KOGT gains first order for 3D visualization tool

Kongsberg Oil & Gas Technologies (KOGT) has won the first contract for its most recent 3D visualization technology, SIM Reservoir, from an unnamed national oil company in the Middle East.

Offshore staff

ABERDEEN, UK -- Kongsberg Oil & Gas Technologies (KOGT) has won the first contract for its most recent 3D visualization technology, SIM Reservoir, from an unnamed national oil company in the Middle East.

KOGT will provide 14 licenses for the new upstream software tool for use in the operator’s global business.

SIM Reservoir is designed to improve drilling engineers’ understanding of reservoir dynamics through use of real-time data in 3D graphic form. The reservoir model “pops out” of the screen without the need for special glasses. This gives users a more realistic image of subsurface structures, KOGT says, to help them to take critical decisions.

According to Mark Baldwin, sales manager, the simulation tool also is designed to improve efficiency during post-processing of reservoir simulations.

“Using 3D gives added information with regards to depth and distances of the objects being viewed, which is invaluable in an environment where the slightest of inaccuracies can be costly,” he says. "Following the contract with the Middle East NOC, we're already in talks with several major UK operators and are very encouraged by the initial interest we're receiving in SIM Reservoir."

02/11/2010

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