Schlumberger Launches First Photorealistic Reservoir Geology Service

By Joseph R. Fonseca
Tuesday, August 26, 2014
Quanta Geo

 

Schlumberger today launched the Quanta Geo* photorealistic reservoir geology service at the Offshore Northern Seas Annual Conference and Exhibition.

The new service includes the industry’s first microresistivity imager that produces oriented, photorealistic, core-like images of the formation in wells drilled with oil-base mud (OBM). Interpretation of the images identifies geological features and predicts reservoir trends in 3D with a high degree of certainty.

“Geological imaging in wells drilled with OBM has long been recognized by operators as a major technical challenge, particularly in deepwater,” said Hinda Gharbi, president, Wireline, Schlumberger. “The Quanta Geo service provides photorealistic images that can be used to condition and constrain reservoir models, enabling our customers to better understand their reservoirs and make decisions with more confidence.”

The physics of the Quanta Geo service’s high-resolution array of 192 microelectrodes overcomes the electrically resistive barrier imposed by OBM. The unique articulated caliper and independently applied pads enable down-logging at up to 3,600 ft/hour, which significantly reduces rig time while mitigating operational risk and delivering data assurance. The service is combinable with most other Schlumberger wireline openhole tools.

Using the Schlumberger Techlog* wellbore software platform, data acquired by the Quanta Geo service are easily rendered, creating an image of 0.24 in resolution that resembles a whole core. Geologists interpret these images in the same manner that they would perform continuous core description, with the added benefit that these images cover a longer continuous interval and are precisely oriented. This enables extraction of key reservoir parameters such as the structural dip, or the identification of sand body type, extent and orientation.

The Quanta Geo service has been field tested in more than 50 wells in deepwater, unconventional and carbonate environments in the Gulf of Mexico, West Africa, North Sea, North America and Australia.

In the Gulf of Mexico, a customer drilled a deepwater exploration well in an area of limited seismic resolution. Images were acquired with the Quanta Geo service to address large uncertainties related to the type and distribution of sand bodies intersected by the well. For the first time in an OBM environment, the customer was able to visually categorize the various sands and directly measure their orientation. This information was used to refine the geological model and define the field appraisal strategy.

Quanta Geo service is the inaugural member of the new Quanta Family* reservoir characterization services, which employ new measurement physics to deliver highest accuracy, workflow-ready downhole measurements for direct use in refining reservoir models.

slb.com/qgeo.
 

Maritime Today


The Maritime Industry's original and most viewed E-News Service

Maritime Reporter June 2016 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

Environmental

Groningen Seaports First in Line for Damen InvaSave

The first production version of Damen’s InvaSave ballast water treatment system – intended for use at Groningen Seaports – will be on display at the upcoming ‘DelfSail’

Charting the Shift of Oceanic Boundary Currents

Global warming results in fundamental changes to important ocean currents. As scientists from the Alfred-Wegener-Institute show in a new study, wind-driven subtropical

Chemical Tanker Runs Aground off Alaska

A 599-foot Norway flagged chemical tanker Champion Ebony ran aground near Nunivak Island, Alaska on June 24.   U.S. Coast Guard Sector Anchorage watchstanders

Energy

Gas Plant Fire Halts US Gulf Coast Platforms

At least two offshore oil platforms halted operations on Tuesday in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico after a fire at a natural gas processing plant in Mississippi shut a

China's Robust Crude Oil Imports Mask Changing Fuel Dynamics

China is a bigger concern for crude oil and products markets than the current worries about the British vote to leave the European Union.   While the news media

EU to Accept Antitrust Offer from Maersk, MSC, 13 Others

World No.1 container liner Maersk, Swiss peer MSC and 13 other shipping firms are set to escape possible penalties as EU antitrust regulators plan to accept their offer to end a five-year probe,

News

Fundraiser Held for USS Gerald R. Ford Crew

Blackmer, a company in positive displacement and centrifugal pump and reciprocating compressor technologies, has a relationship with the U.S. Military that dates

Gas Plant Fire Halts US Gulf Coast Platforms

At least two offshore oil platforms halted operations on Tuesday in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico after a fire at a natural gas processing plant in Mississippi shut a

Meercat Workboats Scores a Hat-trick

The U.K.’s Meercat Workboats says it scored a hat-trick; the Hampshire-based boat builder announced it is moving premises, that Seawork was a huge success and that

Arctic Operations

VEB Guarantees $3 Bln of Yamal LNG Debt

Russian development bank VEB said on Friday it had provided a guarantee for $3 billion of debt to the Yamal liquefied natural gas (LNG) project, led by Russian gas firm Novatek.

Ocean Cleanup Prototype Set for a Test Run

The first ocean cleanup system ever tested at sea will soon be deployed for trials 23 kilometers (12 NM) off the Dutch coast. The goal of the test is to see how

Amid Melting Arctic Ice, Kerry sees Looming Climate Catastrophe

Standing near Greenland's Jakobshavn glacier, the reputed source of the iceberg that sank the Titanic over a century ago, U.S Secretary of State John Kerry saw evidence of another looming catastrophe.

Offshore Energy

Gas Plant Fire Halts US Gulf Coast Platforms

At least two offshore oil platforms halted operations on Tuesday in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico after a fire at a natural gas processing plant in Mississippi shut a

Sevan Marine Divests Stake in KANFA Aragon

Sevan Marine ASA said it has disposed 50 percent of its stake in KANFA Aragon AS to Sembcorp Marine Ltd. for cash consideration of NOK 20 million, representing

Norwegian Unions Say 755 O&G Workers Could Strike

About 755 Norwegian workers on seven oil and gas fields could go on strike from Saturday, hitting output from western Europe's top producer, if a new wage deal is not agreed before a Friday deadline,

Ocean Observation

The Historical Passage of Cosco Shipping Panama

The Chinese giant Cosco Shipping  has made the inaugural transit on Sunday June 26, 2016  through the expanded Panama Canal expansion project , event appreciated

World Trade Routes Won't be the Same with Expanded Panama Canal!

On 26th June 2016, a landmark development for the shipping industry will occur with the opening of the new third set of locks at the Panama Canal. Clarksons Research takes a look.

CMA CGM to use Kingston As Transshipment Hub

French shipping giant CMA CGM plans to use Kingston Container Terminal,  Jamaica as a strategic Caribbean transshipment hub for an enlarged Panama Canal. The Port connects to US East Coast,

Underwater Engineering

UK First to Accept Marine Geoengineering Amendments

The United Kingdom has become the first State to formally accept the 2013 marine geoengineering amendments to the 1996 “London Protocol”, the treaty covering dumping of wastes at sea.

Orca Energy ESS to Power Fish Farm Support Vessel

Grovfjord Mek. Verksted AS (GMV) has selected Corvus Energy as the supplier of the lithium ion based energy storage system (ESS) for a fish farm support vessel called GMV ZERO.

Viscometer Helps Coating Process

Oxfordshire based Chiltern Connections specialist is a provider of conformal coating machines and associated solutions for a wide range of industrial customers.

 
 
Maritime Security Naval Architecture Offshore Oil Pipelines Salvage Ship Electronics Ship Repair Ship Simulators Shipbuilding / Vessel Construction Sonar
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.1105 sec (9 req/sec)