Paradigm 15

Higher Productivity through High-Definition Workflows

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Paradigm 15, the high-definition platform of excellence, not only reflects our commitment to provide advanced science solutions to everyone, but also aims at expanding interconnectivity with other vendors’ platforms. Paradigm 15 is designed to help users maintain and improve profitability through enhancing efficiency while lowering risk and cost.  Paradigm 15 enables customers to:

  • Develop most productive targets first
    • Re-rank and requalify prospects: Prioritize expenditure to the asset with the sweetest most profitable spot first.
    • Identify most productive zones: Target highest TOC, most fractured, biggest net pay areas first.
  • Drill fewer, better wells
    • Optimal well spacing in 3D: Know how many wells are too many, determine how close is too close, and set drilling priority schedule
    • Fracking and re-fracking optimization: Shortlist wells to which fracking is allocated first and prioritize  fracking to most producible stages
  • Minimize non-productive time
    • Plan to drill safely and efficiently: Stay within zone of interest with geosteering; avoid hazards with real-time pore pressure prediction


How does Paradigm 15 help users increase workflow productivity and efficiency?


Integrated G&G Platform 

  • Introduce on-the-fly seismic interpretation to accelerate prospect identification and development
  • Position your reservoir in depth with higher accuracy to reliably plan wells
  • Advance from seismic to simulation in hours or days, not weeks or months
Critical capabilities
  • High-definition models
    • Structure - Stratigraphy - Properties
  • Enhancements in quality of velocity models
  • Full workflow for Offset Vector Tile (OVT) gathers
  • Unified velocity model builder
  • EarthStudy 360® Imager performance and usability improvements
  • Enhancements to QSI workflow
  • Enhancements in quality of reservoir/ velocity model
  • Enhancements in reservoir engineering

Advanced Interdisciplinary Workflows

  • Make better development decisions with Quantitative Seismic Interpretation by embedding rock, fluid and fracture characterization in daily workflows
  • Increase productivity by integrating geological modeling and depth imaging workflows
  • Drill with confidence through multi-domain pore pressure prediction
Critical capabilities 

Third-Party Data Interoperability

  • Efficiently exchange data, interpretations and models with third-party applications, for more effective communication and cooperation among geoscientists, data administrators, and third-party software users.
Critical capabilities
  • Support for two-way seismic data transfer between Epos® and Petrel
  • Interpretation, well and reservoir data transfer from/to Petrel through RESQML standard format
  • Improved performance in loading simulation and production data from CMG and Eclipse
  • Loading of  production data from IHS format
  • Two-way connector between Geolog and Landmark Recall™

New Features

Seismic Processing and Imaging


New Feature Why It Matters
Enhancements to Echos Reverse Time Migration (RTM)
  • Variable density for both isotropic and TTI models in RTM
  • A new option to migrate poststack data
  • Delivers a more accurate representation of the effects of wave propagation in the subsurface
  • Adds flexibility in the application of RTM imaging
  • Orientation analysis for X and Y components in data acquisition
  • Analysis of S-wave splitting, finding fast and slow directions
  • Correction of the effects of S-wave splitting in a layer stripping manner
  • Enhanced multi-component data analysis, QC and processing
  • A new module (RNA) for shearlet-based attenuation of ambient noise in seismic data
  • Amplitude-preserving random noise suppression
  • A new module for receiver motion correction for towed cable marine acquisition
  • Improved stacking response for marine data


New Feature Why It Matters
Enriched velocity model updating (tomography)
  • Re-depthing capability enables users to consistently tie the depth/velocity model to wells in a single run
  • Imposes well information/geological constraints while remaining loyal to the structure and seismic in a flexible way
  • An additional constraint to tomography to enhance the accuracy of produced subsurface models
  • Full workflow for Offset Vector Tile (OVT) gathers (prestack data)
  • Enables sectorization of OVT gathers, imported or created using the Paradigm Kirchhoff migration, which can then be used as input to 3D Tomography or AVAZ/VVAZ
  • Model-centric velocity determination using GeoDepth-SKUA integration:  Velocity volumes, geological formation volumes, and dip/azimuth volumes created in SKUA can be used in Illumination, grid tomography and migrations, and RTM modeling workflows
  • Enables GeoDepth users to use SKUA structural and stratigraphic model building capabilities in the depth imaging workflow. Particularly important in geological regimes defined by faults, salt bodies, unconformities, etc.
  • Geological formation volume and dip/ azimuth can guide and control grid tomography updates for complex models.
  • Faults and other discontinuities are honored properly in the velocity model to avoid imaging artifacts.
  • Batch mode for CVS in Velocity Navigator
  • An effective QC tool for residual and velocity function  picking

