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Paradigm enhances its E&P technology with Paradigm 2011.3

24th May 2013

The release delivers the “largest upgrade” in subsurface interpretation functionality in the company’s history

Paradigm enhances its E&P technology with Paradigm 2011.3
2D and 3D seismic data, structural interpretation and model in one integrated display (data courtesy of AWE Limited)

Paradigm has announced the release of Paradigm 2011.3, the latest upgrade to the Paradigm 2011 synchronized software release.  The new launch boosts the functionality, usability, integration and performance of Paradigm’s E&P technology.
 

The Paradigm 2011.3 release extends the structural and stratigraphic workflows of the SeisEarth multi-survey regional-to-prospect interpretation solution with new voxel volume rendering.  This GPU-based rendering enables “real-time” subsurface scene creations with acceleration of refresh speeds and negligible aliasing that can disrupt an interpretation.  The release also incorporates multi-horizon flattening (GPU-based), horizon slicing and proportional slicing with property extractions, so that geoscientists can better understand stratigraphic sequences and depositional histories.  For development fields, SeisEarth enables the carrying out of quality control and validation of time-lapsed (4D) seismic data volumes with new analysis tools embedded in the system.
 
A new interactive disk roaming approach has been introduced where data is roamed at lower resolution and higher resolutions invoked when the desired scene setting is reached.   This enables geoscientists to display and interpret large quantities of 3D seismic data while using limited system resources.
 
A new interpretation-modelling workflow has been added to Paradigm’s SKUA subsurface modelling solution which incorporates automatic intra-formation seismic interpretation with 3D modelling in geologic time and space.  This enables seismic interpreters to generate detailed stratigraphic models.  Insights into improving the stratigraphic interpretation through visual “discovery” are created as interpreters work with data transformed to its original depositional state.
 
A new 5D regularization module in the Echos seismic processing application has enhanced seismic processing and imaging suite. GeoDepth has seen data quality and performance enhancements in all of the application’s tomography solutions. Additional performance improvements and user interface enhancements have been made to Paradigm’s seismic imaging solutions (CRAMand EarthStudy 360) that operate in the local angle domain.
 
“Paradigm releases are the outcome of an ongoing process of collaboration with our customers to develop the best products, workflows and results in the industry”, said Duane Dopkin, executive vice-president Technology.  “We are confident that the enhancements and new technologies included in this update will give our users deeper insight into the subsurface and enable them to obtain more value from their data.”