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Global Interpretation

Automated seismic interpretation and model building using all of the seismic data.

The Paradigm® global interpretation solution combines interpretation and modeling in a single integrated and iterative workflow. Easy and intuitive, it enables users to interpret faults, automatically pick all seismic reflectors, and with one click of a button, create a 3D model using all available data. In this unique workflow, based on the patented, paleo-geographic UVT Transform®, there is no need to simplify the complexity of the structure. The final, fully unified model is complete and perfectly sealed, and ready for use in velocity modeling, inversion, geological modeling, reservoir modeling, and even geomechanics.

Global Interpretation Workflow

In the global interpretation workflow (shown above) faults are automatically picked and modeled, to split the volume into the required fault blocks. The full volume is picked, a few main events are “correlated” manually, and the full chrono-stratigraphic volume is then computed from all the events.


Paradigm offers an additional UVT Transform-based innovation - paleo-flattening space - in order to validate the interpretation data and the model. After the model is built, a single click of a button removes all the fault displacements and flattens all the horizons using seismic, well and interpretation data. A flattened volume where each slice represents a stratigraphic event reveals hidden stratigraphic features that are easily missed in a regular volume. The user can also spot non-flat seismic events in the volume, for easy QC.

The many benefits of the Paradigm global interpretation include:

  • Dramatically reduced interpretation time, through the automation of picking, model building, and reflector correlation on each side of a fault
  • Enhanced knowledge through use of all the data, especially important in areas where the seismic events are not continuous or well correlated (subsalt, oil sands, complex stratigraphic plays, growth faults)
  • Better insight into stratigraphic features in a flattened volume