Expert: Karen Heyburn
Head of Product Management for Neftex®️
Expert: Joss Smith
Product Owner for FairwayFinder
Play fairway analysis is a time consuming and convoluted process, and its outputs are rarely maintained in an evergreen state. What if you had an on-demand solution that rapidly integrated subsurface models to deliver an up-to-date assessment of play risk from the outset of a project?
FairwayFinder, a DecisionSpace® 365 cloud application, automates the collation and processing of multidisciplinary geoscience models to deliver an integrated evaluation of play potential. This lets you creatively test play concepts and comprehensively understand play risk, prior to investing substantial time and resources in a particular opportunity. For the first time it is now possible to conduct first-pass assessments of exploration potential anywhere in the world in just a matter of minutes.
FairwayFinder automates the aggregation and synthesis of Neftex® Predictions content from global to play scale to model the spatial extent of source rocks, reservoirs and seals. These models are built on a suite of gross depositional environment maps constrained by a wealth of public domain data. These maps are stacked and processed using sequence stratigraphic principles and are then assessed alongside surface geology and the market leading Neftex geodynamic model to predict the preserved extent of each play element.
Model Petroleum System Effectiveness
By integrating global depth structure surfaces constructed in the DecisionSpace® 365 Geoscience Suite, FairwayFinder assesses depth-related risks such as source rock maturity and reservoir effectiveness. When combined with the mapped play presence distribution, you can gain new insights into potential kitchen locations, migration pathways, and reservoir sweet spots.
Source rock kitchen map with migration pathways
Customize Play Definition
You can define the project area and geological parameters for the play, including the geological time range for play elements and the lithologies to consider prospective. The global coverage of content provided by Neftex Predictions allows you to screen in any petroliferous region of the planet. This level of customization enables you to evaluate play concepts and test new ideas using a consistent workflow.
Test Multiple Scenarios Efficiently
FairwayFinder allows you to rapidly reiterate projects and fine-tune the input parameters. This enables multiple scenarios to be assessed so you can understand the range and likelihood of key exploration risks. The application features advanced web mapping functionality, allowing multiple results to be visualized and interrogated without the need for downloading to desktop packages.
Multiple scenario assessment with two results compared using transparency.
Understand Data Control and Audit Workflow Steps
As part of the screening workflow, FairwayFinder generates a range of intermediate outputs that are used in subsequent stages of the workflow. Examples include kitchen maps, reservoir effectiveness maps and depositional extent maps. Each of these intermediate outputs are delivered alongside the constraining data locations, allowing you to see where the results are supported by data, and providing a head-start in more detailed fairway mapping workflows.
FairwayFinder dramatically reduces the time taken to discount non-prospective areas while building a comprehensive basis of understanding on which further work can be iterated. It provides actionable insights based on an integrated geological assessment, allowing you to identify keys risk early. By streamlining the assessment of multiple scenarios, these risks can be investigated and a more complete understanding of the range and likelihood of opportunity within an area achieved. In these ways, FairwayFinder allows you to screen faster and makes the process more responsive to changing demands. The result is a more comprehensive assessment of exploration risk.
To learn how FairwayFinder’s ability to rapidly assess multiple scenarios can help ensure you are making informed decisions as efficiently and as cost-effectively as possible, request a demo.