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Blue Marble Geographics, Dynamic Graphics, Roxar, Halliburton, Hexagon, Kadme, LandWorks, Sintef, Quorum, NIST/CU, Rock Flow Dynamics, Terrasciences, TrendMiner, SpectraLogic.

Blue Marble GeographicsGlobal Mapper 18.2 introduces 3D digitizing and connectivity to Amazon web services. The SDK includes support for Amazon’s cloud-based simple storage service, 3D fly-through and improved display of vector features and models in the 3D Viewer.

Dynamic Graphics has released CoViz 4D V9.0 with quantitative visualization and analysis functions targeting reservoir engineering. DGI’s WellArchitect 5.0 adds functionality for directional drilling including clearance scans, data display in differing projection systems and Witsml feed ingestion.

Emerson/Roxar has announced RMS 10.1 with enhanced seismic-to-flow simulation workflows, integrated decision support and integration between domains.

A new publication from Halliburton ‘Digital transformation for oil and gas production operations’ introduces ‘Voice of the Oilfield’ technology. VotO’s high level architecture spans downhole instrumentation, Landmark’s Field Appliance IoT connector and DecisionSpace Production 365 running in the cloud*.

Hexagon has announced the Smart digital asset collaboration module for its Intergraph flagship. SDA-C helps owner operators build a digital asset model in the cloud during the project phase for use later in operations and maintenance. SDA-C was a joint development with a ‘major owner operator.’ Other ‘cloud ready,’ SDA modules are planned.

Kadme’s Whereoil 4 promises a ‘wealth of new capabilities’ including faster spatial search, flexible GUI configuration options and new well log QC and visualization.

LandWorks has announced V5.5 of its land management suite which now ‘fully supports’ the Esri ArcGIS Online and Portal platforms.

Sintef has released V 2017a of MRST, the Matlab reservoir simulation toolbox. The free software can be downloaded here. MRST updates include support for multi segment wells, inflow control devices and sensitivity analysis of input parameters.

Quorum has announced myQuorum Land-on-demand, a cloud-based edition of its land management suite for small and mid-sized E&P companies.

A team from NIST/CU has ‘launched’ a ‘Comb and Copter’ system to map atmospheric gases around oil and gas facilities. The C&C comprises a ground-based laser and drone-mounted sensor that analyzes absorbed light to identify gasses in near-real time.

Rock Flow DynamicstNavigator 17.2 adds a new network designer module and 3D seismic interpretation functionality with manual and autotracking and time to depth conversion.

Terrasciences has released LAS Probe, a freeware utility to inventory and QC curves in multiple LAS files. LAS Probe is available for Windows and Linux.

TrendMiner 2017R1 adds support for large companies operating across multiple sites with different historian/MES systems to gain analytics insights without changing their existing systems. Tags from a variety of historians can now be indexed and searched within a single analytics environment. TrendMiner ships with connectors for Wonderware Historian, OSIsoft PI, Honeywell PHD, Yokogawa Exaquantum and AspenTech IP21.

SpectraLogic has published its Digital Data Storage Outlook 2017, a useful 25 page guide to data storage hardware trends.

* See also our coverage of Halliburton’s ‘Open enterprise architecture’ in ‘More from PNEC’ on page 9 of this issue.

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