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01 - Ecrin–Petrel Plug-in © KAPPA 1988-2013
Guided Session for the Ecrin–Petrel Link - p 1/21
Guided Session for the Ecrin–Petrel Link
Introduction This guided session introduces the link between Ecrin 4.30 and Petrel. We will see: How to install the plug-in (section 1). How to import and visualize Ecrin runs in Petrel (section 2). The conversion of the unstructured KAPPA grid into a structured Petrel grid will also be detailed in section 2. We will describe the different refinement levels created in Petrel. How to export a Petrel model to Rubis (section 3). Finally (section 4) another Ecrin model will be loaded in Petrel, in order to show further features (including the load of KAPPA dynamic fields in Petrel).
First, check that a version of the plug-in is available on your machine.
Open a new Petrel window. In the menu, go to ‘Help’ and click on ‘Ocean Plug-in Manager’.
Ecrin v4.30.01 - Ecrin–Petrel Plug-in © KAPPA 1988-2013
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This opens the Ocean Plug-in Manager dialog, from which the Ecrin-Petrel Link will be installed. Click on ‘Install plug-in’.
In the navigator, select the plug-in at the appropriate location, and click ‘Open’.
. Ecrin needs to be launched once with Administrator privileges. You will have to restart Petrel. Note: to successfully register the plug-in in the system. check that the ‘EcrinLink’ plug-in now appears in the ‘Processes’ tab. a specific flag must have been activated on your Ecrin licence. close the window and check that the ‘Ecrin Link’ appears in the list of your installed plug-ins.com if your licence needs to be updated.01 . Once the new Petrel window is open.Ecrin–Petrel Plug-in © KAPPA 1988-2013 Guided Session for the Ecrin–Petrel Link . Please contact support at support@kappaeng. Licence In order for the plugin to work correctly on the Ecrin side.Ecrin v4.p 3/21 Once the install is completed.30.
1.Ecrin v4. We are now ready to export this model to Petrel. Double-click on ‘EcrinLink’ in the Plug-ins node of the ‘Processes’ tab. It has 5 layers.01 .krp’. Basic display capabilities on these Petrel grids will also be exemplified. Explore the model.p 4/21 2. Note that the slanted well has been finely gridded (no upscaling) while the cells near the vertical wells are coarse. There are 2 vertical wells and one slanted well. open the Rubis File ‘GSEPRubis.Ecrin–Petrel Plug-in © KAPPA 1988-2013 Guided Session for the Ecrin–Petrel Link . visualize and convert a Rubis run in Petrel The objective of this example is to show how to import and visualize an existing Rubis run into Petrel. with heterogeneous permeability. Import a Rubis run in Petrel In Ecrin 4. porosity and NTG data sets for each layer. 2. Open a new Petrel project. Example 1: Import.30.30. . We will see how to convert the KAPPA grid into structured Petrel grids of various refinement levels.
all the objects in this run that can be imported into Petrel will be listed. . Import or export communications are based on ‘KEG’ descriptions. Please note that the path redefinition is currently not saved. the KAPPA exchange format.Ecrin–Petrel Plug-in © KAPPA 1988-2013 Guided Session for the Ecrin–Petrel Link . The different Ecrin runs or analysis that can be imported in Petrel are listed (only one run available in our case). Two main exchange procedures are available: In the import/export data from/to ‘KEG file’ option. When you click on the button you will be able to redefine the location – see below.30. Select the run and click ‘Next’.01 . In the import/export data from/to ‘Ecrin Interface’ option. By default. This is the simplest approach. As you move the mouse on top of the button a tooltip will indicate the folder.Ecrin v4. information is read from/written in an independent KEG file. or to export Petrel models to Ecrin. Click on ‘Import Data from Ecrin Interface’. Then.p 5/21 The main plug-in dialog window appears: This dialog offers to import Ecrin data into Petrel. the communication through the KEG file is handled fully behind the scene. this folder is defined as ‘My Documents’. This file can be re-opened later into Petrel or Ecrin. - The bottom left button allows checking and possibly editing the folder that will be used behind the scene to exchange the KEG files.
fractures and contours. There is no dynamic field or fractures in this case.Ecrin–Petrel Plug-in © KAPPA 1988-2013 Guided Session for the Ecrin–Petrel Link . Select everything and click next.01 . such as data from another Rubis run or document. Note that it would possible to continue to load Ecrin objects in Petrel. In this example. dynamic and static fields. we will only load one run. Choose ‘Continue spatially unaware’. .p 6/21 Typically. the listed objects can be wells.30. so you can just close the Petrel Plugin dialog.Ecrin v4. All the selected objects are now loaded in Petrel.
