With industry-leading technology and novel acquisition techniques, Schlumberger is at the forefront of seismic services. But our leadership is further differentiated by being the only oilfield services company that includes seismic services as an integral part of its portfolio—in turn, WesternGeco is the only seismic organization with access to a complete reservoir characterization team. This reciprocal integration of technology and technique across product lines is unmatched in the industry.
There are two elements to this integration. The first is technological, culminating in the WesternGeco integration of a series of individual innovations in sensor design, streamer navigation, high-resolution recording, efficient towing, real-time source synchronization, and data handling and processing. The second lies within the Reservoir Characterization Group itself, which has generated remarkable growth in cross-product-line projects. These include the integration of WesternGeco surface seismic with Wireline borehole seismic data and further integration with the geological and geophysical expertise of Data & Consulting Services. WesternGeco seismic data are also fully integrated with Petrel workflow software through the recent linking of WesternGeco Omega* seismic data processing software and Petrel technology.
Much of this integration was enabled by the creation of the new WesternGeco GeoSolutions business line, representing the most significant organizational change for WesternGeco in a decade. WesternGeco GeoSolutions combines the previously separate activities of multiclient surveys, survey design services, data processing and depth imaging, inversion, vertical seismic profile processing, and time-lapse surveys in one aligned team. All multidisciplinary data projects are conducted using a Petrel sharedearth model that is rapidly becoming the standard E&P workflow platform within the industry. The consistency and wide applicability of this approach is promoting a new and more collaborative way of working, especially where WesternGeco GeoSolutions centers are located close to Schlumberger customers. To date, 31 WesternGeco GeoSolutions centers have been established around the world, many with the additional advantage of being colocated with other Schlumberger technology facilities, such as the Brazil Research and Geoengineering Center in Rio de Janeiro.
Next up in the series Many Viewpoints, One Vision: A Five-Step Process… The WesternGeco GeoSolutions exploration workflow is based on five steps—illumination, imaging, inversion, integration, and interpretation. The first two steps reside within WesternGeco; the others are shared with the Reservoir Characterization Group and within the customer organization.
Senior Seismic Engineer Marianne Yanez analyzes shot gathers for quality control noise attenuation using WesternGeco Omega software.
This is a continuing series about Schlumberger Reservoir Characterization Group, the leading provider of technology services and products for oil and gas exploration. Articles in the series will address how the Reservoir Characterization Group unites the many disciplines needed to help achieve exploration success.