Paradigm rolls out new subsurface software

Paradigm Geophysical Corp. released a new suite of applications that features SKUA, or Subsurface Knowledge Unified Approach, which simplified modeling and reduces the time required at the Society of Exploration Geophysicists Annual Meeting.

Gene Kliewer,
Technology Editor

SAN ANTONIO, Texas –Paradigm Geophysical Corp. released a new suite of applications that features SKUA, or Subsurface Knowledge Unified Approach, which simplifies modeling and reduces the time required at the Society of Exploration Geophysicists Annual Meeting.

In making the announcement, John Gibson, Paradigm CEO, also said that Jean-Laurent Mallet won the contest to name the application along with a $10,000 donation to Ecole Nationale de Geologie de Nancy, Mallet's nominated university.

"SKUA greatly simplifies the modeling process and reduces modeling time from weeks to days by shifting away from a surface and pillar-based approach of traditional reservoir modeling," said Jean-Claude Dulac, Paradigm's chief architect. SKUA has a one-click approach to 3D modeling and that results in a better structural, stratigraphic, and reservoir 3D model, said Dulac.

Paradigm also said that Version 2.5 of its GOCAD Suite is scheduled for release on Sept. 28. The new version features a configurable workspace, better data management tools, and a multi-viewer interface, the company said.

"We designed GOCAD Suite Version 2.5 to significantly improve our customers' user experience through greater ease-of-use improvements and a redesigned interface," said Dulac. "We know that a common user interface and well-designed workflows lower the cost of training and maintenance."

Paradigm had announced earlier this year that the new version of the software passed Microsoft's Platform Test for ISV Solutions certification process. The testing was by independent service VeriTest.

09/26/2007

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