We have created technology that enables us to work out the chances of finding a reservoir and analyze its characteristics. This is crucial for us to know what steps to take next.
The Sherlock Project enables us to analyze small rock samples, measuring just millimeters or even nanometers in size, and use this information to produce lithologic 3D models on a larger scale.
We know how important it is to study all the factors in play in a reservoir, and this means hundreds of thousands of bits of data, documents, and reports need to be analyzed. Watson is a supercomputer that not only carries out these analyses, it also searches for trends and connections between the data to propose the most adequate hypotheses and solutions at any given time. It can build conceptual and geological models, as well as explore hypothetical environments.
This is made possible thanks to the Pegasus-Excalibur Project, developed in cooperation with IBM to apply cognitive technology to the oil industry for the first time on an international scale. It is cognitive because it makes it possible for computer to understand, reason, and learn. With this project, we will make interaction between humans and computers more efficient and productive. But most of all, it has allowed us to make better decisions and increase our success rate.