The structural geology experts
Midland Valley is the world leader in the field of structural geology, providing expert consultancy and the Move™ suite of geological software. Here you can find out more about our company. Midland Valley мировой лидер в области структурной геологии, обеспечивая опытное консультирование и Move™ suite геологического программного обеспечения.
Move Software Suite
The Move suite is the most complete structural modelling and analysis toolkit available. It provides a full digital environment for best practice structural modelling to reduce risk and uncertainty in geological models. The Move suite provides a platform for integrating and interpreting data, cross-section construction, 3D model building, kinematic restoration and validation, geomechanical modelling, fracture modelling, fault response modelling, and fault and stress analysis. Move suite - самый полный структурный доступный набор инструментов моделирования и анализа. Это обеспечивает полную цифровую среду для наиболее успешной практики структурное моделирование, чтобы снизить риск и неуверенность в геологических моделях. Move suite обеспечивает платформу для интеграции и интерпретации данных, создания поперечного сечения, 3D строительства модели, кинематического восстановления и проверки, геомеханического моделирования, моделирования перелома, моделирования ответа ошибки, и ошибки и расчета напряжений.
Move Core Application
Move is the core application of the Move suite. It provides a powerful stand-alone environment for data integration, cross-section construction and 3D model building, and forms the base for the specialist structural modules for 2D and 3D Kinematic Modelling, Geomechanical Modelling, Fracture Modelling, Fault Response Modelling, as well as Fault Analysis and Stress Analysis.
The Move application provides a platform which integrates geo-referenced 2D and 3D views, allowing over 100 different data formats to be combined. The integrated views can be used to construct geologically valid cross-sections and 3D models using manual and automated tools.
The 2D/3D space provides a best practice environment to develop models, which can then be directly tested and validated using the kinematic modules. Orientation plots, cross plots, stereonets, rose diagrams and object property tables can then be used to thoroughly investigate and analyse the model and construction process. Move is used by geoscientists and engineers with the intention of getting maximum value from their data, in any tectonic regime and across a variety of industry sectors.
Import and intergrate a wide variety of data types including: digital field data, digital elevation models, seismic data, well and borehole data, geological maps, annotated field images, scanned cross-sections, grav/mag and remotely sensed data, ASCII, GIS shape and DXF files. Quickly create 2D maps and sections and 3D models in fully geo-referenced space, using automated and manual digitization tools. Create 3D surfaces, shapes and volumes from a wide variety of data types. Photogrammetry support including the projection and draping of photographic outcrop images on an existing mesh. Create and slice 2D sections at any angle and orientation through your model. Project data onto sections and surfaces or manually transform objects. Condition and check your model and systematically improve its integrity. Full attribute analysis with multiple graphical plots including SCAT. Update your model in real time using the Reshape tool to rapidly modify surfaces, whilst maintaining structural geometry. Display and analyse well and borehole data efficiently with the Well Track and Well Marker analysers. Visualize your data and model with advanced tools, including animation, lighting and the ability to save camera views. Create and export MBTiles from Move for use in our digital mapping software, FieldMove and FieldMove Clino. Export your data in a variety of formats for further analysis and modelling. Use the Move Core application as your platform for the advanced structural modules: 2D Kinematic Modelling, 3D Kinematic Modelling, Geomechanical Modelling, Fracture Modelling, Fault Response Modelling, Fault Analysis and Stress Analysis, and for links to third-party products: Move Link for Petrel*, Move Link for OpenWorks and Move Link for GST.
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.
3D Kinematic Modelling
Our 3D Kinematic Modelling module uses leading edge kinematic algorithms to validate and restore 3D geological models. Complex geological structures can be restored to identify alternative scenarios in areas of high structural uncertainty. Discover the geological history of your modelled scenario to reveal unseen structures and changing geometries.
This module can be applied to any geological setting including: extensional, compressional and strike-slip basins as well as areas that have undergone inversion, thermal subsidence and salt tectonics.
Forward and reverse model through time in 3D, whilst adhering to line length, area and volume balancing principles. The module will help you construct realistic geological models, which can then be used as the basis for further analysis.
Our Geomechanical Modelling module uses elastic mechanical properties and physical laws of motion (Mass-Spring methodology) to mimic 3D rock deformation. The Mass-Spring algorithm calculates forces on the point masses, which govern the point mass trajectories and simulate physical behaviour of the surfaces during heterogeneous strain (this differs from the approach used in kinematic modelling – where geometric rules govern point trajectories).
Multiple scenarios with different mechanical properties, rock anisotropies, pin and fault displacement parameters can be tested and saved in the workflow for rapid sensitivity testing of different model assumptions.
