Software, hardware short takes

Rock Flow Dynamics, Barco, Blueback, Roxar, ClearEdge3D, Petris, Dynamic Graphics, EMC, ESRI, IBM, ffA, Geomodeling, Lynx, Pegasus, Matrikon, Schlumberger, Senergy, MCS Kenney, Quest.

Rock Flow Dynamics has announced ‘tNavigator,’ an interactive, graphical, black oil parallel finite difference reservoir simulator. tNavigator leverages thread parallelization for multicore workstations and has financial backing from Intel. Developed in Russia, tNavigator claims 300 license sales to TNK-BP, GazpromNeft, Lukoil Rosneft, Gazprom and Sinopec—

Barco has announced the OLS series of 3D LED video wall modules for the control room and simulation markets—

The 3.0 release of Emerson/Roxar’s Fieldwatch adds sand erosion control reservoir management features to enhance production performance—

Blueback Reservoir has announced new releases of its Earthworks seismic inversion and Tracker Petrel plug-ins—

ClearEdge3D’s EdgeWise Plant 2.0 supports large projects with the ability to process up to 1,000 laser scans and unlimited points. EdgeWise automates the extraction of complex CAD pipe geometry from 3D laser scanned data into 3D industrial plant models—

V 9.0 of PetrisWINDS DataVera quality tool adds support for 64-bit virtual servers with many gigabytes of RAM. A performance hike of 5-10x is claimed—

V 5.0 adds quantitative analysis to the visualization functionality of Dynamic Graphics’ CoViz 4D. Geoscientists can compare 4D seismic with reservoir simulations and other time series data—

EMC has released Isilon PetroVault—a storage system for pre and post stack seismic data—

ESRI’s ArcGIS 10.1 release is to plug and play with IBM’s Netezza analytics appliances providing geospatial query and analysis of large datasets—

ffA’s SVI Pro and SEA 3D Pro 2011.1 include data links to Petrel, SaltApp and Geoprobe—

Geomodeling Technology Corp.’s AttributeStudio 7.1 includes tools for engineering and microseismic data analysis for unconventional plays—

A new release of Lynx Seismap for ESRI ArcGIS Desktop adds import for common E&P data types into file geodatabase feature classes and raster grids—

Pegasus Vertex’ 2.4 release of MudPro offers Windows 7 support and enhanced reporting, volume tracking and concentration recap—

MatrikonOPC’s new Alarms and Events Historian improves preventative maintenance programs with analytics and diagnostics of real time alarm information using standard database queries—

Schlumberger has released ‘Ocean Mobile,’ a Windows phone channel for Ocean and Petrel plug-in news—assuming anyone has a Windows phone—

Senergy Software has announced Oilfield Data Manager 3.7 with true stratigraphic thickness capability, enhancements to the reservoir performance module and a TCP/IP link to Petrel—

V 8.0 of Wood Group unit MCS Kenny’s Flexcom riser design software addresses multi-case extreme and fatigue sea state loading conditions—

V 4.0 of Quest Integrity’s ‘Signal’ engineering fitness-for-service toolset adheres to the API 579 standards for fracture mechanics analytics on fixed and rotating equipment—

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