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Chevron to Deploy Halliburton’s OpenWorks System

Landmark Software and Services, a product service line of Halliburton’s Drilling and Evaluation Division, has signed a major contract with Chevron Energy Technology Company for the global deployment of the OpenWorks® R5000 data management system. This solution will be used by more than 1,500 Chevron earth scientists and is a key element of Chevron’s next-generation interpretation strategy.

“Chevron’s selection of OpenWorks R5000 software as the foundation for its next generation interpretation environment is a testament to the value clients continue to receive from the OpenWorks application,” said Gene Minnich, VP, Halliburton Landmark Software and Services. “For the last 15 years we have adhered to the principle of openness, and this has helped position OpenWorks software as the leading project management system in our industry. The commitment to evolving this reliable and secure enterprise class system enables clients such as Chevron to achieve their ongoing business objectives.”

“Chevron continues to make strategic investments in critical information technologies to drive superior performance and growth in our Exploration and Asset Development workflows,” said Jim Green, CIO, Chevron Energy Technology. “In developing our next-generation interpretation platform, Chevron carefully considered our business requirements, the capabilities available in the upstream data management market and the alignment between the two. The OpenWorks data management solution has been an underlying part of Chevron’s upstream workflows for the past 15 years, and we found that today it remains an important component of Chevron’s information technology portfolio.”

Additional capabilities available with the OpenWorks R5000 release such as metadata capture and quality control of seismic data, along with the ability to catalog and manage well data across multiple projects, improves data management efficiency within Chevron’s exploration and asset development teams. Open access to the OpenWorks platform for the integration of other vendors’ and Chevron’s proprietary applications provides the flexibility needed to refine upstream workflows as the next-generation interpretation environment evolves.

OpenWorks software is used by more than 12,000 interpreters and 800 E&P companies worldwide. In October 2008, the OpenWorks R5000 release won a World Oil Award in the category of Best Data Management solution.

February 10, 2010 at 9:56 pm Leave a comment

Halliburton Acquires Geo-Logic Systems

Halliburton has acquired Geo-Logic Systems LLC, provider of advanced structural interpretation, analysis and restoration software for complex geologic environments.

            Geo-Logic Systems’ software validates complex geologic interpretations by determining their physical possibility using its structural restoration and balancing capabilities. The software assists in analyzing and modeling fault seal characteristics, burial histories, and determining hydrocarbon migration pathways and accumulation zones, thereby enabling Halliburton’s customers to construct more accurate geologic models.

            “The industry faces increasingly difficult exploration and drilling scenarios,” said Paul Koeller, VP Software and Asset Solutions, Halliburton. “The integration of Geo-Logic Systems offers geoscientists advanced modeling solutions to address the technical challenges of exploring in complex petroleum regimes such as overthrust belts and the pre-, syn- (including sub-salt) and post-rift portions of extensional basins. In these complicated, poorly imaged plays risk reduction is of paramount importance.”

October 29, 2009 at 12:39 am Leave a comment

Halliburton Releases New 3D Visualization Tool

Landmark, a brand of Halliburton, has launched GeoGraphix® Discovery™ 3D software, the new Microsoft Windows-based offering incorporating state-of-the-art interactive visualization tools from Microsoft’s Xbox® gaming console and the 64-bit capabilities and performance of the new Microsoft Windows 7 operating system. Using this new member of the GeoGraphix product family, Discovery 3D software users will have an immersive, game-like experience when developing geologic interpretations.

            GeoGraphix Discovery 3D software is one of the first oil and gas solutions leveraging the Microsoft Windows 7 operating system as well as the latest DirectX® graphics technology, combined with Microsoft Xbox gaming technology. The resulting product vastly improves the way geoscientists interact with and manipulate 3D subsurface models, allowing for faster, more accurate interpretations and decisions.

