Basin analysis relies on multi-disciplinary teamwork. Petrophysicists, geophysicists, geologists, structural experts and other specialists all have a role to play. Paradigm® offers a framework, validated by the largest operators in the world, that efficiently supports concurrent, multi-disciplinary work on an asset.
Paradigm is the pioneer and industry leader in the technologies that allow operators to assemble terabytes of seismic data and thousands of wells, essential for the review, interpretation and analysis of whole basins.
Data management and infrastructure play a critical role in this activity, and the scalable infrastructure and agile distributed databases of Paradigm Epos® offer the flexibility and rich features needed to manage today’s projects, where huge amounts of data may be stored in different repositories. The data includes large amounts of 2D seismic profiles, 3D surveys, geological cross-sections and many thousands of wells, all of which are available to multi-disciplinary asset teams.
When ready, seismic data from many origins needs to be homogenized and adjusted for misties using highly automated processes. Paradigm automatic event tracking through 2D and 3D surveys can rapidly map the key markers and faults, while geological cross-section and correlation tools bring the well information together.
In all of these activities, the team can decide to go back to field records if needed, to understand data discrepancies or to look for ways to reprocess for improved data consistency and resolution, be it for petrophysics or for seismic data.
Paradigm basin reconstruction software validates the interpretation and enables the creation of 4D geological models and basin modeling grids to deliver to basin modeling software. Automated seismic facies technology rapidly sorts tens of millions of traces into groups of similar response. This tool is frequently used to unravel stratigraphic or depositional plays, or to map the geological character over wide areas.
The Paradigm software suite features high-quality 3D visualization at the core of its main workflows, putting teams in a position to communicate their respective contributions to a basin project in a single, unified visual environment.
In complex structural settings such as overthrust belts or salt tectonics, the value of seeing prospective areas in depth cannot be overstated. Paradigm's comprehensive velocity modeling and depth conversion capabilities provide effective tools for studying how overburden affects areas of potential closure. Automatic Fault Extraction (AFE) is another method used to rapidly assess complex fault systems in 3D data, and the Coherence Cube* technology highlights depositional systems even before interpretation takes place.
* Coherence Cube® is a registered trademark of Core Labs.