DAKS™ Content Transformation

For over 25 years C&C Reservoirs has been creating analogue intelligence to improve decision quality and drive value throughout the E&P lifecycle. From January 2022, our Field Evaluation Reports will change into two new report formats to meet the needs of the energy transition.

What Is Changing?

Field Evaluation Reports will be replaced by two new report types: Reservoir Evaluation Reports and Basin Synopses. This change will make it easier for customers to access the data that is most relevant to them, while preserving the depth of information and quality of the reports for which we are known.

Reservoir Evaluation Reports

Reservoir Evaluation Reports will continue to provide in-depth analysis and systematic documentation of the world’s most important fields and reservoirs. These reports expand on the information previously available in our Field Evaluation Reports and document best practices and lessons learned from global E&P activities of the past century.

Each Reservoir Evaluation Report includes:

Executive Summary – A concise summary of essential reservoir characteristics and production performance, including best practices and lessons learned.

Discovery & Appraisal – A detailed description of how a reservoir was discovered and appraised, and the sequence of events leading to commercial production.

Trap Configuration – A detailed description of the nature and genesis of the trap and circumstances of hydrocarbon accumulation, including fault patterns and seismic expression of the trap.

Reservoir Characteristics – A detailed description of the reservoir properties and heterogeneity within a well-defined stratigraphic and depositional framework.

Resources & Fluid Properties – A detailed description of the static, pre-production characteristics and condition of the fluids in-place, including their volumes and physical properties.

Development Strategy & Production Characteristics - A concise chronological summary of the development and production history of the reservoir, with a focus on the effects of reservoir management and improved recovery methods on overall production and hydrocarbon recovery.

Improved Recovery at Reservoir Scale – A detailed description of critical improved recovery methods that had a significant fieldwide impact on reservoir production.

Improved Recovery at Well Scale – A detailed description of specific improved recovery methods that impact reservoir performance on the scale of individual wells.

Basin Synopses

C&C Reservoirs’ Basin Synopses are succinct summaries of the tectonic history, stratigraphic evolution, and key source rock characteristics of each basin. The main uplift, deformation and subsidence episodes are detailed and their impacts on sedimentation are described in the context of global sea-level fluctuations.

Each Basin Synopsis includes:

Overall nature of basin: Includes type of basin, configuration and boundaries, and main intra-basinal tectonic elements.

Key events in basin evolution: Includes plate tectonic setting of basin, timing of extension, inversion, compression, wrenching, and other key events related to the genesis of the basin.

Stratigraphic/structural evolution of basin: Includes main depositional phases in relation to tectonic events and sea-level fluctuations, palaeogeographic development, and major reservoir, source, seal and trap depositional and formational episodes.

Source rock: Includes lithology, depositional facies, kerogen type, TOC, generative potential, maturity, expulsion timing in relation to trap formation, and charge history, as well as description of any post-charge fluid modification.

How Does This Benefit DAKS Users?

The new report structure will make it easier for DAKS users to find the information that is important to them. By separating oil and gas fields into their individual reservoirs, DAKS users can expect to find an expanded library of more focused, detailed reports, along with a higher frequency of new and updated reports. These changes will allow users to conduct benchmarking of their oil and gas assets quickly and efficiently against an expansive database of global analogues.

When Is This Happening?

This transformation will take effect from January 2022 when the first batch of new Reservoir Evaluation Reports will be released. Over the next few years C&C Reservoirs aim to convert all existing reports into the new formats, whilst updating the content to ensure the new reports contain the most up to date information available. In 2022 C&C Reservoirs aim to publish more than 400 new and updated Reservoir Evaluation Reports, more than double the volume of previous years.

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