May 13, 2021 “Luncheon” Webinar- Joseph P. Dominguez

05/13/2021 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

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Date(s) - 05/13/2021
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

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May 13, 2021 DGS Luncheon Webinar

Interactive Well Path Planning Using Geoscience Data

Joseph P. Dominguez, CGG GeoSoftware, Houston, TX.


Effective interactive 3D well path planning requires integration of all available geological and geophysical data and interpretations, locations and paths of planned and existing wells, and cultural data.  InsightEarth’s 3D environment streamlines the process by eliminating the need to move data back-and forth between well planning and geoscience teams throughout the planning process. It can provide a large number of efficiency improvements, well path optimization, wellbore collision risk minimization, and improved rate of return on capital investments.

Case Studies using this workflow include:

  • Permian Basin: Illustrates the use of geophysical data to: 1) identify and avoid shallow drilling hazards using EM data volumes, and 2) prioritizing well paths based on estimated 3D fracture density, rock density and brittleness while avoiding completion-fracture communication between adjacent wells.
  • Barnett Shale: Shows well path placement to remain in the geophysically identified optimum reservoir facies while maximizing the interception of identified natural fracture swarms.
  • Carnarvon Basin: Demonstrates effective well path placement using a combination of sand probability, porosity and structure volumes to intersect multiple stacked sand channels. The system is water drive so the task is to achieve structurally high take points while minimizing the number of needed wellbores.

 Join us for a Webinar to see InsightEarth’s interactive 3D well path planning system, WellPath, capable of co-rendering geophysical/geological data and interpretations that enable planning and optimization of well paths, platforms/pads, and development plans all while eliminating wellbore collision risks and maximizing potential performance of the overall development plan.

Joe Dominguez has been with CGG GeoSoftware since 2014 and is currently responsible for managing the InsightEarth and VelPro product lines.  He brings 40 years of multi-tiered experience in geosciences consulting, geoscience management, interpretation, and exploration and production operations.  Mr. Dominguez holds a B.Sc in Geophysics from Virginia Polytechnic Institute.




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