GPM geological process modeling software is used to build advanced digital geological models predicting the development and redistribution of carbonates.

The GPM Carbonates module enables users to simulate the growth and diagenesis of carbonates across a range of depositional settings such as carbonate platforms and reefs. Users have access to the parameters that control growth and diagentic alteration, including erosion and redistribution of carbonate material, compaction, tectonics, and wave action. Carbonate growth can be modeled as dependent on several factors, such as water depth, wave energy, and suspended sediment. All these factors can be combined additively or multiplicatively. Reworked carbonates can also be included and differentiated in the model. Additionally, users have access to processes for modeling sediment diffusion and sediment accumulation along with several output properties for quality checking of the results.

All available processes can be modeled independently or concurrently. The processes are modeled deterministically through a combination of numerical simulation of physical processes and rule-based modeling.

In addition to modeling carbonates, users can model carbonates and clastics together.


  • Simulate the effects of sunlight, water temperature and depth, and wave action for nutrient supply.
  • Model the erosion, heterogeneity, and reworking of carbonates.
  • Simulate the physical controls over the meteoric diagenesis processes and obtain a rule-based proxy of the intensity of the diagenetic process(es) in each meteoric zone, along geologic time.
  • Apply sediment diffusion, sediment accumulation, and tectonic and compaction geological processes.
  • Combine several types of sediments to create different possible lithologies.
  • Generate rock-type fractions, depositional geometries, and petrophysical properties (for example, porosity) for different time scales, with results interactively visualized using a dedicated sedimentary process player.
  • Leverage full integration with the Petrel E&P software platform for seamless conversion of GPM software results into Petrel surfaces and 3D models for use in subsequent workflows (for example, direct conditioning of geostatistical modeling).
  • Completely control the geological model parameters to easily build multiple versions of the same model that represent different scenarios for the conceptual model.
  • Employ auditability and traceability to the current digital representation of prospects by the creation of digital conceptual models, directly stored inside the Petrel platform projects. 
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