Your platform just got sharper
You are using 4K monitors? Not a problem—Petrel 2017 scales so you’ll have a clearer, brighter, and sharper view of your application workflows in high definition. And application startup time has been slashed to get you quicker access to your projects.
Access more data faster
In the past, accessing and searching your data could sometimes be slow, but we’ve addressed this through numerous performance improvements, including data recovery and search capabilities in Studio 2017. You can now use the AND and OR operators and well conditions in your manage filters to access more relevant data.
To help you complete your seismic interpretation workflow, Studio 2017 now supports velocity models to enable storing and sharing them between interpreters. We also enhanced the SEGY 2D toolbox and the handling of prestack seismic data to help you load them with greater ease and accuracy.
Interpret larger volumes of data
If you have ever struggled with displaying and screening large seismic volumes you’ll welcome Petrel 2017’s enhanced performance experience in displaying inline, crossline, and Z-slice intersections from extralarge seismic ZGY volumes (>1 TB). Petrel 2017 significantly improves your seismic intersection performance as well as that of your colleagues by storing the seismic cache in network drives and allowing cache file sharing among multiple users working with the same 3D seismic ZGY files across different Petrel platform projects and versions.
Petrel 2017 also helps geologists make the most of their raw log data through its resolution and performance improvements to raster log data loading and handling. Cropped raster logs can now be loaded into the Petrel platform, with the right and left positions from the incoming file automatically maintained.
Model geological processes
We’ve all dreamed of being able to model geological processes such as sedimentation flow or carbonates buildup—and that dream is now a reality using the new GPM geological process modeling software inside Petrel 2017. Users can show expected sediment geometries and predict lithology distributions for clastic and carbonate reservoirs—modeled separately or together.
We’ve also made a lot of improvements to the reservoir modeling algorithms to ensure that you get the most accurate results and representations of your reservoir.
You’ve spent months planning the well and now it’s time to land it in the most productive part of your reservoir. By using our powerful new geosteering technology directly from the Petrel platform, you can accurately geosteer the well by employing multiple measurements such as LWD logs or borehole imagery to reach your reservoir.
Better manage simulation cases
It has never been easier to access Petrel platform features from a native ECLIPSE reservoir simulator case. Petrel 2017 provides an enhanced way to convert your ECLIPSE simulation cases to Petrel platform cases. You also now have the ability to directly convert your ECLIPSE simulator cases into INTERSECT simulator cases while preserving all the details of your ECLIPSE simulator cases such as user keywords. In addition to an improved conversion, you’ll enjoy having more capabilities for your INTERSECT simulator cases, such as streamline generation, grid coarsening, and advanced well control features through a very much enriched Field Management process.
Learn even more
You’re thinking, “Another release, a lot more new features and workflows to learn!” Don’t worry: Guru in-context guidance and support software is here to help guide you through the advanced workflows and features we’ve described, and there are another 60 new pages written in Guru software by domain experts to provide you with comprehensive workflows and guidance for more new tools and functionality in Petrel 2017. So you can go even further and deliver even faster.
Shared earth—critical insight
The Petrel E&P software platform brings disciplines together with best-in-class applied science in an unparalleled productivity environment. This shared earth approach enables companies to standardize workflows from exploration to production—and make more informed decisions with a clear understanding of both opportunities and risks.
Disciplines working together
We have long known that integration is critical. However, integrating at the data level is just the start. Enabling critical insight in complex reservoirs requires the integration of work processes. This 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
As the industry looks to accelerate reserves replacement and boost recovery in difficult reservoirs, increasing productivity is essential. 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 environment improves productivity with multiuser database access and collaborative work sessions with team members across the enterprise. The Studio environment lets you capture more than just data—it allows you to store and share the knowledge of how a result was accomplished.