Processing & Imaging

Simplified handling for larger and more complex seismic surveys

“We’ve been testing the new high-productivity, GeoDepth 2D grid tomography, multi-line workflow introduced in Paradigm 17.  This has been a result of a collaborative effort between Spectrum and Paradigm geoscientists and developers, and is a great example of Paradigm’s attention to customer needs.  We can already see a significant reduction in project cycle time and better end results.”
Mike Ball, EVP Seismic Imaging and Data Management at Spectrum


New Feature Customer Value
  • New production oriented estimation and correction for effective Q 
    • Automated Q determination from seismic data
    • New support for Q function in Epos database and shared tools
  • Improved wavelet resolution of broadband processing workflows, enabling high definition of shallow features such as thin beds and small sedimentary traps
  • Improved recovery of the full range of seismic signal for high-definition imaging
  • Improved handling of low frequency components provides clearer imaging of deeper data and improves stability and confidence in subsequent seismic inversion.
  • New production-oriented first break picking
  • Improved high-definition refraction statics workflows
  • Consistent refraction statics workflows and tools
  • Improved 5D Fourier data regularization
    • New trace interpolation functionality
    • New simplified parameterization
  • Enhanced ease of use
  • Improved throughput and functionality
  • Updated coordinate storage and operations
    • Support for point index in survey geometry
    • SPS import/export in spreadsheet
  • Expanded support for industry standard survey coordinate functionality
    • Enhanced support for complex seismic survey geometries
  • Marine slanted cable redatuming
    • Handles single and multiple streamer acquisition
  • Enhanced support for complex seismic survey geometries


New Feature Customer Value
  • Multi-2D depth velocity model building workflows
    • New multi-line 2D framework
      • Generic GUI runs supported applications on multiple 2D lines
      • Cluster-based parallelization engine easily runs hundreds of 2D jobs over the cluster
  • Improved productivity and effectiveness
  • Optimal utilization of customer hardware
  • New 2D grid tomography workflow
    • Automatic horizon picking based on dip and continuity with ImageDAC
    • Create 2D pencils from 2D models or directly extracted from dip and continuity sections
    • 2D prestack Autopicker - output autopicked moveouts and QC moveout attributes (similar to 3D implementation)
    • 2D grid tomography with full support for anisotropic models
  • Based on Paradigm industry-proven 3D implementation
  • More accurate velocity models in less time
  • Multi-2D line batch support in every step of the process
  • New QC tools for 2D grid tomography workflow
    • Visualize 2D prestack data in 2D/3D Canvas with autopicked moveouts for multi-lines
    • Full visualization of QC attributes for multi-lines in 3D Canvas
    • Multi-line mask capabilities for removal of anomalous points
  • Quick and efficient QC of 2D tomography inputs in a 3D space
  • Full control over removing anomalous data
  • New 2D Kirchhoff time migration
    • Based on 3D running on multi-2D lines
    • New GUI: Script saving, memory evaluation, tooltips
    • Multi-2D line batch support
    • Shared command line parameters with KMig3D
    • New functionalities based on 3D Kirchhoff
  • Enhanced usability
  • Easy to learn (familiar GUI and command line parameters)
  • Improvements to 3D velocity model building workflow
    • Support for complex models in structural model-based tomography
    • Tomography enhancements
  • Accurate, geologically consistent updates
  • Automatic rebuild of SKUA models – no need to re-interpret in depth and manually build the depth model

  • Model based tomographic update constrained with Anisotropic Parameters

  • Investigative full wave elastic modeling
    • A forward modeling utility that simulates wave propagation in the sub-surface
      • Supports acoustic/elastic, with/without attenuation (viscosity) and isotropic/VTI media
      • Outputs single shot, VSPs and snapshots
      • Cluster support
  • Validates structural models
  • Provides a better understanding of the seismic response (confirmation of fluids and lithologies)

EarthStudy 360

New Feature Customer Value
  • 3D Gather Viewer enhancements
    • Support for 3D gathers in 2D/3D Canvas gather operations and new operations for 3D gathers
      • All 3D gather operations currently in Probe AVO inversion window are now also available as Seismic Operations in 2D/3D Canvas
      • Platform expanded to Windows 
  • Improved efficiency, ease of use 
  • Unique 3D visualization enhances ability to QC data
  • Improvements in prestack RMO autopicker for EarthStudy 360 gathers
    • Option to apply vertical and horizontal smoothing on-the-fly operations to assist in picking the main events
    • Support for minimum mute
    • QC autopicking results in 3D Gather Viewer 
  • Saves time:  More accurate autopicker results –> more accurate input to Tomography –> fewer tomography iterations
  • New diffraction and specular operations in EarthStudy 360 Imager
    • Recover and separate specular and diffraction energy from EarthStudy 360 directional angle gathers
      • Use specular reflection stacks to emphasize and interpret major continuous events and major discontinuities
      • Use diffraction stacks to interpret and delineate high-resolution subsurface stratigraphy and structure
    • Available in 2D/3D Canvas
  • Higher-resolution, more detailed diffraction and specular images enable accurate, high-certainty seismic interpretation for risk-managed field development
  • Performance improvements with no effect on data quality
  • New internal operations in the 5D LAD domain
    • Enable interpolated and regularized illumination coverage, resulting in more continuous and better balanced events on the reflection angle gathers
  • Higher quality reflection angle gathers improve VVAZ/AVAZ analysis