Petrosys consolidates mapping niche

Enhanced mapping package offers support for EPSG geodetics and ’curtain call’ for IRIX.

Petrosys has just released a new version of its popular upstream mapping package. Petrosys 14.6 sports a number of bug fixes, enhancements and interoperability extensions. The Petrosys seismic data file now consistently supports long horizon names across Windows, Solaris, Linux and Irix platforms without file translations.

Oracle 9i

Petrosys now supports ESRI ArcSDE 9.0 and Oracle 9i – although legacy implementations will be supported ‘for some time.’ Petrosys now ships a standard suite of queries and reports for multi-connect environments which will be maintained by Petrosys across future releases. The release also adds new functions for management and mapping of 3D seismic survey data based on the PPDM 3.7 data model.


Petrosys believes that understanding geodetic datums is key to E&P data management and now offers support for the widely-recognized European Petroleum Survey Group (EPSG) model for coordinate reference systems and datum conversions. Petrosys 3D visualization now displays well data from GeoFrame, OpenWorks, Finder and IPL.

Curtain Call

Petrosys states that ‘Irix has contributed enormously to EP computing over the past 10 years in the areas of 3D visualization and high performance computing.’ But support for Irix to end after the 14.6 release. On a more positive note, Petrosys is beta testing Oracle’s latest 10g database, in the context of integrating Oracle Spatial, ArcSDE, and other spatial data stores.

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