Software, hardware short takes

New releases, updates from Novi Labs, Cegal/Blueback, Emerson/Paradigm, CGG GeoSoftware, Ceetron Solutions, Rockware, Weatherford, Wood Mackenzie, OspreyData, Quantum Automation, DSI, Quorum Software, Assai, TRC Consultants, Aucerna, AspenTech, Siemens, Gexcon, nVent, Yokogawa Electric, Blue Marble, CGG/Sercel, OriginLab, University of Manchester.


Novi Labs has released V1.0 of the Novi Data Engine, a machine learning toolkit for unconventional development. The NDE provides custom data-processing algorithms and data ingestion and management tools. NDE understands complex data such as spacing, stacking and timing. More in the Novi Labs video.

Cegal/Blueback’s Python Tool Pro adds Python–scripted data science to Schlumberger’s Petrel. PTP lets geoscientists run machine learning algorithms and data science workflows against their Petrel data and includes tools for data visualization and code sharing.

Emerson/Paradigm has released version 19.2 of its Emerson E&P software suite, available both on-site or cloud-hosted. New features include GPU acceleration of the EarthStudy 360 Imager. Seismic migration can be performed in parallel with data loading, providing a performance boost for large ultra-dense data sets. The new release includes applications co-developed with Repsol under the ‘Kaleidoscope’ alliance, including seismic-guided velocity, structural tensor filters and partial stacking AVO. The Echos seismic library now supports Python scripting. Enhancements to SKUA-GOCAD accelerate reservoir modeling workflows. More from Emerson.

Emerson has also release V20 of Geolog, its petrophysical and formation evaluation software. A new ribbon-like toolbar and menus with intuitive icons guide users and the tool offers faster access to data, processing tools and views to visualize and interpret results and deterministic petrophysics functionality for thin beds, shale plays and the CIS market.

CGG GeoSoftware’s Jason Workbench 10.2 brings enhanced display options, upgraded QC and monitoring, and more user-friendly interfaces. New scripts and Jupyter notebooks have been added to the Python machine learning ecosystem. HampsonRussell 10.6 includes an interactive radon analyzer, an AVO interpretation cross plot template and a new inversion algorithm. PowerLog 10.2 for petrophysical interpretation includes patented outlier detection to improve curve data quality. InsightEarth 3.6 now includes WellPath, an interactive well path planner for large multi-well pads or platforms.

Ceetron Solutions has announced ResInsight 2020.10, a ‘major release with many new features’. Check out what’s new in the free, open source reservoir simulation post processor here.

Rockware’s WellCAD v5.4 has a new velocity analysis workspace and a ‘core shifter’ for depth match of core and log data. More on RockWare’s oil and gas software here.

Weatherford has rolled out ForeSite Sense reservoir monitoring, providing ‘instant intelligence to production optimization’. ForeSite Sense displays critical downhole data on pressure, temperature and flow in real time. Custom ‘pods’ tune the toolkit to particular production regimes such as shale or deepwater. ForeSight is a DAS (distributed acoustic sensor) system that has already been deployed in some 7,000 wells. More from Weatherford.

Wood Mackenzie’s new Lens Upstream Optimization, (an extension of its Lens hosted, big data/analytics solution) supports merger and acquisition specialists with a holistic view of the economic impact and tax implications of M&A on company portfolios. Companies can add their own data to the system using the Lens Direct API service.


OspreyData has launched a ‘digital field quick start’ program to help oil and gas producers transition to digital oilfield operations. The AI-based DFQ optimizes operations across the major artificial lift types. DFQ builds on OspreyData’s Production Unified Monitoring solution that provides detailed well views, lift-specific tools such as Dynacards and pump performance curves, and OspreyData’s rapid event highlighter, a data labeling and collaboration tool. More from OspreyData.

Quantum Automation has announced QCloudServer industrial internet of things (QCS IIoT) system for remote monitoring and control. QCS IIoT assembles heterogeneous hardware, software and networking technologies for IIoT projects. End users and systems integrators can connect to edge-source data, transmit it on-site or to the cloud, aggregate and log the data, perform calculations and analysis as needed, and deliver mobile/web visualization. QCS IIoT connects with any user-supplied edge systems supporting MQTT. Otherwise, Quantum’s QRTU provides connectivity to multiple PLC and edge devices. QCS IIoT can be deployed onsite, but Quantum recommends cloud-hosting on AWS.

Document management/supply chain

DSI has released a new version of Cloud Inventory, its cloud-based inventory management solution. The flexible, ‘low-code/no code’ approach lets users adapt supply chain processes as their businesses evolve. More from DSI.

