elfen-fm-colour.png

The forward modelling capabilities of ELFEN provide accurate simulations and representation of geological evolution. This enables a full understanding of your field’s stress, material, deformation and trap history throughout geological time.

From basin to field to wellbore scale, the output from the models can unlock the essential aspects of a prospect:

  • Reduce drilling hazards and production surprises
  • Clarify poor seismic resolution and identify sub-seismic structure
  • Make informed decisions over the entire lifespan of an asset; from exploration and drilling, to production, and finally abandonment

Modelling Capabilities

  • Large strain deformation
  • Advanced constitutive material models – brittle/ductile transition, localisations, creep, visco-plastic, diagenesis
  • 2D and 3D complex loading scenarios – deposition/erosion, basal movement, extension/contraction, transpressive, etc
  • Mechanical – Thermal – Seepage coupling
  • Basin to field to wellbore scale sub-modelling
  • Isostasy including thermal flux through continental-oceanic crusts
Pore pressure prediction within the Anticosti Basin incorporting hydrocarbon maturation

Pore pressure prediction within the Anticosti Basin incorporting hydrocarbon maturation

Fracturing during the formation of a gentle anticline

Fracturing during the formation of a gentle anticline

Analysis of discrete fracture network characteristics and evolution

Analysis of discrete fracture network characteristics and evolution

Studies of basement-involved faulting and deformation decoupling due to viscous layers

Studies of basement-involved faulting and deformation decoupling due to viscous layers

Differential stress distribution in studies of deep brittle-ductile transitions in compressional settings

Differential stress distribution in studies of deep brittle-ductile transitions in compressional settings

1 2 3 4 5

Selection of forward modelling applications including; margin scale salt tectonics, fault-bend-fold evolution including erosion, fracturing during the formation of an anticline.

Business Benefits

Consultancy

Our consultancy service provides computational solutions and independent advice to individual industrial problems. expert users within all aspects of the elfen software suite.

Training

We have configured different levels of learning, from a basic understanding of the ELFEN suite of software right up to industry-tailored applications.