Paradigm employees make up some of the best minds in the sciences underlying oil and gas exploration and production. Each year we showcase that expert knowledge in a series of on-demand webcasts presented by Paradigm subject matter experts. Each presentation in the series dives deep into key Paradigm solutions and how they can be applied in some of the industry’s toughest asset challenges.
The 2014 Virtual Lecture Series, which kicked off on July 24, has expanded to include 13 webcasts scheduled over the next seven months. The series has received broad success over the past few years, with many industry professionals returning to the 2013 archive videos and 2012 archive videos as resources.
Less than 30 minutes in length, the webcasts in the Paradigm Virtual Lecture Series are the perfect length to watch over lunch or during a coffee break in the afternoon. And they provide real value for geoscientists and reservoir engineers alike. Each webcast demonstrates best practices for optimizing workflows in order to reduce cycle time, maximize accuracy and minimize risk.
Themes in the 2014 series highlight the newest trends in high-definition seismic imaging, quantitative seismic interpretation, advanced petrophysics, and development workflows. The first webcast detailed classification procedures to integrate well and pre-stack data for lithology prediction, presented by Bruno de Ribet, technology global director at Paradigm.
Registration is a quick, easy process and now available online at: http://info.pdgm.com/2014-virtual-lecture-series.
Upcoming webcasts, available in August and September, showcase the Borehole Image Analysis tool in Paradigm Geolog® and the use of well-tie tomography for depth-to-depth correction in seismic interpretation, respectively. Full descriptions are below and on the series website.
August 21: Making the Most of Borehole Images
Borehole images are widely used in the oil and gas industry in several applications, including structural analysis and geosteering, sedimentary and reservoir geometry analysis, and textural analysis. It is also used as a tool to study in-situ stress around the borehole for geomechanics analysis. This Virtual Lecture, presented by Paradigm’s Diego Vasquez, shows how the Paradigm Geolog Borehole Image Analysis tool can dramatically reduce image log processing times while still producing highest quality output. From automatic dip picking procedures that match manual results to meaningful and unbiased textural and petrophysical information from the images – if you work with image logs, Geolog Borehole Image Analysis is a must-have tool.
Featured technology: Geolog®
September 11: Well-tie Tomography: A Fast and Efficient Workflow to Update a Velocity Model in Anisotropic Media
This presentation by Paradigm Business Development Manager Sandra Allwork demonstrates a fast and easy approach to update medium parameters (velocity and anisotropy) for a depth-to-depth correction using the principles and methodology of 3D tomography. Well-tie tomography uses the mistie between seismic interpretation and well markers to update the medium’s velocity parameters in a traveltime preserving manner. This technology can be taken as a real time approach to refining velocity and anisotropy based on well marker information as it is collected. This presentation also addresses how well-tie tomography can be used to investigate pitfalls in seismic data interpretation, and evaluate different scenarios.
Featured technologies: GeoDepth® Tomography, SeisEarth®