Software, hardware short takes

Baker Hughes, Drilling Info, Advanced Resources, ESG Solutions, Caesar Systems, Invensys, New Century, Epsis, OGsys, SPT Group, OpenIT, Pen-Lab, Symmetricom, Technical Toolboxes, McLaren.

The 2012 edition of Baker HughesJewelSuite reservoir modeler targets unconventional plays with a comprehensive 3D display of the reservoir. Blue Marble’s geospatial technology is now included as is data mining of large well datasets.

Drilling Info’s DI Pro is an E&P business intelligence toolset for identifying and evaluating unconventional plays. The subscription-based service includes land, geology and analytics modules.

The updated non conventional reservoir simulator, Comet3 from Advanced Resources, includes a triple-porosity/dual-permeability option, multi-component sorption and a ‘robust’ permeability model.

ESG Solutions has developed a hybrid downhole/near-surface microseismic solution for detection of seismicity induced during hydraulic fracturing and steam injection activities. The system has a -4 to +4 Richter dynamic range.

Caesar SystemsFiscal systems modeling framework, an optional component of its PetroVR package, offers ‘fast, transparent auditable’ evaluation of international investment options.

V5.0 of Invensys operations management’s Avantis provides role-based asset management analytics and reporting. Avantis DSS includes data aggregation and visualization components and Microsoft SQL Server integration services for extracting source data.

EpsisTeamBox 5.0 captures meeting documentation and other data sources for wall display during meetings. The software runs on any screen or projector.

New Century’s Centerline Browser 3.1 adds geolocation support and enhanced interaction with PODS tabular data and pipeline events.

OGsys has announced OGdash, a web-based dashboard providing access to information in its eponymous accounting package. The dashboard will include AFE, accounts receivable and payable, lifting costs, vendor and owner ‘gadgets.’

SPT Group’s Olga 7.2 adds shut-in functionality, new multiphase pump models and an enhanced well editor and library. Simulation speed and stability are also improved.

V6.0 of Open IT’s IT resource monitor offers Active Directory integration via an ‘industry standard’ database. Users can use standard reporting tools or roll their own Excel dashboards.

The 6.3 release of Pen-Lab’s mud logging and drilling control software adds comments and new gauge controls to the real time data feed along with support for ‘Bloodhound’ gas chromatography data over a WITS data link.

Symmetricom has released ‘Quantum,’ a chip scale atomic clock with potential underwater seismic applications.

Technical Toolboxes has embedded Seikowave’s structured light 3D technology in a new hardware and software bundle, the 3D Toolbox, providing ‘repeatable and accurate pipeline defect measurement.’

The new release of McLaren Software’s FusionLive project collaboration solution adds many enhancements and runs from McLaren’s ‘On-Air’ cloud infrastructure of secure data centers located in the USA, UAE and UK.

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