February 3, 2022 | 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. CDT (UTC-05:00) 

This distinguished lecture discusses the latest innovations revolving around petroleum systems elements prediction and characterization using integrated 3D ‘Hybrid’ stratigraphic modelling applications and sensitivity analysis. 

As various challenges arise along the hydrocarbon E&P chain, we demonstrate the value of multi-disciplinary assessment of sedimentary systems on (1) the multi-scale de-risking of conventional and unconventional exploration and prospect evaluation activities, (2) the improvement of reservoir volumetric assessment as well as (3) the optimization of drilling activities through advanced Mechanical Earth Models, to enhance wellbore stability and reduce non-productive time. Traditional conceptual and stochastic geostatistical techniques appear to be insufficient in capturing the influence of interacting geological and ecological parameters on sedimentary architectures and facies variability in mixed sedimentary systems. Thus, a Shared Earth Approach supported by artificial intelligence and hybrid numerical stratigraphic models is developed. This integrated method results in a stratigraphically constrained framework at seismic and sub-seismic scales. It allows us to overcome some of the limitations witnessed while using the traditional geostatistical methodologies in E&P activities. Finally, such 3D Hybrid modelling approaches transcend the Oil and Gas sector and are expected to contribute more to the integrated workflows used in carbon sequestration, geothermal energy, nuclear waste storage as well as planetary studies. 

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Presented by:

Dr. Nicolas Hawie

Dr. Nicolas Hawie

Senior Petroleum Systems Analyst Consultant for Halliburton