Reservoir Modelling Solution
Emerson Process Management has released Roxar RMS 2012, the latest version of its reservoir modelling software. The launch sees the continued expansion of Roxar RMS into the geophysics domain through a completely integrated reservoir modelling workflow which includes seismic interpretation, reservoir simulation, reservoir behavior predictions, and uncertainty management.
“With average global oil & gas recovery rates at just 22%, the smallest percentage improvements can have a huge impact on both future oil & gas production and the bottom line,” said Kjetil Fagervik, managing director of Emerson’s Roxar Software Solutions. “Accurate predictive reservoir models that can realistically represent the underlying seismic data and that can offer a seamless route from seismic to simulation are absolutely central to efforts to improve oil & gas recovery today. These are the underlying goals behind Roxar RMS 2012.”
The key new features of RMS 2012 include seismic inversion, seismic attributes, and field planning.
- RMS Seismic Inversion allows geoscientists to use seismic data to create a rock property model quickly and accurately through increased automation. High frequency information from well logs is combined with band-limited frequency information from the seismic data to provide a fast and highly automated seismic inversion tool. Computed elastic parameters can be used to condition both facies models and the petrophysical properties of the reservoir. RMS is the only inversion tool on the market today which can produce facies probability cubes automatically in the inversion process. Probability cubes also provide an excellent QC tool and generate information equivalent to many stochastic inversions.
- RMS Seismic Attributes is a powerful new visualization toolkit which enables modellers to extract maximum value from their seismic data through the creation of attributes that more clearly define reservoir structure and guide the user through the facies modelling process. Key features include new importing tools for SEG-Y data sets and the fast and accurate visualization of seismic data sets of any size through interactive opacity control and color manipulation capabilities. The color coded attributes are particularly useful for interpreting rock properties, structural features and hydrocarbon accumulations and can be used for guiding facies distributions and aiding the identification of faults and discontinuities. In this way, operators can derive more from their seismic data and better quantify rock and fluid properties in the reservoir.
- The RMS Field Planning functionality enables modellers to quickly and accurately create multiple, optimal well plans for their fields. RMS Field Planning reduces the number of planning iterations and speeds up the planning process, bringing an increased level of control to field planning. The tool’s ability to design multiple targets, optimize pad and target locations, and automatically generate well paths with user defined constraints is particularly applicable to unconventional assets such as SAGD (Steam Assisted Gravity Drainage) and shale gas fields. Key features of RMS Field Planning include increased flexibility in importing and exporting multiple targets in Comma Separated Values (CSV) format files; a Target Generator which enables modellers to create multiple copies of a target input with horizontal or vertical distance; the automatic generation of planned trajectories through a new Well Assignment Table; and three new data objects which can be vizualised or interactively edited in 2D or 3D.
Emerson’s flagship reservoir modelling solution, Roxar RMS comprises 24 fully integrated software modules, including mapping, reservoir modelling, well planning, reservoir simulation and uncertainty modelling tools. RMS 2012 operates on Linux 64-bit, Windows XP and the Vista 32 and 64-bit platforms, as well as Windows 7 64-bit.
For more information visit the Emerson Process website.