Paradigm Academic Software Program

Supporting research and the next generation of geoscientists.

The Paradigm® Academic Software Program provides institutions of higher learning with access to Paradigm state-of-the-art exploration and development software to improve students’ and researchers’ understanding of the subsurface. The program is designed to help prepare students for a future career in the energy industry or earth sciences by giving them hands-on access to relevant Paradigm applications for seismic processing and imaging, seismic and geologic interpretation, reservoir characterization, formation evaluation, structural and reservoir modeling, and well planning and drilling engineering, based on their research needs.

Paradigm software is currently in use by 185 academic institutions around the world, where it helps them to achieve their academic goals, and supports advanced research that leads to ground-breaking discoveries in the field.

The Paradigm Academic Software Program is available in two tracks:

For Academic Researchers:
Paradigm University Research Program
The Paradigm University Research Program is open to Universities and non-profit organizations (NPO). This program provides universities and NPOs with software that can be used to conduct subsurface investigation and research with commercial software that has been used all over the world to better understand subsurface structure, properties, conditions, and petroleum systems. In addition to selected software products, Paradigm offers five academic bundles, each of which can be leased annually for a minimal administration fee, with the option to add products if desired.   

For Classroom Usage:
Paradigm University Grant Program
The Paradigm University Grant Program provides students with licenses for Paradigm software applications, to further expand their collective understanding of the subsurface. The software is supplied at no charge on the condition that it be used in the classroom, for educational purposes only.  Additionally, all participants in the program undertake to acknowledge Paradigm and its software in any published papers or professional presentations that used the software to support the results in the publication.  Any university that is willing to honor these criteria is eligible to receive licenses free of charge.

The following table lists the main products that are available to universities as part of the Paradigm Academic Software Program:

Domain Solution Available Software Products
Seismic Processing & Imaging Seismic Processing Echos®
Seismic Imaging GeoDepth® Migrations and Velocity Modeling
Velocity Modeling & Time-to-Depth Conversion Explorer™
Velocity Modeling and Time-to-Depth Conversion SKUA-GOCAD™
Interpretation & Modeling Seismic & Geologic Interpretation SeisEarth®, VoxelGeo®, StratEarth®, Automatic Fault Extraction
Restoration GeoSec®
SKUA-GOCAD Structural Restoration (Kine3D®)
Reservoir Characterization Reservoir Modeling SKUA-GOCAD Reservoir Modeling
Seismic Reservoir Characterization Probe®, Vanguard®, Stratimagic®
Formation Evaluation Geolog®
Reservoir Engineering Dynamic Reservoir Modeling SKUA-GOCAD Engineering Modeling
Pressure Transient Analysis Interpret®
Well Planning & Drilling Engineering Well Planning Sysdrill® DirectorGeo®
Sysdrill Designer
SKUA-GOCAD Drilling Planner

Please note:
  • Additional product configurations are available on request.
  • Membership to the GOCAD Consortium is required to access Paradigm GOCAD and SKUA products. For more information, please contact Elisabeth Mouillie.
  • SKUA certification of university staff is needed to access SKUA products.
  • A GOCAD Developer Kit license can be added.
To apply for a grant or for any questions about Paradigm Academic Software Program, please email academic@pdgm.com.

Paradigm software is granted under a license that restricts its use to educational or research purposes (not for commercial use). Upon issuing grants to all institutes of higher learning, we request that Paradigm and the Software product(s) will be acknowledged in any published papers or professional presentations that used the Software to support the results of the publication. In addition, the Paradigm Software cannot be shown or demonstrated to representatives of companies that also market or develop geophysical or geological software or services.