Petrel 2010. Ocean application store opens doors

New release automates structural framework building, improves risk management.

Schlumberger Information Solutions has announced the 2010 release of its flagship Petrel upstream geomodeler. Petrel 2010 adds new tools for exploration ‘risk management,’ management of multiple, large seismic volumes, a new modeling-while-interpreting function that automates structural framework building and more. A new ‘Petrel Database’ is claimed to improve scalability and multi-user collaboration. Other novelties include a drilling visualization plug-in, well path modification while drilling and automated design, placement, and completion optimization.

This month also sees the official opening of the Ocean Store—a shop window for Petrel plug-ins from third parties (see also Oil IT Journal November 2009). Plug-ins are rented, not sold, and prices range from $50 to over $50,000 for a one year rental. More from

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