HOUSTON, Jan. 5, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Paradigm® (www.pdgm.com) announces the release of its Paradigm® 15.5 comprehensive solution suite aimed at extending its high-definition subsurface workflows and enhancing user productivity. Paradigm 15.5 reinforces and enhances the performance gains established in the Paradigm 15 solution released earlier this year, and helps users resolve stratigraphic details and recover the subsurface features that control hydrocarbon accumulation and recovery.
Designed as the ultimate tool for optimizing geoscientist's return on investment, Paradigm 15.5 improves the seismic interpretation process and experience with new and enhanced features such as:
- Memory-efficient multi-volume, multi-horizon, multi-survey flattening
- Multi-volume attribute extraction and blending with geometric attributes in 3D Canvas
- QC attributes generated on-the-fly when propagating horizons
- Horizon-fault contacts calculated and editable on-the-fly
Additionally, the Paradigm Quantitative Interpretation solution for recovering rock properties from seismic and well data has been updated with a Wedge Modeling application that analyzes the effect of bed thickness on seismic amplitudes, and provides the option to easily test "what if" scenarios.
New seismic processing and imaging capabilities, such as time-variant broadband deghosting, 3D multi-dimensional gather visualization, support for orthorhombic velocity models, and full-azimuth imaging with Q-compensation, enhance seismic imaging quality and provide a deeper understanding of subsurface structures, fractures, and rock properties in support of Paradigm's high-definition theme.
Paradigm 15.5 includes the recently released Geolog 7.4 formation evaluation suite, which expands the solution's reach into the engineering domain with new well integrity and geomechanics modules, to evaluate casing integrity and help assess mechanical conditions around the wellbore, to provide a better understanding of the reservoir.
Additional efficiency enhancements provided with the Paradigm 15.5 release are enabled by new and expanded interdisciplinary workflows, including:
- An extension of the cross-domain integration between Paradigm velocity determination and earth modeling solutions, enabling structurally and stratigraphically constrained velocity model updating
- Enhanced integration between geologic modeling and interpretation applications through the loading and display of time-stamped production data
- The inclusion of Paradigm Epos-based well display and mapping capabilities with certain Geolog configurations
"In today's economic climate, the ability to extract maximum information from existing data is of paramount importance," said Somesh Singh, chief product officer. "The new and enhanced technologies in this release incorporate more data and automate the earth model updating process, giving users new insights into existing assets, even when available data is limited. This helps our customers increase efficiency and cut costs without compromising the safety and sustainability of assets."
This release also expands connectivity between Paradigm and other G&G platforms, including Petrel* seismic-to-simulation software, to provide users with additional options for accessing Paradigm's advanced technologies while maintaining value from existing investments in other software platforms.
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