A key enabler to successful exploration is the way how multiple data types can be integrated efficiently. One of the data types often being underutilized is Hydrocarbon Shows (HCS) observed during the drilling and testing phase. This is related to the fact that HCS data are provided in various and often non-standard data formats. Hence capturing HCS data in a database is not trivial and therefore this information is rarely accessible via integrated interpretation platforms.

The workflow presented here offers a powerful method to obtain insight in the distribution of hydrocarbons in the subsurface. It allows to analyze any observation on hydrocarbons from well data and seismic data via 2D and 3D visualization. Additional benefits include better understanding geo drilling hazards and planning well trajectories for petroleum as well as geothermal projects.


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