Archive for August 12, 2009

WellEz Announces Streamlined Reporting Service

Houston-based WellEz Information Management LLC has launched a new service level for WellEz.NET that offers all of the rich data management and reporting capabilities, but with a standard set of pre-configured reports. This new service has been designed for those operators that do not require their field reports to be customized and desire a streamlined implementation in less than two days. WellEz.NET is based on Software-as-a-Service (SaaS), so clients only pay for the time they use the service, which eliminates the cost of installation and maintenance of expensive software.          

“Many operators have a strong feeling about the exact report forms they use, while other operators do not have the same requirements,” said Charles Jeffery, WellEz President and CEO. “We are glad to accommodate both types. WellEz.NET provides customizable data collection forms and reports, where reports in our new service are based on a uniform configuration. Having served the field reporting needs of many E&P companies, we are confident that the preconfigured reports now available with this new service level will meet the reporting requirements of operators desiring a streamlined implementation.”


August 12, 2009 at 3:07 am 1 comment

US Sensor Systems Develops Fiber Optic Geophone

US Sensor Systems has developed a small, ultra-reliable, fiber optic geophone for oilfield seismic exploration and production. The new sensor represents the first major technological advancement over the traditional magnetic coil geophones, which have been used by the oil industry for almost 50 years.

The patent-pending, all-optical, omni-directional sensor requires no in-situ electronics, copper conductors or electrical power. The sensor can provide a much clearer picture of untapped underground oil or gas, and is designed to meet the demanding performance requirements needed for permanent 4D seismic monitoring.

“The sensor is being evaluated by one of the world’s largest oil companies for a downhole monitoring application; however, the sensor can also be used for surface seismic (land) or marine seismic (underwater),” stated Jim Andersen, CEO of US Sensor Systems. “With dramatically improved performance over traditional electronic geophones, it will enable producers to extract more oil from existing reservoirs by providing repeatable, higher resolution images of their oil and gas fields, which most experts agree are needed in order to meet the world’s increasing energy demands.”

“For over 10 years, the US Department of Energy, every major oil company, and all of the oilfield service companies have been looking for a small, reliable, low-cost sensing system for permanent surface and downhole monitoring applications. The USSI sensor appears to be the best solution I have seen,” said Dr. Björn Paulsson, one of the world’s foremost oilfield geophysicists and CEO of Paulsson, Inc.

August 12, 2009 at 3:05 am 1 comment

Petris Updates Recall, Debuts Raven and Impetus

Petris Technology Inc., provider of data management solutions for the energy sector, announced a new release of Recall, a popular application for managing, storing and processing wellbore data. Version 5.3 includes major enhancements to data integration, workflow, search tools and database security.

Recall Version 5.3 also includes the RePhine module, a new wizard for petrophysical sensitivity and uncertainty analysis. Workflow is further improved through a Transfer Bucket and WITSML loader. Added to this is the PWE Recall browser, a powerful new Recall search tool, and improved Recall database security. The user will be able to see all data associated with the well, view attributes and select data for download. Individual logs or curves can be selected for plotting, and the user has control over the depth range to be plotted, plot format, depth scale, etc.

In conjunction with this new release, Petris is introducing two new major products, Raven and Impetus.

            Raven is a new suite of applications that run extensive investigations on data loaded into Recall databases and provide rule-based evaluation of data quality and metrics, thereby reducing the effort required to validate data. In addition, it will provide all the information necessary to improve the quality of – and user confidence in – borehole data. Raven features a graphical, interactive display that allows both management and technical staff to appraise data integrity rapidly and decide how it will be made available to the company’s geoscience community.

            Impetus is designed for casual or novice users of image data and is based on Recall’s well-established Log Image loading, processing and interpretation software. The emphasis is on guidance, visualization and ease of use, while adopting a familiar Windows-like interface for all operations. Impetus features a guided wizard for preparation of quality images from raw data (from any commercial imaging tool), and the image interpretation module is tightly coupled with the 3D viewer and dip pattern analysis tools.

August 12, 2009 at 3:02 am Leave a comment

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