The structural geology experts
Midland Valley мировой лидер в области структурной геологии, обеспечивая опытное консультирование и Move™ suite геологического программного обеспечения. Midland Valley перекуплен Petroleum Experts (Petex)-https://grinikkos.com/view_post.php?id=49Petroleum Experts (Petex) is an engineering company which develops a set of petroleum engineering software tools. All members of the team are from a petroleum engineering or engineering software development background with extensive experience in petroleum engineering. The corporate strategy developed from this expertise and a long-term business outlook have been fundamental to the success of the company.
The company's petroleum engineering software tools enable the oil and gas industry to model dynamically their oil reservoirs, production and injection wells and surface pipeline networks as an integrated production system. The success of the business has been driven through a highly focussed and sustained drive towards incremental and measurable steps in innovation of new engineering modelling techniques. This has brought direct bottom line production gains to the client - The Oil and Gas Companies.
The MOVE suite is the most complete structural modelling and analysis toolkit available. It provides a full digital environment for best practice structural modelling to reduce risk and uncertainty in geological models.he MOVE suite provides a platform for integrating and interpreting data, cross-section construction, 3D model building, kinematic restoration and validation, geomechanical modelling, fracture modelling, fault response modelling, and fault & stress analysis.
MOVE was released on the 8th November and is available for download to all our maintained clients and academic users. The of MOVE includes substantial new features, as well as improvements to the existing functionality and usability. The full release notes are available here.
Core application for data integration and interpretation, cross-section digitization, 3D model building and the base for the modelling modules and links.
MOVE is the core application of the MOVE suite. It provides a powerful stand-alone environment for data integration, cross-section construction and 3D model building, and forms the base for the specialist structural modules for 2D and 3D Kinematic Modelling, Geomechanical Modelling, Fracture Modelling, Fault Response Modelling, as well as Fault Analysis and Stress Analysis.
The MOVE application provides a platform which integrates geo-referenced 2D and 3D views, allowing over 100 different data formats to be combined. The integrated views can be used to construct geologically valid cross-sections and 3D models using manual and automated tools.
The 2D/3D space provides a best-practice environment to develop models, which can then be directly tested and validated using the kinematic modules. Cross plots, stereonet plots, rose diagrams and object property tables can then be used to thoroughly investigate and analyse the model and construction process. MOVE is used by geoscientists and engineers with the intention of getting maximum value from their data, in any geological setting and across a variety of industry sectors.
2D Kinematic Modelling
World-leading forward and reverse modelling tools for validating your interpretation and reducing uncertainty.
Our 2D Kinematic Modelling module provides a comprehensive range of tools to build, balance, restore and analyse cross-sections at a local and regional scale. Take into account the importance of geological time and its impact on your decisions on the present-day structure.
Kinematic algorithms are used to restore deformation in cross-section. It allows the un-deformed state to be defined, while staying true to line length and area balancing principles.
Tools in the 2D Kinematic Modelling module can be used to interactively determine deformation rates, check the geometric and evolutionary feasibility of a model, highlight areas of geological uncertainty and constrain the evolution.
3D Kinematic Modelling
3D model restoration, forward modelling and validation based on geometric structural geology principles.
Our 3D Kinematic Modelling module uses leading edge kinematic algorithms to validate and restore 3D geological models. Complex geological structures can be restored to identify alternative scenarios in areas of high structural uncertainty. Unravel the geological history of your modelled scenario to reveal unseen structures and changing geometries.
This module can be applied to any geological setting including: extensional, compressional and strike-slip basins as well as areas that have undergone inversion, thermal subsidence and salt tectonics.
Forward and reverse model through time in 3D, whilst adhering to area and volume balancing principles. The module will help you construct realistic geological models, which can then be used as the basis for further analysis.
3D model restoration based on a mass-spring algorithm for volumes and surfaces with assigned rheological properties.
