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Fugro Selects Paradigm Software for Depth Imaging

E&P Software provider Paradigm announced that Fugro has selected Paradigm’s depth imaging technology to enhance productivity and accuracy across global operations. The announcement was made at the 2010 American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG) Annual Convention and Exhibition in New Orleans.

“As an international company, our operations demand that software delivers precise results in a wide variety of geological environments,” said Andy Cowlard, Managing Director of Fugro Seismic Imaging. “We chose to deepen our commercial relationship with Paradigm because their tools provide the power and flexibility we require.”

The selected workflow is designed to provide geophysicists with a high-quality, globally deployable, depth imaging and interpretation solution, backed by Paradigm’s network of local support offices. The solution combines the imaging power of the Paradigm™ GeoDepth® pre-stack depth migration suite with the interpretation speed of the fast, true waveform event propagator.

“Fugro is a diverse company operating in every major region around the world,” said James Lamb, Paradigm’s Exec. VP for the Americas. “To support Fugro’s goals, we have delivered a comprehensive, universally applicable depth imaging solution that will cater to their current and future needs.”

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April 14, 2010 at 11:39 pm Leave a comment

Paradigm Maximizes SKUA Performance on Intel Platforms

Paradigm, purveyor of  E&P software solutions, announced the results of its technological collaboration with Intel® Corp. The two companies jointly worked on the integration of the optimized linear algebra routines from Intel MKL into the latest version of Paradigm™ SKUA® 2009, enabling the software to take full advantage of the Intel multi-core processor architecture. This resulted in optimizing the computation time of the matrix inversion step used inside the construction of a SKUA model by a factor of up to 50 times. The announcement was made at the 2010 American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG) Annual Convention and Exhibition in New Orleans.

“The computation of the SKUA UVT transform relies on solving a large system of equations representing geological constraints given by the users,” said Jean-Claude Dulac, Paradigm’s Exec. VP of Science and Technology. “Thanks to Intel’s scientific libraries optimized for Intel processors, we have a solution that will allow our customers to work with the highest degree of efficiency, maximizing their return on new multi-core equipment investments.”

This collaboration with Intel enabled Paradigm to benchmark the Intel X25E Solid State Disk versus a traditional Hard Disk Drive for Out-Of-Core models. Tests showed that Solid State Disk usage increases the speed by an additional factor of 1.4 in overall computing time.

These two combined speedups enhance the performance of SKUA 2009 by nearly two orders of magnitude, allowing customers to work on higher resolution models that produce a more accurate structural and stratigraphic representation of the subsurface.

“Working together, Paradigm and Intel were able to unleash the Intel Xeon® processor 5000 sequence-based platform, solid state disk and software technologies, and deliver substantial performance improvement for seismic data interpretation and structural modeling,” said Andrey Semin, HPC Technology Manager, Intel Software and Services Group. “This improvement will have long-term benefits for exploration and production, and the cooperation between Intel and Paradigm demonstrates our ability to solve customers’ challenges with state-of-the art platform and software technologies.”

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April 14, 2010 at 1:29 am Leave a comment

Paradigm Introduces Academic Software Program

Paradigm, provider of upstream enterprise software solutions, announced its Academic Software Program, which will provide institutions of higher learning with access to Paradigm’s state-of-the-art E&P software. The program includes innovative applications in seismic processing and imaging, interpretation and modeling, reservoir characterization, reservoir engineering, and well planning and drilling engineering.

            “At the Centre for Petroleum Studies at Imperial College London, we aim at preparing students to be fully operational when they start working in industry,” said Director Alain Gringarten, one of the many institutions benefiting from the program. “Practicing with software products used by oil and gas companies is part of our curriculum, and we are very grateful to Paradigm for providing us with valuable access to its interpretation and reservoir engineering suites.”

            The Paradigm Academic Software Program provides academic access to key industry software products such as Paradigm™ VoxelGeo®, Stratimagic®, SeisEarth®, GOCAD®, SKUA®, Geolog® and Sysdrill®. In continued dedication to university research programs, Paradigm will also provide participating universities with free access to application software development kits. Qualified universities may apply for the Paradigm University Grant Program, which provides access for classroom and/or research-based use.

            “Paradigm software products are critical to our research and teaching activities in energy and geoscience,” said John Shaw, Chairman of the Department of Earth & Planetary Sciences at  Harvard. “We use their structural modeling capabilities extensively as a means of integrating various data types and developing new methods of petroleum trap and reservoir characterization.”

            Paradigm continues to expand collaboration with university professionals. Through the Academic Software Program, the software package for university members of the GOCAD Consortium will include the possibility to license Paradigm SKUA 3D modeling software.

            “We are very enthusiastic to see SKUA becoming widely available to universities, for both teaching and research purposes,” said Guillaume Caumon, Director of the GOCAD Research Consortium. “The availability of Paradigm’s state-of-the art geosciences software and corresponding developer kits to universities is clearly a win-win situation, and will help bridge the gap between academic research and practical industrial applications.”

            “Academic institutions play a critical role in the development of our industry,” said Jean-Claude Dulac, Paradigm’s Exec. VP of Science & Technology. “Given that educators are responsible for training future industry leaders and innovators, we believe that by investing in education today we are actively helping to overcome the challenges of tomorrow.”

