Beicip-Franlab is pleased to announce the release of OpenFlow Suite 2017 !
Click here to discover the release official announcement.
Our Ocean plug-ins for OpenFlow Suite 2016 are now available for Petrel 2016!
• Petrel-OpenFlow Suite link, allows to exchange data (Grids, Wells, Horizons, Faults) seamlessly in both side
• Geostatistics from Petrel – CougarFlow link, drives Petrel workflows inside an “optimization loop” from the geological model to the fluid flow simulator
OpenFlow Suite 2016 was already containing links with Petrel 2014 and 2015 versions.
These new links extend the offer towards last Petrel version.
The next OpenFlow Suite 2017, to be released in Q2 2017, will be linked to Petrel 2015 and 2016, and extended to Petrel 2017 as soon as this version will be released by SIS.
Beicip-Franlab is pleased to announce that Thursday 17th November 2016, Victor Alcobia, Project Director, at Beicip-Franlab, will present a Talk at the European Chapter AGM, in London, organised by the Society Of Petroleum Evaluation Engineers (SPEE). The presentation will be about “Chemical EOR projects and their influence on PRMS application “. We hope to see you there. If you are interested please contact Mr Richard Smith by email at Richard.Smith@gaffney-cline.com The event will be held at the Lloyd’s Register, 71 Fenchurch Street, London. There is a participation fee of £40.
PRESS RELEASE | 21st September 2016
Reservoir engineering software workflow:
A new partnership between IFPEN, Beicip-Franlab and KAPPA
PARIS, France – 20th September 2016 – IFP Energies nouvelles (IFPEN), its affiliate Beicip-Franlab (BF) and KAPPA Engineering (KAPPA) have announced the formation of a new partnership to offer the industry a new comprehensive reservoir engineering software workflow.
IFPEN is a major public sector researcher dedicated to facing new challenges in the oil and gas industry. Beicip-Franlab, an affiliate of IFPEN, is a widely recognized consulting firm and provider of geoscience and reservoir software solutions. KAPPA is an independent developer of reservoir engineering software and a market leader in the analysis of dynamic reservoir data.
This partnership starts with the addition to the KAPPA software portfolio of two IFP Group reservoir engineering products: PumaFlow™ and PVTFlow™.
PumaFlow™ is a full-field multipurpose reservoir simulator. PumaFlow™ offers a user-friendly interface and a numerical kernel known for its rigorous handling of a wide variety of reservoir problems, including fractured formations and EOR.
PVTFlow integrates a comprehensive thermodynamic library that can process lab data and feed KAPPA models with black-oil and EOS PVT.
Catherine Rivière, IFPEN E&P Unit Director said, “This partnership maximizes the resources of three recognized leaders in the industry to deliver even more expertise and coordinated technical support to clients. It also allows us to integrate innovative solutions provided by each partner in new combined workflows” .
Jean Burrus, BF Chairman and CEO, said: “The industry needs, more than ever, to optimize recovery and production, both at a field and well scale. The new, combined workflows offer unmatched integration at the well and reservoir scale. The combination of our tools, workflows and expertise addresses the strong demand of our clients. ”
“This is important to KAPPA”, said Olivier Houzé, KAPPA Managing Director. “These two products are potential market leaders and they complement our software portfolio whilst bridging the gap with other Geoscience fields. As a technically driven company, it is also of great interest for KAPPA to establish a long term relationship with a technology provider seen as a reference in the industry.”
Connections are being implemented between PumaFlow™, PVTFlow™ and the KAPPA software suite. Further integration will follow. This agreement will increase client technical support in the field, extending the dynamic data workflow to true full field applications.
IFPEN: Anne-Laure de Marignan Tel: +33 1 47 52 62 07 - firstname.lastname@example.org
Beicip-Franlab: Jennifer Lancirica Tel: +33 1 47 08 81 86 email@example.com
KAPPA: Kevin Siggery Tel: +44 (0) 1737 245 444 firstname.lastname@example.org
IFP Energies nouvelles (IFPEN) is a major research and training player in the fields of energy, transport and the environment. From research to industry, technological innovation is central to all its activities, structured around three strategic priorities: sustainable mobility, new energies and responsible oil and gas. www.ifpenergiesnouvelles.fr
Beicip-Franlab is a leading independent E&P consultant and a geoscience and reservoir engineering software developer. The company is part of the IFP Energies nouvelles Group. With over half a century of successful experience in E&P activities, Beicip-Franlab offers a full range of petroleum consulting services, from upstream to downstream. The company also provides its clients with best-in-class advices and software. Beicip-Franlab has hands-on expertise in most of the oil and gas provinces and is already serving over 1000 clients among the largest National and International Oil companies and Independents. Learn more at www.beicip.com
KAPPA is the leading provider of Dynamic Data Analysis software. With its software used as the standard in the E&P industry, KAPPA has over 600 clients ranging from NOC’s, IOC’s, Independents to service companies across the globe. KAPPA offers complimentary training and consulting services. Learn more at www.kappaeng.com
Beicip-Franlab is pleased to announce the release of Easytrace 2016 !
