Addax chooses Paradigm technology for pore pressure prediction

Offshore staff

HOUSTON Addax Petroleum has selected the Paradigm Pore Pressure module to use as its corporate tool for pore pressure prediction.

The module is based on another Paradigm product, Geolog, and 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.

The companies collaborated, with Paradigm developers working with Addax Petroleum to expand the module’s functionality. A single, full workflow interface was implemented, and more than 20 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.

Addax Petroleum said that the fit-for-purpose solution helped the company perform successful drilling in a challenging high-pressure well offshore West Africa.


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