EAGE Digital Insights: Special Topic First Break focuses on Digital Transformation in Geoscience
Geoscientists are utilizing artificial intelligence to do the work once done by human minds. People are consequently freed up to focus on the bigger picture. The July issue of First Break magazine showcases the latest digitization initiatives in the industry that are enabling energy companies to improve exploration of new and existing fields and also ramp up for the energy transition.
- Sergey Alayaev et al demonstrate a workflow for geosteering in an outcropbased synthetic fluvial succession and explain why their method reduces uncertainty and correctly predicts most of the major geological features.
- Tsimfer Sergey et al present the deployment of machine learning at one of the world’s largest oil companies.
- Alex Katashov et al analyse a new digital platform combining the use of actual downhole data, machine learning, and verification of the results obtained with hydrodynamic simulators.
- Nicholas T. Okita et al show how cloud computing helps to improve ESG type practices while also providing a cheaper alternative to the huge cost of acquiring an infrastructure.
- Roberto Ruiz et al explore the potential of mining an extensive petrophysics and rock physics well database in the Norwegian Sea through advanced machine learning algorithms for estimation of reservoir elastic properties, and what it could mean for the optimization of workflows.
- Philip Hargreaves et al discuss how digitization is helping the geoscience profession to widen its scope in the search for cleaner sources of energy
- Paul Genberg presents a new a new exploration studio that is using AI to break down silos and help its young geoscientists to flourish.