Beicip-Franlab is pleased to announce the release of OpenFlow Suite 2016 !
Wednesday, August 24, 2016
Study shows the in place oil and gas resource potential is 25.5 billion barrels of oil and 20.6 trillion cubic feet of gas.
August 24, 2016, St. John’s, NL - The Government of Newfoundland and Labrador, Nalcor Energy and Beicip-Franlab announced today that the in place oil and gas resource potential is 25.5 billion barrels of oil and 20.6 trillion cubic feet of gas in the West Orphan Basin located within the area of the Canada-Newfoundland and Labrador Offshore Petroleum Board (C-NLOPB) 2016 Eastern Newfoundland Call for Bids.
“The 2016 independent oil and gas resource assessment adds to our growing knowledge about our offshore oil and gas potential - leading to more exploration work by global companies and giving us assurance that we will have a thriving oil and gas industry in Newfoundland and Labrador for many years to come,” said The Honourable Dwight Ball, Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador. “We do recognize that exploration is down globally due to current challenges in the oil and gas industry. Still, we are cautiously optimistic about positive results of the licensing round in November 2016. We are fully expecting more exploration work by the leading oil and gas companies in the world.”
Nalcor, with its partners TGS and PGS, have been acquiring extensive 2D seismic data (110,000 line km to date) in the underexplored slope and deep water areas of the province’s offshore. To further delineate the West Orphan Basin, a 3D seismic survey was acquired over a portion of the area in the summer of 2015 and the data from the new 3D images has provided further insight into the area’s resource potential. This is the first time a 3D survey has been conducted offshore Newfoundland and Labrador in advance of a scheduled license round.
“We are focused on advancing exploration activity that will scientifically assess our entire offshore. This can only be accomplished by utilizing state-of-the-art technology to acquire the highest quality data to form the greatest understanding of its potential,” said Jim Keating, Executive Vice President, Corporate Services and Offshore Development, Nalcor Energy. “The 3D seismic survey added an additional layer of insight which has played an essential role in helping us risk reduce key prospects from a 1 in 20 to a globally competitive 1 in 6 chance of success.”
Through the integration of satellite slick data, 2D long offset seismic, 3D long offset seismic and seabed coring a new Lower Tertiary play trend has been identified in the West Orphan Basin. The discovery of this play trend is fully described in a recent Nalcor conference paper accepted for presentation at the Society of Exploration Geophysicists(SEG) International Annual Meeting in Dallas, Texas this fall. This newly identified prospectivity has resulted in Beicip Franlab’s resource assessment identifying the in place resource potential of 25.5 billion barrels of oil and 20.6 trillion cubic feet of gas in this area.
“The independent integrated geological and geophysical study carried out by Beicip-Franlab, supported by the application of leading edge modeling techniques, has been instrumental in identifying and quantifying significant prospective oil and gas resources in the West Orphan Basin” said Jean Burrus, CEO, Beicip-Franlab. “Our analysis and modeling of the 2016 area indicates favorable geological conditions for oil and gas accumulations.”
The independent assessment is based on new data covering the nine parcels on offer in the West Orphan Basin, an area located 300 kilometres from the northeast coast of Newfoundland. The assessment covers approximately 2% (20,000 square kilometres) of Newfoundland and Labrador’s offshore area.
This is province’s second scheduled license round. Future license rounds scheduled through 2020 will follow the same process with detailed resource assessments being conducted and released prior to bid closing.
To download a copy of the resource assessment or the SEG conference paper, visit nalcorenergy.com/exploration.
Nalcor Energy Oil and Gas is currently a working interest partner in three offshore developments: the Hebron oil field, the White Rose Growth Project and the Hibernia Southern Extension. Nalcor is also leading the exploration of the province’s frontier and deepwater basins by making investments in new geoscience data and analysis to evaluate Newfoundland and Labrador’s undiscovered oil and gas resource potential.
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Beicip-Franlab is honored to have provided the technical background to the recent Orphan basin offshore Newfoundland & Labrador resource assessment.
Full report downloadable at: http://goo.gl/MrNt5g
“The independent integrated geological and geophysical study carried out by Beicip-Franlab, supported by the application of leading edge modeling techniques, has been instrumental in identifying and quantifying significant prospective oil and gas resources in the Orphan basin” said Jean Burrus, CEO, Beicip-Franlab.
