Petrel E&P Software Platform Reviews & Product Details


What is Petrel E&P Software Platform?

The Petrel E&P software platform brings disciplines together with best-in-class applied science in an unparalleled productivity environment. This shared earth approach enables companies to standardize workflows from exploration to production—and make more informed decisions with a clear understanding of both opportunities and risks.

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Vendor
Schlumberger
Description
Schlumberger is a supplier of technology, integrated project management and information solutions to customers working in the oil and gas industry worldwide.
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Year Founded
1926
Total Revenue (USD mm)
32,815
HQ Location
Sugar Land, TX
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SLB
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Research Scientist Associate
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Mid-Market
(51-200 employees)
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"comprehensive data integration and striking 3D display"

What do you like best?

I like the strong modeling integration of Petrel from petrophysics, seismic interpretation, geology, reservoir engineering, and geophysics. It has the ability to integrate all kinds of data types and make the good benifit of interpretation. I also like the very impressive visual feeling in 3D. It is striking to inset a plot of Petrel into my presentation or paper.

I can quickly test my idea by editing the model, run simulation (with ECLIPSE or INTERSECT), and see the results. There is seldom a software can do everything in the life of E&P and also display results as good as for a peer reviewed paper.

What do you dislike?

When Petrel crashes, much of the hard work are lost, even with the auto saving scheduled for every couple of minutes.

Petrel can't interpolate the property grid from one fault model to another. If I edit one fault model for a little bit, remove/add/edit some faults, for example, I have to do the property regeneration or interpolation by my self.

The help document is not very clear. Sometimes it is very hard to find relevant help manual.

It seems Petrel has not handled very well with truncated faults (in saving the model and send to ECLIPSE for simulation).

Recommendations to others considering the product:

If you really want to understand the subsurface in 3D, you need Petrel, the amazing integrating modeling and interpretation tool.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Geomodeling: seismic interpretation, structural modeling, fault modeling, and property modeling (variogram analysis and petrophysical modeling). We use it to do basin-scale characterization with production and injection wells.

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Geophysical Analyst
Oil & Energy
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(11-50 employees)
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"Incredible software for 3D subsurface modeling"

What do you like best?

Petrel is an excellent tool for geoscientists overall, the fact that you can interpret seismic data while working with well log information provides accurate subsurface models. Plus, the fact that you can use SIS, OBM and MPS modeling makes your geological model derive from the standar layer strata models.

What do you dislike?

I don't like that much the seismic attributes available in the software. Also it is really expensive because it is a Schlumberger product, but for big companies or universities this shouldn't be an issua compared with what you get for with the program.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

I would recomend you use the training programs, petrel is not a complicated program, however since it has so many funcitionalities it can be overwhelming when using it for the first time.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

As I said petrel is an excellent tool both for seismic interpretation and specially for 3D reservoir models, in both conventional and unconventionals.

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Oil and Gas Production Accounting student
Oil & Energy
Small-Business
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"One of the most powerful tools for reservoir characterization"

What do you like best?

All the features that it includes for proper analyses, well logs, seismic and reservoir characterization among others. To have a full suite of functions makes the software one of the most complete tools for geologists and geoscientists

What do you dislike?

It has some many features in the main window that makes it a little overwhelming for new users when they don't have experience. The main interface is not the most friendly and requires several weeks of practice to have a certain skill level.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Get to know all its features for an improved experience for reservoir characterization. If you are a new user try to spend enough time to learn all of its features.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Used for training purposes

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(1001-5000 employees)
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"A veritable upstream oil and gas subsurface evaluation software"

What do you like best?

I have used Petrel for almost a decade and have enjoyed the effort put in by the software provider to stay current with developments in the oil and gas industry.

I very much like that the tool has evolved from being predominantly a niche three-dimensional earth modeling platform to a single source integrated subsurface evaluation environment.

