Weatherford Petroleum Consultants AS announced the preview launch of Reveal 360™ at American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG) Annual Convention and Exhibition 2014. Reveal 360 is a new, patent pending imaging technique that removes the blind spots from wireline wellbore images.
Reveal 360 is a sophisticated technique for reconstructing the data that is missing from the gaps in wellbore images, i.e., the sections of the borehole that were not measured by the pads of wireline image tools. The process begins by decomposing the measured sections of the borehole wall into sparse representations of their morphological components using dictionaries of multi-scale, multi-orientation transforms—a technique known as morphological component analysis. These representations are then reconstructed using information from the dictionaries to fill in missing information.