GeoPressure Services

Exploration, Asset, Production and Development Teams

Basin Analysis and De-risking

Basin analysis - What is possible and what is probable? Assessing mechanical seal breach and fault leakage - How Amplitude Versus Offset (AVO) models and pressure affects the interpretation if litho lift and fluids - Using geological models and analogues to reduce uncertainty in wildcat drilling - Quantifying the effects of secondary overpressure mechanisms.

Example of Seismic Velocity data being utilised for prospect analysis. (Image produced using Ikon Science RokDoc).

Well Planning

PP/FG interpretation based on drilling, log and seismic data - both high end/high-value peer-review of existing profiles or new independent interpretation.

Example of the interpretation of an offset well as a precursor to deriving prospect pressures (Hoskin, E, O’Connor, S., A., Robertson, S., Streit, J., Ward, C., Lee, J., and D. Flett. 2015. Image produced using Ikon Science RokDoc).

Post Mortem

Could we have done anything better? Discussions involving both G&G and drilling teams.

Example of how geological variation in a drilled basin affects pore pressure (Hoskin, E, O’Connor, S., A., Robertson, S., Streit, J., Ward, C., Lee, J., and D. Flett. 2015. Image produced using Ikon Science RokDoc).

Appraisal Well Drilling

Overpressure mapping to understand reservoir connectivity - Identification of fluid distributions as controlled by static or hydrodynamic spill points.


Field Production & Development

Overburden management for development drilling - Predicting sweet spot location in GeoPressured resource plays.

Example of how a hydrodynamically-controlled spill point affects fluid distributions (O’Connor, S., A., Rasmussen, H., Swarbrick, R., E. and Wood, J. 2011.