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Move2018.2 is here!

The 2018.2 release of Move includes substantial new features, as well as improvements to the existing functionality and usability.

What's new in Move2018.2

The new Move 2018.2 and previous 2018.1 releases of Move includes substantial new features, as well as improvements to the existing functionality and usability.

The 2018.2 release sees the addition of new copy and paste functionality allowing images from the clipboard to inserted straight into the Views.

In 2D Kinematic we have added a new 2D Area Depth tool. In addition, and following client demand, the Horizon from Template tool is now fully interactive. After a project dealing with complicated regional sections from the GOM there are now major developments and improvements to the Autopolygon and Tidy tools.

In Fault Analysis, intraformational well markers are now taken into consideration when calculating lithologies and seal proxies from Vshale logs, aligned relative to horizon top markers matching cut-off lines in the model.

The 2018.2 release allows Shear and normal stress attributes to be created as attributes in Stress Analysis.

Also introduced is the Monte Carlo Stress Inversion in the Fault Response Modelling module and several notable additions to Move Core in terms of imports, exports, and data handling.

And, after feedback from our User Meeting, the Move Link for Petrel has been updated with a new Auto transfer option, allowing more control over the transfer process.

For full details of all the new tools and functionality in Move2018, download the latest Release Notes.

What's new in Move2018.2

Move - the core application

The Move file format has changed. Older versions of Move will no longer be able to open files saved by Move 2018.2.

Additionally, the 2018.2 release sees support for additional point, multi-point, and multi-polygon Shapefile formats.

The new Surface with Boundaries tool allows the user to create kriged surfaces with a user-defined outer boundary extent, the Extend Surface tool has been improved with new surface extension capabilities, and the line extrusion functionality has been moved from the Surface creation tool into the Extend tool and has been merged with existing functionality to tie all surface extension methods into a single place.

In Map View, the user can now display surfaces and grids in different mesh styles as they would be displayed in 3D Views. The three different styles are: outline, flat fill, or shaded fill.

In the Move Core the 3D PDF export now exports in PRC format. This PRC format is useful for embedding the 3D content into compatible authoring packages. PRC can be used as a 3D file type for storage and interchange. Such 3D binary files can be interchanged with other PRC compatible applications.

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Move - the core application

Move Knowledge Base

In Move2017 we introduced the first release of the Move Knowledge Base. This resource contains all Move Help Pages, Tutorials, and the release documentation presented in a single, offline, searchable entity, independent of Move.

For 2018.2, the Knowledge Base has improved cross-referencing of tutorials and help topics and the addition of a new menu to the top bar. The new menu (Monthly Features) allows users to access the back catalogue of Move Monthly Features that form part of our monthly newsletter that is made available to registered users.

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Move Knowledge Base

Kinematic Updates

In 2018.2 we have added a new tool, 2D Area Depth to the 2D Kinematic Modelling Module for Area Depth Strain analysis. The 2D Area-Depth tool provides a set of non-kinematic techniques used for predicting detachment depth and to test a section for area balance and internal consistency.

After a project dealing with complicated regional sections from the Gulf of Mexico there are now major developments and improvements to the Autopolygon and Tidy tools for Move2018.2. Thanks to these improvements the autopolygon tool now has a success rate of >99.5% and can handle structurally complex geometries. The Tidy tool has been enhanced to give better visual feedback of potential issues and improved automatic correction of problems. Duplicate faults are now clearly highlighted and the default values within the toolbox changed to better reflect a wider range of section extents. A shortcut has also been added, Alt+T, Tidy Selected, to speed up the Tidy workflow. 

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Kinematic Updates

Fault Analysis

Fault Analysis has been expanded to include Uncertainty Modelling for 2018. The 2018.2 release intraformational well markers are now taken into consideration when calculating lithologies and seal proxies from Vshale logs, aligned relative to horizon top markers matching cut-off lines in the model. The well log chart on the Wells sheet now visualizes the log lithology as calculated from user-defined Vshale parameters.

The Fault Analysis Uncertainty Modelling tool allows users to run a Monte Carlo simulation that models deviations in fault cut-off position and Vshale log values. Using these simulations, the impact of data resolution can be investigated and the certainty of fault juxtaposition and seal proxies to be quantified. A strike projection of the modelled fault can be visualized and colour mapped for the mean, mode or percentile (e.g. P10, P50, P90) result. These values can be saved to the fault in 3D. A graphical display of any point or region on a fault gives each possible result and its likelihood, or the probability of a result to be determined.

Uncertainty Modelling quantifies the likelihood of a fault acting as a conduit or barrier to across fault fluid flow. This can add confidence to prospect generation and trap evaluation and reduce financial risk.   

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Fault Analysis

Fault Response Modelling

For 2018, Monte Carlo Stress Inversion has been added to the Fault Response Modelling module. This new technique introduces iterative stress inversion methods based on Monte Carlo simulations and direct inversion method to invert stress fields from focal mechanisms (Angelier 1990). Rather than using the grid search method, various fault plane realisations through Monte Carlo simulations will be directly inverted and the best fitting stress tensor is identified by investigating the resulting stress orientation pattern from many simulations. To gain further confidence several confidence estimators are cross plotted to approximate differential stresses.

The new functionality aims to reduce the effects of the two major challenges, the fault/auxiliary issue and the heterogeneity of the underlying dataset. The stress inversion methodology shows how statistical simulations can contribute to resolve these issues. In combination with estimator cross plots, this technique allows the user to quickly verify heterogeneity and helps to separate fault populations from each other. Furthermore, the statistical approach minimises the fault/auxiliary plane uncertainty inherent to earthquake focal mechanisms, resulting in stress orientation patterns and shape ratio variations as shown in the figure opposite.

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Fault Response Modelling

Stress Analysis

Stress Analysis now offers the user several options to display focal mechanism data. Once the moment tensors have been decomposed with either the shear or tensile source model (this functionality was introduced in Move2017), the results can now be displayed with a beachball representation in the stereonet plot (for a single focal mechanism), or in Map Views and 3D Views. In addition to this, the tensile (T) and compressive (P) direction plots are now available in the stereonet plot within the tool. Where only fault planes and their corresponding rake directions are available, the tool can now perform all necessary orientation attributes to produce beachball displays.

The 2018.2 release allows Shear and normal stress attributes to be created as attributes, when the user creates a stress overlay as an attribute.

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Stress Analysis

Other General Improvements

Improvements have been made to the handling of data and the control of object and attribute visibility. A new context menu option has been added to the Sections Browser in the Model Browser to support the display of cross-sections. This option will allow the user more control over the display where there is a large number of cross-sections in the model. The Quick Editor for wells and fractures now includes options to control the display of marker data and the percentage of fractures displayed, respectively. Selection speeds have been improved when working with wells with many well logs.

To improve the handling of large files, two new options have been added to Preferences to control whether objects are visualized when a Move project is opened, or new data is imported into an existing Move document. These options will allow the data to be imported but will automatically render the objects invisible until the user wishes to show them by controlling object visibility from the Model Browser. This speeds up rendering times when working in a 3D View with a large number of objects. In 2018.2 reading time for Move files with larger GeoCellular Volumes has been improved on multi-processor machines.

New options have been added to the Quick Access tools to make it quicker to Close the document, Close All documents or Save the current document. Usability has also been improved with the introduction of a new shortcut – Ctrl + D to duplicate a cross-section. Due to this the Resample shortcut has been changed to Ctrl + R.

The support for Closed Lines and Polygons with internal holes has been enhanced to allow situations where a multi-line is converted to a polygon, if parts of a line form an internal boundary then this boundary is preserved in the polygon.   

Other General Improvements