The French Petroleum Institute (IFP) is further diversifying its software partners with the announcement of an agreement with Earth Decision Science (EDS) for the development and marketing of Kine3D, a new GoCad-based 3D structural restoration package.
The application will be released as three GoCad plug ins – a toolkit for ‘coherent’ 3D geological interpretation, a 2D balanced cross-section generator and a 3D volume restoration package that offers a combined, geometrical and geomechanical approach.
EDS president Jean-Claude Dulac said, ‘By combining our 3D modeling capabilities with the IFP’s structural restoration expertise we have solved this technical challenge. The EDS development framework and our plug-in architecture provides clients or other software providers with an integrated framework for their proprietary modules.’
IFP deputy manager Gérard Friès added, ‘The new alliance combines EDS’ global network with our R&D capabilities to bring geomodeling and basin modeling to a wider audience. The Kine3D alliance has sponsorship from several oil and gas majors.’
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