Improving the assessment of potential for buried oil and gas reservoirs
Published: 25 September 2015
New type of reservoir characterisation complementary to existing techniques
Due to the necessity to improve the recovery from hydrocarbon reservoirs there is a strong demand for consistent assessments of reservoir properties complementary to existing techniques. Delft3D-GT enables a new type of reservoir characterisation that is derived from autonomous process based forward model simulations. Delft3D-GT substantially improves the capabilities for Statoil to characterise the heterogeneity and connectivity of these reservoirs for feasibility and recovery potential assessments. It is expected that Delft3D-GT becomes part of the oil industry’s standard reservoir characterisation work flow as it allows geologists to easily and intuitively create a 3D numerical analogue from well and outcrop data.
Open source software license agreement
Delft3D-GT constitutes a unique combination of state-of-the-art process-based forward modelling capabilities with user-friendly web-based interfacing, online data management and interpretation-aggregation tools. Delft3D-GT will be developed under an open source software license agreement (GPL-V3). The expected delivery data of Delft3D-GT to Statoil is February 2017.