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Quantitative Seismic Interpretation

February 25, 2016

Presented by:  Bruno de Ribet, Technology Global Director - Applied Geosciences; Peter Wang, Technical Sales Advisor
Featured Domain:  Paradigm 15.5 Reservoir Characterization, Interpretation and Modeling
Featured Technology:  Prestack maximum likelihood inversion, a stochastic modeling overlay for inversion, AVO and AVAZ inversion, colored inversion, lithology and fluid classification 


In the current O&G environment, it is increasingly important to provide an accurate description of reservoir properties, in order to optimize production over the lifetime of the field. This requires the assessment of log, core, seismic and production data, as well as experience and local expertise. The current work context reflects this, with multidisciplinary teams now being the norm in O&G companies. To complement this deployment, advanced technology is an essential tool.

The need to handle large volumes of data means that geophysical techniques, such as rock properties estimation supported by simultaneous or prestack inversion for compressional impedance, shear impedance, density and lambda-mu-rho, and other dependent attributes, have rapidly evolved into standard techniques. The technical boundary between AVO, seismic inversion, understanding of the medium anisotropy through VVAZ and AVAZ workflows for fracture characterization, and prestack/poststack interpretation techniques needs to be eliminated to gain insights into asset productivity.

This presentation will show how Paradigm Quantitative Seismic Interpretation responds to these challenges, helping you better evaluate the probability of drilling success.


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Bruno de RibetBruno de Ribet is Technical Global Director at Paradigm. As a key subject matter expert, Dr. de Ribet advises on developing interpretation and reservoir characterization workflows that increase efficiency and take full advantage of the Paradigm suite of geophysical and geological innovations. He has more than 20 years of experience in the upstream oil and gas industry. Dr. de Ribet holds a Ph.D. in geophysics from the Institute du Physique du Globe, Paris University.    

Peter WangPeter Wang is a Technical Sales Advisor with Paradigm. He has an MS in Geophysics and an MBA from the University of Houston, and is a Texas Licensed Professional Geoscientist (“PG”). He has a thirty year history in the geophysical industry, having worked for Schlumberger, Amoco Production Company (now BP), and Kelman Seismic Processing (now CGG).