New toy for geoscientists and engineers

OIL field services company Schlumberger has released a software tool that is expected to deliver a step-change in workflow productivity and help geoscientists and engineers deliver confident decisions.

Schlumberger says the Petrel 2011 E&P Platform introduces the Studio E&P knowledge environment and offers new productivity capabilities, key technology advances such as the ability to treat 3D seismic from any coordinate system and a flexible and interactive well section window.

It says the Studio E&P knowledge environment works like Google - geoscientists and engineers can search browse and select data in the context of their project.

It comes with a favourites feature that allows geoscientists and engineers to create their own personal collection of often-used processes, as well as a function that supports attaching information such as images or text notes to highlight important features for current of future team members.

New and improved interpretation tools including automatic fault tracking, 3D seismic flattening and additional modes for detailed interpretation are also part of Petrel.

Schlumberger Information Solutions president Tony Bowman said at the heart of Petrel was the shared earth model that allows users across the spectrum of E&P disciplines to integrate information and expertise into a robust reservoir representation

"These potent integration and productivity capabilities, combined with the extensibility of the Ocean development framework, offer our clients a much clearer understanding of uncertainty that facilitates smarter investment choices," Bowman said.

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