Interpretation

Advanced integration workflows for everyday interpretation

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 A single application in SeisEarth combining Section, BaseMap and 3D Canvas windows.
  • Embedded seismic facies classification with automatic display of results.
  • Co-visualization of poststack and prestack seismic data along with wells and detected geobodies.

Take a Tour!  Learn more about how to perform all of your interpretation work in the single-application, integrated canvas in SeisEarth 17.


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SeisEarth®

New Feature Why It Matters
  • Consolidation of all of the interpretation windows (3D Canvas, BaseMap and Section) into a single application (single-operation data loading)
  • Incorporated in part, or in full, into many Paradigm products and bundles (including SeisEarth)
  • Streamlined data access, analysis and manipulation
  • Integration of ‘fit to task’ view windows within a common, scalable UI
  • Performance improvements for many common tasks due to background threading
  • Improved cross-product integration
  • Improved ergonomics
    • Fewer button clicks
    • New taskbar enhances display flexibility
    • Floating toolbar enables efficient work in full screen 
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A minimized User Interface leaves more space for data visualization
Machine Learning techniques have been introduced into the integrated SeisEarth interpretation platform:
  • ​Waveform classification plug-in for interpreters
    • Based on Stratimagic® Neural Network method for classifying wave shapes
    • Generates facies maps based on true waveform analysis 
    • Compares seismic facies to wedge model, to map the impact of tuning on amplitude data 
    • Controls seismic facies mapping with synthetic traces from fluid substitution, and plays the “what if” game 
  • New rock type classification uses seismic data and facies logs to predict facies volumes and their probability of occurrence, to improve reservoir characterization in conventional and unconventional plays
  • Streamlined workflow in interpretation platform
  • A deeper understanding of data through waveform analysis and calibration to wells
  • Increases geophysical meaning of facies results (“connecting the dots”)
  • Faster, more accurate calibration between facies volumes and facies logs
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  • New rock type classification plug-in for interpreters
    • Generates probabilistic facies volumes calibrated to facies logs, to quantify uncertainty on lithology distribution
  • Easy parameter testing and sharing
  • No learning curve thanks to workflow approach
  • Less guesswork due to the probabilistic approach
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Rock Type Classification calibrated to wells on a carbonate reef reservoir
  • Vertical image visualization
    • Vertical image files converted on load to 2D seismic
    • Displayable in SeisEarth and SKUA-GOCAD
    • Interpretable (with snapping)
    • Renderable with opacity
  • Improved interpretation workflows
 
  • Global Velocity Models 
    • "Single instance” of Global Velocity Model Builder in SeisEarth
      • Use of well lists per layer for well marker-derived models
      • Ability to use more than one unstructured data type
      • Formation volumes as a structural source
      • Full use of all Global Velocity Model types for seismic scaling
    • Extraction of Vertical Functions along deviated well bores
  • Saves time and steps
  • Enables more flexible definition of velocity models
 

Quantitative Seismic Interpretation

New Feature Why It Matters
  • Crossplot enhancements
    • Shared crossplot (logs, maps, volumes)
    • Full crossplot functionality for each separate multi-plot entity, to distinguish between different wells, intervals and lithologies
    • Additional coloring functionality: Two sides of a relationship are highlighted in different colors
    • Scale synthetic to seismic in crossplot window 
  • Easy to compare data from different sources
  • More precise analysis of data via crossplotting 
  • Better discrimination of data
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  • Crossplot lithoseismic classification - from prestack inversion results to seismic lithofacies probability volumes
    • Defines multi-variate lithofacies probability distribution functions from well data
    • Applies them to prestack inversion results to deliver probability volumes of predicted lithofacies and/or fluid properties
  • Enables geoscientists to quantify uncertainty in lithofacies and fluid prediction
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  • Inversion stochastic refinements - use SKUA-GOCAD simulation technology to produce multiple, equally probable, high-resolution impedance volumes from inversion results
    • Outputs are tied to well data and constrained by stratigraphy and inversion results
  • Simplified SKUA-GOCAD simulation technology available to Epos users  
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  • Wedge/2D forward modeling workflow enhancements
    • Additional, simplified interface for geometrical wedge modeling
    • Possibility to use horizons as top and bottom of model
    • Ability to create and display synthetic gathers
    • Availability of AVO plot in well log window
    • New amplitude tracking tool
    • Integration into Stratimagic supervised classification workflow - available on both Linux and Windows
  • Improved ease of use for general interpreters
  • A deeper understanding of the link between seismic wave shape and rock properties at the well
  • Provides a better understanding of synthetic gathers AVA answer
  • Available to Windows users
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  • Improvements to QSI workflows
    • Full QSI functionality now available to Windows users
    • Improved lithology and interval management in Well Log Window
    • Colored inversion in depth domain
 
  • Windows users enjoy the same benefits as Linux users
  • Create and modify lithology logs within the application
  • Better QC and understanding of azimuthal data
  • Easier to find tools needed for inversion workflows
    Accurate, fast inversion results from depth data; saves disk space
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  • Enhancements to AVO/AVAZ/VVAZ plot tool
    • Special enhancements for 3D gathers with azimuthal dependency
    • Automatic azimuthal and residual velocity estimation
    • Allows tracking of amplitude on azimuthal gathers
    • New curves for traveltime and azimuthal anisotropy
    • Now also available in Well Log window for amplitude tracking on gathers
  • Better understanding of AVO and azimuthal anisotropy


VoxelGeo®

 
New Feature Why It Matters
  • New capabilities in VoxelGeo Volume Fusion
    • Dedicated interface (color blending)
    • Repository for all color blending methods
    • Enhancements to RGB blending
    • New fusion mode option: HSV (Hue Saturation Value) with opacity
    • Support for multi-volume rendering in GPU
  • Sub-volume detection:  New option for azimuthal fault sculpting
  • Access to Epos culture studies and Epos grids
  • Usability improvements
  • Significant performance enhancements through multi-volume GPU rendering
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Seismic Data Attributes

New Feature Why It Matters
  • New application to calculate pore pressure volumes from seismic interval velocities
    • Multiple methods for creating density and normal compaction trend volumes
    • Supports layer by layer definition
    • Deliverable volumes: hydrostatic, density, normal compaction trend line, overburden, pore pressure, vertical effective stress, horizontal effective stress, and fracture pressure
    • Onshore and offshore 
    • Quick computation of volumes, processing in GPU
    • Guided workflow for every step of the process puts pressure data analysis at the interpreter's fingertips
  • All-in-one application saves time
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  • Support for attributes in the depth domain
    • Automatic depth-to-time conversion to calculate attributes that are native to the time domain, and time-to-depth conversion of the results
  • Access to all attributes, including colored inversion and spectral decomposition, when working in depth


StratEarth®

 
New Feature Why It Matters
  • Split-track correlation of sinusoidal wells
    • Tie stratigraphy of horizontal wells that turn upwards to vertical pilot wells.
  • Enable detailed stratigraphic correlation within a sinusoidal well