Energy Development Corporation (EDC) are the worlds largest vertically integrated geothermal company.
See how EDC use Seequent technology, Leapfrog Geothermal, to manage, visualise and communicate their data.
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<v ->Energy Development Corporation, or EDC,</v>
is a total renewable energy company.
We have existing geothermal fields
that are operating in four different areas
of the Philippines with a total aggregate
of close to 1,200 megawatts.
EDC have also been expanding its operations,
and we are basically just looking at
geothermal prospects outside of the Philippines.
Our largest field in Leyte has been operating since 1983.
Also, our Dumaguete steam field is been in the industry
for more than 35 years.
The challenge for us in the industry
is how to bring our costs down.
What we have been doing at EDC
is we’re looking at ways on how to bring this cost down
by being more efficient.
Looking at new technologies that will allow us
to invest a little bit more,
but will significantly reduce
our number of days of drilling.
<v ->I’m mostly in charge of the geologic data,</v>
both the well data and surface data.
As the main modeler in the company,
I also collate data from the other disciplines
like the geophysics, chemistry, and also the reservoir data.
It’s really good that there’s one platform
where we put all of these data together
because it’s easier to look at the data holistically
and correlate them with each other.
<v ->Going into a big data platform and putting all data</v>
into one system that incorporates all that information
and provide this data to our scientists
and our decision makers is the way to go.
We have extensive data.
We have 35, almost 40 years of exploration
and production data, and we need to be able to capitalize
on what that data can give us.
<v ->When I first came here to EDC,</v>
we used to deal with the printouts of data.
And then that’s when EDC started to digitize
all of these data.
And I was one of the people involved
in that endeavor of the company.
Once something is uploaded into the Cloud,
it will automatically go into the model.
So the model will evolve with the data.
<v ->Leapfrog has revolutionized our way of thinking</v>
by visualizing the information, all of the reservoir
and surface information into one platform.
It provides information and analysis
from a different perspective that we have not seen before.
It’s giving us confidence, it’s optimizing our targets,
and it helped us in pinpointing where to extract
the greatest value from the wells that we drill.
Leapfrog has made the decision making
and well targeting easier for us.
<v ->Leapfrog has provided us with a very robust platform</v>
where it’s really easy to gather
different kinds of data sets
and put them all together in one area.
I think it’s a very intuitive software,
and it allows the users to feel comfortable
in manipulating the data and producing models
out of these data.
<v ->It provides the platform for our scientists,</v>
our engineers, to discuss and eventually find out
what’s the challenge in the data that is not consistent
with the other information.
<v ->It helps us communicate better</v>
especially with the management.
It helps non-scientists to have an idea
of how the resource looks like.
<v ->And at the end of the day,</v>
we determine which option would provide us the best value.
By incorporating the drilling data with our resource data
that was generated through Leapfrog,
it provides the best value for our buck.
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