            Chris Usher, senior director of Landmark Software and Services, said: “Discovery 3D software is the result of the partnership combining Landmark’s geoscience expertise and Microsoft’s rich and pervasive technology platform. Landmark is again leading in innovation by introducing an E&P visualization product that applies the latest in 3D graphics and gaming technology, giving geoscientists a seamless and productive way to interact with 3D models. Discovery 3D software also provides up-and-coming generations of geoscientists a familiar environment to work in, making it quick and easy for them to adopt this technology. This familiar experience is completed by the Windows PC platform for Discovery 3D software, making high-performance 3D visualization and interpretation tools accessible and affordable to companies of all sizes.”

            “We are delighted with the Halliburton partnership,” said Ali Ferling, PhD, managing director, Worldwide Oil and Gas Industries, Microsoft. “Discovery 3D software is a great example and just the tip of the iceberg in a series of breakthrough innovations our companies will deliver to the oil and gas industry in the coming months and years. Halliburton’s commitment to the Windows 7 operating system and DirectX graphics is a great recognition of the enterprise-class capabilities and technology delivered by our latest operating system, as well as a confirmation of the great momentum of Microsoft’s offerings and partnerships in the oil and gas industry worldwide.”

            When combined with the Discovery software integrated platform framework, resulting workflows provide a novel interaction with all of the well information, geologic interpretations, structural and geo-referenced layers in three dimensions. Geologic interpretations developed using the GeoGraphix Discovery workflow, and visualized in real time through Discovery 3D software, translate to an enhanced, more complete understanding of the geologist’s work, and they ultimately improve models in a real-world, 3D earth model domain.


October 28, 2009 at 5:15 am Leave a comment

Shell Realizes Value from Landmark R5000 Software Upgrade

Landmark, a brand of Halliburton, announced it had completed the first of several critical deployments in Shell’s global rollout of R5000 versions of Landmark software.

            “With R5000, we offer many innovations, including improving multi-user collaboration through OpenWorks® software; adding new workflows, such as pre-stack seismic data interpretation; and streamlining existing workflows,” said Paul Koeller, VP Halliburton Software and Asset Solutions. “Shell’s rollout of R5000 is one of the largest and most ambitious global deployments of R5000. It has been a privilege to be involved in the partnership and to share in their success.”

            Additional benefits of R5000 include the simplification in management of cartographic and seismic data along with the ability to integrate proprietary subsurface applications with vendor applications using a standard data format. A standard global approach was taken when rolling out this project, including common architecture, hardware, software applications and workflows to achieve cost savings in IT infrastructure.

            Shell began its production upgrade to the new R5000 versions of Landmark software in the company’s Americas Region in April 2009. Today, all of Shell’s asset teams in the US and Brazil have been upgraded to the R5000 versions of Landmark’s software. Once complete, the R5000 deployment within Shell will encompass 28 sites worldwide, including locations in Canada, Europe, Africa, the Middle East and Asia Pacific.




October 28, 2009 at 5:12 am Leave a comment

Halliburton Rolls Out Solution for Unconventional Gas

At the annual SPE meeting in New Orleans, Halliburton introduced a new solution to help operators address the challenges they face with unconventional gas reservoirs due to significant variances across plays, increasing reservoir complexity and rapid production decline.

            Halliburton’s Stimulation for the Digital Asset™ workflow now provides the capability to view real-time stimulation data in engineering, geological and geophysical interpretation environments. This enables operators to use all available information to monitor and adjust treatments on the fly as well as design better stimulation treatments, improve perforation strategies and improve field development plans. This workflow brings together leading solutions from Halliburton’s fracturing, microseismic mapping and software products and services.

            Said David King, president of the Completion and Production Division of Halliburton: “Experience shows that improving overall reservoir understanding, along with offering customized solutions, can help operators develop assets that could not be technically or economically produced before.”