Use the strain magnitude captured during modelling as an input for Fracture Modelling.
The Fracture Modelling module can use deformation calculated at incremental time-steps as proxies to model evolution of the fracture system and its properties through time.
Our approach uses sequential restoration and forward modelling to understand the cause(s) of fracturing, and links observed fractures to a deformation phase. By creating a geologically realistic discrete fracture network model, you can confidently predict into areas without direct observations using geological proxies, including static and dynamic attributes.
This module is an essential tool for geoscientists working in fractured rock scenarios, who are required to make cost critical drilling decisions for use in reservoir simulation, gas storage, fracking, mining or geotechnical engineering projects.
The Stress Analysis module enables you to rapidly visualize and evaluate 3D stress states and potential fault and fracture activity.
This information can then be used to build and analyse a wide range of scenarios encountered in reservoir and mine planning, CO2 storage, waste disposal and other engineering applications, where it is essential to understand the likely failure envelope of key structural features.
Evaluate the risk of leakage within reservoir seals, predict mineralisation potential and geotechnical failure. Test a series of principal stresses and pressure profiles through depth, taking into consideration hydrostatic, pore and lithostatic pressures.
Our Fault Analysis module allows rapid evaluation of throw distribution, across-fault juxtaposition and fault sealing capacity in 3D. Combined with statistical analysis of fault displacement and scaling relationships, the tool provides powerful validation of geological interpretations and insights into the economic significance of faults.
Uniquely, the module can be integrated with restoration workflows using Move’s 3D Kinematic Modelling and Stress Analysis modules to provide a complete temporal fault displacement and seal investigation. This workflow delivers key information on potential baffles or conduits to flow at the time of hydrocarbon generation and migration. The sealing potential of faults and joints encountered in a wide range of mineral and ore systems can also be investigated using this approach.
Complemented by the new features, Fault Analysis in Move2017 allows rapid temporal evaluation of throw distribution, across-fault juxtaposition and fault sealing capacity. Combined with statistical analysis of fault displacement and scaling relationships, the tool provides robust validation of geological interpretations and insight into the economic significance of faults.
Fault Response Modelling
The Fault Response Modelling module is a highly versatile tool that can be used to validate your interpretation, identify highly fractured zones and realistically model stress perturbations around faults and other discontinuities.
The module considers mechanical properties to reproduce fault-related deformation and provides a quantitative assessment of the surrounding fracture system. Faulting is simulated using a boundary element method with triangular elastic dislocations. This approach allows complex faulting scenarios to be quickly tested and evaluated.
Strain and stress fields calculated using the boundary element approach, or derived from the Strain Capture tool in Move, can be used to predict fracture orientations. Resolving the shear and normal stress components allows failure potential of individual fractures and nearby faults to be assessed.
Move Link from Petrel
Utilise the power of the Move suite from Petrel
Move Link for Petrel provides a means for Petrel users to share data with Midland Valley’s structural modelling and analysis software suite.
Once data is in Move, it is possible to perform the full range of restoration, validation, balancing and advanced structural modelling workflows.
Move Link from OpenWorks
Utilise the power of the Move suite from OpenWorks
Move Link for OpenWorks lets Move users import their data directly from a Landmark OpenWorks R5000 data store.
Once in Move, it is possible to perform the full range of restoration, validation, balancing and advanced structural modelling operations.
There is support for multiple OpenWorks data object types including seismic data and fault plus horizon extraction.
Move Link for GST
Utilise the power of the Move suite alongside GST
Move Link for GST provides a direct, two-way link to Giga Info Systems (www.giga-infosystems.com) GST (Geosciences in Space and Time) Database solution. This allows you to share the results of Move’s full range of restoration, validation, balancing and advanced structural modelling workflows across your organisation and via GST’s web-portal. Multiple users can view, edit and query data held within GST directly from the Move desktop.
MoveViewer is a free 3D visualization tool for reviewing .move files. It is distributed without restriction, and can be downloaded from our website. MoveViewer does not require a license to run and provides an option for the wider communication of results.
Provides a high performance 3D visualization package specifically designed to deal with geological models. Increase the understanding of structural concepts across your organisation by communicating your Move modelling workflows and results using MoveViewer. Opens .move files and supports all Move component data types. Provides a flexible user environment with multiple view and multi document support (3D, Section and Map views).
Digital Field Mapping
It’s very easy to get started in the world of digital mapping. Midland Valley has developed two new applications for field geologists: FieldMove Clino for Apple and Android smartphones, and FieldMove for larger touchscreen tablet devices using the iOS, Android and Windows operating systems.