HOUSTON, TEXAS (March 7, 2013) – Baker Hughes has announced the availability of its JewelSuite™ 3D geomechanics software system, designed to promote better complex field development strategies by enabling users to quickly and accurately predict full-field geomechanical behavior under drilling, stimulation and production scenarios. These strategies are essential in helping oil and gas operators reduce costs and improve hydrocarbon recovery in complex reservoirs and fields.
The system combines Baker Hughes’ JewelSuite reservoir modeling software with Abaqus™ Finite Element Analysis (FEA) software, a robust finite-element mechanical simulator from Dassault Systèmes. The Abaqus simulator uses proven algorithms to simulate the non-linear stress, large deformation, compaction and subsidence that can occur during production from hydrocarbon-bearing reservoirs. The resulting JewelSuite 3D geomechanics software system enables users to quickly build high-performance numerical simulations that support parametric studies, help identify uncertainties in reservoir development models, and condense large full-field 3D reservoir views into more manageable high-resolution geomechanical simulations.
Users can also integrate seismic, structural, geologic, geomechanical and fluid-flow models into a single, multidisciplinary workflow that helps reduce uncertainty and increases confidence in modeling results. In addition, users can more accurately calculate deformations within and around a reservoir, as well as anticipate the necessary steps to mitigate subsidence; and it offers the ability for users to quantify stress changes, the impact on production, long-term completion stability and fault activation, minimizing risk and facilitating improved hydrocarbon recovery.
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