Paradigm opens seismic centre of excellence in India

Multi-line 2D seismic processing, imaging, interpretation and modelling in a 3D setting. Image: Paradigm

Paradigm has opened a Seismic Center of Excellence in Mumbai, India, staffed by domain experts dedicated to dealing with the challenges associated with processing, imaging, interpreting, and modelling multi-line 2D seismic surveys.

The Seismic Center of Excellence is part of a comprehensive Geoscience Services business offered by Paradigm for oil and gas exploration and development projects around the world.

The geoscience services include full azimuth seismic imaging and characterization, diffraction imaging, seismic inversion, velocity modelling, structural modelling, facies modelling, fracture modelling, pore pressure prediction, model uncertainty, well log management and other projects that require deeper insights into the subsurface.

Although high density 3D seismic data offers orders of magnitude of subsurface insights for both exploration and field development, 2D seismic data is still routinely used for field and basin reconnaissance where operational complexity makes it impractical or too costly to deploy 3D seismic methods. The sparseness of multi-line seismic surveys requires special skills, experience and software to generate a 3D perspective of the subsurface from spatially-limited data.

“With its ‘3D perspective’ of 2D seismic data, Paradigm has a huge advantage in providing operators with more value from multi-line 2D seismic surveys,” said Shiv Singh, vice-president of Geoscience Services at Paradigm.