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Entero, ffA, Fugro, Geovariances, Peloton, AGI, CEI, Roxar, Transpara, National Geographic, MetaCarta.

Entero’s evMOSAIC has updated its royalty model to include the new Alberta royalty framework, first announced on October 25, 2007. Subsequent updates to the framework from Alberta Energy will be rolled out to clients as they are released. evMOSAIC provides multi-level fiscal models of oil, gas, ethane, NGLs and oil sands for the Canadian market.

Foster Findlay Associates (ffA) has announced a new release of its SVI Pro seismic image analysis and interpretation package. SVI Pro is now available in a stripped-down ‘core’ version for rapid data screening and delineation of geological features such as faults or stratigraphic geobodies. Optional modules extend functionality with volumetric frequency decomposition, 3D attribute cross plots and direct hydrocarbon indicator analysis.

Fugro-Jason has enhanced its Jason Geoscience Workbench (JGW) with a new solid modeling tool, EarthModel FT, a 3D grid builder and ‘RockScale’ for upscaling to corner point grids. JGW integrates geological, geophysical, petrophysical and rock physics information into ‘a single consistent model of the earth.’

Geovariances has released version 7.0 of its Isatis geostatistical flagship, now optimized for huge datasets on 64-bit machines running Unix, Linux or Windows platform. Isatis now implements multi-threading in its kriging and simulation algorithms—performance is ‘drastically improved.’ A new interface with AutoCad DXF files allows for wireframes in 3D visualization.

Peloton has released a new version of its RigView product with multiple enhancements for managing rig scheduling for drilling, completions and all well servicing. New features include cross discipline support scheduling for drilling, construction, land, and geology. Job dependencies can be defined such that work schedules can be tuned to resource availability.

Advanced Geotechnology plans to release a new version of its flagship software product STABView before year end 2007. Version 3.5 includes a new 3D wellbore viewer and borehole breakout and tornado sensitivity plots. The new release includes sample cases demonstrating the new graphs and 3D visualization.

Computational Engineering International (CEI) has announced a new interface for its EnSight linking the computational fluid dynamics (CFD) package with ADINA R&D’ CFD solver for ‘high-end’ visualization.

The latest 6.4 release of Roxar’s Tempest fluid flow simulator offers parallel processing and improved compatibility with ECLIPSE. Other new features include better co-visualization of measured and simulated data. Steam injection modeling and tracer tracking allows fluid movement to be tracked, providing insights into the recovery process.

Transpara Corp. has announced Visual KPI 3.0, a Key Performance Indicator (KPI) package for delivering KPIs from multiple data sources to laptops, desktops and mobile browsers. The new release allows hundreds of real-time KPIs to be consolidated into a single view of the asset hierarchy. One application is to create visual alarms for users of OSIsoft’s PI-System data historian. Other interfaces connect to Invensys InSQL, Microsoft SQL Server, Oracle, SmartSignal, OLE DB and Web Services.

National Geographic and MetaCarta have just introduced ‘CartaLens’ a geospatial digital asset management solution. CartaLens content, including structured data, photos, video, audio and documents, can be viewed dynamically in Google Earth and ESRI’s ArcGIS Server.

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