GPM geological process modeling software is used to build advanced digital geological models predicting clastic sedimentary stratigraphic sequences.

The GPM Clastics module enables simulating the main processes controlling the erosion, transportation, and deposition of clastics sediments from sources to sinks. Users have access to the fundamental physical controls of sedimentation including diffusion and both steady-state (for example, fluvial and deltas) and unsteady-state (for example, floods and turbidites) flow as well as other controlling parameters such as compaction, tectonics, sea-level fluctuation, and wave action. Additionally, users have access to processes for modeling sediment accumulation with several output properties for quality checking of the result.

All available processes can be modeled independently or concurrently. The processes are modeled deterministically through the numerical simulation of physical processes.

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


GPM software is tightly integrated with other Schlumberger technologies to enable addressing challenges at different scales—from basin to reservoir—with applicability throughout the entire E&P lifecycle, from early exploration to improved oil recovery (IOR).

GPM software can be connected to PetroMod petroleum systems modeling software for basin-scale studies to support the subsequent analysis of the petroleum systems by understanding the charge migration and accumulation of potential hydrocarbons, which is critical for exploration success. It can also be used to condition traditional geostatistical methods to increase predictability by using the Petrel platform to provide information about realistic and plausible geological trends. Finally, GPM software results can also be used as input in gross depositional environment (GDE) maps, the Play and Prospect Assessment workflow for the Petrel platform, and GeoX exploration risk, resource, and value assessment software to refine the final reservoir understanding and explore economic scenarios toward reaching more confident decisions.

  • Model diffusion, source points, and steady- and unsteady-state flow.
  • Conduct detailed modeling of turbidites, fluvial systems, deltaic systems, marine systems, etc.
  • Build complex depositional models for complex depositional histories, such as erosion and interbedding with sedimentation from different sources in different time periods.
  • 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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