Patents Assigned to PARADIGM SCIENCES LTD.
  • Publication number: 20180143337
    Abstract: A device, system, and method for displaying seismic image data may include computing, from a wide-azimuth data set, a discrete data set associated with an image function at a seismic image point. The discrete data set may be mapped onto a continuous curved three-dimensional surface. The mapped data set may be projected onto a continuous planar surface. The projected data may be displayed as a planar disk. A plurality of continuous planar surfaces, each representing a single image point, may be assembled to form a three-dimensional body, representing a seismic gather of image points. The three-dimensional body may be displayed. Other embodiments are described and claimed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 19, 2018
    Publication date: May 24, 2018
    Applicant: Paradigm Sciences Ltd.
    Inventors: Zvi KOREN, Igor RAVVE, Evgeny RAGOZA
  • Publication number: 20180067230
    Abstract: A method and system for computing and visualizing sedimentary attributes may include receiving, by a processor, paleo-geographic coordinates representing predicted approximate positions of particles of sediment deposited at a time period when a layer was originally formed. The processor may numerically compute or determine a sedimentation rate that varies laterally along the layer. The processor may determine a sedimentary attribute based on the lateral variation of the sedimentation rate along the layer with respect to the paleo-geographic coordinates. A monitor or display may display the sedimentary attribute of the layer in the present-day geological space.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2017
    Publication date: March 8, 2018
    Applicants: PARADIGM SCIENCES LTD.
    Inventor: Jean-Laurent MALLET
  • Patent number: 9874649
    Abstract: A device, system, and method for displaying seismic image data may include computing, from a wide-azimuth data set, a discrete data set associated with an image function at a seismic image point. The discrete data set may be mapped onto a continuous curved three-dimensional surface. The mapped data set may be projected onto a continuous planar surface. The projected data may be displayed as a planar disk. A plurality of continuous planar surfaces, each representing a single image point, may be assembled to form a three-dimensional body, representing a seismic gather of image points. The three-dimensional body may be displayed. Other embodiments are described and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2018
    Assignee: Paradigm Sciences Ltd.
    Inventors: Zvi Koren, Igor Ravve, Evgeny Ragoza
  • Patent number: 9846260
    Abstract: A method and system for computing and visualizing sedimentary attributes may include receiving, by a processor, paleo-geographic coordinates representing predicted approximate positions of particles of sediment deposited at a time period when a layer was originally formed. The processor may numerically compute or determine a sedimentation rate that varies laterally along the layer. The processor may determine a sedimentary attribute based on the lateral variation of the sedimentation rate along the layer with respect to the paleo-geographic coordinates. A monitor or display may display the sedimentary attribute of the layer in the present-day geological space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2017
    Assignees: Paradigm Sciences Ltd., Jean-Laurent MALLET
    Inventor: Jean-Laurent Mallet
  • Publication number: 20170293041
    Abstract: A device, system and method for performing a 3D interpolation in a 2D interpolation stage and a 1D interpolation stage to generate a refined geological-time. A 3D model may be obtained of a subsurface region defined by an initial geological-time in the past when particles in the subsurface region are determined to have been originally deposited. The stages of the 3D interpolation may include a 2D interpolation along one or more initial 2D reference horizon surfaces to generate one or more reshaped 2D reference horizon surfaces, and a 1D interpolation based on the initial geological-time along one or more 1D interpolation lines to generate a refined geological-time, wherein each 1D interpolation line is approximately orthogonal to the initial 2D reference horizon surfaces. The 3D model may be displayed according to the refined geological-time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 23, 2017
    Publication date: October 12, 2017
    Applicants: PARADIGM SCIENCES LTD.
