Resolving Complex Reservoirs

Geoscience technology has come a long way in helping to resolve a variety of challenging plays. Broadband data increases resolution and provides more accurate rock property estimates. Reservoir-driven seismic processing provides the optimal input for seismic reservoir characterization. Automated mineralogical analysis provides quantitative geological data to aid rock physics and lithology classification to reveal reservoir quality distribution. We pioneered many of the latest geophysical and geological tools and are now leading the way with integrated geoscience workflows. Our experts can help you pick the best approach to resolving your complex play. We help you get the most cohesive picture of your reservoir.

Resolving Complex Reservoirs

Customized Solutions for Every Reservoir

Not all reservoirs are homogenous and laterally extensive. Channel systems, pinch-outs, injectites and tight formations all pose their own challenges. Developing these kinds of plays can be fraught with uncertainty.

When it comes to getting an areal picture of the reservoir at the field and block scale, seismic is the tool of choice. The latest generation of broadband seismic techniques is providing more information on how reservoirs vary laterally away from the well. BroadSource delivers seismic data rich in detail and low frequencies. Full waveform inversion accurately captures velocity variations in highly-complex geology to improve the precision of seismic imaging.

To go beyond reservoir geometry and look at the key quality factors which control production requires the right tools and expertise. Our GeoSoftware portfolio includes PowerLog® and RockSI to help you master petrophysical analysis and rock physics modelling to define the relationships that guide seismic inversion and lithology classification. Geological analysis of cores and cuttings using expert Robertson laboratory services will reveal rock fabric, mineralogy and petrophysical properties to calibrate rock physics templates.

For reservoirs where fine-scale structure is crucial, RockMod and GeoSI geostatistical inversion workflows provide high-resolution realizations that help you understand the uncertainty in reservoir quality distribution and the most probable facies for your geomodel.

Resolving complex reservoirs requires access to leading technologies and expertise across the whole geoscience spectrum. Rely on CGG to help you crack the toughest challenges.


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Offshore - BroadSource & BroadSeis

BroadSource & BroadSeis

Get the widest bandwidth and highest frequencies from ghost-free wavelets without compromising low frequencies. Available in flip-flop mode across the fleet.
Subsurface Imaging - FWI

Full Waveform Inversion

Reveal intricate velocity details for the clearest images. Harness seismic low frequencies from BroadSeis, StagSeis, seabed and land data.

GeoSoftware - RockMod


Reduces risk through assessment of uncertainty from a range of realizations in the predicted facies and reservoir properties.
GeoSoftware - Machine learning

Machine Learning

Machine learning enables clearer reservoir understanding and faster, more efficient data analysis so you can predict curves based on existing log data.
Subsurface Imaging - Least-Squares Migration

Least-Squares Migration

Least-Squares Migration provides images with better balanced illumination, improved signal-to-noise ratio, reduced migration artifacts and more interpretable seismic amplitudes.

GeoSoftware - Jason


Advanced technology in seismic inversion and reservoir characterization. Optimize well productivity, field development and reservoir management.