Consult the press conference on video, click here.
Exploration play fairways in the western Greece and southern Crete offshore
Véronique Carayon, Lucien Montadert, Jonathan Allard (1) , Øystein Lie (2), Sofia Stamataki (3) and Spyridon Bellas (4).
(1) Beicip-Franlab-France; (2) Petroleum Geo-Services-Norway; (3) Hellenic Hydrocarbon Resources Management S.A and (4) Oil & Gas Expert of the EFG, Upstream Expert - Hydrocarbons W/G, Ministry of Reconstruction of Production, Environment & Energy, Hydrocarbons Directorate-Greece
AAPG|SEG - ICE Barcelona - 3-6th April 2016
Blocks on offer during the Offshore Greece Licencing Round held in 2015
This exploration study realized as a support to the Offshore Greece Licencing Round held in 2015 on behalf of Petroleum Geo-Services was the basis for the delineation of the exploration blocks over the western Greece (Ionian Sea) to the south of Crete (Libyan Sea) offshore.
Based on the interpretation of a 12 500 km multi-client 2D “high frequency” seismic dataset acquired by Petroleum Geo-Services over an area of 225 000 km2, this study has enabled to evaluate the petroleum systems and identify exploration play fairways in the western Greece and southern Crete offshore.
Conducted over one of the last unexplored Mediterranean basin, this study encompasses: part of the Alpine thrust and fold belt represented by the Hellenides, the shallow water domain of the Apulian Platform and its southern extension within the Ionian Sea, the accretionary prism of Mediterranean Ridge associated to the subduction of the Africa Plate below the Hellenic Arc and remnants of Mesozoic basins with oceanic crust (Deep Ionian Basin and Herodotus Basin).
The main steps of this study were:
-A regional synthesis of the onshore and offshore Italian and Albanian, Adriatic and Western Greece hydrocarbons E&P results and previous offshore campaigns such as DSDP, ODP and Escarmed.
-A structural interpretation of a complex tectonic setting involving subduction/collision and large scale wrench faulting.
-Existing wells being too sparse to constrain lateral depositional variation, seismic reflectors configuration was used to define relevant tectonostratigraphic units and the respective contribution of their lithological content to potential reservoir rocks, source rocks and seals.
-Inventory of the play fairways and leads from the Permian till Pliocene associated to the evaluation of the petroleum systems has led to the evaluation of the potential hydrocarbon resources and exploration risks within the western Greece Ionian Sea and southern Crete Libyan Offshore.
The new insights brought by that study are three folds: hydrocarbon resources evaluation within the unexplored deep Mediterranean offshore, better understanding of the evolution of the sedimentary system of a deep basin and its relation with long standing shallow water platform, deepened knowledge about the Eastern Mediterranean Sea geodynamic.
Offshore 2D MultiClient GeoStreamer GS™ seismic survey (12350km) acquired by Petroleum Geo-Services in 2012
Thrusted anticline capped by carbonate build-ups located along the Eastern Apulian Platform edge
Dual Porosity, Dual Permeability Modeling of Carbonate Reservoir with Integration of Fracture Characterization
Presented at GEO 2016, Manama, Bahrain, 7/10 March 2016
AUTHORS (FIRST NAME, LAST NAME): Hugo Caetano1, Reza Iskandar1, Sahid Sutanto1, Elena Niculescu1, Magdy Hozayen1, Umer Farooq1, Vincent de Groen2, Solenne Roosz2, Ghislain de Joussineau2
1. SE, Abu Dhabi Company for Onshore Petroleum Operations, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
2. Beicip-Franlab, Paris, France.
Characterization of naturally fractured reservoirs is challenging due to its heterogeneous quality. An example is the complex fractured carbonate reservoir (Upper Cretaceous) in a field on-shore of Abu Dhabi. In order to control early water breakthrough problems, caused by fracture connections to aquifer and resulting in reduced oil production and bypassed oil issues, a detailed dual porosity, dual permeability (DPDP) modelling study was conducted to accurately characterize and model both matrix and fracture properties occurrence,
Initially, the workflow involved an evaluation of Electrofacies (EF) for rock-typing definition, full integration of seismic and fracture characterization, sedimentology, sequence stratigraphy and diagenesis. Based on 43 wells, 11 EF have been defined (6 limestones, 3 calcitic dolomites, 1 shale, 1 dolomitized limestone) for the reservoir using DT, NPHI, RHOB and VCL logs. Poro-perm relations and capillary pressures have been defined for each EF. The seismic mapping conversion to depth insured proper horizontal wells placement in the model. Based on Impedance distributions of facies, most porous limestone (EF05), was discriminated from the rest. Therefore, a cube of predicted EF05 with attached probabilities was used in the geomodel. Sedimentological and stratigraphical analysis assisted in defining 4th order sequences between main seismic horizons comprising of depositional, erosions and onlapping, helped to control facies distribution and created an exquisite framework.
