Consortia - Technology
RSI facilitates consortia to develop and improve technology for computing reservoirs properties between wells using well, seismic, and EM/MT data. The work is primarily driven by our clients’ needs to reduce risk or improve exploration and development outcomes.
Seismic Attribute Consortium - 1991-2003:
Develop and test a range of novel post-stack seismic attributes. Deliverables were Seismic Attributes algorithms, ATTRIB3D® and LITHANN®. Sponsors included - Agip - Eni, Anadarko, Beb Erdgas, Bhp, CGG, Chevron, Chevron Texaco, Deminex, Enterprise Oil, Exxonmobil, Japex, Jnoc, Marathon, Mobil, Norsk Hydro, Paradigm, Pemex, Rwe Dea, Saudi Aramco, Shell , Sonatrach, Total, Turkish Petroleum, Unocal, Wascana, and Zydeco
Q (Seismic Attenuation) consortium - 1998-2003:
Investigate the use of seismic attenuation for reservoir characterization. Deliverables were workflows which became AVATAR® Seismic Data Conditioning and project innovations. Sponsors included AGIP, Anadarko, BG, Burlington, Devon Energy, Enterprise, Marathon Oil, Mitchell Energy, Norsk Hydro, RWE, Saudi Aramco, Shell, and Total Elf
LFP - Lithology and Fluid prediction (phases 1, 2 and 3): 2003-2011
Goal was to develop new and improved methods for determining reservoir lithology and fluid properties from surface seismic and well-bore data by quantifying changes in pore fluids, lithology, and porosity in low contrast sands, tight sands and other environments. Deliverables were iMOSS®, iMOSS workflows, advances to AVATAR® and project advances seen in the papers on the right. Sponsors included AGIP, Anadarko Petroleum, BG Group, Brigham, Burlington, Conoco Phillips, Devon Energy, Dominion, Dong, Ecopetrol, ENI, Gaz de France, Husky, Instituto Mexicano Del Petroleo, JOGMEC (JNOC), Maersk, Newfield, Nexen Petroleum, Noreco, Norsk Hydro, Petro SA, Pioneer Natural Resources , Reliance Industries, RWE-DEA , Samson, Sanchez Oil and Gas, Saudi Aramco, Seismic Micro-Tech, Spinnaker, Statoil, Tullow, and Woodside Energy
WISE (Well Driven Integration of Seismic and EM): 2008-2011
Develop novel methods for the integrated interpretation of seismic, controlled source electromagnetic and well log data within a rock physics framework, to provide quantitative measurements of sub-surface rock and fluid properties, leading to improved reservoir characterization. Sponsors included BERR, Chevron, Det Norke, DONG, Maersk, and Total
Project to extend the effective operating envelope of CSEM methods from deep water (>1km) to shallow water. Concluded with the successful survey of the Nuggets reservoir in 2005 where water depth was 115m, shallower than previously thought possible. Sponsors included BP, Chevron, ENI, ITF, Shell, and Total.
United States Department of Energy (DOE): 2004-2009
In conjunction with the National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL), completed the following projects:
- Novel Use of P-wave and S-wave Seismic Attenuation for Deep Natural Gas Exploration and Development -
Exploration & Production Technologies DE-FC26-04NT42243
- Seismic Gas Hydrate Quantification by Cumulative Attributes (CATTs) -
DOE/NETL Methane Hydrate Projects DE-FC26-06NT42961
The goal of the project was to examine approaches to CSEM acquisition and analysis for increased resolution, allowing the method to be applied more readily to step out exploration, prospect appraisal and reservoir monitoring. Sponsored by the UK government, in collaboration with BP and the UK National Oceanography Centre.
RSI also undertakes special research projects for individual clients. We have conducted projects for clients ranging from small independents to the largest international operators. We have conducted research and development projects on CSEM-seismic joint integration, 4D, pore pressure prediction, tight gas sands, methane hydrates, carbonates and many others.
RSI supports several internal and external R&D efforts and is currently a member in the following consortia:
- Seafloor Electromagnetic Methods Consortium at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography
- National Oceanography Centre, Southampton
- Edinburgh Parallel Computing Centre - High Performance computing