GPM geological process modeling software is used to build advanced digital geological models predicting the development and redistribution of carbonates.
The GPM Carbonates module enables geoscientists to simulate the growth and diagenesis of carbonates across a range of depositional settings such as carbonate platforms and reefs. Users have access to the parameters that control growth and diagenetic alteration, including erosion and redistribution of carbonate material, compaction, tectonics, and wave action. Carbonate growth can be modeled as dependent on several factors, such as water depth, wave energy, and suspended sediment. All these factors can be combined additively or multiplicatively. Reworked carbonates can also be included and differentiated in the model. Additionally, users have access to processes for modeling sediment diffusion and sediment accumulation along with several output properties for quality checking of the results.
All available processes can be modeled independently or concurrently. The processes are modeled deterministically through a combination of numerical simulation of physical processes and rule-based modeling.
In addition to modeling carbonates, users can model carbonates and clastics together.
GPM software is tightly integrated with other Schlumberger technologies to enable addressing challenges at different scales—from basin to reservoir—with applicability throughout the entire E&P lifecycle, from early exploration to improved oil recovery (IOR). It works with the Petrel E&P software platform enabling for seamless conversion of the GPM software results into Petrel surfaces and 3D models for use in subsequent workflows (for example, direct conditioning of geostatistical modeling, direct inputs for Depospace or seismic forward modeling workflows...to increase reservoir predictability).
It can also be connected to PetroMod petroleum systems modeling software for basin-scale studies to support the subsequent analysis of the petroleum systems by understanding the charge migration and accumulation of potential hydrocarbons, which is critical for exploration success. Finally, GPM software results can also be used as input in gross depositional environment (GDE) maps, the Play and Prospect Assessment workflow for the Petrel platform, and GeoX exploration risk, resource, and value assessment software to refine the final reservoir understanding and explore economic scenarios toward reaching more confident decisions.