Quickly and accurately evaluate petroleum exploration and production opportunities

E&P companies are increasingly exploring and drilling for hydrocarbons in complex geologic environments, such as unconventional, deepwater, and subsalt plays. This means operators can no longer depend entirely on the interpretation of present-day structures. The Permedia software combines data from multiple packages and across all length scales - well, reservoir, and basin, to the entire region - to help you visualize and understand the evolution of a petroleum system in its entirety with dynamic 1D, 2D and 3D modeling workflows.

Permedia® software


  • Comprehensive insights: Accurately deliver subsurface insights associated with source rock quality, hydrocarbon migration, trap, seal quality and fluid composition.
  • Accurate fluid simulation: Advanced, high-resolution reservoir fluid simulation accurately emulates complex fluid migration, mixing, and reservoir filling.
  • Assessment and evaluation: Predict and evaluate reservoir potential accurately using intelligent screening and rapid assessment to minimize exploration uncertainty.
  • Easy and extensible: Easily add custom algorithms for kinetics and reactions like biodegradation and secondary cracking without compilation.
  • Connect and collaborate: Communicates with Geosciences Suite, Neftex® Predictions and Openworks® for faster decision-making.
  • Bridge the gap: Intuitive workflows seamlessly connect the gap between basin and reservoir simulation by blending high-resolution imaging and geological timescales.
  • Get a complete picture: Unify and analyze data from multiple packages and across all length scale - from well, reservoir, and basin, to the entire region.  
  • Faster prospect ranking: Leverage multiple analysis tools like trap-volume, closure, fill-spill etc., to perform rapid basin screening on horizons.
  • Predict with confidence: Evaluate reservoir potential with accuracy by reflecting parameter uncertainties and quantifying risk.  
  • Core to basin scalability: Works at any scale – effortlessly evaluate petroleum and emplacement from core to basin. 

Permedia® software


  • Viewers module: Includes Well, Map, 2D, 3D & Image browser​. Well Viewer is used to view well data, build 1D basin models, and perform calculations on well data. Map Viewer consists of a set of mapping tools for creating, querying and manipulating map data. 2D and 3D viewers are used to display 2D and 3D data respectively. Image Browser is a utility for organizing slideshows of screenshots. Using Image Browser, you can document your work as you go, creating on-the-fly presentations to share.

  • Utilities modules: Includes a set of tools to manipulate and edit certain types of data. Curve Editor is used for editing curve data between two variables. Calibration Editor is used to create calibration files (pcalib). The Time sequence Editor is used for assigning ages to map data. Table Editor is used for displaying a variety of reports generated in Permedia, and for querying and formatting tabular ASCII data coming from different sources. Text Editor is a simple text editor for creating and editing any ASCII text file. Image Editors is a simple drawing program for creating png, ppm, or pgm images.

  • Classic modules: Includes Volume editor, Fabric settings, Sources, Static Migration, and Intrusion​. Volume Editor is used to build classic MPath models. Fabric settings provide a way for Static and Dynamic Migration to use seismic, geostatistical, or other data at its original resolution. Sources allows to define multiple gridcells as sources for a Classic Static Migration simulation. Static Migration is used for migration simulator to model the transport process of secondary oil migration in 2 or 3 dimensions. The intrusion module is used to model capillary threshold pressure.

  • Basin module: Includes 2D & 3D Prospector, Basin PT, Mesh Overrides, and Dynamic Migration​. 2D and 3D Prospector are interactive 2D and 3D structural framework-building tool for quick-modeling workflow. BasinPT is a basin pressure and temperature solver and is used to construct a mesh sequence from a Permedia earth model (built in 2D or 3D Prospector). Mesh Override is used to quickly override, modify, and augment properties stored on meshes (i.e. grid). Dynamic Migration performs migration simulations on basin models built using Permedia BasinPT, as well as other packages.

  • Uncertainty module: Includes Risk editor, Batch Manager, Risk Analysis, and Correlation​. Risk Editor is used to apply distributions to input values in scenario input files for the purpose of generating multiple realizations for risking. Batch Manager generates a series of realizations from simulator scenarios. Risk Analysis is used to analyze multiple realizations (simulation results .act) of Static and Dynamic Migration scenarios, typically generated using Batch Manager. Correlation is used to constrain and evaluate the results of Permedia simulations.

  • Rocks and fluid module: Includes PVT viewer, Kinetics, Connections, Editors- Lithology, Expulsion and Component. PVT Viewer is used to view fluid properties of a specific PVT file (2 component) or PVT plugin (n-Component) and includes a flash calculator for performing phase state calculations and for calibrating the masses in your model. Kinetics is used to view yield and maturity curves for the kerogen types defined in kinetics files, as well as generate expulsion curves and expulsion maps based on those types. Connections is used to identify and quantify connected units of interest. Lithology Editor is used to create and edit lithology files (plith). Expulsion Editor is used to create and edit expulsion files (.exp) that define rate functions for petroleum expulsion. Component Editor is used to create and edit component data files (pcomp).

  • Reservoir module: Includes Pressure & Tracers, Pore pressure integration, Fluid mixing, Black oil simulator and Reservoir filling. Pressure and Tracers is a single-phase pressure solver and tracer tracking system for creating pressure models of a reservoir; it can be used for well planning, pressure studies, compartmentalization evaluation, fluid connectivity assessments, tracer studies, quantification of mixing, determining breakthrough times, etc. Fluid Mixing simulates the mixing of fluids with different densities and viscosities in porous media. Black Oil Simulator is a classical black oil simulator. Pore Pressure Integration can be used to calculate pore pressure from 3D seismic velocity data, integrate pore pressure data from multiple sources, or perform both operations in the same volume concurrently.

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