Seismic Reservoir Characterization courses in KL, Beijing, Malang – Sagar Ronghe

DUG Geoscience Manager, Sagar Ronghe, is presenting a series of Seismic Reservoir Characterization courses in conjunction with EAGE and HAGI. They will be held in September 2017 in KL, Beijing and Malang.

Well and seismic data can be integrated to predict lithology and fluid, quantify reservoir properties, identify leads and help risk prospects. This course provides an introduction to the concepts and application of quantitative seismic interpretation including statistical rock physics analysis and modelling.

This course discusses reservoir characterization as it applies to all stages of oil and gas field activity: from reconnaissance, through exploration and appraisal, to focused reservoir characterization during field development. As more data becomes available the options for QI increase. Workflows should be fit-for-purpose given project objectives and data availability. Reservoir characterization methodologies spanning qualitative attributes, inversion, probabilistic lithology and fluid predictions and the quantification of reservoir property distributions are presented. These include well log calibrated amplitude and AVA interpretations, stack rotations, and deterministic and stochastic inversion. The importance of petrophysics and rock physics calibration as a foundation for all of these methods is highlighted.

The course also discusses seismic velocity modelling: the smooth merging of multiple 2D and or 3D velocity fields into a consistent 3D volume; and the calibration of seismic velocities to well data for accurate time-to-depth conversion. Depth conversion of seismic data and derived properties are important for facilitating well planning and field development decisions as well as for quantitative result interpretations.

Registrations are now open for the following dates:

Kuala Lumpur September 19th. More information here.

Beijing September 21st and 22nd. More information here.

Malang September 25th. More information here.

Press release: DUG Flexes its Muscle

Australian company builds one of the world’s largest supercomputers.

To be at the top of your game in any sport, you need plenty of skill and lots of muscle.

In the seismic data processing industry, muscle comes in the form of compute power, and at DownUnder GeoSolutions (DUG) building muscle is high priority – as is honing the team’s skills to use it.

DUG is rolling out a series of muscle-building upgrades to its global seismic processing centres, including Perth, Kuala Lumpur, London and Houston; an expansion that will see its Intel-supported processing capability grow and likely exceed its competitors, based on petaflops (PF) per geo. Continue Reading

Bonjour Paris. EAGE 2017 here we come.

Here at the DUG-out we’re kicking up our heels in excitement as we look forward to EAGE in Paris. Here’s what you can expect at Booth #730.

Can DUG inspire you with our key technologies? Yes we can-can.

Drop by the DUG booth and check out the daily talk schedule. DUG’s Chief Geophysicist, Jon Cocker, will be delivering a number of presentations each day, giving you a taste of our newest and most innovative work flows and technologies.

Can DUG deliver a dazzling new release of DUG Insight? Yes we can-can.

We’re launching DUG Insight 4.2 at EAGE. Come and see one of the live demos each day and discover how DUG Insight will change the way you interpret your data. Find out about spectral balancing, AVA workflows, high-resolution well views, and our latest curvature and structural analysis tools.

Can DUG offer cutting edge processing and imaging solutions? Yes we can-can.

Q-tomo and Q-migration solutions. Designature with near field hydrophones. Full waveform inversion. 3D shallow water demultiple. Processing of blended acquisition. Deghosting all types of data. The list is endless. Whatever you’re looking for, DUG can deliver. Drop by the booth and we’ll show you some of the startling results we’re getting from these key technologies.

Can DUG shout you a drink? Yes we can-can.

We love to enjoy ourselves at the end of the day. And we’re happy to share with our clients and friends. So drop back to the booth at 4pm each day for happy hour.

Helping Depth Conversion with FWI – A Case Study presented by Dr Troy Thompson.

DUG is the proud sponsor of the next EAGE Asia Pacific breakfast talk on Thursday 6 April in Kuala Lumpur. Our very own Dr Troy Thompson, founding partner and Principal Geophysicicist of DownUnder GeoSolutions will be presenting alongside Prof. Dr. Tariq Alkhalifah, Professor of Geophysics, Physical Sciences and Engineering at King Abdullah University for Science and Technology (KAUST), Saudi Arabia. Prof. Dr Alkhalifah’s presentation is titled “What does it take to illuminate the Earth at all scales?”

Venue: Hibiscus Room, DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Time: Thur 6 April 8am-10.30am.
If you are in Kuala Lumpur and would like more information, click here.

Farewell to Chris and Juliette

Chris Davin has served as the Chief Operating Officer at DUG for much of the past year. We have all enjoyed working with Chris immensely and appreciated his valuable contribution and executive leadership during his time in Perth. Sadly, Chris and his wife, Juliette,  have decided that they will return to the US at the end of February for family reasons. There is not a good fit for a position at Chris’ level in DUG’s Houston office.

Chris wanted to expresses his gratitude to the entire DUG family of staff and clients: “It has been an exciting and memorable year. DUG has a promising future and I wish you all success in this time of growth for the company.”

We have been fortunate to have Chris and Juliette in Perth for the past 12 months. We will miss their great sense of fun and good humour. Great things have been achieved and we wish them all the best in their future endeavours.

Gong Xi Fa Cai for the Year of the Rooster.

Team DUG would like to wish all of our clients and friends a happy and prosperous 2017 as we approach the Year of the Rooster. Our Malaysian office are beginning their Chinese New Year celebrations. They are pictured here with with some valued clients enjoying the “Prosperity Toss” or Yusheng. Everyone at the table takes turns to toss the salad and offer auspicious phrases, wishing blessings and good fortune for the New Year. The Year of the Rooster is predicted to be a powerful one, with no middle of the road when it comes to moving forward. We hope it’s a great year for us all.

DUG Insight 4.1 Steps Up With New Structural Analysis Tools.

DownUnder GeoSolutions today announced the latest features in the upcoming release of their seismic interpretation system, DUG Insight 4.1. The new release adds curvature analysis and directional similarity to Insight’s suite of geometric attributes. A new template engine extends Insight’s well capabilities with fast, high-resolution well log displays, and the Petrel Link has been upgraded with two-way sync support for 2D seismic and interpretation. Continue Reading

DUG Wins Most Effective Platform at the 25th WAITTA INCITE Awards.

DUG was recently announced the Winner of the Most Effective Platform category of the WAITTA Incite Awards. The Incite Awards is in its 25th year and celebrates inspiring ICT innovation in Western Australia. Managing Director of DUG, Dr Matthew Lamont, accepted the award, giving credit to Chief Technology Officer, Stuart Midgley (pictured).

The award celebrated DUG’s breakthrough data centre cooling system which is making their data centres among the most energy efficient in the world. The company’s patent-pending innovation cools their supercomputers in a specially-designed oil-like substance called polyalphaolefin dielectric fluid. The extremely hot components within the servers are then cooled by the circulating fluid rather than the more traditional, expensive and inefficient air cooling methods. As a result of the innovation DUG’s power costs have reduced by 45%. Continue Reading