GeoQuest Delivers First Complete Reservoir Modeling Workflow on Integrated Platform


  • Workflow Optimization
  • GeoQuest has announced the commercial release of GeoFrame 3.5, which features two new software products that substantially enhance the modeling-to-simulation workflow. The two products—Property3D* volume reservoir modeling software and LPM* log property mapping and distribution software—highlight GeoQuest's reservoir-modeling solutions, and seamless workflow from geological and geophysical interpretation to the building of the reservoir simulation model.

    "With the release of Property3D and LPM, we are offering the industry's most complete reservoir characterization environment. These applications will be recognized as best-in-class and yield a truly integrated tool set in either two- or three-dimensions," said Larry Denver, vice president of Marketing for GeoQuest. These modeling tools are fully integrated with upstream geological and geophysical interpretation through GeoQuest's model-centric Framework 3D* automated reservoir architecture builder. The modeling tools also are integrated downstream to simulation through GeoQuest's FloGrid* next-generation interactive three-dimensional gridding and upscaling application.

    Property3D and LPM (back to top)
    GeoQuest's Property3D is a three-dimensional geological modeling package. Users can calculate reserves, create property models, perform statistical or geostatistical analysis and determine reservoir connectivity. Results from Property3D can be used in FloGrid for upscaling to generate reservoir property descriptions for reservoir simulation.

    GeoQuest's LPM software is a surface-based mapping application that enables the user to map reservoir properties from a reservoir zone guided by relationships between log data and seismic attributes. The deterministic and stochastic methods available in LPM enhance the user's ability to define the heterogeneity of the reservoir.

    Workflow Optimization (back to top)
    Property3D and LPM are cornerstone products in GeoQuest's seamless interpretation-to-simulation workflow. The workflow begins with seismic interpretation. Framework 3D is used to validate the fault and horizon interpretation as well as efficiently create infill horizons. The resulting framework is used to generate the three-dimensional property model in Property3D. The resulting geological model is available to the reservoir engineer who can build the final fluid-flow model using FloGrid.

    LPM can be used to generate two-dimensional property maps based on seismic and well log information. These property maps can then be leveraged by Property3D or directly by FloGrid to enhance the reservoir model.

    Framework 3D, Property3D, LPM, and FloGrid are all part of GeoQuest's GeoFrame project database and centerpiece for application development. GeoFrame 3.5 is Year 2000 compliant and features many enhancements and performance gains, in addition to the new products mentioned.

    "Bottom line, this reservoir characterization system lets engineers and geoscientists bridge the gap between the geological and geophysical interpretation and the reservoir simulation model," said Denver.

    For further information, contact: Susan Ganz, GeoQuest. 5599 San Felipe, Suite 1700, Houston, TX 77056, USA. Tel: 713-513-2480. Email: Internet:

    By Dev George