Secondly, modeling of matrix properties with a nested approach where EF were simulated with pluri-gaussian methods provided a robust integration of seismic and diagenesis distribution. Petrophysical properties were simulated conditionally to the facies for Poro, Perm and Sw, based on the rock-types associations.
Thirdly, the dynamically calibrated fracture model built previously, using seismic facies maps, fractures density map, rock facies and dynamic reservoir data measurements, has been used to define range of length, spacing and spatial distribution of the fracture system.
Uncertainty analysis and upscaling was finally performed, where sensitivity analysis show a maximum 5% of variability from P50. Upscaling reduced 13M active cells to a dynamic case with 1.9M. The upscaled model will be dynamically modeled and historically matched in order to optimize location of new wells and trajectories for increased field production and delayed water breakthrough.
Beicip-Franlab is honored to have provided the technical background to the recent offshore Newfoundland & Labrador resource assessment. Full report downloadable at:
“Through our independent geological and modelling analysis of new data from offshore Newfoundland and Labrador, we have estimated significant oil and gas potential within the studied area of the Flemish Pass” said Jean Burrus, CEO, Beicip-Franlab.
In the frame of the 2014 BF Training Plan, a 5 days field-work session dedicated to clastic depositional systems (Formation BF-002) was led by Stratigraphy, Sedimentology & Petrography Team, in the Provencal Alps (Digne/Annot area). This in-house training was designed for basin geologists, geophysicists and reservoir engineers attentive to increase their knowledge about the intrinsic characteristics (e.g. geometry, nature, heterogeneities) of some siliciclastic reservoir-types to which they are confronted daily.
(1) BF trainees on the “historical” Braux Road section throughout the Grès d’Annot, where A.H. Bouma (1962) developed his classical turbidite model. (2) “Seismic scale” panoramic view of deep-sea turbiditic sandy lobes within Grès d’Annot Formation (Chalufy area).
Geological field work on rifted basin analogues (Upper Rhine Graben; France/Germany/Switzerland) was organized for PETRONAS-CALIGARI (along BF-BTS/PETRONAS contract frame 2131265WO1). This field-work session, involving a joint team of 9 PETRONAS and 4 BF/BTS representatives, was tied in PETRONAS exploration efforts/activities in East Africa within comparative intracontinental rift basins (e.g. Sudan, Kenya, Tanzania).
(1)Eocene-Oligocene syn-rift succession preserved on a low accommodation zone (2) the joint BF-BTS/PETRONAS CALIGARI team during the “sunny” wrap-up/discussion session
Beicip-Franlab led a workshop on core fracture analysis at the SPE conference ‘Unlocking Alberta’s Carbonate Reservoirs’. This workshop attended by 15 Industry people (from Husky Energy, Suncor, Osum oil sands, Cenovus…) was the ideal occasion of presenting our fracture capabilities, illustrated by the results of the Grosmont fracture study carried out for Laricina Energy.
Beicip-Franlab is proud to announce the release of PumaFlow 7.0 (Frs700)
PumaFlow is the all-in-one Beicip-Franlab’s reservoir simulator, ranging from pilot simulation to Full Field prediction of Enhanced Oil Recovery. This simulator is designed to improve up-front decision-making, allowing reservoir engineers to forecast a range of production scenarios based on different variables.
PumaFlow 7.0 features some new options and also improvements:
New options now available
MULTI-ION SALINITY FORMULATION
NEW POST-PROCESSING FOR HYDROCARBON TRACKING
NEW SECONDARY CONSTRAINTS FOR COMPOSITIONAL CONTEXTS
> Well cut-back
> Maximum allowed gas molar fraction of components
> Gas-oil relative permeability curves may be modified according to phase recognition.
> In a dual medium with matrix-matrix and fracture-fracture exchanges
> New rigorous computation
NEW REFERENCE PRESSURE
> Specific to the shale gas option.
Beicip-Franlab is pleased to announce the new release of EasyTrace. It contains improvements of existing functionalities and some new features too. A new module for pore pressure prediction is available in the Applications menu. The 2014 version also offers several enhancements and bug corrections in reply to clients’ feedback, as well as offering improved general operation of EasyTrace.
Beicip-Franlab is pleased to announce the release of OpenFlow Suite 2014. This release offers several functional enhancements and optimized features for better performance and usability to the OpenFlow platform, which we believe will provide significant assistance to your objective of finding and developing Oil & Gas resources.