OMV Petrom opens the first 3D Visualisation Centre for geoscientists and engineers in Romania
OMV Petrom inaugurated recently the first 3D Visualisation Centre in Romania. The centre allows engineers to view the geological images of oil and gas reservoirs on a four metre-wide screen, in 3D. The Visualisation Centre is located in Petrom City and it is the first of this kind within the OMV group and the most advanced in Europe. The 3D Visualisation Centre ensures a better understanding of the subsurface by generating 3D images based on the information gathered via 3D seismic and engineering studies.
“The new Visualisation Centre enables better and higher quality analysis of geological and engineering data. We can see information down to the smallest detail and the 3D visualisation can help prevent omissions and errors in data analysis. Also, the Visualisation Centre encourages collaboration between different stakeholders, from geologists to exploration specialists and drilling engineers, therefore allowing faster decision making. In the past, it could take three weeks to make a decision using traditional methods, now I hope we will be able to do that after just one meeting with all parties in the 3D Visualisation Centre,” said Gary Ingram, Director in the Exploration and Production business division.
The investment in the 3D Visualisation Centre adds up to approximately EUR 500,000. This covers the setup of the special room, the acquisition and installation of the 3D screen, projector, mirror and dedicated software. Data projected on the 3D screen is produced by dedicated reservoir modelling software.