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Paradigm to Showcase Solutions for the Development of Unconventional Resources at URTeC 2017

Critical insights enabled by the company’s software, geoscience services and expertise

(HOUSTON: July 10, 2017) Paradigm® ( will showcase innovative technologies from the Paradigm® 17 solution suite at the 2017 URTeC Unconventional Resources Technology Conference, to be held July 24-26 in Austin, Texas.  These technologies provide shale geoscientists and engineers with critical insights into the properties and geometries of shale formations through the application of full-azimuth seismic imaging and fracture characterization, precision depthing, integrated rock type classification, and multi-mineral and geomechanical borehole analysis methods.  The outputs from these processes are captured in an integrated earth model for well planning, optimization of field operations, stimulation analysis, and geosteering.

Display of data integration in a subsurface model using SKUA-GOCAD™ in the Eagle Ford shale.

Conference attendees are invited to join Paradigm at booth #741 for daily technology presentations, beginning at 10:15 AM.  The rich multi-disciplinary program includes high-science solutions that help geoscientists successfully increase accuracy and productivity in exploration and production in unconventional assets, resulting in improved recovery and lower exploitation cost and risk.  Demonstration topics range from high-resolution diffraction imaging to precision depthing, reservoir modeling, petrophysical interpretation, interactive well planning, and Machine Learning for facies prediction.  The full presentation program can be found on the Paradigm Website

“Paradigm has a long history of providing geoscientists with advanced tools to evaluate shale heterogeneity and fabric,” said Duane Dopkin, executive vice president of Geoscience at Paradigm.  “Our R&D teams have invested significantly in advanced seismic, borehole and subsurface modeling methods that optimize production in unconventional assets, with a number of technology breakthroughs for characterizing, modeling, and stimulating shale plays. These tools have proven to be instrumental in helping oil and gas operators understand reservoir quality and performance, and have led to a reduction in drilling risk”. 

Paradigm experts will be on hand for one-on-one presentations and for a more in-depth look at specific workflows and software applications.

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