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Analysing the history of a sedimentary basin to reveal its true potential.

Eva Gerick works as a geologist for ENGIE E&P. Photo: ENGIE E&P

Our Geologists identify the most promising reservoirs by using their knowledge of the history of a sedimentary basin. In combining their expertise with geophysicists and reservoir engineers, the reservoir’s potential is accessed, to confirm hydrocarbon potential and expected volumes.

A clear picture of underground formations is crucial to finding the ‘best’ location. Our Geoscientists play a vital role in processing data, mapping prospects and defining well locations.

DIONISOS: Sedimentological modeling
DIONISOS (developed in conjunction with IFPen, French public-sector research, innovation and training center active in the fields of energy, transport and the environment) develops models of interactions between factors that determine the final quality of parent rock and the rock’s organic matter content. IFPen is the first in the world to create 3D models of these kinds of deposits. DIONISOS software can be used to locate “good” parent rock with great accuracy using paleo-shorelines and model parent rock characteristics so that users can be more selective in choosing exploration permits and focus on areas with the best features.

Drone technology with SmartAnalog™
SmartAnalog™ uses drone technology to produce rock outcrop images. These images are then used to construct a 3D model of the terrain studied.
SmartAnalog™ “From Picture Acquisition to 3D Reservoir Modeling”.

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Reduction of uncertainties
Geo-modeling is essential to understanding a reservoirs complexity. With advancements in mathematical and geostatistical tools and software, we can reduce the forecast uncertainties.

A reliable and efficient way to solve statics-related issues.

We recently published a 2D seismic line case study on “Static correction”, used to compensate for wave propagation heterogeneities in the near-surface.

Although significant progress has been made in seismic imaging and velocity model building, e.g. surface wave inversion, there remains unsolved statics-related issues which our study focuses on.

Our computational method is strongly supported by geological modelling for primary statics and geophysical tools for residual statics.

Optimised production
Before drilling we must answer the question: “What will the reservoir yield?”

3D simulation software is used by our reservoir engineers to analyse production potential and recommend the optimal production mechanism.

Design and supervise right through a field’s life cycle
Design of drilling programs and supervision of drilling operations begins at exploration and continues right through the cycle of a field until its closing where supervision is key. Throughout the process, our drilling engineers work with geologists and reservoir engineers to optimise production.

Cooperating with partners in Joint Industry Projects (JIPs)
Through cooperation with partners in JIPS as well as internal initiatives, we are continuously developing our knowledge of sedimentary basins, geosciences, and reservoir technologies. The benefits of our R&D projects are disseminated and implemented internationally, through delivery of upfront software, knowledge, database and geosciences expertise.