With the Surface Imaging module, you can drape a surface with any georeferenced image, including aerial or satellite images, scanned maps, seismic time slices, or property maps.
In hilly terrain, you can drape a satellite image over the model to check access to proposed drilling sites. For pad placement in shale gas reservoirs, maps containing information on roads, rivers, mountains, and facilities are invaluable. This module also enables scanned 2D seismic or stratigraphic sections to be positioned in space for further interpretation.
3D model building
The Surface Imaging module lets you build 3D models when only paper data is available. Paper maps can be scanned and then imported as images, from which digital maps can be created by digitizing the contours.
- Import images in a range of formats and set corner coordinates to orientate them spatially.
- Drape images over surfaces.
Once an image is georeferenced, users can create a surface where the pixel intensity is used as the elevation—enabling images to be displayed together with Petrel models.