|Allied Geophysical Laboratories
The AGL mission is to develop and calibrate new means of imaging geologic structure and stratigraphy for oil and gas accumulation.
Our current imaging effort focuses on mapping fractures, karst, and turbidites using modern volumetric attributes calibrated by
well log and production data. We augment this effort by improvements in both lateral and vertical seismic data resolution through migration of underutilized information,
including multicomponent, long-offset, and azimuthally limited seismic data volumes.
|Reservoir Quantification Laboratory
The RQL mission is to develop new and novel techniques for recognizing potential hydrocarbon reservoirs and then predicting the composition of the
With a better quantitative understanding of the physical processes that effect the transmission and reflection of seismic amplitude, a more accurate characterization of the porosity,
permeability, fluid saturation, thickness, etc. for the various compartments of a reservoir will follow.
The primary mission for Rock Physics Laboratory (RPL) is to conduct world class research to measure, characterize, and deliver systematic fluid and
rock properties for seismic application. These research efforts are mainly supported by our industry (Fluid/DHI) consortium. But we also have been
supported by the government funding organizations (such as DOE) and other institutions. Our results provide our sponsors with the direct ability to forward
calculate properties as well as to develop application techniques and methods to extract fluid and rock properties from seismic data. We concentrate in
three general areas:
1) Frontier exploration, including ultra-deep reservoirs with high temperatures and pressures
2) Reservoir monitoring including
calibration of time-lapse seismic monitoring of various recovery processes
3) Unconventional resource development such as tight gas sands, heavy oil
sands and oil shales