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Petroleum Engineering

Examine seismic exploration and well log data, evaluate reservoir models, and visualize it all in three dimensions.

The Wolfram petroleum engineering solution integrates built-in filtering and frequency analysis functions, interactive graphing features, and powerful computational abilities for modeling and simulation—improving efficiency and delivering better production results.

Analyzing and filtering seismic exploration data
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Wolfram technologies include thousands of built-in functions and curated data on many topics that let you:

  • Optimize the development of new fields or production from older ones
  • Analyze seismic processing data to map underground reservoirs, integrate with GIS data, and then visualize in 3D
  • Estimate the amount of oil or gas in a reservoir and the recovery rate with advanced statistics and risk analysis
  • Study inflow, leak-off, and water injection of reservoirs
  • Generate synthetic seismic data to verify the quality of a well tie
  • Model and simulate reservoirs and flow in porous media
  • Handle velocity anisotropy, anomalies, and complex fracture structures
  • Extract wavelets from well logs to correlate events with the seismic data
  • Improve system reliability
  • Estimate the lifetime of mechanical assemblies and components

A well simulation program for optimizing production

Seismic tomography mapping of the Earth's interior beneath Japan

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Does your current tool set have these advantages?

  • Using original algorithms instead of standard ones lets you develop better reservoir models
    Hampson–Russell's black-box tools lock you into standard models
  • Analyze well log data with unusual characteristics in nonstandard ways
    Other tools allow only a limited choice of analyses
  • Build interactive tools into your workflow to efficiently prototype new methods for analyzing seismic exploration and well log data
    MATLAB, Excel, and the Hampson–Russell suite do not have this capability
  • Choose from functional and rule-based programming paradigms as desired to programmatically analyze data
    Other computation environments use predominantly procedural languages

Extracted seismic traces correlated with sonic well log data

A logistics model for delivery to offshore energy production facilities

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Wolfram SystemModeler is the most complete physical modeling and simulation tool for high-fidelity modeling. With SystemModeler, you can:

Organizations Using Wolfram Technologies

CSIRO Petroleum Resources US Geological Survey PETROBRAS
Exxon Mobil Corporation ION GX Technology    

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