StructureSolver is fully interactive and its structural geology tools can be applied in any order and combination, depending on the specific structural problem.

StructureSolver can be applied to a wide range of key problems in petroleum geology, including:

  • Correlating horizons across faults.
  • Determining fault shapes and displacements at depth.
  • Resolving reservoir shape in areas with poorly imaged seismic data.
  • Relating stratigraphic features totectonics.
  • Analyzing development of complex multi-fault structures.

These problems may arise in many contexts; for example:

  • Full 3D seismic interpretations and basin studies.
  • Review of existing studies.
  • Prospect review.
  • Quality control of interpretations.
  • Estimation of layer strain for well planning. 

The order in which you use the various StructureSolver features will obviously depend on the problem.  In general,we find that starting with Area-Depth Strain analysis is useful to see whether your section is in area-balance, whether the layer parallel strains are reasonable, and where the detachments may be.  After that, you can use the modeling and restoration functions to analyze the section in more detail.  You should note that all these features are independent, so if the results from the different analyses are similar, you can be confident that your interpretation is reasonable.  The following video is a summary of an case study using StructureSolver, and shows how the different features can be used to arrive at a  structurally consistent and sound interpretation.

 Integrating StructureSolver analysis into your workflow is very quick and easy, regardless of the 3D interpretation system you use.  

 No plugin or connection software is needed to use StructureSolver on your data.  You only need to export an image of the section (interpreted or uninterpreted) from your interpretation system, and create a new solution in StructureSolver based on that image.   The following video shows how quick and easy it is: With the simple and intuitive Interpretation functions in StructureSolver, it takes minutes to interpret the horizons and faults you wish to review, and start structural analysis.  You should note that StructureSolver allows horizons to be overturned or overthrust.  Not all interpretation systems allow this flexibility.
Using StructureSolver with Badleys T7/TrapTester

StructureSolver has been integrated tightly into T7, so that you can seamlessly transfer data and interpretations betweenStructureSolver and T7.