CGG GeoSoftware has launched PowerLog 9.7.2, the latest version of its flagship petrophysical analysis software. With this release, the new PowerLog ecosystem offers access to extensive machine learning and deep learning capabilities and many numerical analysis and visualization libraries. Users can now develop custom interpretation modules and workflows, as an example: to generate permeability models in carbonates, porosity and permeability models in unconventional reservoirs, or model missing log curves and use data clustering for facies classification. Users can easily share their custom-developed tools with co-workers.
The native implementation of Python Extensions in PowerLog 9.7.2 is a game-changer, enabling users to take advantage of open-source Python utilities and programs that include hundreds of scientific calculation, data analysis and visualization libraries and programs.
Other new features in PowerLog 9.7.2 facilitate better data management, improved workflows, and greater ease in developing advanced interpretation modules. Petrophysicists, geophysicists, geologists and reservoir engineers can more easily collaborate in this multi-user environment to gain greater insight into subsurface rock and fluid properties. Better reservoir understanding can significantly improve completion design and help E&P companies drill more productive wells.
A new filtering tool allows searches of large databases for relevant information and assembles that information into groups for ease of access. Enhancements include an improved well selector, and Windows-linking that enables users to set up preferred interpretation workflows including multiple viewers and processors. They can then scroll through a list of wells and simultaneously switch the well on all viewers and processors. This dramatically improves the ability to analyze large data sets more quickly and effectively – a huge advantage when dealing with the large number of wells which is common in areas such as the Permian Basin inTexas.
PowerLog is also now commercially available from PetroCubic (petrocubic.com) as a cloud-based service.
Kamal Al-Yahya, Senior Vice President, GeoSoftware, CGG, said: “Development of the new PowerLog ecosystem, optionally available on the cloud, with native access to machine learning, and a number of usability improvements, significantly advances the advantages that PowerLog provides our clients in an efficient and easy-to-use petrophysical package designed to solve the most complex petrophysical and reservoir engineering challenges.”