Our users benefit through the learning acquired from the successes or failures in over a thousand fields and reservoirs worldwide.
DAKS gives geoscientists and engineers confidence that their ideas are grounded in reality and fact. DAKS gives users unparalleled access to an immense amount of knowledge, helping them to succeed in every aspect of E&P.
Here's what our users are saying about DAKS:
"The DAKS system is excellent allowing for the rapid comparison of high-quality geosciences data and information. As such, it is a near perfect tool for screening exploration concepts and ideas as well as providing an important benchmark of ranges and parameters for use in establishing potential volumetrics in undrilled prospects. DAKS is an essential part of our exploration tool kit."
"I like how easy it is to search the database and how quickly I have found analog information. Very well organized format and easy to use"
"DAKS is a one-stop site where you can get data on many fields from around the world, and it enhances one's learning."
"What impresses me most about C&C is the web interface. The ability to interrogate and plot data is really good. They have continued to tweak it and add functionality. I think it sets the standard for the industry. It's the best I've seen."
"Great resource to understand quickly the fundamental petroleum system questions in a play fairway."
"Very good database for searching analogs to aid with real-time interpretation and analysis of reservoirs. Especially useful are the histogram and cross-plot tools. I've always been a strong user of this and have promoted it extensively within my company. I look forward to continued work with DAKS."
"I've found the database very useful in new ventures work. A well-organized and easily accessible database.I think highly of C&C Reservoirs. I cite them frequently."
Testimonials on the Benefits of Using DAKS:
"Risk reduction from greater certainty on decisions. Gives confidence to geologists and reservoir engineers that their ideas are grounded in reality. Shows them what is known versus unknown."
"Greatly enhances field development decision-making."
"Gives insight to the explorationists on the critical elements of a specific play that may be prospective."
"Uncovers subtle opportunities that may not be apparent from any other technique or technology."
"Improves predictive capabilities on the upside development potential."
"Convinces management, investors, and partners of the commercial viability of a prospect or merits of a field development program."
Testimonials on the Economic Value of Using DAKS:
"We found a 3-billion barrel field in Africa using analogs. The discovery would not have happened without them."
"We used negative analogs from the Gulf of Mexico to show why we should not make a major investment in a deepwater play in an expensive block in another part of the world."
"Using analogs, I found a large, untapped accumulation under a salt dome where the seismic was poor."
"We made critical decisions in the North Sea by using analogs from the U.S., South Africa, and the Pyrenees."
"We tried to talk management out of drilling a deep well offshore Africa because analogs indicated it could not be commercial. We drilled it anyway and lost a lot of money."
"I found a 200 million' barrel field solely through the use of analogs. It was a battle to get them to drill it."
"Today, seismic technology sometimes becomes a ruling technology, and that's too bad because sometimes analogs are put aside or not used the way they should be."
"Many view seismic as ground truth, but it tends to smooth things out, and analogs tend to add detail. I'd like to see someone research the accuracy of seismic versus analogs. I bet analogs would show more detail."
"Sometimes we rely too much on seismic. We may be very confident of something based on analogs, but if management does not see it on seismic they are reluctant to act. That just proves younger managers do not really understand the power of analogs."
"Still today some geologists only look at close-in data and completely miss the point of using analogs."
"Geologists should do more than look at what is close by."
"Managers and engineers are comfortable with analogs that are very close; geologists are willing to look further afield. I used a Prudhoe Bay analog to develop a good prospect in Syria."
Benefits of the Applications of DAKS:
"We took out a six-month trial subscription to DAKS to help us evaluate opportunities in Iraq. It was an important part of our toolkit, and we used it extensively."
"Often we use analogs to assess the risk on an opportunity, especially when there is not enough local data or the problem is complex."
"I used DAKS to screen for basement analogs and fractured reservoir parameters. We use the data to help formulate ideas and prepare for bidding on exploration acreage."
"I am a great proponent of the use of analogs in E&P, and I use analog information to keep us better informed on how best to develop and produce a field."
"Mostly I am looking for production analogs in neighboring fields, and I use DAKS to download field reports so I can fill knowledge gaps and compare reservoir and production performance."
"We use analogs to assess prospectivity and the potential reserves of discoveries."