Recover deleted objects
Ever been unable to complete an operation or workflow because data has been removed or is missing from your project? Petrel 2020.3 offers a solution to recover metadata on deleted objects or find them in the Studio platform.
Now when you come across a missing object in a workflow or operation, you can find ‘simple’ and ‘advanced’ information on an object to help you find it. Simple information includes object type, template and domain. Advanced information, which can only be exported in a private format, includes object name and import/reference project tool/Studio synchronization history. The new private format for exported workflow editor scripts ensures compliance with privacy policies and standards.
Edit well log headers
Petrel 2020.3 delivers the long-awaited ability to edit well log headers, along with numerous other visualization tools to make your work in the well section window easier.
In Petrel 2020.3 you can now customize the log name, font size, font color and apply bold, italics or underline text for improved clarity while working with well sections. Settings are saved with the well section template and can easily be applied to new cross-sections. You can also display both linear and logarithmic scales in a single track making petrophysical analysis easier in conventional workflows. Finally, you can further improve your well section display by customizing well top label styles (font size, font colour and apply bold, italics or underline text), hiding inter-well surface lines and displaying well top sub-labels between wells.
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Integrated fault seal analysis for Depogrids
Make better informed field development decisions by assessing reservoir integrity using the new structural fault analysis operations available on Depogrids. Consume the output fault properties directly into reservoir simulation, uncertainty and history matching workflows to get a detailed understanding of reservoir behaviour.
To assist you in your analysis of structural model quality and fault seal behaviour the following fault operations have been added for Depogrids in Petrel 2020.3:
Fault throw, displacement and heave
Fault clay content prediction
Threshold pressure and column height prediction
Fault permeability prediction
Fault thickness prediction
Fault flow indicators and mean properties
Fault transmissibility scaling
A new method for calculating fault slip utilizing the depositional space mapping is also available for Depogrid, which significantly improves the estimation of fault properties for curved faults and around fault intersections.
Fault analysis properties generated on Depogrids can be consumed directly in the INTERSECT high-resolution reservoir simulator, offering you a new integrated fault seal analysis workflow. This workflow enables the direct consumption of geologically defined fault properties (such as permeability, thickness and threshold pressure) in the INTERSECT simulator. For uncertainty analysis and history matching workflows, a new scaling factor property is now available to accurately adjust these properties between simulation runs.
EBCDIC header information is now captured and stored when you realize ZGY format seismic from SEG-Y files, greatly improving the integrity of your seismic and helping you to quickly track down source data. The saved metadata can be found in a new tab in the Settings dialog of the output ZGY data file.
When you realize ZGY format seismic from SEG-Y files, the Petrel platform will automatically save a new file in the same location as the output ZGY which contains the EBCDIC header information. The saved header information is tied to the ZGY object in the Petrel platform and can be viewed in a new tab in the Settings dialog for the ZGY object called ‘ZGY ASCII headers’. When opening the Settings dialog for ZGY files realized to an external location in previous versions of the Petrel platform, Petrel will try to collect the EBCDIC header information based on the available information.
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User-define, repeatable grid segmentation
Enhanced reservoir characterization for complex reservoir systems.
In Petrel 2020.3, a significant update has been made to the ‘Make segments’ process allowing for user-defined, repeatable grid segmentation for structural grids. User-defined parameters for fault relationships can now be set to control the virtual extrapolation of faults through their truncations. The defined parameters are stored and can be re-applied to other grids, or to properties on the same grid, to reproduce equivalent grid segments. This update also allows alternative segmentation to be applied to individual reservoir units, providing enhanced characterization of complex stacked reservoir systems.
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Automate over 80% of work steps in Petrel 2020.2
The workflow editor is one of the most powerful tools available in the Petrel E&P software platform. Use it to automate work steps from everyday housekeeping to assessing reservoir uncertainty and share them across your organization using the new export/import functionality.
You can automate over 80% of work steps in Petrel 2020.2 using the workflow editor. Arguably one of the most powerful tools in the Petrel platform, and available with every core license, the workflow editor enables you to automate tasks ranging from everyday housekeeping (object renaming and filing) to assessing reservoir uncertainty.
New work steps have been added to the functions list:
Convert wells to polygons
Create isochore points
Create new well top attribute
Continuous/discrete well top attribute operations
Add/update zone logs
Initialize from maps
Go a step further and share your workflows by taking advantage of the new ability to export and import workflows. Share your expertise and create a centralized library of workflows for everyone in your organization
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Find that object, quickly
Stop scrolling through your input pane for the right data object; use the improved smart search performance to quickly find the object you need.
When using the search capabilities at object drop sites the results are now categorized by object type and will show you the total count of items that fit into that category. You can also expand the results to show the full list of items. This enables you to see a full list of relevant objects in your project from the drop site, and quickly find the correct object by starting to type the name or filter the results by selecting the correct object type in the list.
Smart searches are enabled in an object’s Operations tab in the Setting dialog box, in supported workflow editor work steps and in the Make/edit polygons process.
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Customize well log exports
The highly demanded ability to customize well log exports is delivered in Petrel 2020.3, offering flexibility and efficient log exports.
The new log export manager enables you to select which logs you want to export for a custom selection of wells. For your selected wells you can specify the depth interval, customize the export sampling rate, specify internal or numeric precision, select multiple indexes and the output file type.
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