Quorum Software’s latest myQuorum DynamicDocs cloud-based document management system for oil and gas is now natively integrated into the myQuorum platform, providing robust, industry-specific document management alongside a comprehensive suite of transactional, operational and accounting solutions. The integration bridges the upstream paper-to-digital divide and with workflows that span standard business processes and applications.

The 9.7 release of Assai’s engineering document management solution clarifies various aspects of the document workflow and user roles and status. AssaiWEB now supports CAD format template generation. Document handover has been simplified heralding the arrival of a new ‘handover to project’ functionality to roll-out real soon now!


TRC Consultants is offering a preview of the latest version of its PHDwin economics package. PHDwin V3 boasts an intuitive and customizable user interface, improved calculation and reporting speeds, new graphics that include a ‘bendy B-factor’, ability to graph revenue, expenses, and investments, and scenarios that capture qualified data for ‘what-if’ scenarios. Checkout the presentation.

Aucerna’s Enersight 2.14 connects assets to corporate teams with ‘file-less’ integration to PlanningSpace. A new solver brings a performance improvement and reduces model uncertainty. Water recycle workflows have been improved and well list data management simplified. The embedded Val Nav fiscal regime capability now supports evaluation of facilities.


AspenTech has released AspenONE V12 with added artificial intelligence and cloud delivery. The industrial solutions democratize the application of AI and represent a ‘step towards the self-optimizing plant’. Hybrid AI/physical models embed engineering first principles and domain expertise to deliver ‘comprehensive, accurate models at scale’.

In a similar vein, Siemens latest Mindsphere uses AI to optimize maintenance of rotating equipment. A ‘predictive service assistant’ provides early warning of drivetrain anomalies, recognizing fault patterns such as misalignment or defective bearings. When a problem is detected, a warning is issued along with a recommended due date for a fix.

Gexcon’s flagship explosion and dispersion modelling software, FLACS-CFD 20 has been re-written from the ground up to offer ‘better integration and digitalization capabilities, improved workflows and greater flexibility’. FLACS-CFD 20 represents ‘more than 40 years of extensive modelling and validation work based on real-life testing’.

nVent Electric has released the nVent Raychem Supervisor, an internet of things platform to connect, control and monitor temperature-critical assets. The first deployment is as the Raychem pipeline supervisor for predictive maintenance of temperature-sensitive pipelines. The heat trace monitoring software delivers performance trends and actionable data insights to enable the safe and efficient operation of vital heat tracing infrastructure. Supervisor monitors nVent Raychem electronic temperature control products from centralized and remote locations. A new Elexant 9200i controller adds wireless connectivity to the platform.

Yokogawa Electric has released V3.4 of its OmegaLand dynamic simulator the core element of Omega Simulation’s plant training simulator. New functionality transforms panoramic images captured with a 360-degree camera into a true 3D virtual reality simulation environment. OmegaLand can integrate with control systems, equipment and other simulators to create credible ‘digital twins’ of plant for training and ‘what-if’ design analysis.


A new release of Blue Marble GeographicsGeoCalc Online hosted geodetic parameter repository and transformation engine now includes a point-to-point calculator for general purpose coordinate conversion and geodetic calculations in the browser.

CGG/Sercel has released S-lynks, a solution for real-time monitoring of the structural integrity of buildings and infrastructure. S-lynks monitors structures with Sercel’s ‘ultra-sensitive’ QuietSeis sensors. Data is streamed to the cloud for processing and remote analysis. The solution is marketed in a joint venture between Sercel and engineering consultancy Apave.

The 2021 edition of OriginLab’s data analysis and graphing software adds over 75 new features, apps and improvements, enhancing Origin’s ease-of-use, graphing, analysis and programming capabilities. A new Origin Pro package provides Python access to Origin objects from an IDE with syntax highlighting, debugging, and a package manager. New apps include Neural Network Regression, Taylor Diagram, rank by fit reports, optimization solver, TDMS and Yokogawa WDF connectors. Download a free trial version here.

Not all AI runs in the cloud or needs big data. The University of Manchester (UK) has announced Scamp, a stand-alone camera and edge processor that performs image classification at 17,500 FPS ‘without a CPU or GPU’. The camera itself runs a convolutional neural network. After training, the model runs on an onboard pixel processing array. The researchers have used the Scamp for hand gesture recognition and plankton classification at speeds of 2,000 to 17,500 frames per second, all while consuming less than 1.5 watts of power.

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