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A Day in the Life of a Geoscientist: The Role of Porosity in Permeability Prediction and Modeling Deterministic Models and Data Mining

Posted by Samhita Shah on Feb 19, 2019 2:05:46 PM RSS Share Post

Articles that state the difficulty of establishing an accurate and reliable relationship between porosity and permeability, in order to create a continuous permeability profile in wells, abound in the Petrophysical literature devoted to carbonate reservoirs. To try and alleviate this difficulty, new numerical methods or data mining techniques are often proposed. However, despite the necessity of interpreting data in terms of causation, those papers hardly discuss and explore, and even less so, explain, the origins of this difficulty. Therefore, questioning the ways in which these techniques are used is as legitimate as examining if they are really effective.

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Tags: formation evaluation, Geolog, Oil and Gas Software, facimage, Emerson E&P Software, descriptive petrophysics

Webinar: Model-based Tomography for Assessing Subsurface Structural Uncertainty

Posted by Samhita Shah on Jan 31, 2019 2:25:14 PM RSS Share Post

Subsurface structural uncertainty can be sourced to errors in migration velocity models, which directly affect the position of migrated events.  One of the reasons for these errors is limitations in the resolution of seismic data. These limitations result in non-unique velocity models, where multiple models can equally flatten the events in common image gathers.  The resultant subsurface structural uncertainty can have a direct impact on reservoir reserves estimation, spill point and closures, and well planning across fault zones.
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Tags: Tomography, Energy, Geophysics, Oil and Gas Software, Tomography workflows, Emerson E&P Software

Enhanced Reservoir Modeling Precision through Orthorhombic Anisotropy Analysis and Imaging

Posted by Gali Dekel on Oct 29, 2018 9:10:35 AM RSS Share Post

As both the amount of acquired data and the power of computers continue to increase exponentially, there is a natural demand for higher exploration precision. Acknowledging the complexity and richness of subsurface media properties is one way to attain accurate modeling and imaging.

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Tags: EarthStudy 360, Oil and Gas Software, Emerson E&P Software, Orthorhombic Anisotropy Analysis, Orthorhombic inversion workflow

Workflows Using Machine Learning Boost Interpretation Confidence

Posted by Lorena Guerra on Oct 25, 2018 11:39:47 AM RSS Share Post

It is virtually impossible for the human mind to integrate and extract, in a timely manner, the huge amounts of subsurface data now available to interpreters.  The newest version of SeisEarth (Paradigm 18) uses several state-of-the-art Machine Learning-based technologies to extract unprecedented amounts of information from vast and heterogeneous data sources for use in geological classifications, rock property predictions, and anomaly detections. These technologies are offered in the form of automated and easy-to-use guided workflows embedded in the integrated interpretation platform.

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Tags: Energy, SeisEarth, Paradigm, Oil and Gas Software, Waveform Classification, machine learning in oil and gas, Emerson E&P Software

Emerson E&P Software Introduces 3D Hybrid Grids, to Reliably Quantify In-Situ Stress Changes Due to Oilfield Exploitation

Posted by Aymen Haouesse on Aug 15, 2018 3:47:11 PM RSS Share Post

Oilfield drilling, completions and production operations introduce perturbations to the state of equilibrium in the subsurface, resulting in changes to in-situ stress.  The failure to properly predict these changes can lead to costly engineering maneuvers and grave safety and environmental consequences.

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Tags: SKUA-GOCAD, exploration, Oil and Gas Software, Paradigm 18, 3D Hybrid Grid, geomechanical simulation

Emerson E&P Software Announces the Release of Paradigm 18

Posted by Samhita Shah on Jul 10, 2018 9:11:28 AM RSS Share Post

Emerson’s E&P Software Solutions announced the release of Paradigm™ 18 on July 9, 2018. Paradigm 18 includes new applications for advanced automation using machine learning methods, enhanced integration across the full range of Paradigm solutions, more effective collaboration with support for applications running on the Cloud, and optimization of processes and workflows that improve image and earth model accuracy.

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Tags: Geology, Geophysics, Petrophysics, Oil and Gas Software, G&G Interpretation, Emerson, E&P Software, Paradigm 18

Introducing Paradigm 17

Posted by Somesh Singh on Apr 12, 2017 9:07:08 AM RSS Share Post

 
We are pleased to announce the availability of Paradigm 17 . This release leverages a high-definition platform, advanced technology and seamless integration, to improve asset team effectiveness in achieving superior results.
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Tags: Geology, Geophysics, Petrophysics, Oil and Gas Software, G&G Interpretation, Paradigm 17

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

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

Paradigm Offers Nine New Webcasts in Season 2 of its 2016 Virtual Lecture Series

Posted by Samhita Shah on Jun 15, 2016 3:36:59 AM RSS Share Post

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.

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Tags: Virtual Lecture Series, geoscience, Oil and Gas Software, reservoir models