Petrel Project Explorer
In Petrel 2020 data can be liberated into the DELFI data ecosystem. This means that you can connect the geoscience decisions you make in the Petrel E&P software platform to exploration (the ExplorePlan accelerated exploration planning solution), to drilling plans (the DrillPlan coherent well construction solution), and to field development plans (the FDPlan agile field development planning solution). It also means you can view what data is in a project before you open it. It means project versioning is automatic and it means that you no longer have to wait for long saves.
You can now save your Petrel platform project into the DELFI data ecosystem, liberate your Petrel platform data and connect it to the ExplorePlan solution, the FDPlan solution, the DrillPlan solution and more for unrivalled integration. Tie your exploration, field development and production decisions to the science that made them.
Decision tracking aside, the liberation of Petrel platform data delivers a brand-new tool for more effective project management—the Petrel Project Explorer. Before you even open the Petrel platform, you can view what data resides in a project, who last worked on it, and what is displayed in the project windows. You can also, examine the project metadata and perform basic analytics to get a fresh perspective of your geoscience data.
What does this mean for you, as a Petrel platform user? It means that you no longer have to wait for long saves to complete—incremental saves mean that only your new work is saved. It means that you no longer have to create milestone projects—every incremental save is kept, meaning you can go back to it whenever you want. It means you can use APIs in the DELFI Developer Portal to liberate data previously locked in Petrel platform projects.
Petrel Project Explorer is only available in the DELFI cognitive E&P environment.
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Well data reconnaissance for high volume workflows
Use the new Well Data Browser to quickly and easily investigate your well data before moving onto more detailed well correlation workflows.
We’ve incorporated the Well Data Browser plug-in into Petrel 2020. This tool enables you to quickly and easily investigate your well data before moving onto more detailed well correlation workflows. After selecting and filtering the data you want to investigate, you can view spreadsheets for well logs, trajectories, point well data, completions, and more in one place without having to open each of them from the input pane. You can also get an overview of your production data, viewing bubble charts by well or by observation. The Well Data Browser is perfect for projects where you have a high volume of well data that you need to examine quickly.
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Implicit fracture modeling for depogrids
Dual-porosity, dual permeability workflows are critical for static and dynamic reservoir characterization of naturally fractured reservoirs. In Petrel 2020, you can perform these workflows on depogrids, meaning you can capture complexity at every scale in your reservoir, without compromise.
Depogrid offers you the ability to model both complex and simple reservoir architecture (whether that’s complex sequence stratigraphic relationships or horst and graben structures) without compromising that complexity during simulation. Petrel 2020 introduces implicit fracture modeling for depogrids to complement the existing dual-porosity, dual-permeability workflows available using the INTERSECT high-resolution reservoir simulator. This enables you to model and simulate complexity at every scale of your reservoir.
You can also improve the reliability of your depogrid simulation model further by incorporating downhole dynamic data and generating simulated RFT/PLT logs to compare against measured RFT and PLT during history matching.
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Find your tools right where you left them
The Petrel E&P software platform now saves the size, position, and settings for the tool palette, inspector, players, and visual filters—so you quickly find the tools you need every time you open the Petrel platform.
The size, position and settings for the tool palette, inspector, players, and visual filters are saved when you close the Petrel platform, so that next time you open your session and select the tools you need, they’ll be right where you left them. The properties are not saved per project, so you can recover them for any project you open in the Petrel platform, and across multiple screens.
For the tool palette and players, the tool selection also persists. Whether you had the tools open for quantitative interpretation or facies modelling, or both, they will be restored next time you open the Petrel platform.
Combined with the ability to customize your ribbon and tool palettes, the Petrel platform offers you continuity in your work and a truly personalised user experience.
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Volume-based modeling performance improvements
The algorithms used in the model construction process of volume based modeling have been optimized and deliver up to a three-fold improvement in runtime.
Optimizations to the model construction algorithms in Petrel 2020.1 deliver up to a three-fold increase in performance. This performance improvement affects all models, however models with large input datasets, large numbers of fault-fault or horizon-fault intersections or multiple sequences will see the most significant reduction in runtime. For multi-sequence models activating the new ‘air-interpretation’ option will further improve the model construction performance.
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With the completion of the depth synthetic workflow in Petrel 2020, the software platform now offers you full flexibility regardless of the domain you’re working in.
Establishing an accurate tie from well data to seismic data is critical to ensure that all your interpretations and models are calibrated. With the completion of the depth synthetic workflow in Petrel 2020, the software platform now offers you full flexibility regardless of the domain you’re working in.
In Petrel 2020, you can add user-defined calibration points to a study, or create a study entirely based on user-defined points, giving you better control of your well tie outside of well tops. Auditability is ensured as all alignment points are recorded and stored inside the study.
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In Petrel 2020 we continue to deliver performance improvements to improve your everyday productivity and reduce the number of mouse clicks and overall mouse movement you need to complete your work.
Some of the latest performance improvements delivered in 2020 include:
- changes to the workflow editor interface, including improved readability and collapsible sections
- improvements in the well section window enable you to resize your windows 90% faster than Petrel 2019.3
- mouse movement reduction of 48% when working with corridor cross sections compared to Petrel 2019.3
- up to a 78% click reduction when bulk editing well data when compared to Petrel 2019.3
volume-based model construction is up to three times faster than 2019.3
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