Landmark has been quick to snap up Exprodat’s web access software, initially revealed in Petroleum Data Manager last August (PDM Vol 5 N° 8). The Exprodat tools provide web browser access to users of Landmark’s OpenWorks data bases. Landmark paid Exprodat $1.6 million cash for the software and will now assumes ownership and responsibility for Exprodat’s Project Browser and Project Documentor. These will now be marketed as Web OpenWorks (WOW), part of Landmark’s E&P Information Management (IM) suite.
Landmark president and CEO John Gibson said “The Web paradigm has a great deal to offer our industry and is central to Landmark’s strategy for delivering productive decision support solutions. We are focused on changing the way our customers acquire, manage and access their data, information and knowledge. Our integrated, web-centric approach enables users to ‘find it fast and capture the value.’ WOW provides easy access to project information, and can serve as a core component of an E&P corporate portal.”
Web OpenWorks is described as an ‘intuitive’ way for users to dynamically browse the contents of Landmark’s OpenWorks, SeisWorks and Z-MAPPlus. WOW integrates with OpenExplorer, OpenJournal and ESRI’s ArcView and ArcIMS GIS products, and provides capabilities to add value and context to project metadata through a simple web browser interface, making documentation ‘an intuitive and integral part of the project data store.’ This product offers the asset team rapid access to information and enhances the capture and sharing of project knowledge.
Exprodat director Bruce Rodney added “This is a win-win situation for Exprodat and Landmark. WOW complements the Landmark solution suite and provides Landmark with leading-edge, Web-based IM and knowledge capture tools. The sale will allow Exprodat to focus on what it does best, providing independent IM consultancy services and technology innovation for our clients.”
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