: Mehran Hassanpour, Senior Technical Advisor
Featured Domain: Velocity Modeling
Featured Technologies: SKUA-GOCAD
For years, SKUA-GOCAD has been used to create velocity models in many types of plays, including sub-salt, using unique salt modeling capabilities. Where there is a need for a sealed model that includes salt bags, faults and horizons, or where the velocity volume needs to follow stratigraphic layers, the advanced technologies in SKUA-GOCAD can have a significant impact on the resulting seismic images.
Through tight integration with the GeoDepth velocity determination solution, velocity volumes, geological formation volumes, and dip/azimuth volumes created in SKUA-GOCAD can be used in illumination, grid tomography, seismic imaging and modeling workflows. Subsets of the complex SKUA-GOCAD model can be sent to GeoDepth for model-based tomography.
In this presentation, we will demonstrate a wide range of powerful and easy-to-use tools and workflows contained in SKUA-GOCAD technology. These include tools for building and editing salt bodies, workflows for building simple-to-complex structural frameworks and geological grids, advanced geostatistical interpolation methods, structural smoothing, and structural dip and azimuth calculations.
Dr. Mehran Hassanpour
is a Senior Technical Advisor at Paradigm for Reservoir Engineering and Modeling. He has over 10 years of experience in building integrated reservoir models for a variety of reservoirs around the world. He has a B.Sc. in Reservoir Engineering and a M.Sc. and Ph.D. in Geostatistics from the University of Alberta.