Ecrin–Petrel Plug-in © KAPPA 1988-2013 Guided Session for the Ecrin–Petrel Link . . In Petrel.2.30. In the ‘Input’ tab. create a new 3D window. Visualize a Rubis run in Petrel All KAPPA objects have been loaded. which means that it will not be recognized as a Petrel grid in terms of display options (ex: it is not possible to draw cross-sections) . This unstructured grid is a custom object.Ecrin v4. The Rubis grid appears under the ‘Imported from Ecrin’ node. select wells and contours to visualize the basic geometry.01 . you can reset the view at any time with Uncheck the contours and the completions.p 7/21 2. NB: when moving the plot in the 3D window. and move to the ‘Models’ tab.
Ecrin v4. so that the colormap corresponds to your initial Rubis document: .p 8/21 Select the KAPPA Grid to visualize it in the 3D window.30. Select the permeability. go to the settings and change the appearance.Ecrin–Petrel Plug-in © KAPPA 1988-2013 Guided Session for the Ecrin–Petrel Link .01 .
The conversion process may take some time. Convert the Ecrin Grid to a Petrel structured grid Right-click on the Kappa grid node. Once the conversion is finished.30.p 9/21 The imported KAPPA grid with the permeability field is now visible: 2.3. ‘Action performed OK’ is displayed in the progress bar. Click on the tab ‘Appearance’ and choose ‘Convert to Cartesian Grid’ The conversion will create a structured reservoir grid.01 . .Ecrin v4. depending on the case complexity. Close (or ‘Cancel’) the settings dialog. plus one or two refined structured grids around each well – depending on the original resolution. A progress bar indicates the current action processing.Ecrin–Petrel Plug-in © KAPPA 1988-2013 Guided Session for the Ecrin–Petrel Link . and open the ‘Settings’ window.
p 10/21 After conversion.30. Under the node ‘Imported from Ecrin’. select the main petrel grid and choose to display the porosity in ‘Properties’. . Petrel grid. the ‘Models’ tab displays new nodes in the tree. The required level of refinement (and consequently the number of refined grids) is automatically handled. It corresponds to the full KAPPA Grid. This is why only the ‘slanted’ well grid has two levels of refinements after conversion. Unselect the display of the Kappa grid. In the current case.Ecrin–Petrel Plug-in © KAPPA 1988-2013 Guided Session for the Ecrin–Petrel Link . the Rubis grid was coarse around the vertical wells and fine around the slanted well. after conversion into a structured.01 . A new node also appears at the root level. This node contains a list of other grids that correspond to different refinement levels around each well. a reservoir grid has been created.Ecrin v4. NB: The grid lines can be shown using the button located on the right panel. Then.
Show grid lines with . click on the ‘Property filters’ button filtering options to obtain the display below: located on the right panel. selections. Use the Keep the main grid displayed. Let us now explore the refined grids.01 .Ecrin v4. and display only one half of the refined grid: . In the ‘Models’ tab. etc. For example.30.Ecrin–Petrel Plug-in © KAPPA 1988-2013 Guided Session for the Ecrin–Petrel Link . select the ‘slanted refined’ grid. Go to the ‘Property filters’ button . and display the permeability.p 11/21 Converted grids benefit from all the Petrel functionalities for cross-section.
Ecrin–Petrel Plug-in © KAPPA 1988-2013 Guided Session for the Ecrin–Petrel Link . Now. Show grid lines using . Select porosity in the properties to display.30. The 3 possible resolution levels are now shown simultaneously: .p 12/21 Keep the current display.01 .Ecrin v4. select the very-refined grid corresponding to the slanted well.
or exporting into an existing Rubis run (which will destroy previous data in this run). Note that if no structured grid was present in the Petrel project.p 13/21 3. Export a Petrel model to Rubis The objective of this section is to show how to export a Petrel geomodel to Rubis. an error message would be issued when trying to export: A choice is proposed to select the properties to be exported. This will be demonstrated using the Petrel model we have just created in section 2.Ecrin–Petrel Plug-in © KAPPA 1988-2013 Guided Session for the Ecrin–Petrel Link . Choose ‘Export Data to Ecrin Interface’.Ecrin v4. Keep everything selected and click ‘Next’. double-click on the plug-in. Note that it is not possible to export Petrel data into a Saphir or a Topaze analyse. Two options are possible: exporting into a new run of the active Rubis document. . In the current Petrel project.01 .30.
