Variance Cube on Open Spirit

GeoQuest’s Variance Cube product is one of the first industry tools to work atop the new Open Spirit middleware.

GoeQuest’s first Open Spirit compliant software is its volume attribute analysis tool Variance Cube. The new release of Variance Cube can access seismic data from GeoFrame project databases or Landmark’s OpenWorks. Variance Cube’s use of Open Spirit is said to provide “ a fast and seamless workflow for customers with a variety of software infrastructures.”

Norske Shell

Beta testers with Norske Shell were enthusiastic, team leader Bernd Lahmeyer said “We regard Open Spirit as a central part of our integration strategy for the future. In order to get experience with a commercial GeoQuest product based on OpenSpirit, we tested Variance Cube. We were really impressed by both its performance and stability.”


Variance Cube uses a patented algorithm to measure dissimilarities in seismic data. The tool is used for both structural and stratigraphic interpretation.


PDM understands that Open Spirit is GeoQuest’s preferred method of integrating software from competing environments such as OpenWorks. Its possible wider deployment within GeoQuest’s own environment is dependent on longer term performance evaluation.

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