As an industry, billions are spent on acquiring and processing the best quality seismic data possible, in order to make informed decisions when drilling wells and producing oil and gas. With the vast quantities of data generated, it is easy for interpreters to get into a ‘cognitive overload’ situation – leading to confusion rather than understanding, and often a waste of time and money.
Computers are able to give us rapid, high resolution, objective and fully volumetric results. However, interpretation of these results involves matching what we see with what we know a geological feature looks like. This is a complex challenge that no computer can carry out as efficiently or as effectively as the human brain, which is why making full use of human cognition is vital in next generation interpretation systems.
Developed to better harness your cognitive capabilities, GeoTeric is different from previous interpretation technologies in combining the power of computational approaches with an appreciation of the importance of the human element in interpretation – hence the label Cognitive Interpretation.