AMSTERDAM -- Paradigm has released Paradigm SKUA 2009. According to the company, the new 3D modeling software bridges a gap between seismic and simulation by removing current modeling limitations. The SKUA 2009 workflow expands SKUA capabilities into the interpretation field by linking the interpreter and modeler roles.
The new package is designed to help interpreters, modelers, and reservoir teams merge seismic interpretation and SKUA UVT-based modeling to enable better interpretation. The 2009 release also introduces Stratigraphic Interpretation Modeling, based on SKUA technology, which provides tools to concurrently perform stratigraphic interpretation, geochronological modeling, and to perform 3D seismic paleo-restoration to restore depositional continuity.
The package also includes SKUA 2009 Engineering Modeling that provides flow simulation grids in any structural or stratigraphic settings. The Engineering Modeling solution is a collaborative environment, which enables geoscientists and reservoir engineers to develop geologically coherent production forecasts and better control development risks, the company says.
"SKUA users will continue to enjoy Paradigm-standard Windows 64 and Linux 64 compatibility, now with multi-core modeling capabilities, effectively reducing computation time by a factor of eight," says Jean-Claude Dulac, Paradigm executive VP of science and technology. "By providing the environment in which interpreters and modelers can work concurrently, SKUA enables faster workflow testing and scenario evaluations so users can generate more accurate models in substantially less time."