Blueback Geophysics Toolbox
Speed up and expand your seismic data workflows
The Blueback Toolbox suite of Petrel* plug-ins contains Petrel functionality features not available in standard Petrel. It has been developed by the Blueback Reservoir development team using the Petrel development framework called Ocean*. All functionality has been developed based on requests from Petrel users around the world and the development is coordinated with the Petrel software teams at Schlumberger.
The Geophysics Toolbox contains more than 50 plug-ins optimizing your use if seismic data in Petrel. The focus is to provide Petrel users with functionality features making it easier and faster to do seismic interpretation. This also includes data QC and analysis of your seismic before starting the interpretation process.
Functionality range from seismic data analysis tools, data manipulation and editing, seismic interpretation operations and expanded data import/export options. The Geophysics Toolbox gives you a rich set of tools to speed up and expand your seismic work flows and to quickly save considerable time that can be spent on other tasks. Frequent releases provide a steady increase of tools and functionality.
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- Frequency spectrum. Investigate the seismic signal and resolution by analyzing the frequency of the seismic data. Very useful for comparing the frequency content in different seismic surveys or vintages
- Make/Merge cubes. Effective tools for managing multiple surveys/vintages, and optimize use of memory
- Re-sample 2D/3D seismic for merging seismic cubes with different resolutions. Often also used for outputting velocity cubes at a specified resolution to match the seismic resolution
- Amplitude balancing of 3D seismic volumes or 2D lines for improved auto tracking. Often also used for measuring amplitude differences in the data
- Autocrop cube to remove empty in lines and cross lines. This reduces the size of the cube and optimizes the memory usage
Interactive viewing of the frequency spectrum from the interpretation window.
Easy import and conversion of images to 2D seismic sections
Flattening of seismic cubes for improved understanding and interpretation of your data
A 3D porosity volume compared with input well log
- Live seismic traces map that shows where in your seismic cube you have empty/dead traces. Important tool to QC your data before starting the interpretation
- Seismic attribute ranking. This tool makes it possible to rank a set of seismic attributes according to their ability to linearly approximate a log. This enables the user to quickly identify the best (in the least squares error sense) subset of attributes to feed into a neutral network for log approximation outside wells. Without this tool, testing sets of attributes is a labor intensive task
- Seismic stacking. This is a technique similar to where you stack multiple inlines/xlines to remove noise and enhance fluid effects and laterally non dipping reflectors. This tool is also referred by some as Optical stacking
- Folded seismic stacking (FSS) is a tool that enables the user to stack a seismic section along the contours of a structure. This lets the user identify gas and fluid contacts hard to spot from the seismic itself. Outputs are: 1) a stacked 2D line in a given direction, 2) 3D and 2D interpretation with attributes, 3) Stacking polygons and intersections
- Seismic correlation. The Petrel function window currently does not support crossplotting of seismic data. The seismic correlation tool lets the user crossplot seismic data in the function window by converting to a crossplot object or to points. This makes it possible to create filters and estimate functions from seismic data
- Import of GeoTIFF image files. The loader reads the embedded geo referenced information, including EPSG code
- Export of Petrel data to the Velocity Manager software from Cambridge Petroleum
- Net to gross estimation. The Net/Gross tool lets the user investigate various statistics over a single seismic volume or over multiple realizations of multiple seismic volumes (e.g. stochastic inversion realizations). It is possible to investigate Net/Gross or the net thickness between a top and a base surface. The net to gross utility outputs “Net to gross” or “Net thickness” maps within a user defined target interval
- Create and expand 2D seismic lines to improve generation of composite seismic sections. Also includes options for flipping the direction of the 2D line, making it easier to compare interpretations between lines
- Create velocity cubes from point data to better handle large velocity data sets for depth conversion
- Flatten seismic in the 3D window for improved interpretation
- Seismic interpretation data. Various new operations: flatten, unflatten, merge, smooth, clean, copy, mathematical operations
- Make boundary around a seismic interpretation to help the surface gridding process
- Pre-defined naming conventions for seismic horizons. Control how your Petrel* users are to name the new interpretations
- Display a dip indicator in your Interpretation window. Very useful to quickly see your dip angles while interpreting
- Display seismic attributes in the Interpretation window. Improves and speeds up your interpretation work
- Sample point attributes from a seismic cube object. A very useful tool when you want to do cross plotting of seismic attributes
- Depth shift of well logs
- Import images as seismic 2D lines to improve interpretation of regional trends, outcrop data, scanned 2D seismic
- General ASCII data reader for 3D interpretation and seismic cube data
- Export of seismic navigation data
- Multi Segy export to speed up the export process
- Import point data (ASCII) directly into a seismic cube to avoid memory crashes often related to large point data sets
- Import IESX 2D/3D interpretations as points
- Policy Administration Tool. Prepare a global policy file that controls which features of the Toolbox that can be accessed by the end user
*Marks of Schlumberger