Scalable and interactive visual computing in geosciences and reservoir engineering
Published:January 01, 2015
Mario Costa Sousa, Emilio Vital Brazil, Ehud Sharlin, 2015. "Scalable and interactive visual computing in geosciences and reservoir engineering", Fundamental Controls on Fluid Flow in Carbonates: Current Workflows to Emerging Technologies, S. M. Agar, S. Geiger
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Visual computing technologies enable more intuitive data modelling, visualization and analysis, facilitating these processes by real-time interactive visual interfaces. These technologies are essential for software in the oil and gas industry, allowing users to gain insights and actionable information when dealing with increasingly complex, multidisciplinary datasets and processes. In the context of the oil and gas industry, interactive visual computing should also scale well with the growing data size and other components of a data analytics pipeline. We present key problems and challenges motivating the research and development of scalable and interactive visual computing systems, followed by a classification of the most important research themes and related topics. Eleven case studies developed with the industry are also presented, highlighting the main cutting edge findings, limitations and achievements.
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Fundamental Controls on Fluid Flow in Carbonates: Current Workflows to Emerging Technologies
This volume highlights key challenges for fluid-flow prediction in carbonate reservoirs, the approaches currently employed to address these challenges and developments in fundamental science and technology. The papers span methods and case studies that highlight workflows and emerging technologies in the fields of geology, geophysics, petrophysics, reservoir modelling and computer science. Topics include: detailed pore-scale studies that explore fundamental processes and applications of imaging and flow modelling at the pore scale; case studies of diagenetic processes with complementary perspectives from reactive transport modelling; novel methods for rock typing; petrophysical studies that investigate the impact of diagenesis and fault-rock properties on acoustic signatures; mechanical modelling and seismic imaging of faults in carbonate rocks; modelling geological influences on seismic anisotropy; novel approaches to geological modelling; methods to represent key geological details in reservoir simulations and advances in computer visualization, analytics and interactions for geoscience and engineering.