    Inventors: Jean-Laurent MALLET, Anne-Laure TERTOIS
  • Patent number: 9759826
    Abstract: A method and system for generating a model function h(x,y,z) implicitly representing geologic horizons. Geological data representing a fault network and horizons automatically extracted from seismic data may be received. A 3D mesh may be generated and divided into a plurality of fault blocks by the fault network. A discrete function h(x,y,z) may be defined having values of the geological data representing horizons at discrete nodes of the mesh. Constraints may be installed on the discrete function h(x,y,z) defining surfaces representing horizons. Constraints may be installed on the discrete function h(x,y,z) to ensure the uniqueness of the function h(x,y,z). The discrete function h(x,y,z) may be interpolated at the nodes of the mesh to create a piecewise continuous function h (x,y,z) while honoring the constraints. The piecewise continuous horizon function h(x,y,z) may be synchronized across multiple fault blocks. A model of the piecewise continuous horizon function h(x,y,z) may be displayed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignees: PARADIGM SCIENCES LTD.
    Inventors: Jean-Laurent Mallet, Emmanuel Labrunye, Ronit Levy, Sharon Hezy
  • Patent number: 9728003
    Abstract: A system and method may model physical geological structures. Seismic and geologic data may be accepted. A three-dimensional (3D) transformation may be generated between a 3D present day model having points representing present locations of the physical geological structures and a 3D past depositional model having points representing locations where the physical geological structures were originally deposited. An indication may be accepted to locally change the 3D transformation for a subset of sampling points in a first model of the models. The 3D transformation may be locally changed to fit the updated subset of sampling points. A locally altered or updated version of the first model and, e.g., second model, may be displayed where local changes to the first model are defined by the locally changed 3D transformation. The transformation may also be used to extract geobodies in the past depositional model.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2017
    Assignees: PARADIGM SCIENCES LTD.
    Inventors: Jean-Laurent Mallet, Jean-Claude Dulac, Emmanuel Labrunye, Christophe Winkler, Laurent Deny
  • Patent number: 9689998
    Abstract: A system and method may, based on a 3D seismic data set seed point, execute a seed picking algorithm, using the first point for picking a set of second points from the data set, setting each of the points in the set of second points as the first point and repeating the algorithm. An iteration number or other attribute may be assigned to the points, the iteration number corresponding to the number of times the algorithm repeated to process the point. The attribute or a number of attributes may be displayed as a visual characteristic for each point. An iterative process may be applied to a set of seismic data points, starting at a seed data point and finding a set of next iteration seed points from among the set of points neighboring the seed point, continuing only with next iteration seed points, and recording for each of a set of data points the number of points that are found by the process when the point is used as a seed data point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2017
    Assignee: PARADIGM SCIENCES LTD.
    Inventor: Huw James
  • Patent number: 9690002
    Abstract: A device, system and method for performing a 3D interpolation in a 2D interpolation stage and a 1D interpolation stage to generate a refined geological-time. A 3D model may be obtained of a subsurface region defined by an initial geological-time in the past when particles in the subsurface region are determined to have been originally deposited. The stages of the 3D interpolation may include a 2D interpolation along one or more initial 2D reference horizon surfaces to generate one or more reshaped 2D reference horizon surfaces, and a 1D interpolation based on the initial geological-time along one or more 1D interpolation lines to generate a refined geological-time, wherein each 1D interpolation line is approximately orthogonal to the initial 2D reference horizon surfaces. The 3D model may be displayed according to the refined geological-time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2017
    Assignees: Paradigm Sciences Ltd.
    Inventors: Jean-Laurent Mallet, Anne-Laure Tertois
  • Patent number: 9658355
    Abstract: A device, system, and method for displaying seismic image data may include computing, from a wide-azimuth data set, a discrete data set associated with an image function at a seismic image point. The discrete data set may be mapped onto a continuous curved three-dimensional surface. The mapped data set may be projected onto a continuous planar surface. The projected data may be displayed as a planar disk. A plurality of continuous planar surfaces, each representing a single image point, may be assembled to form a three-dimensional body, representing a seismic gather of image points. The three-dimensional body may be displayed. Other embodiments are described and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2017
    Assignee: Paradigm Sciences Ltd.
