HIIP™ is a depth structure uncertainty and volumetric
calculator package for fast and easy computation of field
and prospect volumes. HIIP™ is of value whether working in
exploration, appraisal or field development.
Running under Windows operating systems HIIP™ is a Java-based software package. Easy to use and portable, HIIP™ can be run on laptops or desktop PCs and is ideal for rapid testing of volumetric scenarios. Whether in the office or data room, HIIP™ is an essential tool for geoscientists, working on anything from new ventures to mature assets.HIIP™ allows the user to create or load existing depth maps and generate multiple geostatistical realisations of depth structure in order to estimate the full range of depth and volumetric uncertainty over a particular area of interest. A comprehensive set of geological scenarios can then be tested very quicky to come up with GRV Uncertainty distributions. Play and prospect risk factors and probability distributions for petrophysics, fluids and recovery can be set in order to make probabilistic calculations of HIIP (Hydrocarbons Initially In Place) and Reserves. Features of the software include:•Single and Multi-layer depth conversion•Automated fitting of complex DC functions•Automatic closure & spillpoint calculation•Connectivity & fault-seal sensitivity: Test and constrain•Amplitude conformance with structure•Fast geological scenario testing•Unbiased geostatistical ranges•Non-conditional simulation for exploration targets•Reliable uncertainty recognition and estimation•Prospect evaluation and reportingHIIP™ from Earthworks Reservoir Developed over the last decade and a proven technology within Earthworks Reservoir’s consultancy portfolio, HIIP™ was commercialised in 2008. Providing a statistically robust tool with a simple and efficient workflow, HIIP™ has moved from strength to strength. Continuous dedicated development has seen HIIP™ gain and hold market position as recognised technology for depth conversion and volumetric uncertainty uniquely combining advanced depth conversion with stochastic subsurface analysis. Utilising a modular workflow and project tree format, HIIP™ has been designed with you the user in mind. Focussed and customer driven development result in a smooth, efficient and intuitive tool. With a streamlined licence structure, HIIP™ delivers a sound technology without the worry or complexity of varied licence options. Workflow ManagementThe interface is built around a tree structure, rather like a file manager. Each branch of the tree represents a scenario. New scenarios can be created by cut and paste, either of an entire tree or selectively to add new components. Scenarios can have multiple branches, thus allowing what-ifs? to be constructed, for example attaching several different reservoir layer models to a gross rock volume geological scenario and calculation.Data Import and ExportDepending on the analysis, the user can choose to load a number of different data types including point sets, grids, well locations, formation tops, faults and polygons. These data may be used to constrain volumetric computations, be used as input for mapping or geostatistical simulation within HIIP or simply for display purposes to represent a prospect and associated licence boundary and well data. Many data types are supported, both for input and export. Popular grid formats include: •Generic X Y Z loader•Zmap (LandMark) •CPS-3 (GeoQuest) •Irap Classic (Petrel)•IsatisUtility CapabilityHIIP has a comprehensive set of Utility functions for both data preperation and QC. These include:Gridding & Utility:•Median filters can now be applied to a grid to remove anomalous values with changing the structure of the grid •A brand new morphological operations module has been added allowing the user to process and filter noise from amplitude gridsoOptions such as ‘close’ and ‘open’ give the user flexibility to remove noise and anomalous values from the fringes of amplitude anomalies while also accounting for amplitude area lost due to tuning/ thinning of the reservoir•Upgrades and improvement to Petrel data bridge •Development of grid cleaning/homogenisation tool which takes any grids which may have different extent, sizes etc and creates a clean, common geometry stack of grids with user defined truncation with layer priorities. This tool is designed to provide significant upgrade to grid preparation for depth conversion and (externally) seismic inversion.•Proportional horizon generation tool to generate sub-horizons between horizons.
•Seismic Velocity Cubes can now handle velocity cubes can now be incorporated in depth conversion. Extract a velocity slice using Dix velocity calculation, crossplot the velocity slice against the well data and use it as a depth conversion function. Internal and average velocity volumes are supported.•Improved database functionality means that data provenance can be tracked more robustly. The well database has been overhauled so that tops can be updated more easily and all changes are logged.•The VPP now contains a multi seed module that allows the user to calculate the volumes between separate compartments in a streamlined workflow. The contact depth and GRV for each compartment is automatically calculated and gives more detailed information regarding connectivity between adjacent structures.•A uniform stack builder allows the user to generate a stack of grids with a single value from a defined PDF. A stack of single thickness realisations can be output and used for calculating GRV in the VPP module.HIIP™ - Petrel™ Data Link Plug-inReadily integrate HiiP™ within your Petrel™ workflows with the HiiP™ - Petrel™ data link plug-in and simply transfer data between the two environments; allowing you to fully analyse the uncertainty of your prospects.Launch the HiiP™ executable pathway from within Petrel™ or independently as a standalone tool from your desktop. The settings are clearly outlined within a pop-up wizard which details the port configuration and IP. The user can then effectively import and export data between HiiP™ and the Petrel™ environments.Licencing is fully managed by the HiiP™ licence server to provide simple licence control Independent licencing means the licence can be utilised with or without Petrel™. Strengthen and improve your workflow efficiency with the Petrel Data Link Plug-in and analyse uncertainty of your prospects.• Readily integrate and utilise HiiP™ within Petrel™• Simply transfer data between the two environments• Strengthen and improve the efficiency of your project workflow• Straightforward licence controlWe hope you found this overview of HIIP interesting and useful. If you have any further queries or wish to find out about the software release status, licensing or pricing please send an e-mail to: or call +44 (0) 1224 619 300
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