Paradigm 15.5 offers enhanced user control when  marks further progress towards high-definition interpreting and modeling.


New Feature Why It Matters
  • New structural modeling tools
    • Data quality per stratigraphic sequence
      • A new horizon control dialog allows specification of varying horizon modeling parameters for each sequence
  • Helps fine-tune modeling parameters based on data reliability

  • New structural modeling tools
    • Improved modeling in fault blocks
      • Automatic display of independent blocks to control fault network accuracy
      • Extracting relevant information about missing data from neighboring blocks, such as dip, azimuth or sedimentation rate
      • User notifications about the location of such blocks to provide additional control
  • Maximizes knowledge in areas with sparse or missing data 
  • New structural modeling tools
    • Advanced reservoir compartmentalization
    • Use fault surfaces to delimit compartments, with no need to rebuild the structural model
  • Improved accuracy when computing reservoir compartments in areas of complex faulting
  • Comprehensive geological trend analysis
    • Tools to extract and capture trends from petrophysical and velocity data 
Comprehensive geological trend analysis
  • Extract appropriate statistics for use in geostatistical algorithms
  • Enable integration of geological trends in the reservoir model 
  • Constrained microseismic fracture network
    • Connect microseimic events to simulate fracture propagation using:
      • Known principal fracture directions
      • Varying fracture heights to account for microseimic attributes such as magnitude and distance to perforations
  • Fracture networks that honor local geological trends are more accurate 
Fracture networks that honor local geological trends are more accurate
  • New Well Zone Calculator
    • Enables geologists to quickly create reservoir property maps from log cutoffs within user-defined zones
  • Better integration between StratEarth®/SKUA-GOCAD and Epos
  • Advanced integration with GeoDepth
    • Pencil files generated in SKUA are used as input to grid and model-based Tomography (via pencils and volumes) for structural and stratigraphic constrained velocity models 
  • Improves accuracy of the velocity model by limiting artifacts due to incoherent geology.
  • Enhanced automation through new Macro functionalities
    • Additional tools to improve the creation and sharing of custom workflows between team members using Macros
    • Easily generate multiple Macro results for sensitivity analysis
  • Faster and smoother work
  • Extended connectivity
    • Support for Petrel 2015 in addition to Petrel 2014
    • Additional data supported including 2D seismic, well constants and symbols, and stair-step grids
  • Tibco OpenSpirit data link
    • Import of well and interpretation data
  • Smoother data transfer