    Inventors: Zvi Koren, Igor Ravve, Evgeny Ragoza
  • Patent number: 9536022
    Abstract: A method, apparatus and system for modeling a fault surface in a subsurface region. A direction may be determined in which a first portion of the subsurface region being on one side of the fault surface has moved relative to a second portion of the subsurface region being on the other side of the fault surface. A model of the fault surface may be generated having substantially no protrusions in the determined direction. A visualization of the model of the generated fault surface may be displayed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2017
    Assignees: PARADIGM SCIENCES LTD.
    Inventors: Anne-Laure Tertois, Jean-Laurent Mallet, Laurent Deny, Jean-Claude Dulac
  • Patent number: 9524590
    Abstract: A method, apparatus and system for, in a computing system, modeling a subsurface structure at a time period when the structure was originally formed. A memory may store a first model having a plurality of non-planar horizons representing a current state of the subsurface structure. A processor may compute a vector field based on the non-planar geometry of the horizons of the first model. The vector field may be a non-uniform vector field (e.g., the axe and/or co-axe vector field) or a uniform vector field (e.g., a global axis). Using the vector field, the processor may transform geographic coordinates of the first model to paleo-geographic coordinates of a second model representing a predicted state of the subsurface structure at a time period when the subsurface structure was originally formed, where the non-planar horizons in the first model are transformed to planar horizons in the second model. A display may display the first model.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2016
    Assignees: PARADIGM SCIENCES LTD., Jean-Laurent MALLET
    Inventor: Jean-Laurent Mallet
  • Patent number: 9477010
    Abstract: A method and system for computing and visualizing sedimentary attributes may include receiving, by a processor, paleo-geographic coordinates representing predicted approximate positions of particles of sediment deposited at a time period when a layer was originally formed. The processor may numerically compute or determine a sedimentation rate that varies laterally along the layer. The processor may determine a sedimentary attribute based on the lateral variation of the sedimentation rate along the layer with respect to the paleo-geographic coordinates. A monitor or display may display the sedimentary attribute of the layer in the present-day geological space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2016
    Assignees: PARADIGM SCIENCES LTD.
    Inventor: Jean-Laurent Mallet
  • Patent number: 9449422
    Abstract: A device, system, and method for displaying seismic image data may include computing, from a wide-azimuth data set, a discrete data set associated with an image function at a seismic image point. The discrete data set may be mapped onto a continuous curved three-dimensional surface. The mapped data set may be projected onto a continuous planar surface. The projected data may be displayed as a planar disk. A plurality of continuous planar surfaces, each representing a single image point, may be assembled to form a three-dimensional body, representing a seismic gather of image points. The three-dimensional body may be displayed. Other embodiments are described and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2016
    Assignee: PARADIGM SCIENCES LTD.
    Inventors: Zvi Koren, Igor Ravve, Evgeny Ragoza
  • Patent number: 9418182
    Abstract: A method and system for modeling a subsurface structure at a time when the structure was originally formed. A first model having non-planar horizons representing a current subsurface structure may be used to calculate a vector field based on the non-planar geometry of the horizons of the model. The vector field may be non-uniform or uniform. Geographic coordinates of the first model may be transformed to paleo-geographic coordinates of a model representing the subsurface structure in the past, where the non-planar horizons in the first model are transformed to planar horizons in the second model. A set of points describing one or more fractures in the subsurface structure may be used to calculate a tuning parameter to correct a first set of paleo-geographic coordinates. A second set of coordinates representing an improved prediction at a time period when the subsurface structure was originally formed may be generated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2016
    Assignees: PARADIGM SCIENCES LTD.
