HOT Engineering is a reservoir consultancy company headquartered in Austria. With more than 20 years of consulting experience, we are one of the leading providers of advanced and integrated geological, geophysical, petrophysical, reservoir and production engineering technology and are well positioned to offer state-of-the-art training.
We provide the following wide range of exploration and field development services:
We can integrate these services seamlessly with geophysical processing and data management services.
We offer fully integrated services starting from geophysical interpretation and reservoir characterisation, all the way through to reservoir modelling, flow simulation and field development. Our special area of expertise is the development of seismically consistent, high-resolution 3D static and dynamic reservoir models.
We have carried out studies around the world. We have worked on oil and gas reservoirs, on underground gas storage, in clastic and carbonate environments, on heavily faulted and fractured reservoirs, on new discoveries and mature giant fields, and have elaborated field development plans covering a variety of development strategies. Examples of our key achievements are as follows:
We incorporate seismic and other data directly into the reservoir modelling process, which results in a range of possible reservoir models being considered.
Understanding geo-pressures is essential for safe and efficient drilling as having a too low mud weight can result in dangerous kicks and blowouts, or alternatively a mud weight being too high can result in formation damage, lost circulation and stuck drill pipe. This is crucial for optimising the casing scheme.
We offer pressure predictions from good-quality seismic data, based on the accurate estimation of interval velocities.
Fracture analysis from pre-stack seismic data can provide a better understanding of fracture density and orientation. The integration of fracture analysis with seismic and detailed reservoir modelling provides a powerful approach for handling fractured reservoirs.
Studying the impact of water injection in a mature producing field implies the integration of sedimentological, petrophysical, geophysical and geological studies, plus engineering assessment and simulation modelling, combined with rigorous database management to capture the large amounts of data from the different domains. As a result of one of our studies, our customer was able to defer and significantly down-size water injection, and thus save significant amounts of capital and operational expenditure.
Studying the potential impact of CO2 injection, we integrated seismic modelling, inversion, petrographical, petrophysical analysis, facies analysis, porosity and permeability modelling, fracture network modelling, fluid characterization, black oil and compositional reservoir simulation and performed economic modelling.
At the end of the study, our customer had to conclude that the injected CO2 would move mainly along the fracture network and that CO2 breakthrough would occur within a matter of days after start of injection. Furthermore, injected CO2 would displace very little oil from within the matrix and continuation of the current production practice would yield a higher recovery than the CO2 scenario.
For a mature carbonate field with 25 years of production history, we designed a development scheme that more than tripled production. The comparison of the actual oil production and our forecast, which was forecasted six years ago, shows an excellent match between the actual and forecasted production.