Our Geomechanical Modelling module uses elastic mechanical properties and physical laws of motion (Mass-Spring methodology) to mimic 3D rock deformation. The Mass-Spring algorithm calculates forces on the point masses, which govern the point mass trajectories and simulate physical behaviour of the surfaces during heterogeneous strain (this differs from the approach used in kinematic modelling – where geometric rules govern point trajectories).
Multiple scenarios with different mechanical properties, rock anisotropies, pin and fault displacement parameters can be tested and saved in the workflow for rapid sensitivity testing of different model assumptions.
Use the strain magnitude captured during modelling as an input for Fracture Modelling.
3D Discrete Fracture Network (DFN) modelling for fracture network characterisation.
The Fracture Modelling module can use deformation calculated at incremental time-steps as proxies to model evolution of the fracture system and its properties through time.
Our approach uses sequential restoration and forward modelling to understand the cause(s) of fracturing, and links observed fractures to modelled deformation. By creating a geologically realistic discrete fracture network model, you can confidently predict into areas without direct observations using geological proxies, including static and dynamic attributes.
This module is an essential tool for geoscientists working in fractured rock scenarios, who are required to make cost critical drilling decisions for use in reservoir simulation, gas storage, fracking, mining or geotechnical engineering projects.
Display and evaluate the effect of present-day and palaeo stress states on slip and stability of faults and fracture systems in 3D.
The Stress Analysis module enables rapid visualization and evaluation of 3D stress states and potential fault and fracture activity.
This information can then be used to build and analyse a wide range of scenarios encountered in reservoir and mine planning, CO2 storage, waste disposal and other engineering applications, where it is essential to understand the likely failure envelope of key structural features.
Evaluate the risk of leakage within reservoir seals, predict mineralisation potential and geotechnical failure. Test a series of principal stresses and pressure profiles through depth, taking into consideration hydrostatic, pore and lithostatic pressures.
Quantitative analysis of fault throw, juxtaposition and seal through geological time.
The Fault Analysis module allows rapid evaluation of throw distribution, across-fault juxtaposition and fault sealing capacity in 3D. Combined with statistical analysis of fault displacement and scaling relationships, the tool provides powerful validation of geological interpretations and insights into the economic significance of faults.
Uniquely, the module can be integrated with restoration workflows using MOVE’s 3D Kinematic Modelling and Stress Analysis modules to provide a complete temporal fault displacement and seal investigation. This workflow delivers key information on potential baffles or conduits to flow at the time of hydrocarbon generation and migration. The sealing potential of faults and joints encountered in a wide range of mineral and ore systems can also be investigated using this approach.
Fault History diagrams allow rapid temporal evaluation of throw distribution, across-fault juxtaposition and fault sealing capacity. Combined with statistical analysis of fault displacement and scaling relationships, the tool provides robust validation of geological interpretations and insight into the economic significance of faults.
Fault Response Modelling
Boundary element modelling to simulate displacement on faults, and geomechanical analysis of surrounding fracture systems.
The Fault Response Modelling module is a highly versatile tool that can be used to validate your interpretation, identify highly fractured zones and realistically model stress perturbations around faults and other discontinuities.
The module considers mechanical properties to reproduce fault-related deformation and provides a quantitative assessment of the surrounding fracture system. Faulting is simulated using a boundary element method with triangular elastic dislocations. This approach allows complex faulting scenarios to be quickly tested and evaluated.
Strain and stress fields calculated using the boundary element approach, or derived from the Strain Capture tool in MOVE, can be used to predict fracture orientations. Resolving the shear and normal stress components allows failure potential of individual fractures and nearby faults to be assessed.
Digital Field Mapping
Digital field mapping applications for your smartphone and tablet. Collect data and build your 3D model in MOVE.
It’s very easy to get started in the world of digital mapping. Petex has developed two applications for field geologists: FieldMOVE Clino for Apple and Android smartphones, and FieldMOVE for larger touchscreen tablet devices using the iOS, Android and Windows operating systems.
Both applications have been designed by geologists for geologists and users will find the interfaces familiar and intuitive. The applications contain some short help pages and a more detailed user guide covering all aspects of the functionality.