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.

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"How-To" Tutorials

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

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.


Brochure: Ava Clastics

Product overview and specifications for the cloud-hosted, subscription-based sedimentology software.

Flyer: FAKTS Database

Understand more about the relational database for fluvial facies modelling in this flyer.


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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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.

User Guide

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

Check this area for the latest release notes.

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.

Product Roadmap

Want to be a part of designing our future development plans? Check out this area to see if your desired features and functions are being incorporated.

Flyer: SMAKS Database

Explore the spatial and hierarchical relationships in SMAKS (i.e., surfaces, depositional tracts, architectural elements, sequence stratigraphic units, facies units, geomorphic elements), including attributes that characterise their type and geometry.

Infographic: SMAKS Database

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


Whitepaper: FAKTS: The Heart of Ava Clastics

The University of Leeds and PDS Group describe the kind of data and the data gathering process that makes FAKTS unique.

eBook: Survival Guide to Fluvial Modelling

A rich resource guide with drawings, standard log responses, palaeoclimate context and modelling elements for various fluvial depositional environments.

Whitepaper: Each to their Own

How much does interpretation bias of well and sedimentary log data impact a geomodel?

Learn the answer in this whitepaper.

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.

eBook: The Ins and Outs of Shallow-Marine Depositional Environments

Dr. Sarah Cobain has written a new eBook chapter, Shallow-Marine Architecture, to help asset teams build a consistent understanding of shallow-marine environments.

Presentations & Abstracts