Advantages of Using BasinMod 2012

In the past, Platte River Associates, Inc. has declined to contrast BasinMod with its competition.  Lately, however, “We have met the competition…and they are us.”

We are aware that some of our users continue to use BasinMod 1-D Classic, e.g., versions released prior to July 15, 2009.  Completely rewritten in 2009, and improved annually, subsequent releases of BasinMod contain significant enhancements for modeling.

BasinMod 1-D Classic Interface

Drop-down menus with a few short-cut icons.

 

 

 

BasinMod 2012 Interface

Data tree displays wells, events and, lithologies for wells.  Graphs, tables and modeling parameters are accessed via tabs. Stratigraphy table is always visible.

 

BasinMod 2012 is compatible with all previously created BasinMod files.  Significant changes include:

 

BASINMOD 2012

BASINMOD 1-D “CLASSIC”

PROJECT-BASED MODELING SYSTEM:

  1. Model multiple wells in a single project.
  2. Display shapefiles of culture data, such as field boundaries, license blocks, etc.
  3. Easily visualize spatial relationships among wells.

YES

No

MAPS:

  1. Create, display and export maps of all calculated and measured values from multiple wells.
  2. Dotmaps.
  3. Radar Plots.

YES

No

MODEL BUILDING OPTIONS:

  1. Chronostratigraphy display.
  2. Graphic lithology mixing to create custom lithologies.
  3. Library of Gross Depositional Environments and facies to make connections with geologic maps.
  4. Integrated world-wide Heat Flow Database (>58,000 measurements).
  5. Lithology Assignment allows multi-well assignment of lithology or depositional environment in map view.
  6. Calculation of Initial TOC from present-day TOC measurements.

YES

No

INTEGRATION OF WIRELINE LOG DATA:

  1. Supports LAS log format standard.
  2. Log Organizer makes log management easy.
  3. Logs can be used to precisely locate formation boundaries.
  4. Calculation of total organic carbon from logs.
  5. Use porosity logs as measured data. 6. Erosion estimation using sonic logs.

YES

No

OUTPUT:

  1. Improved graphics, including additional options for user customization.
  2. “Scenarios” allow calculated values for different modeling runs to be displayed together.
  3. Summary display of all measured data per well.
  4. Curves of calculated values for multiple wells displayed on same axes.
  5. Kerogen Quality Cross Plot, numerous cross plots.

YES

Limited versions of 2. and 4. only

OTHER FEATURES:

  1. Flash calculator for determination of Phase, GOR, API Gravity and more.
  2. As always, import models from previous versions of BasinMod.

YES

No

ACCESS TO ADVANCED MODULES:

  1. BRIDGE Bulk load well data, formation tops, etc., for multiple wells. “Globalize” formation and well properties across multiple wells.
  2. CRS+ Create Common Risk Segment maps from modeled and measured values.
  3. SEQUENCE STRATIGRAPHY Define sequence boundaries, flooding surfaces and systems tracts.
  4. SGPM Well simulator for shale gas production.
  5. UNCONVENTIONAL RESOURCE Evaluate formation brittleness from sonic and density logs, or mineralogy data. Determine methane adsorption from Langmuir isotherms. Estimate nanoporosity due to organic matter degeneration. Calculate gas expansion pressure ("uplift excess pressure"). Establish organic matter volume ratio. Apply compositional kinetics.

YES

No

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To learn how to use these features, please request a login for our “Fundamentals of BasinMod 2012” training movies.

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