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.

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More about Paradigm 17

The Next-Generation High-Definition G&G Software Platform – Paradigm 17

By Indy Chakrabarti, SVP Product Management & Strategy, Paradigm

The E&P industry is undergoing a transformation similar to what the television industry went through a few years back – the switch to high definition. During that transition there was a period when television broadcasters were transmitting signals in high definition, but most homes still had standard televisions, so the extra resolution was being lost.

That’s where the E&P industry stands today. High-definition seismic acquisition and well log data are ubiquitous. But organizations, having spent money to acquire the data, still lack the tools to extract the deeper levels of information now available. The challenge isn’t limited to data processing and imaging; it extends into tying to logs, performing interpretations, honoring complex geology in the model, and outputting this into simulation. Paradigm’s vision is to create the first high-definition software platform to ensure that operators’ investments in data acquisition can be leveraged for their drilling, completion and production decisions. To deliver on this software platform, we are adding more innovation, integration and interconnectivity in Paradigm 17.

Paradigm has a long history of innovation, from pioneering modern depth imaging and volume-based modeling to the commercial introduction of neural network technology in oil & gas, and advanced 3D visualization. Paradigm 17 introduces additional advancements.  A new high-fidelity process in SKUA-GOCAD™ helps build challenging geologic models based on a patented technology called Geologic Time Refinement (GTR).  GTR will enable organizations to generate structural models at or near the resolution of the seismic interpretations, unlocking unique workflows such as model-driven tomography updates and 3D paleo-space seismic imaging.  These workflows allow organizations to honor their high-definition data, for a better understanding of the subsurface.

Another innovation in a traditional area of Paradigm leadership is the new Geolog® Monte Carlo uncertainty functionality, for optimizing multi-mineral and fluid log analysis. This enables organizations to more accurately characterize formations at the well bore and extends the existing capability to conduct uncertainty analysis deterministically.  A new 3D petrophysics feature allows accurate analysis of logs in high angle or horizontal wells.  Other advancements in Geolog include slowness frequency analysis of full waveform sonic logs, improved image log processing, and numerous new production log analysis tools. These techniques take on increasing importance as organizations continue to produce from ever thinner beds, needing higher resolution analysis.

Improved diffraction and specular imaging in the EarthStudy360® full-azimuth depth imaging platform help minimize guesswork for interpreters.  Innovations in GeoDepth® include the introduction of structural model-based tomography which fully honors faults and multi-Z surfaces, allowing complete synchronization between velocity model updates and the geologic model.  In addition, an innovative implementation of new 2D multi-line tomography and imaging workflows maximizes productivity and minimizes manual intervention.  The Echos® platform introduces a range of functionalities, including a new method for production-oriented estimation of Q from seismic data, and new capabilities in refraction statics and trace interpolation.

Of course, in order for innovations to enhance productivity gains, the disparate tools must work together. This is why Paradigm has made a strong commitment to integration around our Epos® data management platform. In Paradigm 17, our interpretation platform becomes a single application, further improving the level of cross-product integration.  Together with industry-leading interpretation tools, the system has been enriched through the first stage of Stratimagic® integration, enabling classification for all interpreters.  Similarly, our advanced visualization solution VoxelGeo® continues to be unified with SeisEarth®. This means that customers can work within a truly integrated ecosystem, for everything from well log analysis to seismic imaging, interpretation and modeling.

Finally, we recognize that despite our platform level integration, organizations will continue to use specialized tools in different parts of their workflows.  Therefore, Paradigm 17 continues to increase our interconnection into third-party solutions. We believe we now offer the deepest integration in the industry to Halliburton OpenWorks® and Schlumberger Petrel*, as well as to many other third-party data stores.  Paradigm 17 also allows Geolog users to work with code written using Matlab™, allowing them to easily integrate their custom algorithms into Geolog.  We have added to our level of RESQML support for cross-vendor data exchange, retaining the comprehensive implementation of this open standards approach.

*is a mark of Schlumberger


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