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Rock Property Prediction

Geocosm specializes in diagenetic modeling and rock property prediction.

Our technology is broadly used in the hydrocarbon industry and also is a useful tool for geothermal energy exploration and production and CO₂ sequestration.

Applications include:

  • Frontier basins:  use calibrated models for reservoirs from other basins together with basin models from the region of interest to assess reservoir quality risk in areas with little or no well data.
  • Play analysis and prospect pre-drill predictions:  use data from analog wells to calibrate model parameters prior to making predictions at specific prospects or over map regions.
  • Field development planning: use data from discovery wells to calibrate model parameters and then predict rock properties within earth models down structure to provide a unique basis for constraining injector well placement and aquifer support.

Our systems also been used to address a number of research topics in the geosciences.

Technology

Our reservoir quality, diagenesis, and rock property simulation systems are de facto industry standards.

Apply this technology to your problems by working with us on proprietary consulting projects or by joining our RQC consortium.

Science

Our systems for reservoir property prediction build on our scientific research.

Our approach is scientifically rigorous, quantitative, reproducible, and testable. Our methods build on our expertise in sedimentary petrology, geochemistry, physics, basin modeling, machine learning, and risk assessment.

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Recent Posts

Controls on Reservoir Quality in Exhumed Basins: An Example from the Ordovician Sandstone, Illizi Basin, Algeria

2017/03/22

PSA Webinar

2017/02/15

Geocosm’s Rob Lander was the speaker for the Petroleum System Analysis webinar #5. A recording of the webcast is available on YouTube.

The Message is the Medium

2016/09/01

Geocosm’s Rob Lander wrote an essay of this title for 52 Things You Should Know About Rock Physics, which was edited by Matt Hall, Evan Bianco, and Kara Turner. You can read the essay here.

Reservoir Quality and Rock Properties Modeling – Triassic and Jurassic Sandstones, Greater Shearwater Area, UK Central North Sea

2015/08/15

This paper by geoscientists from Shell as well as Geocosm’s Linda Bonnell shows how Geocosm’s Touchstone system for reservoir quality prediction can be linked to rock physics models. It also documents successful pre-drill predictions made using this approach. The complex burial and diagenetic histories of the Jurassic Fulmar and Triassic Skagerrak sandstones in the UK…

3-D Grain-Scale Simulation of Diagenesis and Rock Properties

2015/05/10

In this presentation at the AAPG Annual Meeting Geocosm authors discuss concepts associated with Cyberstone, Geocosm’s revolutionary and patented Digital Sedimentary Petrology model. Fundamental geomechanical, petrophysical, and fluid-flow properties of clastic rocks reflect grain-scale compositions and textures. There is a revolution underway in the ability to predict these properties via “digital physics” simulations at the…

Insights Into Rates of Fracture Growth and Sealing From a Model for Quartz Cementation in Fractured Sandstones

2015/03/22

This paper, published in the GSA Bulletin, represents the outcome of a long standing research collaboration between Geocosm and the FRAC group at the Jackson School of Geosciences at The University of Texas-Austin. Geocosm’s Prism2D model features prominently in the the paper, which may be downloaded using this link. A new model accounts for crystal growth patterns and internal textures in quartz…