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.Read More
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.
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.Read More
A blog post, in two parts, for E&P generalists who have questions about velocityRead More
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®
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.Read More
The Vaca Muerta Formation, located in the west-central part of Argentina, holds great potential as an unconventional shale gas and oil resource play. Like other unconventional resources, the most challenging aspect of developing Vaca Muerta was to optimize the drilling strategy to improve hydrocarbon production, through an efficient geological sequence description. an efficient geological sequence description. Thus, the aim of this study was to characterize the Vaca Muerta system and improve understanding of the reservoir’s characteristics.Read More
Paradigm has recently announced the launch of Season 2 of its popular Virtual Lecture Series - 2016. The new 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.Read More