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Safe Software’s FME 2019.1. Stratas Advisors announces TEXIS forecast. 3GiG announces Appra. ATEK’s TankScan. CGM Studio on subscription. DroneDeploy automates drone fleet management. Emerson/Paradigm’s machine learning rock type classification. Geolog 19 roll-out. ESG tests HPHT HotShot. ArcGIS QuickCapture. Geographics GeoCalc SDK 7.5/Geographic Calculator 2019 SP1. Troika launches GEOM 3D seismic dataset analyst. Implico updates SAP S/4HANA downstream. INT - J-Geo toolkit on Angular, IVAAP and Elastic Search, OSDU . Lasser’s free Well Info app. Sercel moves to MEMs. Target/Meera’s Hybrid sim engine. MRC Global’s MRCGO digital supply chain. 2019a release of MRST. 2019.2 release of PerGeos. Petrosoft’s information security certification.

The 2019.1 release of Safe Software’s FME sees performance improvements to 35 transformers, a connector for Apache Kafka streaming data, a Mapbox vector tiles reader and a Google cloud pub/sub connector.

Stratas Advisors has announced the TEXIS energy infrastructure analytical service, providing quarterly and periodic forecast updates of future infrastructure investments and capacity requirements from a ‘full-value chain and cross-commodity viewpoint’. The service helps clients anticipate ‘price-crushing’ constraints in local demand or infrastructure in Texas amid ‘burgeoning production’ from the Permian Basin and other shale regions of Texas.

3GiG has announced Appra, a special edition of its Prospect Director E&P prospect inventory, risk and reserves tracking solution integrated with Rose & Associates MMRA/MZM risk analysis tools.

ATEK Access TechnologiesTankScan TSC fuel inventory system connects to existing automatic tank gauging systems and transmits the tank data to the ATEK Intelligence Platform for remote access to tank levels.

Larsen’s CGM Studio geoscience montaging tool is now available via subscription. CGM Studio creates large format, high-resolution montages for print and large screen displays.

DroneDeploy has upgraded its software to offer automated drone fleet management, enhanced workflow integrations, a low-altitude inspection mode and advanced analytic capabilities. DroneDeploy now syncs with other software from Autodesk, Procore, Bluebeam and Plangrid.

Emerson’s Paradigm unit has rolled out a machine learning-based solution for rock type classification from seismic data. The new supervised machine learning approach, democratic neural network association (DNNA) reconciles multiple data sets to predict facies away from the wellbore. Paradigm has also rolled out Geolog 19 with new query and graph views for locating data in large well databases, a ‘timeline view’ that tracks operations across a well’s life cycle and a new mud gas analysis module for the early detection of gas kicks and lost circulation. Connectivity has been enhanced with direct streaming of Witsml data into Geolog Geosteer and connectivity with Petrel 2019. A Python package is available for customization.

ESG Solutions has successfully tested its new HotShot downhole microseismic acquisition system in the Eagle Ford shale. HotShot operates in high-temperature, high-pressure operational environments up to 177°C/350°F and 10,000 psi.

Esri has announced ArcGIS QuickCapture for the collection of field observations on a GPS, smartphone or tablet. Attributes can be captured in the field and transmitted back to the office for real-time analysis. QuickCapture is compatible with ArcGIS Online and ArcGIS Enterprise 10.7.1.

The 7.5 release of Blue Marble Geographics GeoCalc SDK updates several geoid models, with the latest version of the EPSG database and enhances WKT, PRJ, and GeoTIFF coordinate system matching. The latest release brings a foretaste of the ‘major overhaul’ of the North American geospatial reference framework scheduled for 2022. The 2019 SP1 release of Blue Marble’s Geographic Calculator adds support for the Open Document spreadsheet (ODS) format, includes a new tool for batch processing of area calculations and supports Esri Projection Engine database files.

Troika has launched GEOM, for ‘superfast’ 3D seismic dataset geometry analysis. GEOM enables quick geometry QC prior to lengthy data loading operations. GEOM extracts coordinates of inline and crossline corner points, survey azimuth, bin dimensions, trace count and an outline surface coverage image. It analyses textual headers and can export the header definitions for integration into other software applications. It can also provide shapefiles for visual display and/or input to GIS applications. In tests, a 137 GB file was analysed in 12 seconds on a 32 GB RAM PC running Windows 10. A 2.2 terabyte volume took 9 minutes. The software can also catch errors in positioning data before ingestion into an organisation’s database.

Implico has announced a new release of its SAP S/4HANA end-to-end solutions for the downstream industry with new integrated application for dispatching and transport planning and a comprehensive service station overview. Both functionalities come as ‘user-friendly Fiori apps’ and were awarded a ‘Fiori Lighthouse Scenario’ badge of approval by SAP.

INT’s J-Geo toolkit is now available with the Angular J-Script IDE. A new release of IVAAP with Elastic Search connects 3-way clouds, PPDM and natural language processing. INT has also been selected as provider of the visualization platform for the Open subsurface data universe OSDU.

Lasser has announced a free Well Info app for iOS, Android, and web browsers. Well Info offers search on area of interest or by API number, operator name, field or reservoir. Optionally with a subscription, the app shows production summaries. Data can be delivered by email for use in industry standard forecasting programs.

Sercel has published a white paper ‘Moving over to MEMs’ on the transition from analog to digital technology for use in seismic data acquisition. This ‘has taken longer than might have been expected*’. But the low-noise performance of microelectromechanical systems-based sensors and the accuracy of their recordings, in combination with their reduced power consumption and lower price, means that industry is increasingly looking to take advantage of new performance capabilities.

* Our first encounter with MEMs was in the 1980s!

Target/Meera has announced a combined AI/conventional reservoir simulator the Meera AI hybrid sim engine which combines machine learning with a sensitivity analysis based on coarse grid dynamic modelling. The model produces an ‘evergreen’ production forecast, updated daily.

MRC Global has introduced MRCGO, a digital supply chain solution for pipe, valve and fitting purchases. Customers to search, shop, track, expedite and connect with live support, all from a single platform. MRCGO integrates with third-party marketplaces and ERP systems.

SINTEF has announced the 2019a release of MRST, the Matlab reservoir simulation toolbox. The new release includes adaptive implicit, explicit and fully-implicit support in all solvers, support for Mex-acceleration and additional features for simulation of petroleum recovery from Eclipse-type decks.

The 2019.2 release of Thermo Fisher Scientific’s PerGeos, Thermo Scientific’s 2D/3D digital rock imaging and analytical solution adds large data handling and image segmentation in the petrography feature, new volume rendering capabilities, and a new colorize by measure tool that generates a colormap based on measure. PerGeos includes machine learning-based segmentation for analyses of porosity, total organic content, grain size distribution, pore classification and permeability.

Petrosoft has achieved ISO 27001:2013 certification in information security management for its cloud-based business solutions for petroleum, convenience and retail.

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