Technological Advancements Power

Over the last few years, the oil patch has experienced technological advancements that have made it easier for Engineers to manage their wells, Accounting to manage its books, IT to manage its servers, and even owners and partners to manage their cashflow and health of their business.

As Oil & Gas Industry engineers use a wide range of software for project planning, reservoir evaluation, well and completion engineering design.

PetroDeep, Ltd. instructors for software-based courses all have extensive practical experience with the software being presented, and they always be asked to present real case studies, rather than the tutorial ones. All science-behind-software is presented, in addition. Big collection of videos that show software step-by-step from beginner to professional levels is given to each delegate.


Petrel E&P Software Platform*

Petrel E&P software platform brings disciplines together with best-in-class applied science in an unparalleled productivity environment. This shared earth approach enables companies to standardize workflows from exploration to production—and make more informed decisions with a clear understanding of both opportunities and risks.

Disciplines working together

We have long known that integration is critical. However, integrating at the data level is just the start. Enabling critical insight in complex reservoirs requires the integration of work processes. This allows the capture and preservation of knowledge, from exploration to production—from the petroleum systems modeler to the reservoir engineer and beyond, all contributing to a shared vision of the subsurface. Whether you are working on your first deepwater exploration well or delivering a comprehensive drilling program in a shale play, the Petrel platform enhances multidisciplinary workflows.

Access to best science

Traditionally, applying the right science has meant supporting many disparate applications—isolating the knowledge and disrupting the workflow. The Petrel platform provides deep science across the spectrum—from prestack processing to advanced reservoir modeling—to assisted history matching, and much more. Furthermore, the Ocean software development framework creates advantage by putting the industry’s best science inside the Petrel shared earth model—directly into the hands of your teams.

Increased workflow productivity

As the industry looks to accelerate reserves replacement and boost recovery in difficult reservoirs, increasing productivity is essential. The Petrel platform supports automated, repeatable workflows, to capture best practices and share them across the organization. New data is easily incorporated, keeping the subsurface live and current. Embedded cross-domain uncertainty analysis and optimization workflows enable straightforward testing of parameter sensitivity and scenario analysis. The embedded Studio E&P knowledge environment improves productivity with multiuser database access and collaborative work sessions with team members across the enterprise. The Studio environment lets you capture more than just data—it allows you to store and share the knowledge of how a result was accomplished.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

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ECLIPSE Industry-Reference Reservoir Simulator*

ECLIPSE industry-reference simulator offers the industry’s most complete and robust set of numerical solutions for fast and accurate prediction of dynamic behavior for all types of reservoirs and development schemes. The ECLIPSE simulator has been the benchmark for commercial reservoir simulation for more than 25 years thanks to its extensive capabilities, robustness, speed, parallel scalability, and unmatched platform coverage.

Unrivaled depth and breadth of functionality

With over 30 years of continuous development and innovation, the ECLIPSE simulator is the most feature-rich and comprehensive reservoir simulator on the market—covering the entire spectrum of reservoir models, including black oil, compositional, thermal finite-volume, and streamline simulation. By choosing from a wide range of add-on options—such as local grid refinements, coalbed methane, gas field operations, advanced wells, reservoir coupling, and surface networks—simulator capabilities can be tailored to meet your needs, enhancing your reservoir modeling capabilities.

Extensive expertise and user base

Used at over 800 sites in 70 countries, the ECLIPSE simulator draws upon an unrivalled level of reservoir engineering expertise across the entire industry. As well as being the de facto simulation standard in the petroleum industry, the ECLIPSE simulator is used extensively by academia, regulatory authorities, and petroleum financial planners. Evidenced by citations in over 1,500 SPE technical papers, the ECLIPSE simulator is widely acknowledged as the industry’s leading reservoir simulator.

