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Paradigm Virtual Lecture Series

September 18 - December 11, 2012
Webcast Series

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Paradigm has launched a Virtual Lecture Series, consisting of eight live Webcasts presented by Paradigm subject matter experts.  We invite you and your colleagues to join the series to gain a deeper understanding of key Paradigm solutions.

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On-demand presentations will be available following each live Webcast, enabling you to learn about Paradigm solutions at the time and place of your choice.

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The Lecture Series will demonstrate best practices for optimizing workflows in order to reduce cycle time, maximize accuracy and minimize risk.  You will see the newest geoscience trends in seismic imaging, interpretation and characterization for unconventional, carbonate and subsalt challenges.

Each 30-minute live webcast begins at 10:00 am UK time.  The lecture abstracts can be accessed by clicking on their titles. 

We encourage you and your colleagues to register today!

Webcast Schedule

18 September World-Class Seismic Interpretation on Windows®   View on-demand video
 2 October Seismic Attributes - The Key to Maximizing the Value of Seismic Data in an Eagle Ford Shale     View on-demand video
16 October Enhanced Delineation and Understanding of Carbonate Reservoirs  View on-demand video
30 October Optimized Well Placement through an Interactive Shale Resource Interpretation Workflow  View on-demand video
 6 November Velocity Model Building and Updating for Improved Imaging in Subsalt Areas  View on-demand video
13 November Multi-Disciplinary Reservoir Characterization Workflow  View on-demand video
27 November From Seismic to Simulation: Geologic Integrity, No Compromise on 3D Reservoir Models  View on-demand video
11 December Next-Generation Formation Evaluation - Introducing Geolog 7  View on-demand video

Demo Abstracts

World-Class Seismic Interpretation on Windows
Tuesday 18 September 2012 10.00 (GMT) Presented by Kamal Hami-Eddine, Technical Sales Advisor

Topics Covered
  • Windows-based interpretation workflow
  • Expand beyond interpretation
  • Workflow and data integration: A step forward to assess risk
When performing cross-disciplinary collaboration, geoscientists are exposed to a wide variety of interpretation solutions, with differences in design, ease of use, and functionality.  Unfortunately, most available solutions are offered on a single platform, making it difficult for IT departments to accommodate strategic in-house decisions and best-of-class technologies. 

Paradigm overcomes this dilemma by offering its best-in-class interpretation solutions on both the Microsoft® Windows® and Linux® platforms, giving users and IT departments the option of using either one or a hybrid Linux-Windows environment.  While enabling an OS independent technology solution, Paradigm 2011 addresses the day-to-day requirements of individuals in their respective domains.  

This demonstration will focus on the development of an interpretation workflow performed on the 64-bit Windows 7 platform in a highly interactive and seamless manner, showing how advanced usability and ergonomics help the geoscientist take advantage of best-in-class technologies and productivity improvements in a collaborative environment.  Paradigm’s solution incorporates state-of-the art, multi-survey and multi-user operations to support the challenges of scalable, regional-to-prospect interpretation. Some of the advanced techniques that will be demonstrated include:

  • Advanced well to seismic tie
  • Highly interactive automated tools for 2D/3D structural interpretation in a 3D environment
  • Modeling while interpreting
  • Co-rendering of multiple attributes in 2D or 3D
  • Visualization and interpretation of pre-stack data in a common interpretation canvas
  • New voxel rendering
  • 2D/3D seismic facies classification
Featured Technologies: SeisEarth®

Seismic Attributes - The Key to Maximizing the Value of Seismic Data in an Eagle Ford Shale
Tuesday 2nd October 2012 10.00 (GMT+1.00) Presented by Sandra Allwork, Team Leader, Technical Sales Advisor

Topics Covered
  • Maximizing the value of  seismic data in shale resource plays
  • Co-visualization enhances the validation of results
  • Full-azimuth analysis provides the most accurate fracturing orientation information
Shale plays have become one of the most important sources of hydrocarbons.  Due to their unique nature, shale plays pose challenges in reservoir exploration and production. Geoscientists have been searching for solutions that can determine and qualify the “sweet spots” where the production and recovery rates are highest in the shale formation.  Seismic data carries critical information on rock properties much needed in prospect identification, ranking and well planning.  With the application of established and recently developed technologies, many attributes can be generated using seismic data, including post-stack attributes, rock property attributes and anisotropic attributes.  The integrated analysis and interpretation of these attributes enable geoscientists to understand the heterogeneity nature of the studied shale formation, and estimate and map the 3D distribution of shale brittleness, stress intensity and its orientation.

In this presentation we incorporate available seismic data and well data, and analyze and interpret varieties of seismic attributes in order to observe, extract and map the shale heterogeneity, in-situ stress and shale brittleness in an Eagle Ford project.
Featured Technologies: EarthStudy 360®, Vanguard®, SeisEarth®

Enhanced Delineation and Understanding of Carbonate Reservoirs
Tuesday 16 October 2012 10.00 (GMT+1.00) Presented by Camille Carn, Technical Sales Advisor

Topics Covered
  • Enhance the reservoir geometry definition
  • Understand reservoir heterogeneities
It is estimated that 60% of world oil reserves are trapped in carbonate reservoirs.  Having a clear understanding of the reservoir geometry, and optimizing the chances of success in terms of well location, can prove to be challenging in such an environment. This demonstration will show you how to use Paradigm solutions to analyze your seismic data and identify carbonate reservoirs by computing and merging attributes, performing multi-attribute seismic facies classification, and visualizing proportional slices to better understand the platform geometry.  The results of such a seismic analysis can then be used to position a new well and estimate associated volumes.
Featured Technologies: SeisEarth®, Stratimagic®

