As we’re about to release our second version of Exploration Analyst for ArcGIS Pro, I’d like to highlight some of my favourite new features so you can check them out when you install the new release…
1 – Analyse Well Results tool
An important part of play based exploration (PBE) is understanding how well results relate to your play. With that in mind we have added the Analyse Well Results tool to help you understand which wells succeeded or failed, and why – this is super helpful in conducting dry hole analysis.
The tools links selection directly between the ArcGIS Pro map and the well results displays, so you can click on the charts or table rows to select the affected wells on the map, allowing you to identify spatial relationships or quickly answer questions like “Where are the wells where Reservoir is Present but not Effective?”
2 – Analyse Well Prospects tool
Ranking your prospect inventory can be a labour-intensive process spanning multiple software products. To help with this we’ve added the Analyse Prospects tool which enables you to:
- Summarise prospect volumes by stratigraphic stage
- Compare prospects against each other
- Plot prospect volumes against chance
- Read values directly from your chance maps
- Quickly triage with play mapping
- Use split-risking to analyse ‘Success case uplift’
- Calculate the risked volumes added to the portfolio if your play is proved a “success“
3 – Merge Text Proxies tool
The return of an old favourite! Our Merge Text Proxies tool makes its much anticipated return. Similar to the functionality of the ArcMap tool, this converts overlapping text-based proxy layers with different extents and merges them based on a user-specified layer hierarchy. The merge process assigns a single risk value to any given location with a preference for risks derived from higher ranked input layer(s).
4 – Round Chance Values tool
There may be times when you wish to round play chance values into specific bins, e.g. every 5% or 10%. If you wanted to round a calculated 42% chance product to the nearest 5% then the Round Chance Values tool is available via the Exploration Analyst Toolbox in the Geoprocessing environment. Simply select the layer and specify the value to round to, e.g. nearest 5% or 10%.
5 – New web-based licensing
We have upgraded the licensing on all our software add-ins to use modern, user-friendly web-based licensing. Now all you need is a License Code and an internet connection. No more setting up license servers on your network, which should save quite some effort for your IT administrators. Also, this change has enabled us to add a display field within the Add-in itself showing when your Exploration Analyst license is going to expire:
Posted by Rich Webb, Product Specialist, Exprodat