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A Decade of Increased Oil Recovery in Virtual Reality

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3 Author(s)
Lidal, E.M. ; Christian Michelsen Res., Bergen ; Langeland, T. ; Giertsen, C.

Finding oil is always a difficult and expensive task, and moving exploration and production (E&P) offshore quickly drives those costs sky-high. Because most easy oil has already been found, any new discoveries are often subtle and relatively small. Once a company does find a reservoir, deciding where and how to drill to maximize production - and thus return of investment - is a major task. The wrong approach or small inaccuracies can easily ruin an entire reservoir's ROI. Clearly, we need good tools to complete these difficult E&P tasks. In 1992, the University of Chicago's Electronic Visualization Laboratory (EVL) introduced the CAVE, a room-sized, multiperson projector-based immersive VR environment. CAVE laid the foundation for a new paradigm: using VR for petroleum E&P. The HydroVR project both changed work processes and increased revenue for petroleum E&P in general. In this paper, we describe the project's major application milestones and summarize how and why the project has sustained its extensive activity over the past 10 years.

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Computer Graphics and Applications, IEEE  (Volume:27 ,  Issue: 6 )

Date of Publication:

Nov.-Dec. 2007

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