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User Guide (pdf, 174 MB)

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New Features (pdf, 7.9 MB)

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User Guide (pdf, 144 MB)

Getting Started (pdf, 4 MB)

Release notes (pdf, 1.5 MB)

New Features (pdf, 10 MB)

Version 2018

User Guide (pdf, 99.2 MB)

Getting Started (pdf, 5.08 MB)

Release notes (pdf, 1.26 MB)

New Features (pdf, 14 MB)

Version 2017

User Guide.pdf (pdf, 69.6 MB)

Getting Started.pdf (pdf, 4.31 MB)

Release notes (pdf, 1.26 MB)

New features (pdf, 14.67 MB)

Version 2020

User Guide (pdf 166 Mo)

Version 2017

User Guide (pdf 31 Mo)

Version 2016

User Guide (pdf 29,6 Mo)


PaleoScan Database: 

Data I/O API 3.0.0 (zip, 1.3 MB)

PaleoScan Python: 

Python API 1.0.0 (zip, 3.7 MB)


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PaleoScan 2017 (pdf 137 Mo)

PaleoScan 2016 (pdf 38,3 Mo)

PaleoScan 2015 (pdf 42,4 Mo)

PaleoScan 2016 Fundamentals to Advanced Course (pdf 79,7 Mo)

PaleoScan 2015 Fundamental Course (pdf 72,2 Mo)


Western Australia Exmouth (zip 3,3 Go)

North Sea F03  (zip 2,21 Go)

North Sea K05 (zip 3.4 Go)

Maui 2D demo (zip 271 Mo)





I. What computer do I need to run PaleoScan?

II. What operating system do I need to run PaleoScan?

III.What hardware do I need to run PaleoScan?

IV.What are the recommended settings for I/O and RAM in PaleoScan? 

V. What are the recommended settings for CPU/GPU in PaleoScan?

VI. What is the optimum IT environment to run PaleoScan?

VII. How does PaleoScan handle 8-bits/16-bit data?

VIII. I have 3D display issues (such as all my objects are black in my 3D viewer), how can I fix it?

IX. I cannot access the functions of my add-on module license (Advanced Interpretation, Properties Modeling, Time/Depth, OpenWorks®)

X. I have an error when trying to run PaleoScan, saying that I have an obsolete flexnet deamon, how can I fix the issue?




I. How does PaleoScan™ handle the units?

II. Can we define/modify the Coordinate Reference System?

III. PaleoScan™ cannot launch any computation due to a lack of space on the temp file, what can I do?

IV. Can we display the cursor to know where my mouse is?

V. How can I creat Crosslines or Time Slices? 

VI. How can I synchronize color bars and viewers?

VII. Can I reduce the size of my project?

VIII.How can I share my PaleoScan project with other users?

IX.What objects of my PaleoScan projects do I need to back up?

X. How can I change the style of my objects (faults, geobodies, cultures, wells, markers etc.…)?

XI. How can I display an object in a 2D viewer?

XII. How can I superimpose two different volumes on a 2D viewer?

XIII. How can I organize my windows?

XIV. Does PaleoScan™ automatically save my projects and objects?

XV. How can I display both IL, XL and TS sections on a 3D viewer?

XVI. How can I create polygons?

XVII. How can I apply and save a stretch/rotation to my section? How can I apply it to other viewers?

XVIII.How can I flatten a seismic section along a specific horizon?

I. What are the input/output formats?

II. Which data connectors are available?

III. Can we change the unit if we imported the wrong one? 

I. How does PaleoScan™ work with phase changes?

II. Why is there a difference between the geomodel preview and the real geomodel?

III. What is the difference between horizons coming from the model grid and horizons coming from the horizon stack?

IV. Does having a gap in the marked horizon mean having a gap in the geomodel/horizon stack?

V. Can we rename a marked horizon from the grid?

VI. Why do we have a gap in the preview? Does it imply gaps in the geomodel?

VII. How do we refine the grid?

VIII. Is it possible to constrain a new grid by a previous one?

IX. How can I use external horizons (not model grid horizons) as constraints for my model grid?  

XI. I have a big volume; how can I generate the grid on a restrained area?  

XII. Can I re-edit a marked horizon? 

XIII. I want to exclude a specific area (no signal area) for the generation of the model grid.

XIV. When I display the model grid nodes on a section, the nodes are not always located on a seismic event, why is that?

XV. My marked horizon doesn’t appear in the model grid horizon list. 

XXIV. Some areas of my Model-Grid have no nodes, why is that?  

XXV.  What is exactly a marked horizon?  

I. Can we choose the horizons of the horizon stack?

II. How can I save/extract a specific horizon?

I. What does vertical window size mean?

II.Can I calculate attributes on all types of volumes? 

