Revolutionizing Core Photo Interpretation and Reservoir Property Prediction with Advanced AI

Introducing coreAI, a groundbreaking software package in the SubsurfaceAI 2024.2 release, designed to transform the process of core photo interpretation and reservoir property estimation. coreAI offers an innovative workflow solution for the automatic interpretation of core photos and the prediction of reservoir properties, leveraging the power of AI and machine learning algorithms.

Accelerating Core Interpretation

Cores are the “ground-truth” data of subsurface reservoirs, providing essential insights for reservoir characterization. However, traditional core interpretation workflows are predominantly manual, time-consuming, and prone to inconsistencies. CoreAI addresses these challenges by automating the core interpretation process, significantly accelerating the workflow, and freeing up valuable time for geoscientists to focus on higher-level analysis.

Enhancing Accuracy and Consistency

coreAI ensures that core interpretation results are more consistent and accurate compared to traditional methods. By utilizing advanced AI algorithms, CoreAI eliminates the variability associated with manual interpretation, providing reliable and repeatable results. This consistency enhances the quality of reservoir characterization, leading to more informed decision-making and optimized resource management.

Cost-Effective Rock Property Measurements

One of the most significant advantages of coreAI is its ability to make rock property measurements much less expensive than traditional laboratory methods. coreAI’s sophisticated AI workflows can predict crucial rock properties, such as grain size, porosity, and permeability, directly from core photos. This capability reduces the need for extensive and costly laboratory analyses, offering a more efficient and budget-friendly alternative.

Comprehensive AI Workflows

coreAI’s robust AI workflows for automatic interpretation include the following steps:

  1. Removal of Non-Geological Features: Eliminates irrelevant elements from core photos, such as foams, empty spaces from core plugs, and core cases, ensuring a focus on geological features.
  2. AI Model Training for Rock Types and Lithofacies: Develops and trains AI models to accurately recognize various rock types and lithofacies.
  3. Quality Control of Facies Prediction Models: Ensures reliability by testing AI models with blind test data from intervals not used in the training phase.
  4. Generation of Lithofacies Images and Logs: Produces detailed lithofacies images and logs using the trained AI models.

5. AI Model Training for Core Plug Properties: Trains AI models to predict crucial core plug properties, including grain size, porosity, and permeability.

6. Quality Control of Rock Properties Models: Validates the accuracy of AI models by applying them to blind test data from untrained intervals.

7. Prediction of Core Plug Properties: Applies AI models to predict core plug properties along intervals with core photos.

Delivering Results in Industry-Standard Formats

coreAI ensures that all prediction results, whether lithofacies interpretations or rock property predictions, are delivered in industry-standard formats, such as LAS or ASCII column files. Moreover, these results can serve as training data for conventional petrophysical logs, enabling property predictions in wells lacking core photos.

An Integral Part of SubsurfaceAI 2024

coreAI is a vital component of the integrated AI solutions offered in the SubsurfaceAI 2024 release, designed to enhance general subsurface workflow solutions. By integrating coreAI into your workflow, you can achieve unprecedented efficiency, accuracy, and cost savings in reservoir characterization and property prediction, positioning your operations at the forefront of technological advancement in the oil and gas industry.

coreAI is set to revolutionize the way you interpret core data and predict reservoir properties, delivering faster, more accurate, and more consistent results while significantly reducing costs. Embrace the future of your reservoir characterization with coreAI.

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