Subsurface 3D GISSimple Reservoir Depletion ModelingUsing RMOTC Public Petroleum Datablog.zolnai.ca
The Premise• Users have tools at their fingertips they can use as-is: • Esri not meant to replace full Geoscience apps • Spatial Analyst extension: grid, contour, faults • Includes Model Builder to concatenate processes • 3D Analyst Extension to display subsurface data • ArcGIS Explorer to distribute to wider audience• There are other tools to link to Geosciences applications: • Esri interoperability extension (Z-Map etc. files) • OpenSpirit program interface (Scan Utility etc.) • Data models (PPDM, PPDM Lite etc.) • Others like Schlumberger Ocean etc.
Example GIS integrationSurface Subsurf. Infrastr. Imagery(productn, (wells, (blocks, (digital, field) seismic) fields) analog) OSP OSP Mthly. Image Adptr. Adptr. Load Server Community Data ArcGIS Scan Utility Server
The data• RMOTC • Rocky Mountain Oilfield Testing Center • NPR-3, Wyoming, Teapot Dome • GIS, well and seismic data • Released in 2005 at PNEC• ArcGIS Online • Posted same data on Esri community website • Actual GIS dataset as-is and same terms as RMOTC • 3D subsurface in ArcMap, ArcScene, ArcGlobe and ArcGIS Explorer • Model Builder using a 15 year old idea from Statoil in Arc/Info • Simple reservoir depletion model using current Esri tools
Reservoir Depletion Modeling• Model Builder to apply old idea from previous generation• Simply reverse reservoir topographymimic the depletion of reservoir of its petroleum content• Applying a surface run-off model the same way water flows downstream though gravity• Petroleum will flow up-slope through hydrostatic recharge• Very simple model with no rock properties etc.• Not meant to compete with full reservoir models…• but to show how experts can pass on models to others help spread the integration of GIS and Geosciences