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The Robots Have Come to Seismic Interpretation

Posted by Peter Wang on Jan 27, 2017 2:02:04 PM RSS Share Post

I use Google Photos as a means to automatically backup my phone and tablet pictures. I also upload photos from my non-Wi-Fi digital camera to Google Photos. I’m sure many of you do this as well.

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Tags: Oil and Gas Software, artificial intelligence, rock type classification, Machine Learning, Robotic Seismic Interpretation, prestack seismic

Paradigm 17: What's New?

Posted by Samhita Shah on Jan 5, 2017 1:31:18 PM RSS Share Post

Paradigm Subject Matter Expert, Dr. Bruno de Ribet will be previewing Paradigm 17 during a lunch and learn session and via Webinar on January 17 and 18. Paradigm 17 is Paradigm's latest comprehensive solution suite scheduled to be released in Q1 of 2017. This release is designed to improve asset team productivity and effectiveness, and enable superior decision-making by representing all available data in integrated workflows.

The presentation will provide an overview of the major improvements and new functionalities in Paradigm 17. These include advances in 2D imaging, new tomography workflows, a new methodology for rock type classification, a new volume fusion tool in VoxelGeo, Multimin Monte Carlo uncertainty analysis and a new 3D petrophysics functionality in Geolog, and much more. The presentation will also highlight the new Paradigm Integrated Canvas, which simplifies and streamlines key workflows; the Epos integrated enterprise G&G database; and extended third-party connectivity, making it easier than ever to access your data, wherever it is located.

Click below to learn more and register for Dr. de Ribet's presentation.

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Tags: VoxelGeo, Geolog, 2D imaging, 3D Petrophysics, Paradigm 17, Paradigm Integrated Canvas, Tomography workflows, rock type classification

Integrated Wellbore Stability - A Paradigm Geoscience Data Services

Posted by Samhita Shah on Dec 8, 2016 12:01:19 PM RSS Share Post

The proper assessment of wellbore stability draws on shared expertise across multiple geoscience and geological engineering disciplines. It requires an integrated approach in which team members collaborate towards completing a well, in what may be abnormal drilling conditions. The Paradigm Integrated Wellbore Stability workflow consists of a series of operations for the prediction of geopressures, stress regimes, and safe mud weights. One of the most important challenges is to perform these operations seamlessly, leading to results with the lowest possible uncertainty and attendant risk. Another challenge is to properly assess wellbore stability with only limited information.

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Tags: geomechanics, Integrated Wellbore Stability Services, Geoscience Services, Wellbore Stability

Visit Paradigm at SEG 2016

Posted by Samhita Shah on Oct 4, 2016 10:02:49 AM RSS Share Post

 

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Tags: exploration, Oil & Gas software, high-definition, Paradigm 16, SEG2016

Virtual Lecture Series on Capturing Geological Model Uncertainties to Improve De-risking

Posted by Samhita Shah on Sep 9, 2016 2:46:27 PM RSS Share Post

 
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Tags: SKUA-GOCAD, Oil & Gas software, geological model uncertainties

Virtual Lecture Series 2016 - Season 2: Maximize the Efficiency of your 2D Reprocessing

Posted by Samhita Shah on Aug 23, 2016 11:21:19 AM RSS Share Post

Today's lecture by Kashif Shaukat, Paradigm Technical Sales Advisor, covered the topic of how to maximize the efficiency of your 2D reprocessing and get the best results, fast. 2D processing and imaging are the most cost-effective way to study the subsurface in terms of structural geology and reservoir properties. However, since a single 2D line only provides limited information, multiple 2D lines are acquired across the area.

Paradigm continues to strengthen its 2D processing and imaging solutions by rejuvenating 2D tomography and introducing a new multi-line batch process. Now geoscientists can efficiently update velocity models by using Paradigm's modern and easy-to-use tomography engine on multiple 2D lines in a single run. In addition, by increasing efficiency through multi-line batch processing, Paradigm provides geoscientists with full 3D visualization advantages from 2D data, thus enhancing the power of QC workflows. This presentation featured Paradigm GeoDepth.

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Tags: Virtual Lecture Series, GeoDepth, structural geology, reservoir properties, 2D processing and imaging

Velocity Is at the Heart of Paradigm Software - Part 2

Posted by Peter Wang on Aug 15, 2016 9:00:00 AM RSS Share Post

In the first half of the Velocity Blog series, we discussed the Paradigm velocity function “tree”, how it developed from GeoDepth. We described the major branches; the “Analysis and Imaging” branch for specialists, contrasted with the “Velocity Collection, Manipulation, Assembly, and Use” branch for E&P generalists. Finally, we had time to discuss one of the “leaves” on the generalist branch - Vertical Functions.

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Tags: time-depth scaling, well-tie tomography, velocity volume, smoothing, dix, Global Velocity Modeling, vertical function, velocity inversion

Velocity Is at the Heart of Paradigm Software - Part 1

Posted by Peter Wang on Aug 1, 2016 9:00:00 AM RSS Share Post

A blog post, in two parts, for E&P generalists who have questions about velocity

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Tags: time-depth scaling, well-tie tomography, velocity volume, smoothing, dix, Global Velocity Modeling, vertical function, velocity inversion

2016 Virtual Lecture Series - Season 2 Continues with Lecture on Diffraction Imaging

Posted by Samhita Shah on Jul 20, 2016 2:33:13 PM RSS Share Post

Paradigm recently began the Season 2 of its popular Virtual Lecture Series - 2016. This season includes 9 On-Demand Webcasts covering a wide range of topics of interest to geoscientists. These include high-definition seismic imaging, advanced interpretation, comprehensive geomechanics, and unique modeling workflows for reducing risk, in both conventional and unconventional plays. This free and flexible online video series, now in its 5th year, enables participants to attend presentations by Paradigm technical experts at a time and place most convenient for them.

For a complete schedule of this year’s broadcasts, click here. The Presentation Abstracts can be viewed here.

The upcoming lecture, on July 26, is about "Diffraction Imaging from Full-Azimuth Data and Legacy Data for Improved Structural Resolution". In this lecture, Kashif Shaukat, Paradigm Technical Sales Advisor, discusses about the in-depth migration, recorded wavefield components mapped at each depth point consist of specular energy and diffraction energy. Paradigm innovates with a technique in which the diffracted component is separated from the total migrated wavefield. That diffracted component plays a vital role in building an accurate structural framework. By designing an optimal filter, diffraction imaging can also be used to map small scale subsurface geological objects and discontinuities such as faults and uncomformities. This methodology enables geoscientists to improve structural resolution, and perform accurate interpretation and modeling for further exploration workflows. The technology featured is Paradigm EarthStudy 360®

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Tags: Virtual Lecture Series, geoscience, EarthStudy 360, Oil and Gas Software, Diffraction Imaging

The Road Less Taken: Weathering the Downturn with an Eye on the Future

Posted by Arshad Matin on Jul 6, 2016 3:09:32 PM RSS Share Post

It becomes a vicious cycle. Oil prices drop for an extended season. Oil and gas operators cut budgets and lean on suppliers to contain costs.  According to PWC’s global team of strategists, operator capital spend on the exploration sector alone has dropped 26% since 2014. With operator cutbacks, the cost of R&D is increasingly shifting to suppliers who are already faced with tight margins, and oilfield workforce reductions worldwide reached over 258,000 by early 2016.

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Tags: oil and gas, reservoirs, strategy