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March 2, 2010 at 11:43 am Leave a comment

Paradigm to Sponsor 2010 AAPG Imperial Barrel Award Program

Paradigm, provider of enterprise E&P software solutions, announced its Gold Level sponsorship of the 2010 American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG) Imperial Barrel Award Program (IBA), a highly competitive scholarship program focused on promoting petroleum geoscience training and advancing the careers of geoscience students.

            Paradigm will provide participating universities with licenses, support and training for the Paradigm software so students will have the tools they need to complete a technical assessment of field hydrocarbon potential, from seismic interpretation, geological modeling, and petrophysics to reservoir engineering and risk assessment.

“On behalf of the AAPG Imperial Barrel Award Committee and the Association, I would like to formally thank Paradigm for its software contribution to the IBA program this year,” said Steven Veal, AAPG IBA Committee Chairman. “We cannot achieve the level of quality of data, activity and organization that is necessary for such a program to succeed without the key support of sponsors like Paradigm.”

Section and regional finalists will be selected to compete before a panel of industry experts for receipt of the award. Results for the 2010 IBA program will be announced at the 2010 Annual AAPG Conference & Exhibition, to be held April 11-14 in New Orleans.

“The AAPG IBA program provides an excellent opportunity for students to grow and better understand sciences, technologies and decision processes that drive the global E&P industry,” said Jean-Claude Dulac, Paradigm Exec. VP, Science and Technology. “Paradigm believes that by directly investing in the advancement of geoscience education today, we are actively participating in the industry solutions of tomorrow.”

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February 10, 2010 at 9:46 pm Leave a comment

Paradigm Releases Sysdrill 2009.1 with Chinese and Russian Languages

Paradigm, provider of E&P software solutions, announced the release of Paradigm™ Sysdrill® 2009.1, at the 2010 IADC/SPE Drilling Conference and Exhibition in New Orleans. This release supplies comprehensive Chinese and Russian translations as well as integration with Paradigm™ Epos® 4.

            “The Chinese and Russian energy markets are rapidly growing, both in size and importance,” said Robert Innes, Paradigm director of well planning and drilling. “Sysdrill 2009.1 effectively eliminates previous language-based usage limitations, providing Chinese- and Russian-speaking users with access to one of the industry’s most advanced well planning and drilling engineering applications.”

            The Sysdrill 2009.1 update extends the range and accessibility of the Sysdrill suite, which offers well planning, survey management, anti-collision, torque and drag, hydraulics, casing design, cementing, and well control in a single application. Further integration with Epos system offers Sysdrill users quick and more reliable access to E&P data for collaborative work on large, multi-disciplinary projects. Epos 4, released in July 2009, is an open data integration platform scalable from a laptop to a full enterprise solution.

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February 2, 2010 at 10:53 pm Leave a comment

Newfield Exploration Selects Paradigm Geolog

Paradigm, provider of oil and gas software solutions, announced that Newfield Exploration Co. has selected Paradigm™ Geolog® as its chief application for well log and petrophysical analysis. The suite will provide Newfield with advanced petrophysical analysis tools, high-end presentation graphics, and flexible modularity combined with an easy-to-use environment. 

            “We selected Geolog because it allows us to enhance our reservoir description capabilities within a single software environment, eliminating the time delays often associated with data conversion and transfer,” said Dick Merkel, senior petrophysicist at Newfield. “The ability to share one petrophysical product between office locations provides considerable advantages in both time and cost.”

            The Geolog suite’s extensive application integration improves process time and data integrity preservation by allowing users to seamlessly migrate datasets across tasks. The suite is designed to handle entire workflows in one integrated environment and enables users to ensure that all available data is analyzed.

            “Our goal is to provide our clients with a clear competitive advantage through the successful application of efficient, sophisticated technology,” said Serge Sauvagnac, VP USA, Paradigm. “We believe that the integration of Geolog into their company workflows will provide Newfield with faster and more detailed reservoir analysis. Paradigm looks forward to working with Newfield and supporting its long-term E&P goals.”

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January 20, 2010 at 12:30 am Leave a comment

CPC Corp. Taiwan Signs Global Access Agreement with Paradigm

Paradigm, provider of enterprise oil and gas software solutions, has signed a multi-year global access agreement with CPC Corp. Taiwan. The contract will provide CPC with full access to the Paradigm seismic interpretation suite, including products such as SeisEarth®, VoxelGeo®, Stratimagic®, and Geolog®.

            “After conducting a rigorous technical evaluation, we chose Paradigm software for its competitive value,” said Bishop Hsu, head of exploration, CPC. “At CPC, we place strong emphasis on using the most sophisticated technology to generate the best results. We believe that this investment will prove instrumental as we expand our operations.”

            The Paradigm seismic interpretation solution equips geoscientists with multi-2D and -3D tools for creating seamless interpretation and analyzing seismic data within a fully functional 3D canvas. Advances within this technology speed up interpretation time and assist geoscientists in identifying potential exploration prospects and drilling targets, leading to faster, more productive workflows.

            “We are very pleased to provide a next-generation seismic interpretation solution that is well-suited to the unique business needs of CPC,” said David Betty, Exec. VP Asia Pacific, Paradigm. “We greatly value the spirit of the relationship and the confidence that CPC has placed in Paradigm and look forward to working with them for a long time to come.”

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January 15, 2010 at 5:04 am Leave a comment

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