Geological evaluation and modelling of hydrocarbons to reduce risk and allow a full understanding of the field’s stress, material, deformation and trap history
Successful extraction of economically viable quantities of hydrocarbons requires a complete understanding of the subsurface structural configuration, and the associated variations in stress, pressure and rock properties. Present conditions can be attributed to the evolution of burial stresses, pressure, temperature, diagenetic processes and tectonics. Understanding the relative contributions of these factors can only be treated with a physics-based forward modelling approach.
Utilising our software, Elfen fm and Elfen advanced, the evolution of geological structures can be studied and understood. This can be used to confirm the validity of structural restoration workflows, with the additional benefit of providing full stress, pressure, temperature and material state histories. These may be used to address uncertainties and provide a more complete subsurface interpretation.
Elfen’s flexibility and modelling power has allowed it to be successfully utilised in a wide range of industries. We have developed specialist software modules to cater towards your specific industry.
Using our geomachenical finite software Elfen Horizon offers an efficient and intuitive UI and analysis tool to gain an understanding of the subsurface material and stress state. Application to predict static/dynamic response of subsurface at reservoir scale and through the utilization of coupled processes.learn more
Elfen Advanced provides a full understanding of the stress regime, deformation, seismogenic zone, particle size prediction and production profile that results from the excavation of open pits, long wall mines or sub-level caves.learn more