LMKR upgrades GeoGraphix with Blue Marble GeoCalc

New geodetic calculator assures pinpoint horizontal well placement.

The 2012 release of LMKR’s GeoGraphix geoscience interpretation flagship includes an upgrade to Blue Marble’s GeoCalc 6.5 geospatial toolset. LMKR has also embedded the GeoCalc software development kit (SDK) in the new release to assure accurate, 2D and 3D coordinate transformation. LMKR’s Scott Oelfke observed, ‘A Marcellus well costs $5-7 million dollars. If its bottom hole location is too close to another party’s lease line, the investment will be severely compromised. Being able to rely on accurate locations to base drilling decisions is critical.’

The new release adds a new vertical height offset method, with support for geoid models from Australia, The Netherlands, Denmark, France, Sweden and South Africa. Users can create custom offsets from defined geoids. Accuracy tags have been added to all datum transformations so users can select the most appropriate datum shift for a specific transformation.

Blue Marble VP Kris Berglund said, ‘The 6.5 release contains recommendations made by oil and gas majors, the geomatics committee of the oil and gas producers association (OGP) and the Americas petroleum survey group (APSG).’ The new release allows read/write of GML geodetic objects to the Blue Marble data source and adds support for HTDP reference frames and coordinate reference systems. A data source audit trail tracks edits to the geodetic parameter data source. More from LMKR and Blue Marble.

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