faster and eas­ier for mod­el­ers to build ge­o­log­i­cal sce­nar­ios, in­ves­ti­gate the full ef­fects of struc­tural un­cer­tainty, and max­imise the value of their reser­voir as­sets.

“Too of­ten in the past reser­voir mod­el­ers have had to re­sign them­selves to us­ing best case es­ti­mates of faults and hori­zons, with the in­her­ent un­cer­tainty in these in­ter­pre­ta­tions of­ten ne­glected and thereby un­der­es­ti­mat­ing the ac­tual un­cer­tainty in reser­voir vol­umes,” said Kjetil Fagervik, man­ag­ing di­rec­tor of Emer­son’s Roxar Soft­ware So­lu­tions.

“With our new ver­sion of Roxar RMS and our tightly in­te­grated struc­tural mod­el­ing and grid­ding tools, users will be able to quan­tify un­cer­tainty more ef­fec­tively and in­crease con­fi­dence when it comes to cru­cial de­ci­sions on where to drill, what pro­duc­tion strate­gies to adopt, and how to max­imise re­cov­ery.”

As part of the new en­hance­ments, RMS 2013.1 also sees fault un­cer­tainty tools fur­ther in­te­grated with struc­tural mod­el­ing and 3D grid­ding. This en­ables users to build fault un­cer­tainty mod­els in full and in­ves­ti­gate a wide va­ri­ety of sce­nar­ios cor­re­spond­ing to the un­cer­tainty in the in­put data.

In ad­di­tion, hori­zon un­cer­tainty mod­el­ing is sig­nif­i­cantly en­hanced, al­low­ing users to cre­ate hori­zons and zones based on un­cer­tainty data and in­for­ma­tion de­rived from well picks, ve­loc­i­ties, seis­mic travel times and iso­chores. Un­cer­tainty mod­el­ing has also been ex­tended with new pa­ram­e­ters added such as the mod­el­ing of fault seal­ing ef­fects and frac­tures.

The ac­cu­racy of the mod­els can be fur­ther im­proved with the new tool for ad­just­ing the 3D grid to well picks, and en­hanced iso­chore mod­el­ing tools that pro­vide users with full qual­ity con­trol over iso­chore in­put data.

www.demm.co.nz/reader-en­quiry #150735.

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