Rock Property Prediction
Geocosm specializes in diagenetic modeling and rock property prediction.
Our technology is broadly used in the hydrocarbon industry and also is a useful tool in the quest for geothermal energy.
- Frontier basins: use calibrated models for reservoirs from other basins together with basin models from the region of interest to assess reservoir quality risk in areas with little or no well data.
- Play analysis and prospect pre-drill predictions: use data from analog wells to calibrate model parameters prior to making predictions at specific prospects or over map regions.
- Field development planning: use data from discovery wells to calibrate model parameters and then predict rock properties within earth models down structure to provide a unique basis for constraining injector well placement and aquifer support.
Our systems also been used to address a number of research topics in the geosciences.
Our approach is scientifically rigorous, quantitative, reproducible, and testable. Our methods build on our expertise in sedimentary petrology, geochemistry, physics, basin modeling, machine learning, and risk assessment.
We will be holding the two day Touchstone Fundamentals course in Houston on June 12-13, 2019. This course is open to current RQC members and academic institutions with Touchstone license grants. Contact us for more information.
We will be holding the one day T>Map course in Houston on June 14, 2019. This course is open to current RQC members and academic institutions with Touchstone license grants. Contact us for more information
Geocosm staff once again will be helping to teach the Second School on Sandstone Diagenesis, which will be held at GeoZentrum NordBayern in Erlangen, Germany on August 26-30, 2019. The school is designed to provide Ph.D. candidates and professionals with a comprehensive overview of the processes that control sandstone diagenesis and rock properties. The application…
The AAPG editorial staff has selected four articles that include Geocosm scientific research or simulation technology as Notable Papers based on citation counts three years after publication. Geocosm’s Rob Lander is a co-author of three of the papers Geocosm’s Linda Bonnell is a co-author of two of the papers. The fourth paper is authored by…
This talk at the European Geothermal Congress 2019 by researchers at the Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland (an RQC member organization) explores the use of Geocosm’s Touchstone system for evaluation of reservoir quality for geothermal energy. Geocosm’s Linda Bonnell also is among the authors.
Geocosm is helping to invent this nascent field, which uses a rigorous chemistry and physics based approach for simulating the properties and geologic evolution of sediments and rocks in 3D at the grain scale. In the examples below, created with our Cyberstone™ system (patents pending), we simulate deposition, compaction, cementation, and pore-scale fluid flow.