Software, hardware short takes

Badley Trap Tester. de Groot-Bril OpendTect. Geomodeling AttributeStudio. geoLOGIC geoSCOUT. Geosoft. Kappa Workstation. Madagascar. Emerson Paradigm 19. Thermo Fisher Scientific PerGeos. Sharp Reflections Pre-Stack Pro. Target Meera. Interica OneView. INT GeoToolkit.JS. Schlumberger Ocean. SitePro Mobile. Twenty20 Solutions SWD. EcoPoint. Gulf Energy Information Energy Web Atlas. MJ Logs WLS. Rockware PetroVisual. RRC interactive maps. Orbital Insight GO. Huber+Suhner Radox OFL. AspenTech Cloud by Mnubo. Detechtion Technologies Enbase Asset Monitor. Emerson Mette. Endress+Hauser Proline Promag, Liquiphant. Opto 22 groov EPIC. Hexagon HxDR. Mechanical Solutions VibVue. Shell LubeAnalyst. Yokogawa Exaquantum PIMS.


Release 7.1 of Badley Trap Tester adds a capability to transfer fault attributes and displays into Petrel. The in-situ stress analysis tool can now handle multiple well sources to create 3D stress fields and horizon stability maps. Watch the video.

de Groot-Bril has released a Beta version of a machine learning plugin for its OpendTect seismic interpretation software. The plugin comes with pre-trained models that can be applied to unseen data sets or used for transfer training. An interface with TensorFlow/Keras, Scikit-learn is coming real soon now.

Geomodeling has release AttributeStudio 8.3, introducing algorithms and workflows that apply machine learning to reservoir property prediction. ng workflows in 8.3 allow geoscientists to quantitatively integrate well data and seismic AttributeStudio embeds the Matlab Deep Learning Toolbox for supervised learning, unsupervised learning and non-linear regression.

geoLOGIC has released V8.13 of geoSCOUT with new features including date and text-based data classifications and enhanced visualization tools for completions planning. A LAS color gradient can now be added along the wellbore for ‘sweet spot’ identification.

The 9.7 release of Geosoft’s eponymous flagship optimizes and simplifies the UAV (drone) geophysics extension workflow and adds a new 2D/3D SEG-Y import wizard. The induced polarization and gravity and terrain correction extensions have been enhanced and the 9.7 release supports OMF, the open mining format for transfer of 3D scenes into Leapfrog.

Kappa-Workstation v5.30, the fourth major release, includes Saphir, Topaze, Rubis, Azurite, and Citrine and integrates technology developed under KURC, the KAPPA unconventional resources consortium.

A new major version (3.0) of Madagascar, the open source seismic imaging package, has been released with support for Python-3. The new edition also features 14 new reproducible papers, as well as other enhancements. Madagascar 2.0 was downloaded about 6,000 times. The top country, with 27% of all downloads, was China, followed by the USA, Brazil, Canada, and India.

Emerson has released Paradigm 19 now available as both a cloud-hosted and on-premise solution. The 19 release brings new interpretation workflows that bring Stratimagic and VoxelGeo into the interpretation platform. A new quantitative seismic interpretation offering ‘modified stochastic inversion’ enables multiple, broadband realizations of the reservoir that match all available data, including the seismic. The new release adds new automation and machine learning functionality for accelerated interpretation and reservoir characterization. More on the new features in Paradigm 19 from Emerson Software.

The latest 2019.4 release of Thermo Fisher Scientific’s PerGeos digital rock analysis package offers new colormaps, easier script sharing, and a simplified normalization interface. Also new is an enhanced Python experience with access to spreadsheet columns, new remote procedure call package, and fast image augmentation. Read the release notes here.

Sharp Reflections is has released Pre-Stack Pro 5.6, the ‘fourth and final’ deliverable from its Foundation Project IV consortium. PSP 5.6 adds a volumetrics calculator, a new well-calibrated velocity model and a multi-well tie QC function.

Target has announced the ‘official’ release of its Meera simulator. Meera combines AI and numerical simulation models in one framework and is claimed to be ‘the first AI-Physics augmented reservoir simulator’. The 3D, 3-phase simulator guarantees mass conservation for all reservoir fluids and wells using a ‘flux-conserved’ form of finite volume discretization. The AI/ML engine Is a multi-layer deep learning framework coupled with ‘enhanced LSTM-based’ recurrent neural networks. More from Target.

Software, data management

Interica has launched OneView, an ArcGIS map interface that provides windows into live and archived geoscience projects and base data. The four visualizations are high-level data clustering, full project extents, tight project extents and project content. OneView enables fast discovery, analysis and extraction of critical information from structured or unstructured data. Disparate file and application locations and large-scale datasets can be managed, curated and analyzed. OneView integrates with 3rd party applications leveraging Interica’s 30+ proprietary connectors built on graph database and HTML5 technology.

The 2020 release of INT’s GeoToolkit.JS offers new API support for ArcGIS servers, new syntaxes for ES6 harmony modules for faster loading, new interactive zoom and scroll tools and a new multilateral schematic widget. GeoToolkit.JS 2020 now also offers Kriging and ThinPlate algorithms.

Schlumberger has announced Ocean for Petrel 2020 ‘field introduction 1’ as in a ‘commercial-ready’ state for plug-ins. The Ocean library and third-party libraries will be binary compatible with the commercial release. Plug-ins can now compile and submit for Ocean Store acceptance to be released at the same time as Petrel 2020.1.