    Inventor: Jean-Laurent Mallet
  • Patent number: 9395466
    Abstract: A method, apparatus and system for, in a computing system, perturbing an initial three-dimensional (3D) geological model using a 3D vector field. A coherent 3D vector field including 3D vectors may be generated where each 3D vector of the 3D vector field is associated with a node of the initial 3D geological model and has a magnitude within a range of uncertainty of the node of the initial 3D geological model associated therewith. The coherent 3D vector field may be applied to the initial 3D geological model associated therewith to generate an perturbed 3D model. The perturbed 3D model may differ from the initial 3D geological model by a displacement defined by the 3D vector field associated with nodes having uncertain values. The perturbed 3D model may be displayed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2016
    Assignees: PARADIGM SCIENCES LTD.
    Inventors: Jean-Laurent Mallet, Anne-Laure Tertois
  • Patent number: 9355494
    Abstract: A system and method may model physical geological structures. Seismic and geologic data may be accepted. A three-dimensional (3D) transformation may be generated between a 3D present day model having points representing present locations of the physical geological structures and a 3D past depositional model having points representing locations where the physical geological structures were originally deposited. An indication may be accepted to locally change the 3D transformation for a subset of sampling points in a first model of the models. The 3D transformation may be locally changed to fit the updated subset of sampling points. A locally altered or updated version of the first model and, e.g., second model, may be displayed where local changes to the first model are defined by the locally changed 3D transformation. The transformation may also be used to extract geobodies in the past depositional model.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2016
    Assignees: PARADIGM SCIENCES LTD.
    Inventors: Jean-Laurent Mallet, Jean-Claude Dulac, Emmanuel Labrunye, Christophe Winkler, Laurent Deny
  • Patent number: 9229130
    Abstract: A method, apparatus and system for, in a computing system, modeling a subsurface structure at a time period when the structure was originally formed. A memory may store a first model having a plurality of non-planar horizons representing a current state of the subsurface structure. A processor may compute a vector field based on the non-planar geometry of the horizons of the first model. The vector field may be a non-uniform vector field (e.g., the axe and/or co-axe vector field) or a uniform vector field (e.g., a global axis). Using the vector field, the processor may transform geographic coordinates of the first model to paleo-geographic coordinates of a second model representing a predicted state of the subsurface structure at a time period when the subsurface structure was originally formed, where the non-planar horizons in the first model are transformed to planar horizons in the second model. A display may display the first model.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2016
    Assignees: PARADIGM SCIENCES LTD.
    Inventor: Jean-Laurent Mallet
  • Patent number: 9207343
    Abstract: A system and method for modeling seismic data using time preserving tomography including storing an initial set of parameter values representing an initial seismic data model. The initial seismic model may correspond to at least two or more ray pairs. Each ray pair may have a traveltime. An altered model may be generated by altering two or more parameter values in the initial set of parameter values for each of two or more ray pairs in the initial model. Altering one parameter value without altering the remaining of the two or more parameter values may correspond to a change in the traveltime of each of the ray pairs, while altering the two or more parameter values in combination typically corresponds to no net change in the traveltime of each of the ray pairs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2015
    Assignee: Paradigm Sciences Ltd.
    Inventors: Zvi Koren, Allon Bartana, Igor Ravve
  • Patent number: 9142059
    Abstract: A system and method may model physical geological structures. Seismic and geologic data may be accepted. A three-dimensional (3D) transformation may be generated between a 3D present day model having points representing present locations of the physical geological structures and a 3D past depositional model having points representing locations where the physical geological structures were originally deposited. An indication may be accepted to locally change the 3D transformation for a subset of sampling points in a first model of the models. The 3D transformation may be locally changed to fit the updated subset of sampling points. A locally altered or updated version of the first model and, e.g., second model, may be displayed where local changes to the first model are defined by the locally changed 3D transformation. The transformation may also be used to extract geobodies in the past depositional model.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2015
    Assignees: PARADIGM SCIENCES LTD.
    Inventors: Jean-Laurent Mallet, Jean-Claude Dulac, Emmanuel Labrunye, Christophe Winkler, Laurent Deny