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Geomodeling has announced the commercial release of VisualVoxAt 6.3, its seismic attribute analysis package. New attributes include ‘sweetness,’ principal component and a wavelet transform for spectral decomposition.

Iconics has released OPC ToolWorX V 3.5, a dev kit for OPC-based process instrumentation, infrastructure and software architecture design. The new release comes with an OPC compliance test tool modules and full Unicode support.

The Information Store and Infusion Development have ported the PetroTrek digital oilfield to the Microsoft Surface ‘multi-touch’ presentation platform. The solution combines PetroTrek data access, Microsoft Virtual Earth and Infusion’s ‘Falcon Eye’ GUI.

High end visualization specialist Mechdyne Corp. is teaming with 3D visualization specialist Scalable Graphics on development and sales. New offerings will support applications such as CATIA, Pro/Engineer, Solidworks, ESRI and Google Earth on large-scale, high-resolution display environments. Mechdyne’s Conduit package will be accelerated by Scalable’s Direct Transport Compositor to display large data sets at high frame rates.

The V 6.0 release of Mercury Computer Systems’ Avizo 3D visualization package for scientific data includes an enhanced ‘Earth Edition.’ The new release includes new well positional data and LAS log curve plotting along well paths. A new geoscience GUI and Avizo Earth Edition user’s guide are also available.

Merrick Systems is to showcase its ‘Diamond Tag’ system at next month’s Offshore technology Conference in Houston. The ruggedized RFID-based system tracks down-hole drilling components and withstands pressures of up to 20,000 PSI and temperatures of up to 1,210°C

New Century Software has released V7.0 of its SheetCutter and TemplateDesigner pipeline alignment sheet generation packages with enhanced workflow and tight integration with ESRI ArcMAP. SheetCutter novelties include direct sheet generation from the ArcMap table of contents view.

dGB Earth Sciences and Geokinetics have launched a new system for velocity model building and pre-stack depth migration. The software embeds routines from Geokinetic’s Ethos processing toolkit into dGB’s OpendTect environment. The new functionality was developed with support from Gaz de France and OMV.

The latest edition of OSIsoft’s PI Server now includes Windows Integrated Security for PI, a complete rework of the PI security model. PI Server now leverages Windows security to manage user accounts and single sign-on across Active Directory and Windows local users and groups.. Authentication is performed with the Microsoft Security Support Provider Interface (SSPI), and authorization is handled by PI Secure Objects to assure compliance with data protection standards.

Petris Wellbore Viewer 2.0 sees enhancements to the viewer. Wellbore schematics can be created on the fly and deviated wellbores, log curves, notes, and drilling data such as ROP and WOB can be visualized. Petris AFE is now shipping. The package offers complete management of the AFE workflow. Integration with ERP systems provides SOX-level auditing of the process. V 8.0 of Petris’ quality management package, DataVera promises web browser access to data quality metrics and integration with Google Earth. Petris has added 400 new E&P business rules to the package to the new release.

Petrosys V16.6 includes integration with Zokero SeisWare and drag and drop mapping functionality. Petrosys is also trialing OpenSpirit integration for a future release.

Grooviz ’ RealityLounge now supports the Energistics Rescue data model.

SMT has release a Kingdom version on 64 bit Vista.

PetroNet has introduced an ‘Oracle Accelerate’ solution for JD Edwards’ EnterpriseOne oil country ERP solutions. The package is tailored to downstream refiners and wholesalers’ needs and provides real-time pricing and billing information.

A free toolbox of Petrel plug-ins has been released by Blueback Reservoir. The tools provide functionality that is missing in the standard Petrel.

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