Petrel reservoir engineering environment

The user environment for the ECLIPSE family of simulators is Petrel Reservoir Engineering, which integrates the static and dynamic modeling process into a seamless workflow. Data flows are transparent, with an easy-to-learn graphical user interface that supports simulation configuration and results visualization. The Petrel platform integrates data from multiple disciplines, allowing experts to combine their knowledge in a unified environment. It also supports extensive uncertainty and optimization workflows.​​​​​​​​​​​ ​

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INTERSECT High-Resolution Reservoir Simulator*

The INTERSECT high-resolution reservoir simulator goes beyond the capabilities offered by current-generation simulators. The result is improved accuracy and efficiency in field development planning and risk mitigation—even for the most complex fields.

Use the INTERSECT simulator to accurately and quickly model

  • Complex geological structures
  • Highly heterogeneous formations
  • Challenging wells and completion configurations
  • Advanced production controls in terms of reservoir coupling and flexible field management

Further gains in consistency and productivity are achieved through automation and cross-discipline integration when projects are performed using the INTERSECT simulator together with the Petrel E&P software platform. You’ll have the ability to define the structure and properties of your reservoir, understand your fluids and rock physics, and prepare your field development plan. Uncertainty and optimization simulation studies spanning all geoscience and engineering domains are easily set up and the results analyzed to provide greater confidence in your decisions.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

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PIPESIM Steady-State Multiphase Flow Simulator*

Modern production systems require designs that ensure safe and cost-effective transportation of fluids from the reservoir to the processing facilities. Once these systems are brought into production, the ability to ensure optimal flow is critical to maximizing economic potential. From complex individual wells to vast production networks, the PIPESIM steady-state multiphase flow simulator enables production optimization over the complete lifecycle.

Continuous innovation incorporating leading science

For over 30 years, the PIPESIM simulator has been continuously improved by incorporating not only the latest science in the three core areas of flow modeling—multiphase flow, heat transfer, and fluid behavior—but also the latest innovations in computing, and oil and gas industry technologies. The simulator includes advanced three-phase mechanistic models, enhancements to heat transfer modeling, and comprehensive PVT modeling options. The ESRI-supported GIS map canvas helps deliver true spatial representation of wells, equipment, and networks. Networks can be built on the GIS canvas or generated automatically using a GIS shape file. The interactive graphical wellbore enables rapid well model building and analysis. Faster simulation runtime has also been achieved for all modeling though the implementation of a new parallel network solver to spread the computational load across all processors.

Steady-state flow assurance, from concept to operations

The PIPESIM simulator offers the industry’s most comprehensive steady-state flow assurance workflows for front-end system design and production operations. The flow assurance capabilities of the simulator enable engineers to ensure safe and effective fluid transport—from sizing of facilities, pipelines, and lift systems, to ensuring effective liquids and solids management, to well and pipeline integrity. In addition, where dynamic analysis is needed to add further insight, the PIPESIM-to-OLGA converter tool enables rapid conversion of models. Shared heat transfer, multiphase flow, and fluid behavior methodologies ensure data quality and consistency between the steady-state and transient analyses.

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OLGA Dynamic Multiphase Flow Simulator*

Successful production system design and operations requires a detailed understanding of multiphase flow behavior. Flow modeling and simulation provides valuable insights into flow behavior, including the physics describing flow through the entire production systems, from reservoir pore to process facility.

The OLGA dynamic multiphase flow simulator models time-dependent behaviors, or transient flow, to maximize production potential. Transient modeling is an essential component for feasibility studies and field development design. Dynamic simulation is essential in deepwater and is used extensively in both offshore and onshore developments to investigate transient behavior in pipelines and wellbores. 

Transient simulation with the OLGA simulator provides an added dimension to steady-state analyses by predicting system dynamics such as time-varying changes in flow rates, fluid compositions, temperature, solids deposition and operational changes.

From wellbore dynamics for any well completion to pipeline systems with all types of process equipment, the OLGA simulator provides an accurate prediction of key operational conditions involving transient flow.

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OFM Well and Reservoir Analysis Software*

Quick access to important information means that all the answers are in one place for managers, petroleum engineers, and geoscientists.