III.Why don’t I have access to all the 3D attributes when generating a Real-time attribute from the Properties panel of a 2D display? 

I. Can we work with 2D lines?
II. Can I give the priority to a specific 2D line for the mis-tie corrections?
III. I forgot one line in the 2D line set, can I add it after the Model-Grid has been generated?

IV. The 2D Geo-Model preview on my model grid is empty, why is that?

V. Can I obtain a pseudo 3D Geo-Model from a 2D line set?

I. Can we pick faults in different directions?  

II. Can we merge/split faults?  

III. Can we edit a fault after having validated it?  

IV. How does PS work with Reverse fault interpretation?  

I. What is the basic PaleoScan™ workflow?  

II. I am not satisfied with some parts of my model grid; how can I refine/edit it?  

III. How can I apply a spectral decomposition to horizon stacks in order to do a RGB blending?  

IV. What is the 2D lines interpretation workflow?

I.  Project shortcuts

II. Mouse mode shortcuts

III. Viewers shortcuts

IV. 3D viewer shortcuts

V. Action between viewers shortcuts

VI. Select 3D objects shortcuts

VII. Faults module shortcuts

VIII. Horizon shortcuts

IX. Model-Grid module shortcuts

X. Geobody shortcuts




From quantitative 3D seismic stratigraphy to sequence stratigraphy: Insights into the vertical and lateral variability of shelf-margin depositional systems at different stratigraphic orders

Victorien Paumard∗ , Julien Bourget , Tobi Payenberg , Annette D. George , R. Bruce Ainsworth , Simon Lang

Full-volume 3D seismic interpretation methods: A new step towards high-resolution seismic stratigraphy 

Victorien Paumard, Julien Bourget, Benjamin Durot, Sébastien Lacaze, Tobi Payenberg, Annette D. George, and Simon Lang


Abstract Applying New Technologies to Old Areas: Relative Geologic Time, Wheeler Diagrams and Near Field Exploration in Faulted Plays
Youtube conference

Steve Tobias, HGS North American Dinner, October 2018

Controls on shelf-margin architecture and sediment partitioning during a syn-rift to post-rift transition: Insights from the Barrow Group (Northern Carnarvon Basin, North West Shelf, Australia)

Victorien Paumard, Julien Bourget, Tobi Payenberg, R. Bruce Ainsworth, Annette D. George, Simon Lang, Henry W. Posamentier, Daniel Peyrot, Earth-Science Reviews, Volume 177, February 2018


Innovatice and Interactive Methods emphasizing geological events through soectral decompostion New Zealand case study.pdf

B. DurotM.M. MangueB.L. LuquetJ.P.A. Adam and N.D. Daynac, 79th EAGE Conference and Exhibition 2017, Extended Abstract, Paris, 12th June 2017

Method to generate a watertight Model directly from a seismic Volume.pdf

F. Pauget and S. Lacaze, 79th EAGE Conference and Exhibition 2017, Extended Abstract, Paris, 12th June 2017


Enhanced Fault Imaging from Seismic and Geological Model
Sebastien Lacaze, Fabien Pauget, Benoit Luquet and Thomas Valding, Eliis, SEG 2016, Dallas

Transforming Exploration
Rhonda Duey (Hart Energy),, July 2016

Methodology and results of Nile Delta Messinian-Pliocene Holistic 3D seismic interpretation - A case study from the Disouq area, Onshore Nile Delta, Egypt
Tarek S. Ellaithy (DEA Egypt Branches), Alexander Prexl (DEA Egypt Branches), Nicolas Daynac (Eliis)

New technique for Rock Physics prediction based on the seismic interpretation
Benoît Luquet, Thomas Valding, Fabien Cubizolle and Nicolas Daynac, Eliis, EAGE 2016, Vienna

Interpretation of complex faulted deposits in the North Sea using the relative geological time model
Nicolas Daynac, Sébastien Lacaze and Fabien Pauget, Eliis, First Break, volume 34, May 2016

Global Technique in Seismic Interpretation for Reservoir Detection and Characterization
Sebastien Lacaze, Jean-Philippe Adam, Benjamin Durot and Fabien Pauget, Eliis, GEO 2016, Bahrain


Intraslope basin stratigraphy documents the evolution of salt wall growth in the Lower Congo Basin, offshore Angola
Leo Zijerveld (University of Bergen), Rob Gawthorpe (Statoil), Ayo Oluboyo (PGS), AAPG 2015, Denver

