SBED steering committee report

Geomodeling’s SBED stochastic sedimentology project gets traction from majors.

ExxonMobil hosted the joint industry Geomodeling SBED Phase II steering committee last month. SBED is a process-oriented, stochastic modeling tool. Phase II sets out to incorporate reservoir scale heterogeneity by developing models which honor geologic rules. Shell, Statoil, and ExxonMobil showed how they are using SBED in their upstream workflows.


Geomodeling demoed a beta release of GeoStudio including 3 deep-water modules. This software allows asset teams to assess the geological risk and its effect on permeability and porosity distribution.


Kjetil Nordahl (Norwegian University of Science and Technology) showed how a realistic near-wellbore model of a heterogeneous reservoir interval can be used to estimate the ‘true’ distribution of petrophysical properties. The technique links petrophysics and sedimentology and highlights errors associated with traditional averaging techniques. More from

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