Meet Ava Clastics

Discover how the Ava Clastics application supports rapid and improved facies modelling.

Meet the Minds Behind FAKTS

Learn about the FAKTS database of outcrop and modern analogues by the University of Leeds.

SMAKS: Shallow-Marine Analogues

The University of Leeds describes the Shallow-Marine Architecture Knowledge Store (SMAKS).

Variogram Analysis

Learn how Ava Clastics helps with variogram analysis and selection in an automated, yet fully customisable workflow.

Grid-Cell Size Recommendation

Ava Clastics helps asset teams determine the appropriate grid-cell size based on the desired scale of detail required for the reservoir model.

Advanced Charting

Ava Clastics provides charts that help users understand transitions between elements - laterally, vertically, and downdip.

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"How-To" Tutorials

Detailed self-help and how-to tutorials guide users through the workflows and provide explanations for the features within the software.



Want to learn more about Ava Clastics? This FAQ document provides answers to many of the general questions we are asked about the technology.


Learn about our cloud environment, backup policies, system specifications and supported Petrel* E&P software platform releases.

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User Guide

Interested in learning about new functionality and how to use Ava Clastics?

Check this area for the latest release notes.

Infographic: SMAKS Database

Discover SMAKS at-a-glance and see how this database can help your geologists model shallow-marine successions.

Infographic: Ava Clastics

Ava Clastics at-a-glance. In this infographic you'll discover how easy it is to create Depositional Concepts in five simple steps.

Infographic: Facts about FAKTS

Do you know how many fluvial architectural elements have been captured in the FAKTS database?

Learn more in this infographic.

Known Issues

Every technology has room to grow. In this document, we've captured some of the known issues we are developing solutions to address.


Case Study: Overview

Speed and Robustness: Two Benefits of Using Geological Analogues in Static Modelling

Learn how Ava Clastics compares to a standard workflow and improves efficiency by 31.5 hours.

Case Study: Extended Version

Speed and Robustness: Two Benefits of Using Geological Analogues in Static Modelling

In a timed-trial, we analysed the traditional method vs. the use of Ava Clastics to incorporate analogues into facies modelling workflows. Read the complete case study to learn about the time savings improvements achieved with use of Ava Clastics.

Article: Reduce Uncertainty in Geomodelling by Asking These Five Essential Questions

Asking yourself these 5 questions can help improve reservoir modelling while building a consistent understanding of the geological constraints across a multi-disciplinary asset team.

Why is it important to understand deep-water reservoirs?

The inaccessibility of deep-water siliciclastic systems, combined with their enormous hydrocarbon potential, make these deposits unique. Read this article to find out why characterising their internal heterogeneity is so crucial to understanding their hydrocarbon potential.


Ava Clastics Webinar_ Brining Analogues into Reservoir Modelling
Discover how modelled 3D facies distributions on both the depositional element and architectural element scale can be improved by the use of geological analogue information.

Presented by Viki O'Connor, Geoscience Director International.