  • Monitor and survey performance with advanced production views.
  • Forecast production with powerful decline and type curve analysis.
  • Analyze any asset and share results using standards.
  • View, relate, and analyze reservoir and production data with comprehensive tools, including interactive base maps with production trends, bubble plots, and diagnostic plots.
  • Use a library of off-the-shelf workflow templates to guide analyses from shale production to waterflooding.

OFM software enables turning data into decisions that can improve oil and gas field performance throughout the entire life cycle.

Enhance mapping

Visualizing wells and completions—or determining whether to investigate site access issues—incorporates the latest GIS technology to support better understanding of contextual information about the asset and its surroundings.

Connect multiple disciplines

Productivity is improved by driving collaboration between technical disciplines. The enhanced integration streamlines two-way data transfer between OFM software and the following:

  • Simulation models to share results from the shared earth model (via the OFM software plug-in for the Petrel E&P software platform)
  • Production volumes, operations data, and field event history (via the Avocet production operations software platform)
  • Project economic evaluations and forecasts (via the OFM software plug-in for Peep petroleum economic evaluation and decline analysis).

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MEPO Multiple Realization Optimizer*

The MEPO multiple realization optimizer represents a step change in the reservoir engineering workflow. It substantially enhances the value you will get from your existing reservoir simulation models, by enabling a multiple realization approach—allowing you to not only model your reservoir, but also to optimize it for maximum performance.

MEPO software improves your reservoir decisions in a number of areas, including determining the best locations for infill wells, selecting optimal development scenarios, understanding uncertainty, and semi-automating laborious tasks such as history matching. Vitally, the software works in harmony with your existing reservoir simulator, and is easy to understand and use.

Multiple model realization approach

Using modern optimization and experimental design techniques, MEPO software allows you to better explore the solution space of your problem. It also facilitates the use of the multiple model realization approach when facing key decision gates.

MEPO workflows now extend back to your geomodel using the MEPO Link plug-in for the Petrel platform. This enables you to include static model parameters—such as fault positions as history matching parameters—and gives you greater options in optimizing well location.

Managing uncertainty in simulations

MEPO software enables you to make better decisions by improving work processes and managing uncertainties in your simulation projects. This allows you to

  • understand uncertainties and mitigate risk
  • optimize development plans, production strategies, well targets, etc
  • enhance your reservoir understanding, cost efficiently.

The software also improves communication and collaboration across asset teams, providing

  • enhance understanding of field dynamics by sharing, analyzing and visualizing results
  • conduct integrated modeling with geo tools and production networks.

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3DSL Streamline reservoir simulation environment

StudioSL is our desktop environment containg all our workflows, ranging from reservoir pattern surveillance to ensemble-based reservoir forecasting. studioSL includes 2D and 3D visualization tools, well production data import, grid and simulation building, simulation run scheduling, and exports to Excel and PowerPoint.

StudioSL is built on Oracle’s NetBeans Java development environment and runs under Windows and Linux 32/64-bit O/S’s.


All the major workflows that we develop are accessible within studioSL. These include:

  • Reservoir Surveillance
  • Flow Simulation
  • Sensitivity Runs
  • History Matching
  • Flood Management

StudioSL works with our simulator 3DSL®, however studioSL can also visualize simulation results from Eclipse, Intersect, PSim, and Powers.

2D Plotting of Simulation Results

  • Field and well-level responses
  • Rates or cumulatives
  • Injector pattern efficiency plot
  • Easily shuffle through multiple wells
  • Undock, tile or cascade view of multiple plots
  • Compare multiple runs on the same plot
  • Export a plot’s data to Excel
  • Save as a picture or image export to MSOffice, OpenOffice

3D View of Simulation Results

  • Static and dynamic grid properties
  • Slice, zoom, rotate, pick
  • Streamlines, well paths, FPmaps, bubble plots
  • Eclipse formatted grid, wells, streamline properties
  • Animation over multiple timesteps
  • Save as picture or export image to MSOffice or OpenOffice

2D/3D Probabilistic Representation

  • Display all traditional field/well response as probabilistic representations
  • Display all traditional 3D variables (OIP, saturations, perms, etc) as probabilistic representations

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