Shared Earth - Critical Insight

The Petrel platform is available on-premise and in the DELFI cognitive E&P environment, for geoscientists and engineers to analyze subsurface data from exploration to production, enabling them to create a shared vision of the reservoir. This shared earth approach empowers companies to standardize workflows across E&P and make more informed decisions with a clear understanding of both opportunities and risks.

The Petrel platform and the Petrotechnical Suite in DELFI

The Petrel platform data is liberated into the DELFI data ecosystem--you can access it from within DELFI-native applications and reap all the benefits of working in the DELFI environment.

  • Instant access to the latest software via a personalized workspace
  • More effective Petrel platform project management
  • Cloud-enabled high-performance computing to optimize workflow execution
  • Greater collaboration through instant and seamless sharing of data and projects between teams in different locations
  • Enhanced science through the power of analytics, cognitive science, and automation

Disciplines working together

Integration at the data level is the foundation for enabling multi-discipline integration. This integration allows the capture and preservation of knowledge, from exploration to production—from the petroleum systems modeler to the reservoir engineer and beyond, all contributing to a shared vision of the subsurface. Whether you are working on your first deepwater exploration well or delivering a comprehensive drilling program in a shale play, the Petrel platform enhances multidisciplinary workflows.


Access to best science

Traditionally, applying the right science has meant supporting many disparate applications—isolating the knowledge and disrupting the workflow. The Petrel platform provides deep science across the spectrum—from prestack processing to advanced reservoir modeling—to assisted history matching, and much more. Furthermore, the Ocean software development framework creates advantage by putting the industry’s best science inside the Petrel shared earth model—directly into the hands of your teams.

Increased workflow productivity

In an increasingly volatile industry climate productivity is key. The Petrel platform supports automated, repeatable workflows, to capture best practices and share them across the organization. New data is easily incorporated, keeping the subsurface live and current. Embedded cross-domain uncertainty analysis and optimization workflows enable straightforward testing of parameter sensitivity and scenario analysis.

The embedded Studio E&P knowledge platform improves productivity with multiuser database access and collaborative work sessions with team members across the enterprise. The Studio platform lets you capture more than just data—it allows you to store and share the knowledge of how a result was accomplished.

Find out more about the Studio platform.

Top New Features - Petrel 2021



Generate VISAGE ensembles from Petrel

Get quantitative assessment of geomechanical uncertainty.


Faster depogrid simulation exports

Dramatic reduction in data footprint and runtime.


Identify critically stressed faults

Expanded distance-to-failure algorithm usinguses Mohr-Coulomb failure criteria.


Easily manage Petrel platform performance

Boost productivity with the new Health Monitor tool.


Automate over 90% of work steps in Petrel

Use the workflow editor to automate time-consuming daily procedures so you can devote more time analyzing and characterizing the reservoir.



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