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.
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.
The RQC and T>Map/T>Earth consortia will be meeting on January 24-25, 2019 in Houston and is open to all active members. The signup deadline is December 28th.
Geocosm geologists were among the organizers and lecturers at the First School of Sandstone Diagenesis, which was held on August 27-29, 2018. The school had a full capacity of well over 30 participants and included representatives from Europe, Africa, the Middle-East, and North America. Roughly 2/3 of the participants were doctoral candidates with the remainder…
Rob Lander and Linda Bonnell from Geocosm gave an invited presentation at the EAGE in Copenhagen regarding the state-of-the-art in reservoir quality prediction methods on June 11, 2018. Summary:Sandstone reservoir quality prediction has moved from a reliance on simple empirical trends (e.g., porosity vs. depth) to include process-oriented forward models. Process-oriented models are more accurate…
RQC members are welcome to attend a Touchstone Fundamentals course that we will be holding on August 30-31. The course will be taught at GeoZentrum NordBayern, which is part of Friedrich-Alexander Universität in Erlangen, Germany. Note that it is not necessary to participate in the 1st School on Sandstone Diagenesis that Geocosm staff will be helping to…