SKUA delivers a comprehensive seismic-to-simulation workflow.


Better field development through true collaboration and geological integrity.

SKUA geological grid in a strike slip fault
Paradigm® Subsurface Knowledge Unified Approach – or SKUA® – provides an environment for true collaboration coupled with the cutting-edge science needed to ensure geological integrity. The Paradigm SKUA software suite provides a common workspace for easy collaboration and data sharing. And SKUA models more accurately resemble your reservoir because no data is left out and no interpretation is simplified.

SKUA core technology

SKUA is a huge leap forward in geologic characterization. Based on the proprietary UVT Transform® algorithm, the SKUA software suite reduces modeling times from months to days while handling both simple and complex structural models. The integration of all interpretation results with the SKUA Global Intepretation solution exponentially increases stratigraphic and reservoir model accuracy. SKUA flow simulation grids provide optimal reservoir grids for the computation of flow. With built-in data sharing, multiple scenario processing and audit trail, SKUA improves E&P workflows, reduces study time, and creates the industry’s most accurate models for planning and forecasting.

Removing pillars for dramatic improvements in geologic modeling

The UVT Transform algorithm is a mathematically derived 3D methodology that generates a volume description of the subsurface, including the structure, stratigraphy, geological grid, and flow simulation grid.  It uses ALL of your data, without simplification.

UVT Transform removes the constraints of traditional (pillar-based) technology. Without pillars, SKUA users are able to create more accurate models of the subsurface. The algorithm delivers a consistent representation without “dumbing down” the data, which means your team will no longer need to simplify their interpretations. In addition, UVT Transform brings a wealth of new opportunities to all of your E&P workflows.

A Common Earth Model to meet your team’s common goals

From seismic to flow simulation, the Paradigm SKUA Common Earth Model provides consistent, discipline-specific views of the subsurface. No data is overlooked.  All data is investigated at the appropriate depth and is fully integrated for each member of your team to use.

The collaborative environment ensures that everyone involved has access to the full interpretation of the earth, with no unwarranted simplification. Your E&P research team can investigate multiple, traceable scenarios and create a historical data trail that will allow them to trace models back through different iterations. They can then view and manipulate data anywhere along the path while creating highly accurate models of the subsurface.

Take what you like, leave the rest

The SKUA core product suite consists of a variety of modules which run on the Paradigm Epos® framework and are integrated into the Epos database. Start with the core module, which provides basic UVT Transform functionalities, including the ability to create the Common Earth Model. Then add  discipline- and process- specific modules to create a customized SKUA solution that meets your specific needs.

Click on the links below to learn more about the specific products available within the SKUA solution suite, or check out our discipline-specific solutions for geophysicists, geologists, reservoir modelers, and reservoir engineers

SKUA product modules:

SKUA discipline-based solutions:

IT and developers love SKUA

Whether your company is large or small, the Paradigm SKUA DevKit enables your developers to create the exact plug-in, program, or solution you need. Add custom functionalities or use the underlying SKUA algorithms in a different user interface or application. SKUA runs inside or outside of the Paradigm Epos framework, allowing you to select the exact configuration to meet your company’s unique modeling goals.

System Requirements

  • 64-bit, for x64 architecture processors
  • Microsoft® Windows® 7
  • Red Hat® Enterprise Linux® 5.3 and above, 6.0 and above
Interoperability Options
All Epos®-based applications enable interoperability with third-party data stores, including:
  • OpenWorks® 2003.12
  • OpenWorks R5000
  • GeoFrame® 4.5
  • OpenSpirit® 3.2.3