Structural deformation and relationships are of utmost importance in the exploration, delineation, and development of mineral and fluid resources. Developing a thorough understanding and comprehensive use of GeoGraphix®  has been instrumental in rapid and efficient creation of our geomodels. The geomodels are extremely precise and fully integrated with multiple aspects of pertinent data. The system enables prompt data inclusion, manipulation, evaluation, and presentation in 2D or 3D for both internal review and field use. One of the most valuable tools within the GeoGraphix®  Suite has been smartSECTION® with smartSTRAT® and FrameBuilder TM. In addition to the integration, the module enables realistic modeling of faults, recumbent folds, and unconformities. From the Permian Basin to the highly deformed Paradox, the use of smartSECTION® tools and their ability to integrate well data on the fly with 3D seismic has improved our geomodels to within inches of accuracy as proven through drilling and geosteering. Further integration between GeoGraphix®  and external GIS resources has transformed our geomodels and thus our interpretations of geologic history.. The highly compatible platform allows swift data integration and analysis that is only limited by your imagination. I like to call it data domination, and am hard-pressed to find a better tool for exploration geology. Looking back, these tools have been a game-changer.

Dan Tschopp
Intrepid Potash, Inc.