Paradigm 15 offers our seismic interpretation and seismic reservoir characterization users new functionality to improve the efficiency of their workflows and the quality of their interpretations. 

Quantitative Seismic Interpretation

New Feature Why It Matters
QSI as a natural part of the interpretation workflow
QSI as a natural part of the interpretation workflow
  • 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
Fault-horizon contact display in SeisEarth
Fault-horizon contact display 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® and 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.