AAPG GEO 2010 Middle East
Geoscience Conference & Exhibition
Innovative Geoscience Solutions – Meeting Hydrocarbon Demand in Changing Times
March 7-10, 2010 – Manama, Bahrain
Utilising New GIS Tools in Petroleum Exploration and Production
(1) GeoTech, Manama, Bahrain.
Challenges for the petroleum industry increase continuously; the “easy” reservoirs have been discovered and are produced today. New technologies and increasing sophistication, both in the data display, evaluation and interpretation are utilised to home in on new prospects and increased production.
We show petroleum geoscience studies in which GIS was fundamental in bringing together varied data sets on multiple scales to accomplish an integrated and result oriented analysis. New tools allow geoscientists who are not GIS experts to efficiently analyse and interpret a wide range of data e.g. well data, present-day and paleo-fault leakage and cross-flow probability, reservoir compartmentalisation, fracture sweet spots, facies distribution and depositional direction. Regional paleo-stress and structural maps are used to guide and constrain these interpretations.