Data is the beginning of every engineering and management decision. Large E&P companies look at their data as one of their most valuable assets. RETINA Station™ helps these companies manage their data in an integrated and easy to use environment which is created to handle big data.
RETINA Station™ system resource management is efﬁcient enough to handle lots of oil and gas ﬁeld data together and at the same time manage history matching and prediction simulation runs with lots of iterations and scenarios even on a laptop computer. This makes RETINA Station™ the ideal package for big E&P corporations with lots of ﬁelds under production. RETINA Station™ makes every type of data in the ﬁeld of reservoir management available in a single package with integrated database capabilities. This feature removes the data exchange workﬂows between different software and lowers the cost of full ﬁeld study and management. Having these key features, makes RETINA Station™ an ideal platform for doing automatic/assisted history matching, prediction under uncertainty and optimization workflows. Indeed, using the power of RETINA Simulation™ as the simulation software in this comprehensive integrated environment makes these workﬂows easy to perform especially for large, complex and unconventional resources.
Using RETINA Station™ and RETINA Simulation™ together makes the process of reservoir full ﬁeld study easier and more delightful, because by using these products together, there’s only a couple of clicks between your corporation’s database and your full ﬁeld simulation model. RETINA Station™ has its own data model which is completely compatible with RETINA Simulation™ model. Therefore, having RETINA Station™ along with its database as company data management software and engineering tool makes it easy to create and run simulation models. RETINA Simulation™ has no DATA ﬁle and everything is passed to the simulator using objects. Thus, every detail of reservoir simulation model could be set at RETINA Station™ and used in automatic workﬂows, which removes the need for manual DATA ﬁle editing. RETINA Station™ can also load RETINA Simulation™ project or ECLIPSE™ data ﬁle and extract all their data to its own object model. This helps engineer to migrate from ECLIPSE™ to RETINA in the fastest way possible. As the next needed capability, RETINA Station™ can create and run both RETINA Simulation™ and ECLIPSE™ simulation models which gives the user the power to use RETINA StationTM as a pre/post processor for ECLIPSE™ as well as RETINA Simulation™. All the generated automatic workﬂows in RETINA Station™ are also runnable using both simulators.
Data Generation and Modification
Several calculation and modification tools are available in RETINA Station™ for doing calculations on different objects. These calculators make RETINA Station™ a handy instrument for engineers to implement their novel ideas. Objects on which the calculators work are: well logs, well core data, 3D grid properties, 3D grid horizon surfaces, simulation vector results and simulation 3D results. Each of these calculators has a list of specialized useful mathematical, geometrical and statistical functions which make creating complex and customized objects easier. In addition to the mentioned calculators, RETINA Station™ also has several data refinement tools. These tools are used to validate and refine different data types, like well logs and well core data.
A Platform for all Engineering Tools
RETINA Station™ is designed and implemented as a comprehensive and integrated platform. Having this generality, makes it possible to implement any seismic to simulation and operation toolbox. Some of the currently available toolboxes are:
1- Automatic history-matching based on global optimization algorithms
2- RETINA Simulation™ model creation and execution
3- Structured and un-structured mesh generation
4- Well perforation prediction and optimization
5- Hydraulic fracturing design and optimization
6- ECLIPSE DATA file creation and execution
7- Material balance based STOIP estimation
8- Fault modeling and structure modeling
9- Static volume based STOIP calculation
10- Automatic uncertainty quantification
11- Seismic interpretation and inversion
12- Fracture modeling
13- Data analysis and variography
14- Facies modeling
15- Petro-physical modeling
16- Sensitivity analysis
17- Well path design
18- Well completion design
19- Drilling optimization
20- Well outflow modeling
All types of visualization windows are implemented in RETINA Station™ to give the user the power to visualize the petroleum world. Visualization has the power to create a common vision between members of a study team with different disciplines, which helps decision making become faster and more efficient. Almost every object could be visualized in RETINA Station™’s powerful 3D engine, where different types of filtering, intersection planes and object types help display all the required objects in a customized perspective. RETINA Station™ is a powerful tool in the hands of geophysicists and geologists that allows them to model the reservoir structure in an easier and more accurate way. It also creates a common perspective among different team members and makes their collaboration more comfortable. An advanced well correlation window is a must for a comprehensive seismic to simulation software. This window brings well logs, core data, fracture data, zonation, PLT, RFT, reservoir structure and well completion data altogether, in order to help engineers analyze the data and make decisions about the reservoir or well with more ease. By having an advanced, yet easy to use well correlation window, RETINA Station™ works wonders for well engineers. Plot window of RETINA Station™ can display all types of data from SCAL and PVT tables to simulation results and property cross-plots. This window is fully customizable to satisfy the reporting and printing needs of engineers.