October 14, 2009 at 3:51 am Leave a comment

Halliburton Releases GEM Tool for Elemental Analysis

Halliburton just released the GEM™ Elemental Analysis tool, which offers rapid and precise evaluation of formations with complex mineralogy. The new GEM tool offers operators a complete elemental analysis solution for complex reservoirs and complements Halliburton’s existing cuttings evaluation service performed while drilling. When combined with Halliburton’s real-time data acquisition software, it offers customers onsite and remote visualization of formation elemental data.

“The innovative system design allows the GEM tool to provide the most precise quantitative understanding of complex carbonates and shales for our customers,” said Jonathan Lewis, VP Wireline and Perforating, Halliburton.

The GEM tool improves the measurements of magnesium in carbonates and aluminum in clays and shale, which until now were the most difficult elements to measure but very important for describing the reservoir. An industry first, the GEM tool also can measure manganese, a common constituent of carbonates and sheet silicates. Measurement of magnesium, aluminum and manganese can help asset teams determine mineralogy to improve estimates of porosity, saturation, permeability, detection of swelling clays and rock mechanical properties. Operators are now able to obtain more accurate estimates of their reserves, design optimal completion and stimulation programs, and maximize production.

The GEM tool’s attachable cooling system and insulating flask allow the tool to run for long periods of time downhole in conditions up to 350 degrees F and 20,000 psi. Fewer trips downhole reduces operating costs and improves tool redeployment time.

Combining the superior sensitivity of the GEM tool in the vertical sections of wells with Halliburton’s LaserStrat® cutting evaluation service in the horizontal sections provides operators with an understanding of reservoir mineralogy for the entire well. The two services can also be used together to improve geosteering of horizontal sections.

Halliburton’s elemental analysis solution provides an accurate understanding of complex reservoirs, whether while drilling or during openhole logging operations.

June 23, 2009 at 10:32 pm Leave a comment

Halliburton Opens Technology Center in Singapore

Halliburton inaugurated its new manufacturing and technology center in Singapore, marking the company’s second expansion in the Asia Pacific region this year. The center produces sophisticated electronic sensors used in the company’s signature logging-while-drilling (LWD) tools and openhole wireline logging services. The facility also serves as a repair and maintenance facility for drilling tools used throughout the region.

“Our commitment in Singapore demonstrates the strategic balancing of our business portfolio geographically,” said Dave Lesar, Halliburton chairman, president and CEO. “This investment in our research and international supply chains allows us to shorten our supply lines and gives us more flexibility to respond to emerging market conditions.”

The 20,252-sq-m facility is located in the Jurong industrial area in western Singapore and hosts production, technology research and development, logistics and operations activities.

At the dedication ceremony, Lim Hng Kiang, Singapore’s Minister of Trade and Industry, said: “We are an attractive and competitive manufacturing location, and we also possess world-class capabilities of a technology-driven workforce, which is well-versed in engineering disciplines and technical expertise such as the design, development and manufacture of cutting-edge products for the world.”

At peak activity, about 400 people will work in the new facility, including PhD-level physicists, scientists and engineers as well as procurement, financial and logistical support staff.

“We are dedicated to providing a more responsive global supply chain through regional networks, which deliver local products and services to meet our customer’s needs,” said Len Cooper, Sr. VP supply chain management, Halliburton. “We are proud to network Singapore into our expanding production facilities and support the local economy here.”

Nearly 80% of the components used in tool assemblies will be procured and/or manufactured in the Asia Pacific region. In this way, will Halliburton contribute to the region’s sustainable economic growth by adding valuable skills to local employees and creating greater trade opportunities for local businesses and suppliers.

When designing and building this state-of-the-art facility, Halliburton included a number of environmentally conscious features, including rockwool insulation, aluminum cladding and sun-shading, and ultraviolet/thermal treated windows. All furniture and workstations in the facility contain at least 50% recycled material.

Halliburton established operations in Singapore in 1973, continually growing to now offer a full range of technology and services across the company’s Completion and Production, and Drilling and Evaluation divisions.



October 30, 2008 at 10:03 pm Leave a comment

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