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World-leading forward and reverse modelling tools for validating your interpretation and reducing uncertainty

2D Kinematic Modelling

Our 2D Kinematic Modelling module provides a comprehensive range of tools to build, balance, restore and analyse cross-sections at a local and regional scale. Take into account the importance of geological time and its impact on your decisions on the present-day structure.

Kinematic algorithms are used to restore and remove deformation in geological cross-sections. It allows the un-deformed state to be defined, while staying true to line length and area balancing principles.

Tools in the 2D Kinematic Modelling module can be used to interactively determine deformation rates, check the geometric and evolutionary feasibility of your model, highlight areas of geological uncertainty and constrain the evolution.


  • Work in 2D plus geological time. Evolve models backwards and forwards through time and assess the timing of critical geological events.
  • Use kinematic algorithms for both restoration and forward modelling including:
    -    Block Restoration
    -    Flexural Slip Unfolding
    -    Simple Shear Unfolding
    -    Simple Shear Move-on-Fault
    -    Trishear (planar and non-planar faults) Move-on-Fault
    -    Fault Parallel Flow Move-on-Fault
    -    Fault Bend Folding Move-on-Fault
  • Include sedimentation, erosion and salt movements.
  • Backstripping techniques including compaction, thermal subsidence and isostasy.
  • Seismic data and images can be carried through the restoration.
  • Interactively define fault displacement, shear angle, regional level, position, propagation angle, trishear angle, sediment erosion and deposition when forward modelling.
  • Test and validate geological interpretations and produce balanced cross-sections.
  • Develop accurate fault trajectories and depths to detachment.

New for 2018

  • 2D Elliptical Fault Flow algorithm.
  • Auto-population for 2D Move-on-Fault toolboxes.
  • Support of a Regional Dip being defined in Horizon from Fault.
  • Depth conversion of 2D Seismic.