Elfen fm is utilised to create accurate simulations of geological evolution that can be quickly interpreted, studied and understood.
Supported by an efficient and intuitive UI & Analysis tool to gain an understanding of the subsurface material and stress state to support geological evolution simulations.
Elfen fm 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 are utilised to address uncertainties and provide a more complete subsurface interpretation.
Forward Modelling case study
The ability to predict the physical formation of geological structures provides significant benefit in understanding the evolution of stress and pore pressure distribution within a field and, in particular, the material state of the reservoir units. Geometric or kinematic techniques are often used to analyse geological structures but they ignore the mechanical deformation response of the rock strata.
The HM forward modeling technology has been applied to simulate the formation of the ACG (Azeri, Chirag, Gunashli) anticline. In the ACG anticline, the layers that make up the hydrocarbon reservoir section are understood to be in an overpressured state prior to production as a consequence of recent rapid sedimentation and lateral shortening.