Open Computing Platform Due For Shared Earth Modeling

THE PETROTECHNICAL OPEN SOFTWARE CORP. shared earth modeling (SEM) project has developed real-life scenarios for application of SEM concepts. Schlumberger/Geoquest, a project sponsor, assembled this description of a progression of high-level use cases for the life cycle of a field development. A new area is targeted for prospect analysis, and a 3D seismic survey is shot spanning several square kilometers. There is no prior drilling activity except for some wells in remote leases several kilometers away. Part of the survey shows some prospect potential, and the 3D seismic is interpreted for several key horizons covering that area. Only faults that are clearly visib...

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