Do More with Virtual Core

Advanced detection algorithms incorporate machine learning techniques to provide a new level of quantitative analysis and classification for geologists and petrophysicists, accelerating and improving interpretation of core bedding, bioturbation, facies, and lithology features from well log data.

Virtual Core Features

• Data cleansing and processing
• Integrated viewer for well logs, images, and volumes
• Easy navigation from hundreds of feet of core down to millimeter-resolution features
• Machine learning with advanced detection algorithms

Learn more in our blog: Latest Features in Virtual Core 1.8

Co-visualization of CT scan, photo, and well log data in an integrated analysis environment

Digital Core Analysis Workflow

1 Pre-processing

2 Processing

3 Visualization

Cleanse & Correct

Feature Detection

Clustering & Classification

Analysis & Exploration

Aligns data into a contiguous core, normalizes differences, and removes scan artifacts and coating effects to optimize data for advanced processing and viewing.

Processing provides quantitative automated feature detection, clustering, and classification tools for additional exploration.

The Virtual Core Viewer provides macro to microscopic co-visualization of CT and photo imagery with well log data for full core and well log analysis.

Machine Learning-Driven Processing

Virtual Core processing provides auto-detection and display of core features such as parting fractions, dip angles, lamination frequency, intensity, and more for quantitative, consistent data interpretation across wells. Cutting-edge machine learning algorithms enable automated and semi-automated methods to classify similar rocks or events on full cores.

User-Driven Layer Classification

Selection tools to identify related layers for additional analysis

Automated Clustering

Bedding Score & Lamination Frequency

Automated Feature Detection

Bedding Score &
Lamination Frequency

Parting Fraction

Intensity Histograms & 
Average Intensity

Dip Angle

Visualization and Analysis

Virtual Core incorporates full core CT, photo, and processed feature detection views (including microscopic-level data) with petrophysical well log data in a comprehensive and integrated visualization and analysis environment.

Microscopic thin section pop up

1 Integrated Viewer

  • CT volumes
    • Quickly navigate 2D slices of CT volumes alongside well logs and core photographs
    • Open 3D volumes directly from viewer
  • Core photos
    • Quickly navigate high-resolution images for hundreds of feet of core
    • Zoom into regions of interest and view alongside well logs
  • Well logs
    • Import wireline logs from common industry data formats
  • Plug data
    • Thin sections
    • Micro CT
    • XRD/XRF (X-Ray Diffraction / X-Ray Fluorescence)

3-D CT zoom from data selection within well log

2 Depth Alignment

  • Easily align depths between multiple depth measurements.

Depth shifting allows for manual alignment of photo and
CT imagery

3 Data Creation

  • Formation tops
  • Interval logs

In the News

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