Category: Technology

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The new UK National Data Repository: another milestone in accessing subsurface data

The new UK National Data Repository: another milestone in accessing subsurface data

In 2015, when I carried out a small project that involved looking at composite logs from UKCS wells, I visited the OGA office near the Aberdeen railwa [...]
Greater Castberg: Seismic challenges in the High North

Greater Castberg: Seismic challenges in the High North

"We are hoping for many discoveries in the Greater Castberg area in the years to come", said Hossein Mehdi Zadeh, Principal Geophysicist at Equinor du [...]
90 per cent success rate

90 per cent success rate

"For the so-called Class A wells, we have had an approximately 90 per cent success rate on our predictions", said Øyvind Sylta, Managing Director at M [...]
The winner is: A cutting-edge cutting project

The winner is: A cutting-edge cutting project

Norway is probably the first country in the world where new value is added to data not many people think about very often: cuttings. Under the umbr [...]
Technology competition: Three finalists – one winner

Technology competition: Three finalists – one winner

The prize is awarded each year at the NCS Exploration Conference, and every other year - in connection with the theme of the conference being Recent A [...]
Successful exploration through integrating 4D seismic data

Successful exploration through integrating 4D seismic data

Operator Equinor, together with partners Vår Energi (25%), Idemitsu Petroleum (15%) and Neptune Energy (15%), has added a unique discovery to the list [...]
4 seismic surveys in one

4 seismic surveys in one

The subsurface of the North Cape Basin in the Barents Sea is full of salt that has formed diapirs in places, even creating overhangs. "Therefore, sign [...]
The importance of structured data

The importance of structured data

Barely 5% of available seismic data is utilized and geoscientists and engineers reportedly spend more than 50% of their time searching and assembling [...]
How Shell is redesigning the work of explorationists

How Shell is redesigning the work of explorationists

Shell’s new digital venture is experimenting with new ways for explorers to work remotely and crowd-sourcing expertise. [...]
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