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Petrel Geophysics

Scalable, integrated pre- and poststack geophysical workflows, taking you seamlessly from regional exploration to reservoir development.

The Petrel E&P software platform provides a full spectrum of geophysical workflows to solve the most complex structural and stratigraphic challenges—from regional exploration to reservoir development scale. Within a single, multiuser collaboration environment, geoscientists can perform powerful 3D, classical 2D, and prestack seismic interpretation—as well as advanced geophysics, 4D seismic and quantitative interpretation workflows. 

Seismic interpretation at any scale 

Providing a full suite of powerful 3D and classical 2D pre- and poststack interpretation tools for complete seismic interpretation studies, the Petrel platform lets you visualize and render seismic horizons, faults, and associated attributes in truly immersive full screen—enabling fast, and high-quality seismic interpretation. 

  • Horizon waveform tracker and automatic fault picker for quick and accurate tracking of horizons and faults. 
  • Patented coordinate conversion technology—delivering a step change in spatial accuracy for 3D seismic data. 
  • Flexible seismic-to-well-tie tools and velocity modeling capabilities, bridging the critical gap between time and depth. 
  • Robust and comprehensive SEG-Y loaders for increased confidence in data quality and accuracy.
  • Seismic compression for significant file size reduction and performance boost in daily use of 3D seismic data.
  • Multiuser database access, notifications, and subscriptions, enabling powerful collaboration among your asset team through the Studio E&P knowledge environment.

Advanced geophysics 

  • Extensive attribute libraries (surface or volume based) with interactive parameter control to delineate complex structures or enhance and illuminate stratigraphic bodies with ease. 
  • Integrated volume interpretation for quick analysis, isolation, and extraction of complex-shaped elements (e.g., chaotic features like karst, salt intrusions, and channel systems). 
  • Fast, true 32-bit color blending for delineation of stratigraphic elements. 
  • Modeling while interpreting, and geomechanically-based seismic reconstruction processes, for more accurate models and maps—integrating tectonics and depositional history as part of the structural interpretation scheme. 
  • 3D multi-Z salt interpretation streamlining the depth imaging workflow.
  • Integration with Omega* seismic data processing software for improved imaging of the reservoir in complex areas.
  • Seismofacies estimation using a wide range of classification methodologies, to bridge and support petrophysical modeling workflows. 

Quantitative interpretation 

  • Essential access to prestack data to improve confidence in interpretation workflows; whether to bridge the gap between interpretation and processing, or as input to AVO/AVA and inversion workflows.
  • Interactive prestack seismic interpretation, AVO/AVA, stochastic and simultaneous inversion technologies from WesternGeco for better rock property estimation. 
  • Accurate and more complex rock physics solutions and models can be generated because AVO/AVA and inversion technologies are seamlessly integrated with traditional geophysics tools, as well as 3D property modeling capabilities. ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

Structural Interpretation

Increase accuracy, while reducing your manual fault interpretation.

Structural and Fault Analysis

Tools for better mapping, analysis, and modeling of faults.

Seismic Volume Rendering & Extraction

Blend multiple seismic volumes, isolate areas of interest, and extract into a 3D geobody.

Seismic Sampling

Bridge the gap between the geophysics and the geological modeling domains.

Classification and Estimation

Train estimation models for facies classification, prediction of well logs, and more.

Domain Conversion

Perform quick domain conversion—backwards and forwards between time and depth.

Seismic Well Tie

Checkshot calibration, wavelet extraction, synthetic seismic generation, and more.

Seismic Interpretation

An integrated and powerful environment for 3D and classical 2D interpretation.

Multitrace Attributes

Create advanced seismic attributes to condition conventional amplitude seismic data.

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