EarthStudy 360

New Feature Why It Matters
  • Significant improvements in run time (app. X5) enable EarthStudy 360/CRAM to be run on large datasets
  • Faster results while maintaining high imaging quality
  • Dramatic reduction in migration parameters and easier setup of runs on clusters
  • Enables users to run the migration independently with less help from Paradigm experts (advanced parameters are still available for expert users)


Quantitative Seismic Interpretation

New Feature Why It Matters
  • A faster characterization cycle:  Identify the distribution of rocks and fluids in the reservoir during the seismic interpretation process
  • Accurate AVA analysis: Assess the quality of prestack data with residual velocity move-outs at high resolution
  • Optimal target placement: Understand the reservoir architecture by combining well information with state-of-the-art seismic inversion and attributes
  • Efficient field development: Characterize fractures using OVT and full-azimuth gathers (AVAZ) to extract maximum information from seismic data and gain insight into fracture and stress properties
  • Colored inversion:  A tool for interpreters to generate impedances simply while interpreting; fast, accurate and integrated into SeisEarth   Video button


New Feature Why It Matters
  • New assisted fault-horizon contact feature in SeisEarth
  • Reduces the number of steps needed to QC and generate fault traces on maps
  • Facilitates a “traditional” approach to fault polygon creation  Video button
Additional SeisEarth enhancements       
  • Unassigned faults: explicit support for uncorrelated fault picks
  • Improved speed of stratal slicing in 3D Canvas
  • Enhanced manipulation of opacity rendered blocks in 3D Canvas
  • Cumulative well production data display in 3D Canvas
  • Allows rapid reconnaissance-style interpretation of faults
  • Enables interactive stratigraphic interpretation
  • Provides visual correlation of seismic attributes and interpretations with reservoir production performance


New Feature Why It Matters
Explorer enhancements:  Global Velocity Model Builder (also available in GeoDepth & SeisEarth)   
  • Define and QC velocity models on-the-fly in 3D space using a simple interface
  • Use the same active velocity model to transform seismic, well, interpretation and attribute data from time to depth and from depth to time
  • An easy way to build velocity models without the need to perform time-consuming data preconditioning   Video button
  • One-window interface simplifies work 
  • Explorer enhancements:  Time-preserving & well tie tomography
  • Tie velocity models and scale depth-domain seismic to well markers in a single run
  • Re-depthing capability enables users to consistently tie the depth/velocity model to wells in a single run

Stratimagic and VoxelGeo

New Feature Why It Matters
  • One common file format for all data types provides a simple way to transfer data between Paradigm and third-party vendor application.
  • Stratimagic: Modified interval management - change interval for one facies without changing the interval for all other facies   
  • Enables fast and interactive sensitivity analysis to ensure seismic facies reliability
  • Easier data management of interval; provides a way to slowly progress in the analysis while tracking all the changes   Video button

Seismic Data Attributes

New Feature Why It Matters
Seismic Data Attributes
  • Trace Processing (Filters, AGC, Spectral Balance, etc.) and Complex Trace Attributes are available in the same workflow, and on-the-fly when launched from 3D Canvas
  • Automatic depth-to-time conversion for complex trace and trace processing attributes which must be processed in the time domain
  • Dip-steered enhancement: Additional internal dip calculation algorithm available
    • Available for 2D data when using internal  dip calculation
  • Eight new curvature attributes, including most positive and most negative curvatures
  • Enable faster and more efficient work for seismic attributes and QSI workflows
  • Provides workflow flexibility when working in the time and depth domains
  • Extended application flexibility for 2D data
  • Allow extensive investigation of structural and stratigraphic features, while providing a deeper understanding of natural and induced fracturing.


