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Our Commitment to Sustainability

For nearly 20 years, Ikon Science has provided scientific expertise combined with technologies and workflows that support the sustainable geoscience movement.

This allows our customers to improve their performance by enhancing operational efficiency, lowering finding and producing costs, and improving productivity, all of which contribute to lowering their impact on the environment and optimizing the use of resources. With Ikon’s solutions, customers can confidentially assess potential sites for CO2 storage, track the injected CO2 plume and manage data for geothermal applications making sure they are making the best possible decision.

Carbon Capture and Storage
As part of ensuring effective CO2 injection and storage, we need to understand the effect of the injection process, where to place injection wells, the migration of the CO2 plume and seal integrity.

To do this we need to:
• Characterize the physical and mechanical properties, chemistry and structure of the subsurface to determine the feasibility of various subsurface storage locations.
• Develop and design effective and cost-efficient monitoring techniques for the subsurface,
• Understand the ability of fluids to flow in the subsurface.

RokDoc provides the tools to meet these challenges.

Modeling and Tracking Plume Development

RokDoc allows the modelling of the impact of CO2 injection over time on seismic response. This allows geoscientists to understand if the CO2 plume injected at a given site can be monitored between the wells using 4D seismic and if the modelling allows the definition of the most effective 4D seismic program.

RokDoc also allows the user to define links between flow simulation and observed 4D seismic responses. This can be used to investigate differences between expected plume distribution and actual plume distribution – where the CO2 is accumulating, how that changes over time and ultimately, how we monitor the stability of the plume.

In this webinar, we show the use of our RokDoc software for monitoring CO2 injection.

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Pressure, Stress and Seal Integrity

The consideration of pore pressure is key when understanding subsurface CO2 storage mechanisms. This includes the phase of the CO2, the sealing capacity and fracture limit, whether the system is open or closed, and the identification of discrete pressure compartments.

When considering cap-rock and fault-seal integrity, thermal stresses induce fracture instability, and cooling brings the stress state closer to failure conditions. We need to understand both the current day stress state and the likely impact of injecting CO2 at the storage location.

Ikon Science provide a range of technologies, workflows, and services for understanding pore pressure regimes and investigating cap-rock and fault-seal integrity and have frequently published technical papers on this topic.


For geothermal projects, Ikon Science provide tools and services for the identification of basins with likely geothermal resource potential. This work involves understanding where overpressure is expected, the permeabilities of the reservoir formations, the methane saturation of the formation brine and the formation temperature.

Furthermore, Ikon Science provides tools for accessing, standardizing, visualizing and managing geothermal datasets including images, geology, logs and a variety of other data sources, provided in conjunction with our partnership with Seequent Limited. (Link, open in new tab:

A vast amount of data is acquired during these projects at great expense and using it appropriately can be the key to the success of geothermal projects. Our iPoint software allows the consolidation and management of all wellbore geothermal data, so you can have the confidence that your data is available in a single environment, with rigorous standardization and audit trails, regardless of its origin.

Ensuring that the right data is available at the right time maximizes the value of geothermal projects.

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Our Core Service Offerings

Data Consultancy

Data Consultancy

Ikon helps unlock the true value across your subsurface knowledge base. Our solutions and expertise help eliminate data bottlenecks and create a standardized suite of data residing in a scalable, cloud-enabled relational database. Ikon partners with the world’s leading providers of business transformation solutions to bring you the right solution and process to suit your current and future requirements. Our technical consultants provide custom configurations for integration and automation - breaking down silos and seamlessly connecting your digital ecosystem of applications, databases and software technology. Our team will also define data standards and business processes for both legacy and new sources of data, ensuring your entire organization has easy access and complete trust in the data they need.

Data Custodian

Data Custodian

Ikon understands that having a complete knowledge base of the subsurface data and understandings derived from its interpretation are the backbone to support strategic decisions. Having a firm grip on this information as well as understanding historic actions and lessons learned helps you realize maximum value. This ensures mistakes are not repeated and equips your team to confidently make the best moves.

Ikon’s Data Custodian package ensures your data and the valuable insights generated through every services engagement with Ikon is captured, documented, and immediately delivered to your team via a web-based portal. It gives you a single system of record of every services interaction with Ikon Science and a means of interacting with the deliverables using all Ikon software.



The Ikon global Reservoir team helps you address the complex subsurface problems - from exploration to field development. Our team of highly experienced and passionate geophysicists, geoscientists and petrophysicists provide the right mix of technology, knowledge and expertise. We deliver quantitative studies of seismic, wells and core data to help you assess lead and prospect risk, determine in place hydrocarbon volumes based on seismic methods and integrated modeling, unravel complex 4D responses to delimit stranded reserves and fine tune reservoir management and field development processes. Whether you need more resources to address increased workload or tight schedules or want to outsource work with specific deliverables, Ikon will tailor a solution to meet your needs.



Ikon’s Wellbore Services team has some of the world’s leading experts in pore pressure and geomechanics analysis. With our Reservoir team, they have developed new workflows for the full integration of rock physics, 1D pore pressure and geomechanical models into the 3D and 4D seismic reservoir characterization workflow. The wellbore team delivers a full life cycle integrated well planning, real-time (pore pressure while drilling) monitoring and post-mortem solution - an agile approach to drilling portfolio management and appraisal, and development drilling campaigns.


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