Software solutions provider Paradigm has opened a Seismic Center of Excellence for the oil and gas industry in Mumbai, India.
The centre is part of Paradigm’s geoscience services business for global oil and gas exploration and development projects, and will be used to deal with the challenges that are related to processing, imaging, interpreting, and modelling of multi-line 2D seismic surveys.
Geoscience services offered include full azimuth seismic imaging and characterisation, diffraction imaging, seismic inversion, velocity modelling.
Also offered are structural, facies and fracture modelling, pore pressure prediction, model uncertainty, well log management and other projects that require deeper insights into the subsurface.
Paradigm geoscience services vice-president Shiv Singh said: "With its ‘3D perspective’ of 2D seismic data, Paradigm has a huge advantage in providing operators with more value from multi-line 2D seismic surveys.
"The combination of our Echos, GeoDepth, SKUA-GOCAD, and SeisEarth solutions provides the ideal processing, imaging, interpretation, and modelling platform to support the challenges of the multi-line 2D seismic method.
"By carrying out these processes in a 3D setting, the resultant model ambiguities and uncertainties are reduced, line ties guaranteed, and well ties dramatically improved."
Paradigm said that the sparseness of multi-line seismic surveys requires special skills as well as software to generate a 3D perspective of the subsurface from spatially-limited data.
2D seismic data is still used for field and basin reconnaissance even though 3D seismic data, which offers orders of magnitude of subsurface insights for both exploration and field development, is available.
Image: Multi-line 2D seismic processing, imaging, interpretation and modelling in a 3D setting. Photo: courtesy of Paradigm.