Paradigm® announced that Addax Petroleum has acquired the Paradigm Pore Pressure Prediction module to complement its Paradigm suite of products, which includes Paradigm SKUA-GOCAD™, Geolog® and EarthStudy 360®. The module has been embedded in Geolog as Addax Petroleum’s corporate tool for pore pressure prediction.
The Geolog log-based pore pressure prediction module provides tools to predict pore and fracture pressure profiles in wells based on logging data. Following data preparation and compaction trend analysis, the Geolog pore pressure prediction module calculates hydrostatic pressure, overburden pressure, pore pressure, and fracture pressure in a single multi-tab program.
In order to customize the solution to the customer’s needs, Paradigm developers worked closely with Addax Petroleum to expand the module’s functionality. A single, full workflow interface was quickly implemented, and more than twenty new features, including additional methods for modeling missing input log data, new compaction trend options, pore pressure evaluation from multiple logs, and fracture pressure calibration, were added. A variety of options, such as detailed output reports and isodensity line computation, were also developed.