PSVirtual Reality and Field Integrity Management*
Search and Discovery Article #40254 (2007)
Posted August 28, 2007
Adapted from a poster presentation at AAPG Annual Convention, Long Beach, California, April 1-4, 2007, by Horst R. Von Berg and the author
1VRcontext s.a, Brussels, Belgium ([email protected])
Today, in their search to increase oil field return, oil companies are refining their geological surveys and in the process generating terabytes of data which needs to be analyzed in real-time. Three-dimensional advanced visualization techniques compress tons of data into understandable pictures of the underground reservoirs.
Thanks to visualization programs, oil fields returns are now showing yields of 65% or better, an incredible improvement over past performance. Being able to see the underground deposits in 3D and in color is opening better ways of operating. Visualization techniques are fully recognized as a technology trhat helps executives to make better and faster decisions.
Revolutionary visualization tools, such as Walkinside™, are now considered by oil companies to create realistic 3D virtual representations of an entire field, extending from the seabed to the equipment—including flow lines, pumps and manifolds, FPSOs and platforms, together with colors and textures—allowing them to navigate through the entire production area.
With ProcessLife™, VRcontext delivers another revolutionary set of Decision Support tools that allow real-time access and visualization of SCADA/DCS data and direct links to existing databases, by using the “intuitive” graphical interface of the Walkinside virtual model. VRcontext also provides the appropriate environment to develop “Best Practices” in the areas of maintenance, process simulation, safety and security, as any sequence of events and/or incidents can be realistically simulated and evaluated. ProcessLife uses the virtual 3D model as a federating interface between Engineering, Industrial Maintenance, HSE, and Operations.
Massive Model - Bonga Field
Shell Deep Water Operations Integrated Virtual Massive 3D Model
Maintenance, Operation & Tracking
Step 1: Create VR Model
Step 2: Link tags
Step 3: Integrate ProcessLife applications
Does NOT replace BUT federates existing applications used in the operations of Owners/Operators on a daily basis (O/Os).