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January 2011

Permedia releases MPath 4.18

The Permedia Research Group releases MPath 4.18, an incremental update to the industry-leading petroleum systems and reservoir filling toolkit.

With MPath 4.18, the industry's best migration simulator is now even better, featuring a revolutionary new tracer system for visualizing 3D fetch volumes, powerful new calculation tools for manipulating your data, a new platform for deriving pore pressure from 3D data, and more.

MPath's new Genetic tracers system lets you identify the pedigree of petroleum in any given accumulation and calculate loss rates between source and trap. Use genetic tracers to discover where exactly the material in an accumulation comes from, its relationship with other accumulations and how much rock has been touched on the way to the accumulation. With genetic tracers, visualize the 3D fetch for any accumulation in a system with point-and-click ease in 3D Viewer.

MPath's already extensive tools for manipulating data have been enhanced with flexible calculators that allow you to use equations to derive properties on virtually any data type. Use calculators in Data Explorer to dynamically plot equation-based calculations against your data. Apply calculators to well traces in Well Viewer to create new traces, and live link them with Data Explorer. Or use calculators to create new mesh properties at the basin or reservoir scale.

For Pore Pressure project sponsors, MPath 4.18 includes Pore Pressure Integration, a powerful new platform for deriving pore pressure from 3D data. 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 - all in a single screen.

Permedia Viewers, MPath's visualization suite, has also been enhanced with a completely redesigned Well Viewer, enhanced Data Explorer, and more.

The new Well Viewer includes trace colorizers, more calculation options, and live links with Data Explorer for plotting well data. Take any well data as a starting point, augment it with data derived from curves, tables, volumes, and meshes, then use the combined dataset as input to calculators in user-defined scripts. Using the new equation and scripting support, create any number of traces on the fly based on existing traces, or other data added to the scene. Well Viewer now supports all major well formats, drag and drop assignment of traces into tracks, interaction with other viewers, zones and markers, and more.

MPath supports dozens of formats including Gocad, Eclipse, Temis, Trinity, PetroMod, SEGY, Shapefiles, ZMap, LAS, Google Earth export, and more. MPath runs on Windows 32/64, Linux 32/64 (Red Hat 4/5), and includes multicore support on RHEL5.

 MPath Feature Summary [PDF]

About MPath

In development since 1998, Permedia MPath is used by many of the world's leading upstream companies to understand and reduce risk in complex petroleum systems and reservoir filling scenarios. It is available to any commercial parties on a sale or study basis.