ZetaWare T3 Consortium
Interactive Petroleum System Tools
The ability to track and predict hydrocarbon volume and composition as a function of PVT through the three dimensional geological space in an interactive environment. The main software objective is to develop an alternative approach to traditional 3D basin simulators that are too difficult to use. The 3D Trinity development will be focusing on interactive (fast) and practical algorithms for solving 3D problems without using traditional matrix based solvers. The details on 3D approaches will be discussed at meetings with potential members. Here is the original consortium proposal in PDF format.
The following example shows the latest improvements. User can now define a fault surface and hydrocarbons can migrate along the fault surface. In this case, the fault surface (red) barrier prevented the oil leaked from the bottom most reservoir from migrating vertically through the fault plane, causing stacked accumulations in the foot wall. Without the fault feature, oil leaking from the first reservoir will incorrectly end up in the hanging wall.
This next example shows that an uncertainty characteristics can be assigned to individual carrier beds. The result mimics the uncertainty caused by facies variations. We do not believe that seismic resolution is going to give us information for modeling true capillary percolation. But we can simulate the variability of capillary boundaries between sedimentary facies at scales that may be interpreted from seismic data.
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