OTC: Baker Hughes introduces next-generation reservoir modeling software

Baker Hughes has introduced the next generation of its JewelSuite reservoir modeling software.

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HOUSTON – Baker Hughes has introduced the next generation of its JewelSuite reservoir modeling software. JewelSuite 2011 is an integrated reservoir modeling tool that uses patented 3D gridding technology to build accurate reservoir models for fields with complex geology.

The JewelSuite platform also provides connectivity between its generated models and reservoir simulators—a capability designed to further improve overall simulation accuracy.

JewelSuite 2011 includes technologies that extend the scope of the software and the associated subsurface 3D modeling workflows. These technologies include:

• A new approach to earth modeling collaboration
• Linked software platforms to enhance workflows
• More powerful processing via multithreading and multicore functionality
• Enhanced workflows for modeling unconventional reservoirs.

New collaboration functionality built into JewelSuite 2011 allows team members to share information with or without a traditional hub-and-spoke database approach. New audit trail, object-tracking and baseline modeling functionality enables team members and management to track and control the quality of subsurface models.

Multithreading and multicore functionality, along with workflow automation, allow users to make faster decisions with the advantage of modern multiple core processor architecture. This lets them process scenarios on two cores while simultaneously evaluating or building new, alternative scenarios on additional cores. Workflow automation allows customers to batch process property modeling, gridding steps or parameters with one click, saving time and reducing the potential for errors in evaluating structural and reservoir property uncertainties.

JewelSuite 2011 also includes microseismic visualization capabilities, which together with the program’s ability to create different scenarios to test flow rates based on orientation of fractures and horizontal well placement, further improves the workflow for development of unconventional reservoirs.


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