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Paradigm reports success of SKUA software

Oilfield Technology,

Paradigm® has announced that its advanced SKUA® (Subsurface Knowledge Unified Approach) volume-based modelling system had a rapid rate of new software adoption in 2013.

Organisations using Paradigm® GOCAD® are also upgrading to SKUA, as they see value in the combined strengths of the two technologies to address challenging geological settings. The software suite ensures enhanced field development and more reliable reservoir prediction, using true collaboration and geological integrity.

3D modelling approach
SKUA uses a very different volume-based 3D modelling approach that removes all limitations and deformations caused by conventional methods. The unique technology uses all available data and keeps to basic geological rules to build more accurate, simple-to-complex subsurface models. Based on the Paradigm UVT Transform® algorithm, the SKUA software suite reduces modelling times, while the integration of all interpretation results exponentially increases accuracy.

Growth in 2013 was driven by significant new global business contracts. While the entire Paradigm product suite has seen broad acceptance, customers like Petrogal Brasil and SCDM Energie have responded with particular interest in differentiated technologies around seismic interpretation and modelling, including SKUA.

SVP of Strategy at Commercialisation at Paradigm, Indy Chakrabarti, commented: “As the world’s oil and gas reservoirs continue to grow in complexity, geoscientists and interpreters need a solution that honors that complexity for any geology. With SKUA, subsurface models more accurately resemble a reservoir for any fault structure and stratigraphic system without simplifying the interpretation or leaving out valuable data. Our oil and gas customers worldwide are seeing tremendous value in this new approach to 3D modeling and are using it for both traditional and advanced interpretation of the subsurface in search of hydrocarbon reservoirs globally.”

Adapted from press release by Katie Woodward

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