01 . Ecrin now becomes the active application and opens a load window: Note that this ‘Petrel load’ dialog offers several options to simplify (upscale) large models before loading them into Rubis. Keep defaults and click OK. if the Petrel model has many layers.Ecrin–Petrel Plug-in © KAPPA 1988-2013 Guided Session for the Ecrin–Petrel Link .Ecrin v4. it is possible to group them at load time with the ‘Vertical Upscaling’ option. For instance.p 14/21 Choose ‘New run in active Rubis document’ and click ‘Next’.30. .
p 15/21 From the information exported by Petrel: . Example 2: Import.30. For instance. the completions. but we will highlight several options.Ecrin v4. the field contour will be automatically derived. Each element in these datasets will correspond to the corresponding property value at each cell center of the original Petrel grid.Finally.Petrophysical properties (permeability. This document contains two analyses: the second one corresponds to a numerical model. porosity.The geometry of the layers in the Rubis model will be loaded from the Petrel grid. NTG) will be loaded as datasets per layer. we will follow the workflow already presented in section 3. visualize and convert a Saphir Run in Petrel In this example. or visualizing dynamic fields.Ecrin will directly load the well trajectories. such as changing the display of the KAPPA grid. In Ecrin. . and show the permeability data of layer 1. . based on all the data initialized from the Petrel geomodel. . structured dataset.01 . with a multiple fractures horizontal well (15 fractures). We see that the structured information corresponding to the Petrel grid has been loaded as a dense. the fractures and the faults (if any). go to the ‘Display settings’ dialog.ks3. .Ecrin–Petrel Plug-in © KAPPA 1988-2013 Guided Session for the Ecrin–Petrel Link . Note that the Petrel grid will NOT be used for simulation in Ecrin: Rubis is now ready to create its own grid. open GSEPSaphir. based on the NTG information. 4.
Click on the EcrinLink plug-in and choose ‘Import Data from Ecrin Interface’.Ecrin v4.p 16/21 In Petrel. open a new project.30. Select the Analysis 2 in GSEPSaphir.ks3 and click ‘Next’.Ecrin–Petrel Plug-in © KAPPA 1988-2013 Guided Session for the Ecrin–Petrel Link . The dialog now lists all the objects that can be imported into Petrel. Note that dynamic fields (pressure) are now available.01 . .
.p 17/21 Click ‘Next’ and choose ‘Continue spatially unaware’.30.Ecrin–Petrel Plug-in © KAPPA 1988-2013 Guided Session for the Ecrin–Petrel Link .01 . The imported objects are listed.Ecrin v4. close the main Plugin dialog. and go to the ‘Models’ tab. Open a new 3d window. Select the ‘Saphir’ grid. When the load finishes.
right-click and change the grid appearance to ‘wireframe’.01 . select the dynamic property (‘p’). and go to the ‘Time Selection’ tab.Ecrin v4. In the ‘Models’ tab. and ensure that the skeleton is invisible. In the main 3D window. . Right-click to access the settings.p 18/21 Go to the settings.Ecrin–Petrel Plug-in © KAPPA 1988-2013 Guided Session for the Ecrin–Petrel Link . Click OK.30.
and choose ‘Convert to cartesian grid’.01 . .30. we will convert the KAPPA grid into a Petrel grid. Go back to the settings of the KAPPA grid.Ecrin v4.Ecrin–Petrel Plug-in © KAPPA 1988-2013 Guided Session for the Ecrin–Petrel Link .p 19/21 Move the slider to display the pressure field at different times: Now.
p 20/21 The conversion process will create a Petrel grid corresponding to the full reservoir grid (under the ‘Imported from Ecrin’ node). expand the node corresponding to pressure fields.Ecrin v4. Uncheck the Saphir grid.30. Those are all the original Saphir dymanic fields.01 . interpolated on the new structured Petrel grid. and select the Petrel grid.Ecrin–Petrel Plug-in © KAPPA 1988-2013 Guided Session for the Ecrin–Petrel Link . as well as 2 near-well grids with different levels of refinement. . In the properties.
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