Speaking at the Landmark Innovation Forum in Houston earlier this year, Dallas Dunlap and Sean Murphy of the Bureau of Economic Geology (BEG) at the University of Texas at Austin gave a strong endorsement to Landmark’s DecisionSpace technology. The BEG is working on a 3D geologic model and geo-referenced database of the state of Texas. The model will be used to expose the BEG’s extensive core and cuttings data sets to the public via a ‘compelling, web-based/GIS front end.’
The BEG has completed a pilot—the 3DT project—blending 2D and 3D data sources from different geologic systems, verbal, quantitative and physical information to educate the public and policy makers on Texas’ natural resources. The pilot included an evaluation of ‘several software suites’ to determine their suitability for the task and determined that ‘DecisionSpace Desktop, more than any other, fitted all our requirements.’ Landmark’s Dynamic Frameworks to Fill, OpenWorks and Recall were also key to developing the State-scale model.
Janet Hicks explained how Landmark is to integrate its Petris acquisition. Petris’ Recall bore hole data management and DataVera (now DecisionSpace data quality solution (DQS)) rule-based data QC technologies will dovetail with other applications within the Landmark master data management solution. PetrisWinds Enterprise (PWE) will extend the DecisionSpace data services and IM Portal.
Troy Kapiczowski showed how DQS was used to support Calgary-based Sinopec Daylight’s master data management and data governance. Sinopec’s ‘myWellFinder’ (MWF) is a fit-for-purpose well master that captures the main characteristics and description of a well. MWF leverages Microsoft SharePoint functionality to expose the well list to users and provide spreadsheet access including pivot tables from a ‘live,’ read-only connection to the underlying database. A custom search function was built with the Microsoft FAST search engine. MWF integrates with third party data such as the Daily Driller and Rig Records portal. Sinopec is now working on a rig scheduling tool.
Stan Cullick (Berry Petroleum) offered an independent’s view of the digital oilfield. Berry is using tiltmeters to monitor steam injection into its N. Midway-Sunset diatomite fields in the San Joaquin Valley, California. Tiltmeter data is gathered twice daily, correlated with injection and production and used to track fracture-related events. Data is aggregated into a diatomite dilation portal exposing dynamic QC’d data to all stakeholders. The same data drives alarms, virtual meters and predictive modeling with neural nets. Extensive use of Lowis data visualization was made in the project.
Olivier Germain presented the new Landmark Production data model (PDM) as the future of the intelligent digital oilfield. Landmark’s new ‘open’ data store is a PPDM-based model with ‘precise, consistent definitions’ for entities. PDM offers integration with business intelligence systems and ‘big data’ solutions. More from Landmark.
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