Aramco and Earth Decision launch GeoMorph

Earth Decision and Aramco Overseas Company have announced the commercial launch of GeoMorph.

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By  James Buckley Published  December 5, 2006

Earth Decision, a provider of shared-earth models for asset teams, and Aramco Overseas Company (AOC), a subsidiary of Saudi Aramco, have announced the commercial launch of GeoMorph, a new real-time earth modeling and geosteering tool. GeoMorph utilises an earth model which is used to navigate and plan where to drill in a reservoir and can map structural and stratigraphic attributes within minutes of penetration. The earth model can record a 3D image of the reservoir, its size, porous space in rock that potentially holds hydrocarbons, and its content. “GeoMorph will dramatically shorten rig downtime by enabling models to be re-interpreted in minutes and hours, rather than days and weeks,” said Jean-Claude Dulac, CEO and founder of Earth Decision. GeoMorph has been integrated in GOCAD by Earth Decision and applied successfully on Saudi Arabia’s Ghawar oil field, where it picked up well log data and updated its models of the rock immediately. Geosteering was used to steer the drillbit through particular zones of interest, using available geologic information. GeoMorph inventor, Roger Sung said: “In complex geological settings, adjusting the direction of the drill bit in real time with an ‘on-the-spot’ roadmap can make or break the success of a well.” GeoMorph will be available for fast model updating as part of Earth Decision’s GOCAD Suite.

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