A standard in Production Logging analysis
PLATO is based on global statistical modeling of the entire well. Probabilistic modeling enables simultaneous use of the entire dataset, meaning all available data is used in conjunction with all surface information to deliver a comprehensive visual representation of well activity.
PLATO’s multi-constraint capabilities combined with the seamless integration of new data ensure unprecedented levels of reliability and versatility. Our complex temperature model delivers results even when all other measurements failed. PLATO delivers where no other product can.
PLATO’s end-to-end probabilistic approach delivers a significant advantage over traditional production logging analysis. More accurate results means better-informed decision making to optimize production.
PLATO uses all the data simultaneously to determine the flow profile and even goes farther. Conservation laws, such as material balance, momentum balance and energy balance (temperature) are constraining the model. Continuous logs and stationary data can be used at the same time. When new data becomes available, it is easily and immediately integrated with existing data. PLATO can be customized and extended in-house as a complete SDK is available.
PLATO uses optimization to reconcile a global production model to the measurements. This method allows automatic determination of the flow regimes and provides interactive quality check on whether the model and tools theoretical responses match the individual logs. Zones of uncertainty or error are highlighted to guide the analyst to the next area of focus.
PLATO uses streamlined easy-to-use workflows to guide the user through the analysis. Its fast optimization engine calculates production and injection profiles as well as fluids characteristics. By using startup templates and automatically generated reports, PLATO dramatically reduces the analysis time.
Advanced Spinner Calibration
Disregarding the traditional calibration of flowmeter data which is limited to a couple of samples selected in flowing sections of the well, PLATO does a global modeling of the tool itself by using all the passes entirely over the full logged range. Calibration check stops are not required anymore thanks to the spinner calibration of PLATO. Polarity issues are automatically solved and the apparent fluid velocity is computed for the whole logged section.
Advanced Temperature Modeling
From the beginning, PLATO has included a complex and accurate temperature model.
Even in a simple production logging dataset, temperature is often available and overlooked because it is difficult to integrate with other measurements. Since PLATO’s temperature model is built-in, adding the temperature as a contraint on the analysis is quick and simple. Accurate results can then be produced even when spinner data is unavailable or unreliable. These unique capabilities of PLATO make it the leading commercial software for DTS interpretation.
PLATO utilizes Monte Carlo simulation to predict the pressure and temperature behavior of producing /injecting wells, as well as any tool potential output. These predictions can be extensively used for well planning: from DTS/ PLT planning to the optimization of well geometry.