New Feature Why It Matters
StratEarth enhancements
  • Increased well section display customization
    • Labeling of correlated features
    • Optional correlation lines even after correlations are made
  • Cross-section improvements to limit log displays; option to flip orientation
  • Data connectivity with Epos
  • Map boundary connectivity
  • Clean displays provide quick-look understanding
  • Reduced visual clutter offers a pleasurable visual display both while interpreting and for final presentation
  • Flipping cross section orientation provides freedom for dip-oriented or user-preferred orientation
  • Improved connectivity and data sharing of interpretation objects between Epos and SKUA enhances important client workflows.



New Feature Why It Matters
  • Increased well section display customization
    • Labeling of correlated features
    • Optional correlation lines even after correlations are made
  • Cross-section improvements to limit log displays; option to flip orientation
  • Clean displays provide quick-look understanding
  • Reduced visual clutter offers a pleasurable visual display both while interpreting and for final presentation
  • Flipping cross section orientation provides freedom to select dip-oriented or user-preferred orientation
  • A new, easy-to-use variogram analysis tool 
  • Capture crucial multi-scale spatial variability that is key to building accurate velocity and reservoir models   Video button
  • Ability to construct flow simulation grids that honor geological deformations in highly compressive structures
  • Seamless process for vertical grid alignment when horizons are folded
  • Enables building flow simulation grids for overturned structures
  • Improved velocity modeling and seismic imaging
  • Improved production data loading and manipulation
    • Enable loading of IHS298 production data files 
  •  Improved performance in loading simulation and production data in Eclipse and CMG 
  • Macros for automating subsurface modeling tasks and running sensitivity analysis
  • Better process automation
  • Consolidates interpretation, well and reservoir data transfer through RESQML standard format
  • Account for de-compaction trends in 3D kinematic restoration (Kine3D-3®)

Formation Evaluation


New Feature Why It Matters
  • Expanded interoperability with third-party data stores
  • Improved computational performance of Facimage and a new interactive dendogram display for AHC classification
  • Faster turnaround during facies model building 
  • New way to modify AHC models with interactive display for clustering hierarchy
  • Increased functionality for special core analysis (Pc/Sw) helps identify different flow regimes based on pore throat size and interconnectivity
  • Support for processing new image logging tools, such as SLB QuantaGeo/NGI
  • Improved decision making for complex reservoirs using image logs in OBM environments
  • New interactive log splicing utility
  • Improved well data management tools increase productivity by greatly reducing the time required to process multiple logging runs
  • Tighter integration with Paradigm 3D geologic models, resulting in an enhanced workflow for creating the Geolog Geosteer model
  • Customers developing their own Geolog plug-ins now have access to our automated testing infrastructure, so that they can embed tests for their code. 
  • Enables performance validation and easier migration to new versions of our software
  • Expands Geolog’s ability to successfully meet the unique challenges faced in shale plays.   Video button

Data Connectivity and Management


New Feature Why It Matters
  • Easier data sharing between disciplines for improved reservoir modeling workflow efficiency
  • Epos-based interpretation solutions – Support for two-way transfer of many data types generated in Paradigm processing, interpretation and modeling applications, including interpretations, well data, attribute maps and seismic data to-from Petrel.  Data exchange is performed through RESQML2.0 file transfer using the Epos Connector Plug-In for Petrel software.
  • Easier data sharing between disciplines for improved velocity modeling and reservoir modeling workflow efficiency
  • Two dedicated "standalone" configurations of Stratimagic and VoxelGeo:
    • Stratimagic - Users can retrieve seismic data and horizon maps from Petrel, classify the data, and then export it back to Petrel as facies maps and volumes.
    • VoxelGeo - Users can retrieve seismic data and horizon maps from Petrel, propagate horizons using the Paradigm Seismic Propagator horizon autotracker, extract geobodies through subvolume detection, and return them to Petrel.
  • Easy data transfer, for improved facies modeling and advanced interpretation workflow efficiency
  • Interpretation, well and reservoir data transfer from/to Petrel and SKUA-GOCAD
  • Easy data transfer between Petrel and SKUA-GOCAD, for improved subsurface modeling workflow efficiency
  • Expanded interoperability with third-party data stores, for improved petrophysical workflow efficiencies

(*is a mark of Schlumberger)