Global method for seismic-well tie based on real time synthetic model
Fabien Cubizolle*, Thomas Valding, Sébastien Lacaze and Fabien Pauget, Eliis, SEG 2015, New Orleans

Interpretation of complex geo-bodies using a relative geological time model: Exmouth Sub-basin, Australia
Clémence Prazuck*, Benjamin Durot, Vianney Savajol and Sébastien Lacaze, Eliis,SEG 2015, New Orleans


Interpretation of Complex Faulted Deposits in the North Sea using the Relative Geological Time Model
Nicolas Daynac, Sebastien Lacaze, Marion Mangue and Fabien Pauget, Eliis, EAGE 2014, Amsterdam


Spectral Decomposition combined with geo-model interpretation: Creating new workflows by integrating advanced technologies for seismic imaging and interpretation
Ingelise Schmidt (Maersk Oil), Sebastien Lacaze (Eliis), Gaynor Paton (FFA), EAGE 2013, London


Fast leveraging of seismic information over large areas-a Central North Sea case study
BELLER, Marc (Maersk Oil), LACAZE, Sebastien (Eliis), MANGUE Marion (Eliis) & PAUGET, Fabien EAGE 2012, Copenhagen


Seismic stratigraphic interpretation from a geological model: A North Sea case study
Sébastien Lacaze*, Fabien Pauget and Marion Mangue, (Eliis); Michel Lopez and Aurélien Gay, (University of Montpellier II), SEG 2011, San Antonio

Polygonal fault systems in Gjallar Ridge, offshore Norway: implications for early processes of deformation, faulting and fluid flow 
Dimitri Laurent, Aurélien Gay, Christian Bernt, Sverre Planke, Régis Mourgues, Roger Soliva, Catherine Baudon, Michel Lopez, Géosciences Montpellier, University of Montpellier II, France, Geomar Kiel, Germany, University of Oslo, Norway, Université Le Mans, France

Innovative 3D Seismic Interpretation and Reservoir Model Construction using PaleoScan Technology: a Successful Application in Angola
SCHMIDT, Ingelise1, LACAZE, Sebastien2, PAUGET, Fabien2, and DOCHERTY, Matthew3, (1) Exploration and New Business, Maersk Oil, Copenhagen,
Eliis, Exploration and New Business, Maersk Oil, Copenhagen

A Review of “Global” Interpretation Methods for Automated 3D Horizon Picking
Hoyes, J. and Cheret, T. The Leading Edge, January 2011, Vol 30, no.1, 38-47


Improved 3D Seismic Interpretation and Reservoir Model Construction Using PaleoScan Technology
AAPG 2010 Annual Convention & Exhibition – New Orleans, U.S.A., 11 – 14 April 2010. I. Schmidt (Maersk Oil),
M. Docherty (Maersk Oil), S. Lacaze (Eliis) & F. Pauget (Eliis)

A Multi Scale Approach on Large Seismic Volumes – Tunisia Case Study
72nd EAGE Conference & Exhibition — Barcelona, Spain, 14 - 71 June 2010
EAGE expanded Abstracts. R. Lemaire* (BG Group), F. Pauget (Eliis), S. Lacaze (Eliis), T. Cheret (BG Group), M. Mangue (Eliis) & C. Horno Kort (University of Montpellier)


A Global Approach to Seismic Interpretation Based on Cost Function Minimization
SEG 2009 Houston 2009 Annual Meeting, 25 – 30 October 2009. Expanded Abstract, 28, no. 1, 2592-2596. F. Pauget (Eliis), S. Lacaze (Eliis) & T. Valding (Eliis)

Faults Enhancement Based on 3D Geological Model Analysis
2nd International Conference on Fault and Top Seals – From Pore to Basin Scale. Montpellier, France, 21 - 24 September 2009.
AGE Expanded Abstracts, Fault and Top Seals 2009. F. Pauget (Eliis)& S. Lacaze (Eliis)

Vertical Displacement on Faults Extracted from Seismic, Offshore Nigeria Case Study
71st EAGE Conference & Exhibition — Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 8 - 11 June 2009.
EAGE Expanded Abstracts, 5800. K Bates* (University of Leeds), T. Cheret (BG Group), F. Pauget (Eliis) & S. Lacaze (Eliis)


Automated Geomodelling a Nigeria Case Study
70th EAGE Conference & Exhibition — Rome, Italy, 9 - 12 June 2008
EAGE Expanded Abstracts, B020. R. Gupta* (BG Group), T. Cheret (BG group), F. Pauget (Eliis) & S. Lacaze (Eliis)