|When studying huge amounts of data with the goal of identifying, ranking and proposing drilling targets, geoscientists must be able to rapidly shift the focus from looking at all the data to investigating a qualified data subset that has the potential to generate one or more targets. |
Paradigm excels in both unique technologies and proven workflows that allow geoscientists to sift through data and pinpoint features, anomalies and structures of interest. The combination of an effective multi-2D, multi-3D seismic interpretation system and an integrated geological cross-section tool makes it easy to scan large data volumes for an initial assessment of the major events within a given acreage. Data analysis in the form of crossplots of seismic attributes with formation evaluation results provides critical insight into features of interest, qualifying them as meaningful or as artifacts.
With our Modeling while Interpreting tools, geological rules can be added to the workflow to ensure the quality of the fault framework, the consistency of the fault displacements, and the relationship between stratigraphic stacking order and erosions, so as to generate the best prospect maps based on the available data, using all the interpreted information.
As the final targets are firming up, a variety of reservoir characterization tools can be used, starting with Paradigm’s comprehensive Geolog® formation evaluation system, to give insight into heterogeneities in a formation of interest. Seismic-to-well calibration, seismic facies classification, inversion and AVA/AVO analysis make full use of both seismic and well information. By capturing uncertainties, from petrophysics to flow simulation, Paradigm tools help assign risk to prospects.
Fully integrated well planning tools enable the planning of a safe trajectory when combined with pore pressure information. For horizontal drilling into thin formations, a log response modeling tool is an integral part of a real-time geosteering solution that will help keep the bit in the seam, for maximum pay penetration. Formation stress and fracture zone identification technologies contribute to safety and make it possible to target sweet zones in tight formations, such as shale gas.