Optimized Well Placement through an Interactive Shale Resource Interpretation Workflow
Tuesday 30 October 2012 10.00 (GMT) Presented by Andrew Cook, Technical Sales Advisor

Topics Covered
  • Fully interactive well planning and display in a 3D interpretation canvas
  • Validation of well design against predefined drilling parameters to enable planning of drillable wells
  • Fast and efficient picking of multiple targets that incorporate all interpretation constraints
The challenge of producing hydrocarbons economically from increasingly complex unconventional resources drives the need for well path and engineering design optimization at every stage of the planning and drilling process.  A typical constraint-based approach to well planning within the interpretation and modeling domain allows the geoscientist to quickly create initial well plans that have a high probability of acceptance by the drilling engineer.  However, such embedded well planning tools do not always provide the level of flexibility required to fully optimize well placement with respect to all available geologic information within the 3D subsurface model.  This presentation demonstrates a well planning solution that combines the efficiency of the constraint-based approach with the required level of well path editing, to deliver optimal horizontal well placement within an integrated petrophysical, geological and geophysical model for a geologically challenging area in the Barnett Shale.
Featured Technologies: SeisEarth®, Sysdrill® Designer

Velocity Model Building and Updating for Improved Imaging in Subsalt Areas
Tuesday 06 November 2012 10.00 (GMT) Presented by Alice Laaouissi, Technical Sales Advisor

Topics Covered
  • Building geologically constrained velocity models, to reduce uncertainties in depth imaging
  • Integrated workflow, from interpretation to velocity model update, to reduce model cycle time
  • Model validation, to gain knowledge about the quality and the integrity of the depth seismic image
Drilling in the vicinity of salt body flanks without penetrating them is a real challenge in subsalt areas. From the final seismic image, the interpreter has the responsibility to provide a structural interpretation and to build the final velocity model in a time-efficient manner, to produce accurate depth interpretation.  We overcome the structural interpretation challenges by offering a fully integrated solution where interpretation, structural modeling in a subsalt environment, velocity updating and model validation can be performed with no technical compromises, no loss of data and fewer iterations. We present an intuitive workflow that features interconnected cutting-edge solutions for the interpretation and modeling of complex subsalt structural models around multi-Z surfaces, the definition of geologically constrained velocity models, and finally, a velocity modeling update and validation using Paradigm’s state-of-the-art tomography and illumination techniques.
Featured technologies: SKUA®, GeoDepth®

Multi-Disciplinary Reservoir Characterization Workflow
Tuesday 13 November 2012 10.00 (GMT) Presented by Bouchra Arabi, Technical Sales Advisor

Topics Covered
  • Performing seismic facies and electrofacies analysis and calibrating them to produce an
    accurate reservoir facies model
  • Integrated reservoir characterization workflow using Paradigm products
How does one create an accurate representation of a 3D reservoir model, honoring all available seismic and well data? The goal is to use seismic data to extend the definition of reservoir facies throughout the study area and combine it with the electro-facies in order to build a more accurate 3D lithological facies model.  The facies model will be applied to a 3D geological model, which defines the key subsurface geological features.  This static geological model, which enables statistically rigorous 3D reservoir property modeling, will better characterize the associated development risk.  
This presentation will illustrate how Paradigm provides enhanced integrated tools, which capture all relevant information in a workflow, to improve understanding of the reservoir, resulting in optimized field development.
Featured technologies: Facimage, Stratimagic®, SKUA®

From Seismic to Simulation: Geologic Integrity, No Compromise on 3D Reservoir Models
Tuesday 27th November 2012 10.00 (GMT) Presented by Matthieu Quinquet, Technical Director, EMEA – CIS

Topics Covered
  • Building and preserving accurate reservoir architectures all the way to flow simulation models
  • Analyzing and understanding the impact of geology on flow estimates
  • Reconciling 3D model accuracy and ease-of-use through robust and integrated workflows
Building an accurate reservoir model that honors structural and geological complexities is a key factor in reliable reserves estimates and flow predictions.  Unfortunately, in many cases the reservoir model is subject to radical simplification due to limitations in the modeling technologies that affect subsequent decisions.  This presentation will illustrate a powerful integrated workflow that delivers accurate models while accelerating the overall modeling experience.  The presentation will include a live demonstration that covers the journey of a reservoir model, from the initial interpreted seismic and geological data all the way to a final flow simulation model.
Featured technologies: SKUA®

Next-Generation Formation Evaluation – Introducing Geolog 7
Tuesday 11 December 2012 10.00 (GMT) Presented by Gavin Baldwin, Technical Sales Advisor

Topics Covered
  • Overview of the new Geolog7 release in a workflow-driven demonstration
  • Focus on features of the new interface
  • Data loading, display, editing and interpretation
  • Focus on special core analysis and saturation height modelling
For close to thirty years, Geolog has been serving the oil and gas Industry as the standard in well log data analysis, petrophysical analysis, and formation evaluation.  Geolog’s rich history of innovation and practical application development has allowed companies to confidently assess the economic viability of potential oil and gas fields. Indeed, Geolog has had a tremendous impact on exploration and development programs around the world.

Geolog 7, the next-generation formation evaluation solution, continues its tradition of industry leadership by providing users with a fresh look and style for improved user efficiency, usability enhancements, and new application features.  This demonstration will feature the new Geolog 7 release, highlighting improvements in the user interface, application re-organization, new application developments in the area of usability, core evaluation (e.g. saturation height analysis) and workflow enablement.
Featured technologies: Geolog® 7