Patents Assigned to PARADIGM SCIENCES LTD.
  • Patent number: 9052413
    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: October 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2015
    Assignees: PARADIGM SCIENCES LTD.
    Inventors: Jean-Laurent Mallet, Anne-Laure Tertois
  • Patent number: 9053570
    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: October 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2015
    Assignees: PARADIGM SCIENCES LTD.
    Inventors: Jean-Laurent Mallet, Anne-Laure Tertois
  • Publication number: 20140278106
    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: March 14, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicants: PARADIGM SCIENCES LTD.
    Inventor: Jean-Laurent MALLET
  • Patent number: 8792301
    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: October 19, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 29, 2014
    Assignee: Paradigm Sciences Ltd.
    Inventor: Huw James
  • Patent number: 8743115
    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: October 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2014
    Assignees: Paradigm Sciences Ltd.
    Inventors: Jean-Laurent Mallet, Jean-Claude Dulac, Emmanuel Labrunye, Christophe Winkler, Laurent Deny
  • Patent number: 8711140
    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: June 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2014
    Assignees: Paradigm Sciences Ltd.
    Inventor: Jean-Laurent Mallet
  • Patent number: 8600708
    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: June 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2013
    Assignees: Paradigm Sciences Ltd.
    Inventors: Jean-Laurent Mallet, Anne-Laure Tertois
  • Publication number: 20130204598
    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: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: August 8, 2013
    Applicant: PARADIGM SCIENCES LTD.
    Inventor: PARADIGM SCIENCES LTD.