Schlumberger
  About Schlumberger     Contact Us     Investor Center     Press & Media     Careers     Community  
  
SIS Home
SIS Solutions
GeoQuest Software
Information Management
Information Technology
Expert Services
GeoQuest Software
Alphabetical Product Index
Software Products
- E&P Data Management
- Drilling
- Economics & Risk
- Knowledge Management
- Open Systems
- Production
- Reservoir Characterization
- Simulation
- Virtual Reality
Support - Client Services Desk
Training
Contacts



Inside Reality
Transform Collaborative Workflows

The Inside Reality® 3D virtual reality technology system creates a unique and powerful environment for interactive well planning, real-time geosteering and geophysical analysis. It is different from all other software because it is built as a dedicated virtual reality application for the E&P market.

Superior degree of immersion
Inside Reality is extremely immersive due to the use of large screens, stereo display and head tracking. Head tracking connects the users to the virtual world and makes it possible to walk into 3D datasets and models, an integral part of the immersive experience that gives the ultimate feeling of "being inside."

Click to enlarge
(click to enlarge)
Working within a virtual world allows users to better understand data relationships and encourages collaboration and decision making.
Advanced 3D user interface
Inside Reality contains a completely new user interface without the traditional mouse and keyboard. The 3D user interface is based on tracking of the userís head and hand. A handheld 3D interaction device operates the system where intuitive gestures like walking, pointing, grabbing and drawing, replace clicking and typing. This leads to faster and easier ways of interacting with 3D data and the ability to produce new products and workflows not possible with ordinary workstation software. For instance, new well paths are drawn directly in 3D space, optimally positioned relative to 3D seismic, geological models and other data.

Innovative functionality
The systemís functionality adds value directly to many of the most important work processes in E&P.
  • Visualization of all data types simultaneously in a common virtual world
  • Walk-through and fly-through capabilities
  • Interactive design of well paths directly in 3D space
  • Real-time drillability calculations
  • Visualization of seismic data by slicing in arbitrary directions
  • Real-time volume rendering
  • Multi-attribute visualization
  • Interactive real-time region growing including surface modeling
  • Manual and automatic seismic surface interpretation
  • Import and export of data (seismic, well paths, well logs, interpreted surfaces)
Benefits
  • Intuitive human interface allows a new user to be productive after a few minutes of instruction.
  • Visualization within a virtual world allows users to quickly understand the relationships between complex datatypes
  • Real time update of drillability during well planning reduces the time required to plan optimal well paths.
  • Interactive volume growing allows users to isolate and understand reservoir body geometry
  • OpenSpirit data access interface provides rapid connection to industry standard databases.
  • Real-time volume rendering
  • Multi-attribute visualization
  • Interactive real-time region growing including surface modeling
  • Manual and automatic seismic surface interpretation
  • Import and export of data (seismic, well paths, well logs, interpreted surfaces)
Experiences from clients
Inside Reality is already in extensive use for well planning on several oil fields. Clients have experienced the following:
  • Improved interdisciplinary collaboration. By integrating different data types in a common virtual world and by using large immersive screens, a group of people can share the same experience and take an active part in the work in front of the screen.
  • Improved 3D understanding. The powerful 3D visualization with head tracking leads to a faster and better understanding of complex 3D datasets.
Norsk Hydro
Click to enlarge
(click to enlarge)
Inside Reality is operated by a handheld 3D interaction device and a few simple menus.
Inside Reality is based on technology under license from Norsk Hydro, and developed by Norsk Hydro in collaboration with Christian Michelsen research AS.

GeoQuest
Inside Reality is licensed and supported by GeoQuest, the software division of Schlumberger Information Solutions (SIS), an operating unit of Schlumberger OilField Services.

®Registered mark of Schlumberger
™Trademark of Landmark Graphics Corporation
±Trademark of OpenSpirit Corporation



Related Information

Schlumberger Information Solutions Acquires Inside Reality AS

Frequently Asked Questions

Brochure
Inside Reality
PDF - 75 KB

Success Stories
Norsk Hydro Increased sand penetration on the Oseberg field
PDF - 76 KB

Schlumberger Information Solutions
Fact Sheet
PDF - 128 KB

Direct Links
Baker Jardine
GeoQuest
IndigoPool
Merak
Network Solutions
Oilfield Services
SchlumbergerSema

Communities
Drilling
Economics & Risk
Geology & Geophysics
Knowledge Management
Production
Simulation

Marketing
Campaigns
SIS Forum 2002
Industry Events
Product Information
What's New

Services
Support (CSD)
Training
Data & Consulting
Data Management
IT Services