Drilling, Production

SitePro has announced SitePro Mobile, a ‘digital oilfield’ iPhone/iPad app that provides control and monitoring of real-time data and analytics from SitePro’s ‘Command Center’ fluid management software. The native iOS app can be downloaded from the App Store.

Twenty20 Solutions has developed a custom automation and monitoring solution that addresses the operating challenges of saltwater disposal in the oil and gas industry. The system provides SWD facilities with data capture, safety and security alert and alarm capabilities, and automated regulatory compliance reporting. An electronic ticketing system provides driver information and haul data, automating processing, invoicing and reporting.

Geospatial/data providers

Colorado-based geospatial data solution provider EcoPoint has announced a flowline mapping service to help operators comply with new regulations (Senate Bill 19-181) from the Colorado oil and gas conservation commission. Operators must provide GIS mapping data on operating and abandoned underground flowlines before year end 2020.

Gulf Energy Information has announced the Energy Web Atlas TechLink, a new spatial research tool that pairs comprehensive technical content with detailed project data. The EWA provides global maps of pipelines, refineries, petrochemical facilities, gas processing infrastructure and LNG facilities. The EWA TechLink provides spatial search across published research papers, technical articles, PDF’s, images, and additional Gulf Energy Information content from World Oil, Petroleum Economist and other journals.

MJ Logs has rolled-out WLS, its well library search enhancements a map based interface to MJ’s 2.1 million well library.

Rockware’s new PetroVisual well data analysis and visualization tool operates across public oil and gas data sets. Users can select, query and analyze data as maps, charts, grids, pivot tables and drilldown trees. PetroVisual cloud-based solutions currently expose data from fourteen US States. Pricing is $5,000.00 per year for a single user.

The Railroad Commission of Texas has launched two new interactive statewide data maps. One shows oil and gas drilling permit approvals, the other, the number of wells spudded. The initiative is said to enhance regulatory transparency and educate the public on ‘one of the state’s top economic drivers’.

Orbital Insight has added an analysis button to GO, its geospatial analytics engine. The new functionality lets users access structured data directly from GO and create additional visualization and analytical workflows, ‘unlocking a new depth of visualization and analysis’. GO adds Orbital Insight’s geodata APIs to the open-source Jupyter notebook ecosystem.


Huber+Suhner has announced Radox OFL (oil and gas flexible lightweight) cable solution, the ‘lightest and most compact’ cable to date that is set to ‘revolutionize’ offshore connectivity. Radox OFL cables reduce weight and space by up to 60%. A small bend radius and thin wall is said to reduce stripping time and make installation easier and quicker. The RADOX OFL cable is also oil, mud and hydraulic oil resistant according to the NEK606 Cat. a-d. standard.


AspenTech’s has announced a ‘full-stack’ industrial IoT solution, the AspenTech Cloud by Mnubo, a cloud-based analytics and data science studio with tools and libraries for problem solving. AspenTech acquired Mnubo in 2019.

Detechtion Technologies has launched a new product, the Enbase Asset Monitor, a rugged, industrial IoT device designed for remotely monitoring the run status and location of oilfield assets.

Release 2.1 of Mette, Emerson’s wells, flow lines and gathering networks modeler adds simulation of multiphase pumps and subsea pumps used in field development or use production. Gathering networks with loops are now also supported.

Endress+Hauser’s Proline Promag W adds a ‘full bore’ option to the electromagnetic flowmeter that provides reliable measurements in ‘close-knit’ pipeline networks without tube restriction or pressure loss. Endress+Hauser has also announced Liquiphant FTL51B and FTL41 point level instruments to reliably detect the point level of liquids in storage tanks, containers, and pipes. The instruments feature Bluetooth connectivity, automated proof tests and verification, and configuration with a mobile device.

Opto 22’s groov EPIC Firmware 1.5.0 adds new shape gadgets to enable creation of custom SVG images and animations that dynamically react to process variables. The new firmware enables tag-driven conditional formatting that can be used to change text color to reflect line status or quality metrics stored locally. OEMs can now deploy external HDMI monitors and touchscreens from Dell, Hope Industrial, SuperLogics and AIS ‘making it easier to eliminate Windows PCs and OITs for local viewing and operator interfacing’.

Hexagon has introduced HxDR, a cloud-based, digital reality visualization platform that creates ‘Smart Digital Realities’, accurate digital representations of the real world from airborne imagery and laser scans, indoor and outdoor terrestrial scan data and mobile mapping data. Users can drag and drop reality capture files into HxDR for automated meshing, or license real-world replicas from Hexagon’s 3.6 petabyte collection of towns, cities and landscapes.

Mechanical Solutions, Inc. (MSI), has released VibVue a vibration measurement and analytical system that helps identify and solve critical vibration issues. VibVue uses a high-speed camera and novel software solution diagnosis of vibration and system dynamics problems. VibVue’s ‘motion magnification’ technology, licensed from a major university.

Shell Marine has launched a new IT platform for its used oil analysis program, Shell LubeAnalyst. LubeAnalyst offers online sample registration and automated label printing that minimizes errors. A portal with personalized dashboards, interactive charts and an easy-to-use oil analysis reporting let vessel managers oversee lubricant performance across their fleets from the LubeAnalyst homepage. A Shell LubeAnalyst mobile app is available.

Release 3.2 of Yokogawa’s Exaquantum plant information management system, a component of its OpreX asset management suite, expands data acquisition and export with support from OPC UA. Exaquantum also integrates with Microsoft Office 365 and SQL Server. The client now runs on Windows 10 Pro/Enterprise SAC and is compatible with Yokogawa’s Centum distributed control system.

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