dGB Earth Sciences Teams Up with SSR to Build Despositional Frameworks

dGB Earth Sciences announced a new service - 'Building a Depositional Framework' - in collaboration with Surface and Subsurface Resources (SSR).

The new service will see the integration of two of dGB's most advanced OpendTect software modules - Horizon Cube and SSIS (Sequence Stratigraphic Interpretation System) - with SSR's Depositional Trend Analysis (DTA) tool. The result will be a complete depositional framework of the target project area and improved high resolution seismic-steered well correlation of sequence stratigraphic bounding surfaces from well data and wireline logs.

"Generating a different perspective on the geological and stratigraphic aspects of data volumes is absolutely fundamental to seismic interpretation today. That's why we see our partnership with SSR and their depositional trend analysis capabilities as so important and of such high value to our customers," said Paul de Groot, President & CEO of dGB Earth Sciences.

He continued, "The result will be the most realistic possible depositional and stratigraphic architecture of the user's target field and the complete integration of well-based sequence stratigraphy with seismic sequence stratigraphy."

His words were backed up by Mat De Jong of SSR, "While our DTA tool is highly effective as a stand-alone approach for well-to-well correlation, we believe that it can offer so much more, when combined with seismic methods. That's why we are so excited about partnering with dGB today. Test runs, carried out on a Northern Dutch offshore field, have already shown that SSIS and HorizonCube can significantly enhance existing well correlation techniques which are using DTA."

OpendTect SSIS increases geologists' insights into the depositional history of sedimentary packages and establishes a context for understanding and predicting the distribution of sediment bodies. The recently launched OpendTect HorizonCube is an advance on SSIS, providing a set of continuous, chronologically consistent horizons through increasing the number and density of mapped horizons.

Together with SSR's DTA tool which, through the use of wireline log data, is applied to wells to generate a high resolution, near-synchronous, stratigraphic correlation framework and has been applied in many basins around the word, the integration of the three tools will ensure the best possible well-seismic tie. It will also create a framework of bounding surfaces and packages that represents the true depositional and stratigraphic architecture.