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SKUA-GOCAD Facies Modeling

For a geologically realistic reservoir model.

SKUA-GOCAD™ Facies Modeling offers tools and algorithms to develop geologically realistic 3D models of depositional facies and post-depositional features. Integrated with SKUA-GOCAD Reservoir Properties and used in combination with SKUA-GOCAD Data and Trend Analysis, Facies Modeling includes a flexible object-based stochastic simulation algorithm (Boolx) and an efficient multiple-point simulation (MPS) algorithm (IMPALA*).
* Developed in collaboration with Ephesia Consult

Object-based simulation in faulted reservoir
Facies Modeling benefits:

  • A toolbox of facies modeling algorithms enables the construction of geologically realistic reservoir models that honor geological concepts, wells and seismically derived constraints.
  • User-built geological bodies can be used to reproduce any geological concept through a fast, object-based, stochastic simulation.
  • Geological realism, controlled reservoir connectivity and very large models with an efficient MPS algorithm.
  • The breadth and flexibility of the available options allow an efficient investigation of alternative geological scenarios.

Facies Modeling features:

  • An efficient, parallelized MPS using (non-stationary) 2D or 3D training images
  • A fast, generic, object-based simulation using pre- or user-defined geological shapes in which all object parameters can vary spatially.
  • A paintbrush utility to interactively draw bodies observed on the seismic data, or to paint geological facies for use as individual objects or as training images.
  • An interactive 3D geological object designer to create individual objects or as training images

System Requirements

  • All 64-bit, for x64 architecture processors
  • Microsoft® Windows® 7, XP, Vista
  • Red Hat® Enterprise Linux® 5.3 and above, 6.0 and above
  • CUDA/GPU functionality requires NVIDIA® Quadro® 4000 or above graphics card
Interoperability Options
All Epos®-based applications enable interoperability with third-party data stores, including:
  • OpenWorks® 2003.12, R5000
  • GeoFrame® 4.5, 2012