Software, hardware short takes

Emerson/Roxar, Eliis, Petrosys, Nvidia, Kongsberg, INT, Ikon Sciences, GeoTeric, EnergyIQ, Dynamic Graphics.

The new 7.2 release of Emerson/Roxar’s Tempest reservoir engineering suite enhances the ‘Enable’ history matching and uncertainty analysis module. A new ‘App Connector’ supports complex, multi-application workflows for stochastic, ensemble-based analysis. Tempest 7.2 is the commercial release of ongoing bespoke development under Statoil’s total uncertainty management program and builds on a long-term collaboration on algorithm development with the University of Durham, UK.

The 2016 edition of EliisPaleoscan adds new modules for sequence stratigraphy, automatic geobody extraction, rock property modeling, colored inversion and seismic to well tie at a sub-seismic resolution. Also new is a mutli-z picking tool, spectral blueing and RGB blending. Parallel computing has also been upgraded with the latest multi core technologies.

The 17.7 release of Petrosys’ eponymous oil and gas mapping package brings an up to 100x performance hike through intelligent data caching. Other enhancements include on-the-fly contouring, new depth conversion options and velocity models. Fault surfaces from Petrel, OpenWorks and Paradigm Epos can now be directly displayed in the 3D Viewer. The release adds more direct connections and data management functionality to popular interpretation suites.

Nvidia’s new Tesla P100 hardware accelerator and Nvlink interconnect promise an up to 50x performance boost for data center applications over the previous K80 edition. Nvidia’s Pascal software drives the new units to 5 teraflops of double precision performance.

The 2.0 release of Kongsberg’s LedaFlow transient multiphase flow simulator adds new functionality for wax and hydrate modelling in addition to core model improvements for low liquid loading and vertical flow. Ledaflow is co-developed with industry partners ConocoPhillips and Total under the LTDA consortium. Experimental verification is provided by Sintef.

INT’s GeoToolkit.NET (V3.7) and HTML5 (V2.1) releases include support for specialized seismic, contour, log and well schematics. The HTML5 edition uses WebGL technology to interact with geophysical data from desktops or mobile devices.

A new RokDoc 6.3.2 release from Ikon Science improves well ties with Bayesian wavelet estimation for broadband seismics. The geomechanical module adds guided workflows for novice users and new mud weight vs. deviation/azimuth and stress polygon plots. Existing modules have been enhanced to include tensile strength as a variable, and pore pressure-stress coupling can be computed for horizontal stress. Ikon, in collaboration with Schlumberger is adding colored inversion and 2D forward modelling workflows to the Petrel quantitative interpretation solution.

GeoTeric 2016 reduces processing time by ‘up to 90%.’ Disk space requirement is also down 80%. The new release adds context sensitive navigation, improvements to the spectral expression tool and enhanced color blending and seismic attribute volume visualization.

IBM has announced the data scientist workbench an all-in-one tool for programmers, data engineers, data journalists, and data scientists who are interested in running their data analysis in the cloud. Python, R, and Scala are currently supported.

EnergyIQ has announced Active-Exchange, an event-based upstream master data management solution that enables companies to exchange and synchronize data between disparate applications. The company has also announced IQinsights, a single point of access to corporate well performance information.

Dynamic Graphics CoViz 4D visualization flagship is now optimized for rapid loading and display of ‘billion point’ Lidar datasets.

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