Wells value stream won Innsiktsprisen 2022

Innsiktsprisen is the Norwegian Computer Association’s innovation award, and the prize was awarded on November 17th. The Wells value stream-team, a collaborative project between Aker BP and Inmeta, won.

The team has developed a solution for automatic interpretation of underground data. The new tool uses algorithms and machine learning on data from well logs to solve two problems that are fundamental to be able to handle a wide range of challenges in the interpretation of well data.

One of the challenges is called ‘BadLog Flagging’. This means quality-assurance of large amounts of data before they are further interpreted. This is normally manual work that is time-consuming, but is also very important, as bad data can ruin future interpretations. Therefore, it is important to ensure good quality in the data material.

The second area is ‘Shale volume interpretation’. This is the first interpretation of the data, and at the same time the most time-consuming and subjective. Here, you try to understand where and how big the reservoirs are. All interpretation beyond this point is affected by these.

An automated solution that ensures quality and consistency of input data is of great value to the company. – It was incredibly great that our team won this year’s insight prize. Being recognized in this way for the work we have done gives us motivation to further develop the project, says Martine Dyring Hansen, who is a Data Scientist at Aker BP and is part of the Wells value stream.