Paradigm AP team to present at the upcoming IPTC 2014, Kuala Lumpur

Posted by Samhita Shah on Dec 4, 2014 10:52:00 AM RSS Share Post

Industry and technology leaders will convene in Kuala Lumpur Dec. 10-12 to address the theme “Innovation and Collaboration: Keys to Affordable Energy” at the 8th International Petroleum Technology Conference (IPTC) at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Center.

This convention serves as a great opportunity for Paradigm Asia Pacific to share Paradigm software technology and build a stronger technical presence with more than 8,000 participants from around the globe, including industry leaders, professionals, decision and policy makers, as well as government officials and NGO representatives who are expected to attend this event.

More than 1,500 technical papers were submitted for consideration at the largest multi-society oil and gas event in the eastern hemisphere.Paradigm subject matter experts, Stanislas Jayr and Emmanuel Labrunye’s paper titled “Merging Chronostratigraphic Modeling and Full Volume Interpretation” was accepted, and Luke van den Brul will be presenting it on December 12th at the conference.

Here’s a summary of the paper:

Traditionally 3D seismic interpretation is based on the recognition of particular seismic events that are automatically or manually tracked over the seismic cube. If the aim is to use these interpretations to build a reservoir grid model they should be continuous and complete, restricting the model input to only major horizons. This old method of grid building has limitations, as it does not allow integration of localised high resolution seismic stratigraphy into reservoir grid stratigraphy, and thus constrains grid construction to simple depositional rules, such as proportional and parallel to the top and/or bottom of a unit.

This paper proposes combining the automatic interpretation of horizons with the power of a space/time framework to quickly build an accurate chronostratigraphic model that can be used directly in reservoir modeling and characterization. It works by automatically extracting a large number of single seismic events from a 3D cube. These events, termed ‘patches’, are associated with an individual iso-time constraint. All constraints are then used to parameterize the geological space and to automatically compute the chronostratigraphic model.

The result is an accurate, high-resolution chronostratigraphic model that matches all coherent seismic signals, rather than the typical large-scale horizon interpretations. The impact of this workflow on reservoir modeling is huge, as it allows fast automated matching of internal grid layering to high resolution seismic stratigraphy. These refined geocellular models have greater geological accuracy, that can reduce uncertainty when calculating both static and dynamic volumes.

In addition, Siti Aishah from the Paradigm Kuala Lumpur office has been invited to present a poster session at this prestigious event with Paradigm’s client at Hess. They have also been slotted as co-authors of an alternate paper, due to limited slots for the many entries. This paper is titled “Reservoir Characterisation of Tenggiri Blocks Through Rock Physics, AVO Analysis and Neural Network.” It will showcase results from Stratimagic’s Neural Network.


Tags: reservoir modeling, Paradigm, IPTC 2014, Volume Interpretation, Seismic Interpretation, Characterization