Research & Development

GERMI has established two research wings- Petroleum and Renewable Energy. The Petroleum Wing has two major groups.

Petroleum Laboratories whose capabilities are in Petrographic studies, Rock Physics and Geochemical Studies and the Data Interpretation Centre with Capabilities on G&G data analysis, Seismic Data enhancement & characterization. The Renewable Research Wing supports fundamental and applied research ranging from solar cell material and device designs to plant performance analysis. As well in the environmental research focusing to help industries in important areas related to science, technology and management pertaining to Pollution, Energy Efficiency, Bio-Energy & Waste to Energy and enable the integration of innovative need-based technologies.

Channels and thin sand delineation

The project aimed at developing workflows for seismic data conditioning, spectral blueing and log data conditioning to suit for inversion studies to obtain optimal results.

The study resulted in delineation of channel prospect in the area. Seismic inversion for acoustic impedance gives the acoustic impedance variation for characterization of the reservoir.

Variations in acoustic impedance can be interpreted to find the low impedance area for the hydrocarbon exploration. Seismic Spectral Bluing (SSB) is a technique to optimize the vertical resolution of seismic spectrum using well information, without boosting noise to an unacceptable level. SSB analyze the seismic and well log spectra to define a Seismic Spectral Bluing operator that shapes the average seismic trace spectra to smooth curve which is representative of band limited reflection coefficient curve fit at every frequency. It results into a seismic data with enhanced frequency content and realistic amplitude data.

Key Persons

Dr. P.H. Rao