For a small petroleum exploration and production company with potentially limited resources to patronize many software providers, it is possible to perform full subsurface evaluation, from seismic interpretation to reservoir simulation in Petrel. Pretty awesome!

What do you dislike?

It does take a while for newbies to get used to the many functionalities in the tool. This may sometimes appear overwhelming, especially without a tutor or guide to provide initial direction.

The user manual is however very helpful in resolving this challenge. My recommendation would be to be patient as an initial user and follow the manual step-by-step.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

I definitely recommend getting this tool, not just for it's amazing functionalities but also for the vast amount of support available both from the provider and in the industry.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Three dimensional geological model construction for upstream oil and gas fields.

I have over the years used the tool to build static 3D models which where used for fluid flow simulation and design of field development plans for major capital projects.

In other cases, the subsurface models were used to manage already producing fields and respond to subsurface related inquiries.

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Oil & Energy
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"Complete solution for modeling"

What do you like best?

Graphics is exelent and includes many algorithm solutions. The theory behind the algorithms is avalable on help buttons.

What do you dislike?

Requires a lot of resources: hardware. Of course, for a good graphic the computing requirements are very high.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

It is useful in most of the situations. I would recommend it only for modeling and simulation cases

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Geological interpretation, evaluation of hydrocarbon in place, building simulation models

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Sr. Independent Geoscientist
Oil & Energy
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"Petrel’ review"

What do you like best?

The user friendly PC based platform and the generation of powerful seismic attributes to help with faults and sedimentary features and the reservoir characterization easy to implement such as Ant-tracking and genetic inversion.

What do you dislike?

Links to seismic data are broken when one reopen a new session.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Characterize fractures, powerful seismic attributes that help to identify and interpreting fault better and sedimentary structures.

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"Good program with a little old looking"

What do you like best?

I am fairly new in the business, but I found using Petrel a little bit easier compare to other programs (like Paradigm and DSG). Also, because Petrel is an older program, it looks like they are more experienced, so Petrel is pretty comprehensive. Also, their supports are really good and helpful. I enjoyed their courses too.

What do you dislike?

Since they are an older program, the models and windows (like well correlation window) look a little old compare to other new programs (like Paradigm).

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I am using Petrel in oil&gas exploration. The company is really experienced in the industry. So, if there is any problem, they quickly solve for you.

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"EXCELLENT"

What do you like best?

It is an excellent modulator when carrying out some geological exploration, since it gives you the minimum properties of the deposit such as porosity, permeability among others, factors that are of great importance at the time of the simulation.

What do you dislike?

the disadvantage of it is that it is not capable of representing the characteristics of the deposit itself, other software must be integrated to complete the tasks.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

excellent product for geology and oil companies.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

modeling of geological deposits, 3D reservoir modeling, Well design in 3D

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Geologist –Consulting Services
Oil & Energy
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(10,001+ employees)
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"Geologist –Consulting Services "

What do you like best?

laptop based

Easily and friendly usage

Easy data transfer and connectively with other E & P software

What do you dislike?

Cost of license, FREQUENT update and cost

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Mapping , Volume calculation ( GRV), planning and monitoring of well Operations

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Customer Service Specialist
Small-Business
(2-10 employees)
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"This Program is a life saver"

What do you like best?

The Petrel platform has automated workflows and shares them across the company! Really increases productivity.

What do you dislike?

I have no critiques of the software at this point in time.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

It helps solve collaboration deficits.

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Retail Assistant
Small-Business
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"Awesome"

What do you like best?

the app helps in so many ways ! if you are a business person i advise you use it !!!

What do you dislike?

nothing at all!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

online banking and also accounting issues

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"Good "

What do you like best?

I like that you can link projects in other programs directly to petrel.

What do you dislike?

The program is hard to navigate through.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Potential well locations for geothermal use.

Petrel E&P Software Platform User Ratings

8.3
Ease of Use
Average: 8.1*
8.3
Quality of Support
Average: 7.7*
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