Paradigm Unveils GeoDepth Tomography for Advanced Seismic Processing



Paradigm has released Paradigm GeoDepth(®) Tomography, a next-generation grid-based velocity model solution that enables geophysicists to rapidly and confidently update the largest velocity models developed from complex geologic regimes. Tomography is the newest addition to the Paradigm GeoDepth software suite, delivering enhanced seismic imaging quality, reduced interpretation uncertainty, and increased productivity.

The GeoDepth Tomography solution addresses the computational, interpretational, and acquisitional challenges of updating large and complex velocity models for critical seismic assets. It provides added capacity for handling rich azimuth acquisitions and updating anisotropic parameters in sedimentary layers.

"Our new tomography application carries the imprint of years of theoretical and applied experience in velocity model updating," said Zvi Koren, senior research fellow and chief geophysicist at Paradigm. "GeoDepth Tomography will have a huge impact on our customers' imaging projects."

GeoDepth Tomography leverages the Paradigm high performance computing infrastructure as well as its interpretation solutions to deliver automatic velocity updates. The solution minimizes iteration cycles by combining rich, high quality ray tracing with new tools that automatically reflect surface picking and pre-stack residual moveouts.

"GeoDepth Tomography provides the industry-proven GeoDepth suite with new innovative capabilities that simplify and enhance the velocity modeling process," said Duane Dopkin, Paradigm senior vice president of technology. "By combining and automating complex tasks, this application can dramatically improve project turnaround time, allowing geophysicists to operate within challenging time constraints while still achieving the high quality results."