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Building Geologically-consistent Velocity Models

November 28, 2017
Webinar is now available for on-demand viewing.

Presented by:  Mehran Hassanpour, Senior Technical Advisor
Featured Domain:  Velocity Modeling
Featured Technologies:  SKUA-GOCAD
Duration:  20:37



For years, SKUA-GOCAD has been used to create velocity models in many types of plays, including sub-salt, using unique salt modeling capabilities.  Where there is a need for a sealed model that includes salt bags, faults and horizons, or where the velocity volume needs to follow stratigraphic layers, the advanced technologies in SKUA-GOCAD can have a significant impact on the resulting seismic images.

Through tight integration with the GeoDepth velocity determination solution, velocity volumes, geological formation volumes, and dip/azimuth volumes created in SKUA-GOCAD can be used in illumination, grid tomography, seismic imaging and modeling workflows.  Subsets of the complex SKUA-GOCAD model can be sent to GeoDepth for model-based tomography.  

In this presentation, we will demonstrate a wide range of powerful and easy-to-use tools and workflows contained in SKUA-GOCAD technology.  These include tools for building and editing salt bodies, workflows for building simple-to-complex structural frameworks and geological grids, advanced geostatistical interpolation methods, structural smoothing, and structural dip and azimuth calculations.


Mehran_Hassanpour_crop.jpgDr. Mehran Hassanpour is a Senior Technical Advisor at Paradigm for Reservoir Engineering and Modeling. He has over 10 years of experience in building integrated reservoir models for a variety of reservoirs around the world. He has a B.Sc. in Reservoir Engineering and a M.Sc. and Ph.D. in Geostatistics from the University of Alberta.