GIS Data Link for Petrel

Introduction

The GIS Data Link for Petrel plugin makes it easy to export data from Petrel to native ArcGIS formats

Supported data types

The following datasets are supported by the plugin:

  • Wells

    • Trajectories

    • Well heads

    • Well logs

    • Well tops

  • 2D Seismic lines

    • Navigation

    • Amplitudes

  • 3D Seismic cubes

    • Outline

    • Amplitudes

  • 2D Horizon interpretation

  • 3D Horizon interpretation

  • Surfaces

  • Point sets

  • Polyline sets

  • Geopolygon sets

Downloading the plugin 

Please contact info@geocap.no for details on how to acquire and download the software.

Installing the plugin

In Petrel go to File→Options → Plug-in manager, press Install plug-in ... and browse in the plugin .pip file

Open the export menu

To open the plug-in menu:

  1. Go to the Home toolbar in Petrel, press the Panes button and select Processes.

  2. In the Processes pane go to the Plug-ins group folder and double click Export data to ArcGIS geodatabase

Selecting data

Export wells

If at least one well is selected it will create 5 feature classes (tables):

  1. Wellheads - The Wellheads feature class contains one geographical point for each wellhead. Each feature in the feature class corresponds to one well head.

  2. Boreholes - Each wellhead may have one or more boreholes (trajectories). Each borehole is a line in the Boreholes feature class.

  3. WellLogs - Each borehole may have one or more logs. Each log is a line in the WellLogs table.

  4. DictionaryColorTables - One or more of these logs may be discrete. Each discrete log, eg. Facies, has a row in the DictionaryColorTables table for each value with CodeName (eg. Sand)

  5. WellTops - Each borehole may also have one or more welltops. There is one feature for each welltop in the WellTops table.

 

 

 

 

Export 2D seismic

Export 3D seismic

Export Surfaces



If at least one 2d seismic line has been selected a feature class named SeismicLines is created with one line feature per seismic 2d line.

The seismic amplitudes are exported as as TIFF rasters to the user specified Seismic data folder. The export of the amplitudes may be turned off by checking Export only navigation under Settings→2D seismic line.   



If at least one 3d seismic cube has been selected a feature class named SeismicCubes is created with one feature per seismic cube in ZGY format. 

Each feature has a polygon showing the outline of the seismic cube. If the option Create livetrace polygon outline is checked under Settings→3D seismic cube this polygon shows where the cube actually has data, excluding traces that are zero.



If at least one 2d horizon interpretation has been selected a feature class named HorizonInterpretation2Ds is created with one line feature per interpretation.

If at least one 3d horizon interpretation grid has been selected a feature class named HorizonInterpretation3Ds is created with one multipoint feature per interpretation.

Selected Surfaces are exported as TIFF rasters to the user specified Raster data folder.

If at least one Point set has been selected a feature class named Points is created with one multipoint feature per point set.

If at least one Polyline set has been selected a feature class named Polylines is created with one polyline feature per polyline set.



The table names mentioned above may be modified using the Feature class prefix.

You may either let the Export data to ArcGIS geodatabase process create a new file geodatabase or append to an existing one. 



Viewing in ArcGIS Pro

All feature classes can be viewed in 3D ArcGIS as is without any further manipulation except for the well logs which require correlation with the trajectories and will therefore not appear in a meaningful way in the 3D display.

Publishing for ArcGIS Server

The output from the Geocap Petrel plugin can be viewed in 3D in a web browser by publishing the features classes as a map service and then using the seismic server web app to visualize. Note that Seismic Server SOE is not required. 

To have the output from the Geocap Petrel plugin available in web 3D:

  1. Create a map containing all feature classes

  2. Publish the map as a map service. This will give you a URL for the well head feature layer. 

  3. In the Geocap seismic web app add the well head feature layer URL to the 3D viewer. The wells will then appear in the table of contents.

  4. Surfaces may also be published as a map service. Please run the "Batch Calculate Statistics" geoprocessor tool on the surfaces before publishing.