BHP Billiton deploys Recon

BHP Billiton is to use Austin Geomodeling’s Recon 3D geological interpretation software on both desktops and in its 3D visualization center.

BHP Billiton has selected Austin Geo-Modeling’s Recon 3-D geological interpretation software, for use in BHP’s Houston offices. Under the agreement, AGM will provide an unlimited number of Recon licenses for use on BHP’s desktop geological workstations as well as in its 3-D visualization center.

Next generation

BHP and AGM have been cooperating on the development of ‘next-generation’ 3-D geological interpretation tools, designed to speed up geological workflows and to reduce risks.

Saudi Aramco

Austin Geomodeling (AGM) introduced Recon at last year’s AAPG convention. Originally developed for Saudi Aramco, Recon was used to correlate and rebuild sequence stratigraphy over the Gawar field.


Recon’s developers were previously involved in the design of Stratamodel and Z-Map Plus. Recon’s 2-D and 3-D visualization engines are based on the OpenGL standard 3-D graphics language. OpenGL leverages hardware-acceleration on a range of platforms including PC’s, Unix workstations, and supercomputers.

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