Interpretation

Paradigm 15.5 offers our seismic interpretation and seismic reservoir characterization users new functionality to improve the efficiency of their workflows and the quality of their interpretations. 

SeisEarth®

New Feature Why It Matters
  • Multi-volume attribute extraction and blending with geometric attributes in 3D Canvas
     
  • Greatly enhances capabilities for stratigraphic and QSI interpretation workflows
  • Better support for regional interpretation workflows
  • Memory-efficient, multi-volume, multi-horizon, multi-survey flattening in 3D Canvas
    • Extends flattening functionality to multi-volume, and to flattening-from-disk
    • Create strata-sliced displays on many volumes for rapid reconnaissance of seismic data, to identify stratigraphic features between interpreted horizons
  • Significantly improves stratigraphic interpretation capabilities in SeisEarth
Significantly improves stratigraphic interpretation capabilities in SeisEarth
  • Horizon-fault contacts calculated and editable on-the-fly as interpreters pick horizon and faults in SeisEarth
Horizon-fault contacts calculated and editable on-the-fly as interpreters pick horizon and faults in SeisEarth
  • Enables users to generate and update fault-horizon contacts as they interpret and propagate 
 
  • Seismic Propagator QC attributes:  Heredity, correlation and amplitude attributes are generated on-the-fly as propagation is performed in 3D Canvas
  • Provides a QC and audit trail for propagated horizons
Provides a QC and audit trail for propagated horizons
  • Enhanced orthogonal line interpretation workflows
  • Creates new panels in Section Window for line selections made in BaseMap, Section and 3D Canvas
  • Improves support for “traditional” line-based interpretation workflows and eases migration from legacy interpretation platforms
  • Time-stamped production data loading and animated display in Basemap and 3D Canvas
Time-stamped production data loading and animated display in Basemap and 3D Canvas
  • Improved workflows for integration of seismic and reservoir production data


Explorer™

New Feature Why It Matters
  • Global Velocity Model Builder
    • Use well marker data directly
    • Advanced formula calculator: Include any empirical function as a velocity source
  • Multi-2D velocity section creation
    • Batch creation of velocity/residual sections
    • On-the-fly transformation of vertical velocity sources 
  • Vertical function extraction from volume/section
    • Easy selection of multiple files and multiple attributes for extraction
    • Easy comparison between different volumes and original functions (extract at displayed CMP location)
    • Easy comparison between seismic and well velocity functions (extraction at well location)
  • Enhanced usability
Enhanced usability

Enhanced usability


Quantitative Seismic Interpretation

New Feature Why It Matters
  • New Wedge Modeling tool, for Quantitative Seismic Interpretation (QSI)
    • Analyzes the effect of bed thickness on seismic amplitude, based on:
      • Thickness variation
      • Water saturation perturbation
      • Porosity perturbation
    • Enables users to generate synthetic traces of thinning events 
  • Gives users the option to play the “what if” game (structure, fluid and porosity), and accurately assess their prospect
New Wedge Modeling tool, for Quantitative Seismic Interpretation (QSI)


VoxelGeo®

New Feature Why It Matters
  • Improved multi-volume loading in VoxelGeo
  • Improved support for read/write of Epos interpretation objects
  • Higher productivity


Seismic Data Attributes

New Feature Why It Matters
  • Coherence Cube is included in the Seismic Attributes interface
  • For many attributes: Option to calculate on-the-fly on the active block and update as the user moves the block
    • Time slice option to calculate on-the-fly and display in a time slice block in 3D Canvas
  • Dip-steered enhancement:  Automatic calculations of dip and azimuth input volumes
  • More attributes can run on GPU
  • Evaluate/use attributes with no need to compute the full volume





 
  • Significantly faster compute times


StratEarth®

New Feature Why It Matters
  • New Well Header editor
    • Easily populate with well data from the Epos repository
  • New Well Zone Calculator
    • Quickly create reservoir property maps from log cutoffs within user-defined zones, then save to Epos for gridding in BaseMap
  • Vastly improves usability and enables more users to build custom headers
 
  • Better integration between StratEarth/SKUA-GOCAD™ and Epos