Seismic data loading and management
The issue. Managing seismic data for workstation interpretation is challenging.
- It’s urgent - interpreters want their new data available immediately.
- It’s technical - with multiple platforms, CRS’s, navigation loading, user access, storage, vintage 2d, missing records, QC etc.
- It's not just seismic - grav and mag data needs to be co-rendered with seismic requiring matched inline, xline and time sampling. AUV/sub-bottom profile data, gravity cubes and velocity cubes need loading and managing.
- It's not just loading - legacy 2d projects need cleaning up, data from small projects need to be incorporated into regional projects and old projects need archiving with assurance they can be restored in the (possibly distant) future.
Staff need to be intimately familiar with the apps, the data, the IT environment, the storage, policies and procedures, the users and their priorities. Staff continuity is essential and responding to peaks in demand with increased throughput while maintaining quality is difficult.
The solution. Two supermajors in Houston have contracted R.E.S. to provide their seismic data management support. With the expert staff and the ability to scale as required, RES has solved their seismic data loading issues.
Petrel application support & workflow consulting
The issue. The Petrel E&P software platform from SIS is an advanced, shared earth modeling system that requires highly qualified and experienced support. It is critical that data management best-practices are established and maintained by all users. Failure to adhere to implemented standards can result in data duplication, rapid project proliferation and lack of productivity. As a relatively new and rapidly developing platform, the right level of support can be difficult to secure and prohibitively expensive.
The solution. RES provides advanced Petrel support to 2 supermajors in Houston and West Africa. We have established data management best-practices, developed and extended workflows, mentored users and helped ensure its successful deployment.
Unstructured well data project
The issue. A Houston-based oil and gas E&P company wanted to make better use of the drilling and completion data reported to it from wells operated by its partners. They felt the wells they operated themselves were in many cases worse-performing than those operated by their partners but they didn’t have the data in a form suitable for analysis. They decided they needed external help to mine data that existed in drilling and completion reports and entered into a tender process to select a suitable data management company. These reports were highly inconsistent, produced in a wide variety of formats using different units of measurement, nomenclature and structure.
The solution. RES won the tender, mined the unstructured data, provided data in a regular structured form with consistent units ready for analysis. The project was tightly managed over a period of 9 months and completed ahead of schedule.