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Paradigm 19p3

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The Paradigm 19p3 offers additional functionalities and enhancements to support Emerson’s strategic focus on usability, productivity, automation, performance and collaboration in all E&P software domains, from seismic processing and imaging to reservoir modeling. The result is more efficient workflows, accurate results that reduce uncertainty, and cost savings across our customers’ entire organization.

Paradigm 19 is available both as a cloud-hosted and on premise solution, continuing to deliver best-in-breed software applications and workflows while ensuring maximum flexibility, scalability and performance at all levels of use.


  • Automation delivers high productivity and more analysis time.
  • Uncompromising science optimizes subsurface images, resulting in more accurate models, for better drilling decisions.
  • Cloud-hosted and on premise provision enable flexible, scalable, cost-effective solution delivery.
  • Collaboration with global industry leaders helps energy producers execute digital transformation and accelerate time to first oil 

The Kaleidoscope Project: A Technology Collaboration with Repsol for Improving Subsurface Imaging and Interpretation Using the Seismic Method

Kaleidoscope is a technology collaboration project between Emerson and Repsol designed to bring advanced subsurface seismic imaging technologies to the oil and gas industry.  As part of the project, Emerson will implement and deploy advanced subsurface imaging solutions based on Repsol core technologies. Combining the latest in high-end visualization, high-performance computing and cloud delivery, the solutions will be available to the Repsol geoscience community and to all oil and gas companies that choose to license the technologies, to support their digital transformation processes. 

All of the applications developed as part of this project will be available as add-ons to Emerson E&P software Processing & Imaging and Interpretation products.


  • Full-azimuth Illumination: New functionalities for understanding how seismic acquisition affects illumination
  • Velocity Accelerators - Seismic Guided Velocity Smoothing: Smooths the velocity grid in way that is guided by the seismic structure, providing a geologically consistent result
  • Velocity Accelerators - Seismic Guided Velocity Interpolation of well logs and vertical functions: Creates a structurally consistent interpolation using only seismic data as input – no need for interpretation
  • Velocity Accelerators - De-salting: Enables editing an existing velocity model to exclude a salt body and replace it with background sediment velocity; the new velocity model can serve as a background model for tomographic updates or migrations
  • Poststack Seismic Demigration/Migration (RTM-based): Enables rapid and accurate redepthing using different velocity scenarios
  • Structural Guided Seismic Enhancement: Enhances seismic images along the structure
  • Partial Stacking - An application designed to improve the seismic image when stacking Vector Offset Gathers (VOG)

For details, see Kaleidoscope page.

High-resolution Seismic Processing and Imaging

  • Refraction tomography and joint refraction/reflection tomography - fully integrated, accurate and highly performant on large datasets
  • New! Refraction tomography - now available for Echos users
  • Echos support for Python modules
  • Further enrichment of Echos functionality through a signal-to-noise metric attribute and CHAMP amplitude correction module 
  • A framework for running parallel tomography jobs with different parameters enhances productivity and understanding of sensitivities and uncertainty.
  • Ability to vary the tomography grid with depth enables high resolution shallow modeling, providing a leap in model quality and productivity
  • Enhancements to EarthStudy 360 Imager performance and usability:  GPU enablement, Shot input mode, Migrate while read
  • Dramatically reduced I/O initialization time improves EarthStudy 360 productivity, particularly important for cloud runs. 
  • The EarthStudy 360 converted wave imaging mode delivers substantial improvements in areas below gas clouds or salt domes.
  • Significant extensions to 3D Kirchhoff migration workflows, including a new OVT binning application.
  • Additional usability and productivity when handling large numbers of 2D lines.
  • Improvements to the seismic operation tool set provide greater flexibility and capability.

High-resolution Seismic Interpretation

  • Workflows for Interpreters: Using a workflow-driven user interface, the Emerson portfolio of Workflows for Interpreters offers unique, best-in-class technologies in the same integrated platform where day-to-day interpretation is performed.
  • ​New Workflows for Interpreters: Principal Component Analysis and Multi-body Geobody Detection (created by migrating Stratimagic™ and VoxelGeo™ functionalities into the Integrated Canvas), Partial Stacking (available in extended Paradigm 19)
  • Chained workflows: The ability to chain workflows together adds efficiency to the overall interpretation workflow and marks a significant step towards automation and retrieval of repeating workflows.
  • Optimized performance when working with large seismic data sets.
  • Import and display of outcrop data in 2D interpretation windows, to validate and guide interpretations in poor-quality onshore seismic data.
  • A new, groundbreaking stochastic inversion module (Modified Stochastic Inversion – MSI), demonstrating excellent performance and the ability to handle very complex sub-surface structures.
  • Enhancements to rock physics analysis, including a powerful multi-dimensional cross-plotting
  • New! "Pseudo-velocity" Global Velocity Modeling, particularly useful to interpreters working in areas with dense well coverage
    • New! Editable velocity QC maps generated on the fly during "pseudo-velocity modeling
  • New! Scripting of seismic attribute calculations

Geological Modeling

  • Increased support for batch processes and parallel runs, and smoother integration with Tempest ENABLE, improving usability in integrated reservoir modeling and uncertainty workflows.
  • Improved usability in the SKUA™-Epos™ link, to further strengthen well correlation workflows.
  • Improved usability of velocity conversion tools and better management of Seismic Reference Datum, to significantly simplify velocity modeling workflows for onshore fields.
  • Streamlined automation in SKUA-GOCAD™, enhancing the ability to re-run all reservoir workflows for fast model update and uncertainty quantification, considerably reducing time-to-business decisions.
  • Combine proven Jacta reservoir risk assessment, innovative SKUA structural uncertainty (of both faults and horizons), and SKUA-GOCAD’s dynamic modeling workflows to enable systematic, comprehensive, and rigorous reservoir uncertainty analysis. This workflow automation enables SKUA-GOCAD to become a core component of Big Loop™. 
  • More accurate models through refining SKUA-GOCAD UVT-based models to better fit high-resolution input data. This enables the construction of robust models, boosting confidence and empowering model-centric geophysical workflows such as tomography and stratigraphy-constrained velocity modeling.  
  • A new 3D factorial kriging algorithm which decomposes a property into multiple components based on spatial analysis of the input signal, allowing a reduction in both noise levels and seismic acquisition footprints.  
  • Improved data flow between SKUA-GOCAD and Epos for well markers and stratigraphic data, increasing efficiency and facilitating collaboration between users.
  • Enhanced usability for a variety of 2D displays, significantly reducing the number of mouse clicks needed to perform specific tasks

Formation Evaluation

  • Increased efficiency through new data query and visualization tools, including a new timeline view showing operational events for a well; these lead to vastly improved information management productivity.
  • The user experience when setting up a real-time geosteering environment has been streamlined through the ability to stream WITSML data directly into the Geolog™ Geosteer™ module.
  • Early detection of hydrocarbons present in the drilled formations is enabled through the addition of a new mud gas analysis module, enabling safer drilling through early detection of gas kicks.
  • Additional flexibility in customization and plug-in development productivity through the deployment of the Python environment as an integral part of the installation.